Starting Week 13 of the action, the 2023 DraftKings showdown slate- Seattle @Dallas. This one feels like it could get ugly quickly. RB Kenneth Walker looks like he is going to miss here, which isn’t too bad as it opens up the slate a little against this tough DAL defense. Hard to see Seattle doing too much on offense, so I’m going heavy Cowboys lineups in this one. The O/U has been set at 47.5, with the Cowboys around a 9-point favorite.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2023 – Seattle @Dallas Captain Picks
CeeDee Lamb ($17,100 Capt/ $11,400 Flex)
Lamb is just elite. The Seattle secondary has struggled to limit production this season, the Cowboys have no problem throwing the ball- and Lamb has over a quarter of the targets in this offense. The pricing is expensive, but he is probably the safest option on the slate and has the highest upside too.
Tony Pollard ($14,700 Capt/ $9,800 Flex)
Well Pollard has changed things around a little after struggling to meet expectations early this season. The real difference has been a lack of TDs- as we have seen Lamb and TE Jake Ferguson get into the endzone. Has CPT upside if he gets more involved in the passing game and has a good chance of getting a score here, but more likely a flex play for me.
Zach Charbonnet ($10,200 Capt/ $6,800 Flex)
Charbonnet is set to be the starting RB for the Seahawks in one of the worst matchups that an RB can have. Dallas gives up just 17.3 DKPts to the position on average, and the Seahawks line isn’t exactly elite. But his volume in the offense should lead to him hitting value. At the price, he leaves alot on the table to for you to use in your flex.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2023 – Seattle @Dallas Flex Picks
Dak Prescott ($11,000 Flex)
Prescott has been great the past few weeks, throwing the ball over the field with great success. Has thrown for 300+ in four of his last five games, and has 18 TDs too. This offense struggled a little at the start of the season, but right now it feels like it’s primed to go off at any moment. Against this weak Seattle secondary, Prescott could be inline for a big game. Great stacking option with Lamb, with some sneaky CPT upside here (and nice pivot from Lamb)
DK Metcalf ($9,600 Flex)
It’s not been a great season for Metcalf. Getting targets, but they aren’t hitting the mark, which has lead to him catching just over half of them on the season. Metcalf can make big -plays, but his floor is really low and his ceiling is limited against this secondary that has shut down receivers this season.
Geno Smith ($9,200 Flex)
Smith really has struggled this season to get the offense moving. Getting rushed constantly and not moving the ball as freely as he did last season. Only thrown for 300+ yards three times this season and four games of multiple TDs. This could be a long game for him against this Cowboys defense- especially on the road. Even if you wanted to go for a script of the Seahawks getting a result, it’s hard to go with Smith with how often he has turned the ball over this season. GPP play if you wanted to go this way. I’d stack him with his receivers if you do go that way.
Brandin Cooks ($8,000 Flex)
Cooks, like Pollard struggled to start the season but has shown signs of his ability in recent weeks. Feels expensive on the slate given he is the WR2 (and third on the team in targets). Only really had one game where he really exploded, in that game against the Giants the whole team (at least it felt like that) got into the endzone. I’ll have some lineups with him, but generally avoiding at the price here.
Tyler Lockett ($7,200 Flex)
There is such a large difference in salary between Metcalf and Lockett, and it’s hard to understand. This isn’t an easy matchup at all for pretty much any of the Seahawks, but volume is volume. Lockett has roughly the same number of targets as Metcalf in this offense, but has managed to catch far more of them, and has also scored a team-high 4 TDs through the air. It’s not pretty, but there is some upside here- especially at the price.
Jake Ferguson ($6,200 Flex)
Ferguson has had a great season, second on the team in targets and receptions and joint second for TDs. Seems to have the trust of Prescott on key plays too. Hasn’t found the endzone in his last two games, but this is a great opportunity to do it against this Seattle defense. I am going to have some shares of him as CPT, but mainly a flex for me here.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba ($5,200 Flex)
JSN has been a solid floor in this offense as the WR3. Has 21 targets in his last four games, catching 15 of them for around 45-ish yards a game. With defenses looking to defend Metcalf and Lockett, JSN has some appeal given his role in the offense of soaking checkdowns. I could even see a game where he leads the team in receptions against this pass rush. But there is a limited ceiling for him with the struggles Seattle have had on offense.
