Another 2023 DraftKings showdown slate this time Miami @Philadelphia. This is the game that has been given the most attention on the slate, with two great offenses set to face off in what should be a shootout. I hope it lives up to the billing, and isn’t a game that ends up being a boring game. The O/U has been set as 51.5, with the Eagles favored by around a field goal.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Miami @Philadelphia Captain Picks
Tyreek Hill ($18,000 Capt/ $12,000 Flex)
Hill has the ability to absolutely smash any showdown. You don’t really need me to tell you that. But, with so many top pieces, it’s hard to fit him in here and feel great about the rest of your lineup. I’ll have some shares of him as CPT, but feel I’ll have more of him in the flex.
Jalen Hurts ($17,100 Capt/ $11,400 Flex)
Hurts is always a CPT consideration in a showdown slate. Massive ceiling in any given game, with his rushing ability and arm talent. Could really be pushed on offense to keep up with Miami. Think you could go with Hurts in the CPT spot and load up on Dolphins in the flex too. It’ll be that type of game needed to get Hurts to hit.
Tua Tagovailoa ($15,900 Capt/ $10,600 Flex)
If you want to save a bit of salary, then it’s tempting to go with Tua as CPT. Not mobile, but gets plenty of yardage through the air with Hill and Jaylen Waddle catching balls. The Eagles defense is a tough unit to break down, and they will certainly bring pressure. But, with the amount of weapons the Dolphins have, Tua really just has to pull the strings and can have a big game.
A.J. Brown ($15,000 Capt/ $10,000 Flex)
Brown made some noise about wanting to get more invovled in the offense at the start of the season. Since then? 4 games of 127+ receiving yards. Just an elite receiver, who now faces a secondary that leaks plenty through the air. If he manages to find the endzone here, he should smash. My cheapest CPT play I’m massively comfortable with.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Miami @Philadelphia Flex Picks
Raheem Mostert ($9,800 Flex)
Mostert has been great to start the season, but the pricing is painful. Jeff Wilson is set to return in this game, so we could see a split of carries. At this price you really need to know that Mostert is going to get the goal-line work and get into the endzone too. I’m not confident in that happening. That’s before you even consider that the Eagles defensive line are only giving 14.7DKPts to the position on average this season.
Jaylen Waddle ($8,600 Flex)
Waddle is a very interesting flex option on the slate. Likely to see a few targets against the Eagles secondary, and should be getting secondary coverage. He hasn’t had a big game yet this season, with his season-high 86 receiving yards coming in Week 2. Will be overlooked by the majority of the field- just because Hill is the primary receiver and is an elite option.
D’Andre Swift ($8,000 Flex)
Well, remember when everyone was panicking to start the season when Swift didn’t get any touches to start the season (me included)? Since then Swift has really taken this backfield on and is the clear lead back for the Eagles. Getting plenty of carries, and getting involvement through the air too (10 targets last week!?). If he can find the endzone for the Eagles, he will smash here.
DeVonta Smith ($7,400 Flex)
Smith is a great talent, but after popping up on the injury report, I’m not as confident about putting him in my lineups. His production box scores don’t look great over the past two weeks, but he narrowly missed a long TD-bound pass that would’ve turned the narrative on its head. The pricing almost forces me to add him as a flex option. I’ll even have some CPT shots incase this is one of his boom games against a poor Miami secondary.
Dallas Goedert ($6,200 Flex)
Goedert struggled for production to start the season, but looks more like the fantasy productive TE we know he can be since. Had a massive game against the Rams two weeks ago, and followed it up with 8 targets last week. Not sure how many targets he will get here as Brown and Smith are likely to carve up Miami’s secondary, so might need a TD to hit value here.
Salvon Ahmed ($4,400 Flex)
Nope. Don’t like that. Ahmed is going to be the RB3. Maybe splits the RB2 role with Wilson but I don’t really like him at this price against this tough Eagles defensive front.
Kenneth Gainwell ($3,800 Flex)
Gainwell is getting on the field, but there isn’t much left in the backfield after Swift’s involvement. Feels like he is going to need an injury to Swift, or Swift to turn the ball over a few times if he is going to get a shot.
Braxton Berrios ($2,400 Flex)
Berrios is one of those players that has been quietly getting his business done. Has a nicely defined role in the offense, and is third on the team in targets. With the Eagles secondary doing everything they can to stop Hill & Waddle, Berrios could see a few more checkdowns here.
Durham Smythe ($1,600 Flex)
Smythe has potential here, but it’s going to need the Eagles to completely take away Hill and Waddle. Bare that in mind when you are building your lineups. I can’t see Smythe hitting when Hill/ Waddle do.
Jeff Wilson ($200 Flex)
Wilson is going to be a very popular play here. Min-price and was activated off IR after being a full participant in practice this week. As a result, I don’t have much concern about his previous injury. Should easily pay off this price- even against the Eagles defensive front.
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:
- Julio Jones/ Olamide Zaccheaus (WR, PHI) $2,000/ $1,400 Flex – Jones has been a popular waiver wire pickup, but not sure he sees too much here in his first week. If he plays I think he just makes Zaccheaus unplayable as they split the WR3 role for the Eagles, as he will really need to find the endzone to hit value. If Jones is inactive, Zaccheaus is a nice play as the WR3 here.
- Chase Claypool (WR, MIA) $1,000 Flex – Think it’s far more likely that he is inactive, but I can’t wait for the game that he has two targets for 10 yards and 2 scores. It’ll happen this season. If he is active, I’ll have a few GPP shots on him- but I mean a handful. I’m expecting a goose-egg far more often than not.
- Boston Scott (RB, PHI) $600 Flex – Scott isn’t seeing much of the field this season, with Swift taking the vast majority of the work and Gainwell being mixed in. This isn’t a game against the Giants, so his chances of scoring a TD are lower too. Better punt options on the slate.
- Cedrick Wilson/ Chosen Anderson (WR, MIA) $200 Flex – Wilson is the WR4 for the Dolphins in what should be a safe role unless Claypool is active. In which case he could see a split. The pricing means he only has to catch one pass and he would hit value. Anderson is the odd man out in the offense. If Claypool is inactive, Anderson is potentially viable- but it’s not a homerun at all. If Claypool is active, Anderson is completely out for me on the slate.
- Alec Ingold (RB, MIA) $200 Flex – Ingold is the classic FB dart throw for a vultured TD. Really not expecting anything for him, but if you are one of those multi, multi-lineup players I’d throw one out with him.
My favorite plays from the above is Wilson. Min-price really takes off alot of pressure. Just keep an eye on Claypool’s status.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2023 – Miami @Philadelphia Kickers and DSTs
The kickers in this one are both great. The real question is how much usage they both get. Jason Sanders ($5,200) has missed a couple of long-range kicks, and has only been given 7 FG attempts this season. Could see a little bump with the strength of the Eagles defense, but could end up only getting PATs in this one.
The defenses in this one are likely to struggle in terms of points, but they could get some production for fantasy. The Miami DST ($3,200) have 21 sacks this season, and 8 turnovers. Being priced up against the home team feels a little odd- especially give the ability of the Eagles offense. The Eagles DST ($3,000) have 20 sacks and a similar number of turnovers too (9 turnovers). Playing at home, I prefer them to the Dolphins DST, but I’m not really clambering over myself to have them in my lineups.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2023 Showdown of Miami @Philadelphia! 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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