DraftKings SMF Showdown 2023 – Baltimore @Tennessee

Another DraftKings showdown slate this time Baltimore @Tennessee. The third (and last) UK game of the season, and should be a good one. Stadium is White Hart Lane, which tends to play a little faster than Wembley- so bare that in mind. This slate feels a little ugly, with both offenses falling off after their studs, it’s going to be about finding the right cheap play that hits. The O/U has been set at 40.5, with the Ravens a favorite by around a FG.

DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Baltimore @Tennessee Captain Picks

Lamar Jackson ($19,200 Capt/ $12,800 Flex)

Jackson and his dual-threat ability are always in play. The Ravens have been more pass -happy this season, with only two games with less than 30 pass attempts this season (both being comfortable Ravens victories). Against the Colts he had a strong game, followed up with another strong game against the Browns before struggling against the Steelers last time out. The Titans defense isn’t up to that level, and Jackson is a strong CPT play on the slate with his rushing upside.

DeAndre Hopkins ($14,100 Capt/ $9,400 Flex)

Hopkins is getting a healthy target share in the offense, with 42 targets in the opening 5 games. Had his best game last week against the Colts, where Hopkins looked unplayable. The Ravens secondary have been ok this season, but they can definitely bust coverages, and Hopkins is going to be hyper-targetted. My favorite pivot from Jackson as CPT on the slate.

DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Baltimore @Tennessee Flex Picks

Derrick Henry ($10,000 Flex)

Is the workload that Henry has had in his career starting to take a toll? Henry hasn’t had one of his game-wrecking games yet this season, with his longest run being 29 yards. The Ravens run defense has been pretty solid too this season, with the team only giving up more than 100 yards on the ground in one game (Week 3 against the Colts). The pricing feels expensive too, with Henry’s lack on targets in the offense. I’ll have some shares in GPPs, but don’t feel great about it.

Ryan Tannehill ($9,200 Flex)

Tannehill has struggled to start the season, with more than twice the number of INTs to TDs (5 INTs: 2 TDs). Only had one game with more than 250 yards through the air. Don’t expect him to be able to tear up the slate here without some of his receiving talent and his accuracy struggles this season. Don’t feel the need to stack him with Hopkins if you go that way at CPT.

Mark Andrews ($9,000 Flex)

Andrews isn’t the number-one target in this offense now. Still has decent production on the season, including his team-high 3 TDs. Andrews has the ability to run routes and can fall into the endzone multiple times in a game. Had his best game of the season against the Browns two weeks ago, with 5 catches for 80 yards for 2 TDs. The Titans are yet to give up a single TD to the position this season, and only giving up and average of 8.4 DKPts to the position. Will need to find the endzone to hit value here.

Zay Flowers ($8,200 Flex)

Flowers leads the Ravens in targets, receptions and yards this season. Dynamic playmaker who has been used in a variety of ways. Has some involvement in the ground game too, with 5 rushes this season. Feels like the most reliable receiver for the Ravens, and second behind Hopkins on the slate. Nice pricing and makes an effective stack with Jackson.

Tyjae Spears ($7,400 Flex)

While Henry has at times looked like he has been running in treacle, Spears has been electric with the ball in his hands. Not getting a massive workload, but getting 5-6 touches on the ground and 4 targets a game. Going to need to get into the endzone to hit value at this price. Which feels tough against this Ravens defense that has only given up a single TD to the position this season.

Odell Beckham Jr ($6,200 Flex)

Beckham has only taken part in 3 games this season, and has only totaled 11 targets on the season. Doesn’t look like the Beckham we have seen before, and with his limited involvement in the offense, is going to need a score-to-hit value here. Something he hasn’t done since Week 17 of the 2021 season.

Nelson Agholor ($5,600 Flex)

Agholor is the WR2 in this offense on the season with 17 targets. But the offense does really take a nosedive after Flowers and Andrews. Quite an expensive boom-or-bust option when you consider his ‘booms’ are the low teens. Not a fan at the price.

Justice Hill ($5,400 Flex)

Hill managed to get into the endzone last week, that’s the only reason I can think of that he has been priced up ahead of Edwards who has had more touches in the offense. Hill is the pass-catcher out of the backfield, so that could’ve been a factor. Either way, the pricing here is friendly but there might not be many touches for Hill in the offense against a tough Titans run-defense.

