NFL Week 1 DFS: Cheap Targets and Pricey Fades on DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t carrying lofty expectations into the 2023 season, which is why starting running back Rachaad White can be had at a budget price.

With players like Za’Darius Smith, Dalvin Tomlinson and Eric Kendricks no longer in the Vikings lineup, White should have a chance to shine.

There’s a solid chance that White out-performs Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon, who is significantly more costly.

Commanders WR Jahan Dotson

Target: Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders: $5,000

Washington Commanders No. 1 receiver Terry McLaurin has been battling a toe injury. He’s been cleared to play, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, but No. 2 receiver Jahan Dotson should still see a heavy target share.

Even with McLaurin in the lineup, Dotson is undervalued at this price point. He was a solid flex option when healthy as a rookie last season, averaging three receptions and 44 yards and scoring seven touchdowns in 12 games.

Dotson should now have a better quarterback situation with second-year signal-caller Sam Howell under center. He also has one of the juiciest fantasy matchups of the week.

The Arizona Cardinals ranked 24th in passing yards allowed and 28th in passing touchdowns surrendered in 2022. That was before Arizona lost Byron Murphy and traded traded Isaiah Simmons in the offseason. Washington’s offense should surge against the Cardinals, and Dotson is a sneak-great value play.

Fade: Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos: $6,600

For an extra $1,000, managers could target Denver Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy instead of Dotson. They shouldn’t.

Jeudy has been dealing with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to be at 100 percent on Sunday. Even if he’s healthy, he’s missed a substantial amount of the preseason

It’s also unclear just how potent the Russell Wilson-led offense can be under new head coach Sean Payton. Payton is a brilliant offensive mind, but there’s no guarantee that he can fix the lack of awareness, anticipation and deep touch that Wilson exhibited in 2022.

The Las Vegas Raiders weren’t particularly good at defending the pass last season, but with a rebuilt secondary that now features Marcus Peters, jakorian Bennett and Marcus Epps, this isn’t the can’t-miss matchup that it might seem to be.

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