Another 2023 DraftKings showdown slate this time Detroit @Dallas. I’m hoping for an entertaining game here, with Detriot looking to continue their impressive season going into the playoffs. Dallas are going to want to put pressure on the Eagles for the Division lead with a win. Plenty of playmakers both sides of the field, hope Goff and Prescott are able to limit mistakes and find them. The O/U here is around 53, with Dallas around a 5 point favorite.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Detroit @Dallas Captain Picks
CeeDee Lamb ($17,100 Capt/ $11,400 Flex)
Lamb is just a fantasy monster. Should be able to have his way with this secondary and his target share in the offense. With his ability to make big-plays and ability to score at will from nearly anywhere on the field- this feels like a cheap (and therefore likely popular) CPT play.
Amon-Ra St. Brown ($16,500 Capt/ $11,000 Flex)
As important as Lamb is for Dallas, St. Brown is the same for Detroit. Gets a massive target share in this offense and will be moved all around to keep the Dallas secondary having to stay on their toes. With how aggressive the secondary plays, they can give up big-plays, making St. Brown the obvious pivot from Lamb as a CPT on the slate.
Jahmyr Gibbs ($13,800 Capt/ $9,200 Flex)
Gibbs works as part of the Detroit backfield, but has been getting the important scoring plays recently- scoring two TDs in each of his last two games. Can’t be scripted out either, with his ability to run and catch the ball. If the Cowboys bring the heat up front, Gibbs could see plenty of checkdowns- perfect for DK’s PPR scoring.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Detroit @Dallas Flex Picks
Dak Prescott ($10,600 Flex)
Prescott has been doing well recently, pulling the strings nicely and getting the ball out to his playmakers. Could have sneaky CPT appeal, but prefer him as a flex play with a stack with Lamb. After losing last week, and playing at home, Prescott should have a good performance against this secondary.
Jared Goff ($10,200 Flex)
Goff has shown that he can put up big scores for fantasy this season. I’m not sure this is the matchup though, on the road against a tough defense. With how the backfield has been performing this season, his ceiling is a little limited too. Decent flex option, but can’t see him being in the CPT slot on this slate.
David Montgomery ($8,600 Flex)
Montgomery hasn’t been having good fantasy scores recently, as Gibbs has been finding the endzone. He is still getting plenty of volume in the offense though, so there should be some TD regression due. Tough matchup, but think that just impacts his ownership here. With how Detroit run their offense, you can put Gibbs and Montgomery in some GPP lineups.
Tony Pollard ($7,800 Flex)
Fair to say that this season hasn’t been the one that was expected for him. Doesn’t really get the opportunity to find the endzone, and Ferguson has impacted his target share too. Has a low ceiling against this defensive line. I’m kinda tempted to just go with him as a CPT play, as think he will boom or bust, but if you want him in the flex- the pricing allows for it.
Sam LaPorta ($7,200 Flex)
LaPorta crushed it two weeks ago, but struggled last week. He is an important part of this offense and gets redzone opportunities. This defense is a tough unit to matchup against though, and unfortunately it’ll most likely be Gibbs that gets the checkdowns here.
Jake Ferguson ($6,200 Flex)
Ferguson feels like he is underpriced here. Gets a decent target share in the offense, including in the redzone. Good flex option with the way he gets open in the middle of the field. If he finds the endzone, he would smash value at this price. Has cheap GPP punt CPT appeal
Brandin Cooks ($5,400 Flex)
WR2 in the offense, and Lamb doesn’t leave much on the table with how many targets he gets in the offense. Infact, with Ferguson in the offense too, Cooks is the third receiver on the team. The price point is nice though, as it takes into account his low floor. He could smash if he makes a big-play or two.
Jameson Williams ($3,400 Flex)
Williams looks like he is starting to be the player that Detroit drafted after missing time with injury and suspension. The price point allows you to make some savings for a player that could find himself in the open field if the Dallas secondary get too aggressive here. Think with the opportunity he has had recently, and the price tag, he could be a popular play here.
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:
- Josh Reynolds/ Kalif Raymond (WR, DET) $3,200/ $2,200 Flex – The emergence of Williams has really limited the opportunity for these two to be on the field. Reynolds in particular feels like a strange play. I’d rather find the $200 and go for Williams on the slate. Raymond gets targets, and feels like he has a safer floor- but it’s limited in this matchup.
- Michael Gallup/ Jalen Tolbert (WR, DAL) $3,000/ $2,400 Flex – Gallup has seen his role shrink with the emergence of the other receiving options in the offense. Combine that with how Tolbert has been able to make big-plays, and it’s a case of opting for one. Both can hit value with one or two targets, and have a similar boom/ bust appeal here.
- KaVonte Turpin (WR, DAL) $2,000 Flex – Turpin has been pushed to just a bit-part role in the offense, getting one or two targets each game. Has the ability to convert those for scores, but the floor is really limited.
- Luke Schoonmaker/ Peyton Hendershot (TE, DAL) $1,600/ $400 Flex – These two operate as the TE2 and TE3 in the offense, but both are just getting two targets at most. They have been close to the endzone, so they could find get a score and ruin the slate, but they are GPP shots at most. If I had to, I’d go for Hendershot who is over $1k cheaper on the slate.
- Donovan Peoples-Jones (WR, DET) $1,400 Flex – Only used to spell the other receivers. Will need to find the endzone to hit value, even at this price tag.
- Deuce Vaughn (RB, DAL) $1,000 Flex – Should be the RB2 for Dallas with Rico Dowdle out. Has some appeal at the price, even with his likely limited involvement. If Pollard were to get injured, or Vaughn finds the endzone, he could truly unlock the slate for you.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Detroit @Dallas Kickers and DSTs
I’m not sure if you have heard this enough yet, but Brandon Aubrey ($4,800) used to play soccer in the MLS and hasn’t missed a FG all season. Playing at home, in a dome, he should be an almost lock for double-digits here. Michael Badgley ($4,600) could be a sneaky play on the slate. If the Lions are able to find some success getting downfield, I could see them stalling out plenty of times and allowing Badgley to notch up a decent score as a result.
The Dallas DST ($4,400) can’t ever be ruled out of consideration, especially at home. With how Goff has struggled on the road this season, and how he has struggled with pressure in his career, they could put up a big score. Would need one of their playmakers to convert a turnover most likely though. The Lions DST ($3,600) feel like a GPP shot only. Hard matchup on the road, and have struggled to be effective for fantasy this season.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2023 Showdown of Detroit @Dallas! Remember any DFS questions, you can check out our articles here. Or you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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