The NFL brings us two potential playoff teams on Monday Night Football as the Seattle Seahawks travel to face the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of last year’s NFC Wildcard game. The Seahawks are coming into this matchup with the better playmakers on offense. For NFL DFS purposes, many fantasy football users will be spending a lot of their salary cap on Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Miles Sanders.
That being said, who are some value flex plays on both teams that could help you win the MNF DraftKings Showdown? Let’s discuss some options below.
Will Dissly, TE, Seahawks, $3,600
This season, it’s been well-documented how opposing teams tight ends have performed against the Eagles’ defense. In their first four games, Philly’s defense allowed Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee and San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle to have career games. But to their credit, the Eagles’ defense has done a better job defending the opposing teams’ tight end.
That being said, Seahawks tight end Will Dissly comes into this matchup as a long shot value play. Between the two teams, Dissly ranks behind both Eagles tight ends Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers, in regards to production.
This season, Dissly has 14 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown, which isn’t impressive. He’s facing an Eagles defense that ranks 28th against TEs (OPRK) and only gives up 224.2 yards per game. With a lot of attention being paid to Metcalf and Lockett, Dissly may be able to find some openings in the middle of the field.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Seahawks, $7,000
The salary might not say that Carlos Hyde is a low-tier value play, but knowing who the Seahawks playmakers are on offense, he is. Hyde made his return last week after missing some time with a hamstring injury.
Against the Cardinals, the veteran running back had 14 receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown, along with two receptions for 16 yards. As their RB1, he scored a season-high 17.5 fantasy points. Hyde will likely bounce back to the RB2 spot as Chris Carson will be making his return on Monday night.
Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles, $5,800
This season, the Eagles’ offense has struggled to create big plays through the air. However, they could get their groove back against the league’s worst pass defense in the Seahawks on Monday night.
One player that might be able to have a good game and also bring fantastic value to your DFS lineup is rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor. Since returning from a thumb injury in Week 8, Reagor has become a favorite target of quarterback Carson Wentz. In his last three games, the first-round pick has averaged six targets.
Last week, Reagor had his second-best DFS performance with 9.2 fantasy points (4 recs. for 52 yards) against the Browns. On Monday, he’ll be facing a Seahawks’ defense that is giving up 355.1 passing yards per game and ranks 32nd against WRs (OPRK).
Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles, $6,400
With Carson Wentz struggling continuing to struggle under and rookie Jalen Hurts possibly seeing extended reps on Monday night, third-year tight end Dallas Goedert could play a pivotal role in the offense. Goedert recently returned from injury and had one of his better performances this season last week.
Against the Browns, Goedert had five receptions (six targets) for 77 yards and a touchdown. In regards to DFS, the versatile tight end scored 18.7 fantasy points per game, improving his season average to 10.7 FPPG. If the Eagles wide receivers fail to get open or do not make enough plays, then Goedert could become Wentz’s top playmaker.