Gus Edwards ($5,200 Flex)

Edwards is relatively (and I’m being polite) confined to being the early-down back for the Ravens. Leads the backfield in rush attempts with 56 of the 164 team attempts, but has struggled to get into the endzone. Hard to see him do too well here against this Titans run defense. There has only been a single RB to run for over 70 yards- Zach Moss last week. Infact, there have only been 2 to get over 50 yards on the ground (add Joe Mixon to Moss above). With the yardage total potentially low, it’ll need Edwards to find his way in to the endzone- something he has only done once this season.

Chig Okonkwo ($5,000 Flex)

There was a lot of hype in the offseason about Okonkwo as a TE, and he has largely struggled to live up to the hype- as the Titans offense overall has stalled. The Ravens defense is one of the strongest against TEs too, with an average of just 6.3 DKPts per game. You could make the argument that the Ravens haven’t played against an elite TE, but even so it’s a tough ask for Okonkwo to perform in this offense.

Rashod Bateman ($3,400 Flex)

Bateman is yet to have a game with over 35 yards, and hasn’t had over 3 targets in any game either. The pricing makes him an interesting option and he is on the field for a chunk of the snaps (generally) but there isn’t much of a floor here and the ceiling feels limited too.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine ($2,600 Flex)

Westbrook-Ikhine is the type of player that could end up being a slatebreaker here. Has the ability to catch a jump ball and then take it to the house, he has shown his ability to do alot on minimal targets in the offense. Should manage to see more of the field in this one too, with Treylon Burks ruled out. Still feels like GPP only, as it’s risky taking any part of this offense outside of Hopkins. But I feel I’ll have a chunk of him for this one.

Dart Throw Plays (Various)

Instead of writing up a line for a few options with their own sections, thought I’d list out a few in one area. Not really worth considering these as core plays, only in multi-entry GPPs:

  • Melvin Gordon III (RB, BAL) $1,800 Flex – didn’t see any usage last week, and not sure he will get any here either. Might not even be active.
  • Josh Whyle/ Trevon Wesco (TE, TEN) $1,200/ $800 Flex – absolute dart-throws. TE2 and TE3 in the offense. Only combined for 5 targets for 4 receptions for 54 yards and a single score this season. Don’t see much value for either one of them in this offense.
  • Devin Duvernay (WR, BAL) $600 Flex – Duvernay holds some appeal as the WR4 on the team. Only caught two passes this season, and only 7 targets. But, he has the ability to finish from deep, as well as kick return duties. Doesn’t need to do much to hit value at this price either.
  • Patrick Ricard (RB, BAL) $400 Flex – pops up now and again for a score. Hasn’t done so since 2021. Can’t ignore completely, but really hasn’t done much in his career for fantasy. Is more involved in the passing game than on the ground though, and doesn’t need much to hit value at this price.
  • Chris Moore/ Kyle Philips (WR, TEN) Both $200 Flex – with Treylon Burks ruled out, there is going to be more snaps for these two. Moore has been more involved in the offense, with 8 targets this season. With min-price, there isn’t really much needed for them to hit value and allow you to spend up elsewhere.

My favored play is Moore. Min-price helps that alot, freeing up salary to use elsewhere and decent involvement in the offense this season.

DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Baltimore @Tennessee Kickers and DSTs

Kickers have been kind to us in showdowns this season, and this game feels like another good one. Nick Folk ($4,200) has been accurate all season, and had plenty of opportunities too, with 13 FGs. Has great length with his kicks too with a season long of 53 yards. Could see plenty of work against this tough Ravens defense. Justin Tucker ($4,800) can never be discounted on a slate too, with his leg talent. Unlike him though, has missed two kicks this season (both from distance, but normally in range for Tucker). Prefer Folk on the slate at the cheaper tag, and (likely) more volume.

The Ravens DST ($4,600) are very much in play for me on the slate. The UK games have thrown up some surprises- but defenses travel. To start the season the Ravens have had 18 sacks and forced 7 turnovers through 5 games. Tannehill has been sacked 17 times so far this season, and turned the ball over 8 times. Doesn’t always need to be complicated. The Titans DST ($3,800) also have some appeal, with 14 sacks on the season and forcing 8 turnovers (7 of those being fumbles!). Jackson has been sacked 15 times this season and struggled with ball protection last time out against the Steelers. Crazier things have happened, but the Titans are GPP-only for me.

So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2023 Showdown of Baltimore @Tennessee! Remember any DFS questions, you can check out our articles here. Or you can find us on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram.

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