Volpe’s DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays – 9/17/23

Volpe's DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays

Volpe’s NFL Showdown Plays – Dolphins at Patriots:

? Sunday Night Showdown 9/17/23 ?
Dolphins @ Patriots | 8:20 PM EST
Dolphins -2.5 | Over/Under 46.5

First round pick Christian Gonzalez will need to step up in a big way as CB Jonathan Jones is listed as questionable. Tyreek Hill has already said he will be successful this week no matter what. We will see what Belichick draws up to try to slow down this offense. I don’t think they will be looking to slow down Hill, but rather keep everything in front of them.

The Dolphins ranked 30th against tight ends last year and allowed the third-most receptions per game (5.8). Last week they allowed five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown to the tight end position. Look for Mac Jones to utilize Stevenson and his tight ends to work some clock and move the chains against a Miami defense who gave up a lot of yards and points to the Chargers last week. Mac Jones stepped up last week and was even complimented by Darius Slay.

Notable News ⭐
  • DeVante Parker is IN
  • David Andrews, Mike Onwenu on the OL are IN for the Patriots
  • Jonathan Jones, Trenton Brown, Kayshon Boutte are OUT
? Key Injuries
  • Dolphins: OUT: Jaelen Phillips (LB, Back), Terron Armstead (T)
  • Patriots: OUT: Jonathan Jones (CB, Ankle) Trent Brown (OT, Concussion)
?️ Weather ?️ 
  • New England (Outdoors) | 68°F, 0% chance of rain, Wind 5-12 MPH
? Last Matchup
  • 9/11/22: Dolphins 20-7
? QB Matchups
  • Dolphins Defense: Ranked 30th | 21.5 FP/G allowed to QBs
  • Patriots Defense: Ranked 21st | 18.1 FP/G allowed to QBs
? RB Matchups ?
  • Dophins Defense: Ranked 15th | 22.4 FP/G allowed to RBs – 4.2 YPC | 5.5 receptions/game
  • Patriots Defense: Ranked 5th | 18.6 FP/G allowed to RBs
? Core Players
  • CPT: Stevenson, Henry
  • Flex: Hill, Tua, Mac
  • Avoiding Hill, Tua at captain because of their ownership 15-20%
? More of
  •  HENRY, Tua, Mac, Waddle, Smythe
? Best Values
  • Smythe, Douglas, Berrio
? Less of
  • Zeke, Ryland, JuJu
?Players that can win large GPPs ?
  • Douglas
  • Berrios/Cracraft – On the field a lot for the Dolphins’ high-powered offense
  • Boutte – The rookie could be looked at if Parker were to be out
  • Gesicki – Could steal a touchdown and show up against his former team
? Prediction
  • Dolphins 26-22
? Bets
  • Stevenson OVER 3.5 receptions (Risk 1.2 units to win 1 unit)
  • Stevenson OVER 51.5 rush yards (Risk 1.2 units to win 1 unit)
  • Hunter Henry OVER 3.5 receptions (Risk 1 unit to win 1.2 units)

? Rankings ?

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