Rico Dowdle ($4,200 Flex)
Dowdle seems to have pulled a Pollard on Pollard, looking dynamic on his limited workload. Has found the endzone in two of his last three games- vulturing Pollard. That’s his value at the moment- a TD vulture. That is is unless the game becomes very comfortable, as it did against the Giants, where Dowdle ended up with a career-high 12 carries for 79 yards and a score. GPP option.
Michael Gallup ($3,800 Flex)
Gallup is the WR3 for the Cowboys, and works as the deep threat. Can put up points in a hurry, even on minimal targets, but the floor here is low- even in this matchup against Seattle’s secondary. Great GPP option, and a cheap option if you want to stack Prescott heavily here.
DeeJay Dallas ($1,200 Flex)
With Walker unlikely to play here, Dallas is going to be the RB2 for the Seahawks. That should lead to a few carries and potentially a few targets. At the price, he has a solid floor and upside if he manages to find the endzone.
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:
- Noah Fant (TE, SEA) $3,200 Flex – Fant has struggled to make an impact this season, with just 8 targets in his last four games. This is an expensive dart throw that I don’t see paying off in this matchup.
- Jalen Tolbert/ KaVontae Turpin (WR, DAL) $3,000/ $2,600 Flex – The WR4 role in this offense has been shared between Tolbert and Turpin. Tolbert has been used more conventionally as a receiver, but he does have the ability to get lose. Turpin is a gadget player that gets used through the air, on the ground and as a kick returner. With not a lot between them in price, I’d shoot for the upside of Turpin.
- Luke Schoonmaker (TE, DAL) $1,800 Flex – Schoonmaker popped up in the endzone two weeks ago, but has a limited role in the offense with Ferguson ahead of him. Real TD-or-bust option here. Wouldn’t really expect too much here- can’t understand the pricing for him.
- Jake Bobo (WR, SEA) $1,600 Flex – Bobo has been on the field a lot this season, but has primarily been used as a blocking WR. Has scored two TDs this season on limited touches, so he can pop- but more likely to struggle for 3 or 4 points than anything else.
- Will Dissly/ Colby Parkinson (TE, SEA) $1,400/ $800 Flex – The TE2 role for the Seahawks is really not alot worse than the starting TE. Just a handful of targets in this offense that has been struggling through the air. These two have combined for 33 targets on the season, so not alot of play here. If Dissly misses the game (officially questionable here) then I’d take a shot on Parkinson because of the price. But otherwise, a low-level dart throw for both of them.
- Jalen Brooks (WR, DAL) $600 Flex – Brooks has been able to make some plays for the Cowboys, his best game a few weeks ago when he caught four passes for 39 yards. That game was a massive blowout, but he did appear again last week in the comfortable win over Washington for a single reception for 24 yards. If you think Dallas control this game early and it becomes a blowout he is worth considering.
- Kenny McIntosh (RB, SEA) $200 Flex – With Walker unlikely to play, McIntosh could be the RB3 for the Seahawks here. Not sure what that would amount to be, but Dallas had some touches in the same role. The min-price interests me here as a dart throw.
- Peyton Hendershot (TE, DAL) $200 Flex – Hendershot could return in this game, after over a month on the sidelines. Not really getting alot of targets in the offense behind Ferguson and Schoonmaker. A real dart throw on the slate.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2023 – Seattle @Dallas Kickers and DSTs
Jason Myers ($4,400) has been a big part of why Seattle have won some of the games they have. For whatever reason, this offense has stalled out plenty in range for Myers to convert. Has hit 25 of his 31 attempts at goal, with a season-long of 55. Myers should hit double-digits as the Seahawks try to keep the scoreboard moving. Brandon Aubrey ($4,800) has hit every FG he has attempted this season, with 22 attempts and a season-long of 58. Playing at home, in a dome, he should have no issue converting att the kicks that come his way. The issue you have to contend with is that they could all be PATs- but I still like him at the price.
Cowboys DST ($5,600) are just lights out on defense Have 37 sacks on the season and forced 21 turnovers. With the speed of the players they have, they can make big plays with any one of those turnovers too- scoring 6 TDs this season. Smith has turned the ball over plenty, and been caught behind the line of scrimmage. Going to be a popular play, so bare that in mind for GPPs, but a nice play on the slate. I’ll even mix in some CPT plays. Just a note: If the DST have a big-game the DAL offense can still smash, as they have shown they continue to push the ball. Seahawks DST ($3,400) I’m not interested in outside of the fact that we have seen some defensive performances in these showdown slates and they are priced nicely.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2023 Showdown of Seattle @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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