DraftKings Cash Game
Welcome to a weekly series where I provide you with what I think is the optimal cash game lineup. All prices, fantasy points, and analyses are based on DraftKings’ DFS platform. If you are unfamiliar with what cash games are, or if you are interested in my basic strategy, click here.
Week 10 Recap
Last week was an outright disaster. What’s most frustrating is that I thought I played mostly well. Getting onto Dobbs was huge, but every other player disappointed. The only spot I should have thought through better was my flex. I’m not sure if I ever would’ve gotten onto Tank Dell in cash, but projected role aside, playing Alexander Mattison was a mistake. He’s just not good. Hopefully, we can turn things around this week.
Here are my results to date.
- Week 1: Won 44.4% of head-to-heads
- Week 2: Won 92.3% of head-to-heads 🔥
- Week 3: Won 92.3 % of head-to-heads 🔥
- Week 4: Won 7.1% of head-to-heads
- Week 5: Won 92.3% of head-to-heads 🔥
- Week 6: Won 71.4% of head-to-heads 🔥
- Week 7: Won 35.7% of head-to-heads
- Week 8: Won 100% of head-to-heads 🔥
- Week 9: Won 28.6% of head-to-heads
- Week 10: Won 0% of head-to-heads
Now, let’s dive into Week 11.
I locked onto Kyler Murray ($6,100) pretty early in the week. He looked almost 100% back in his return to action last week following his ACL tear late last year. It’s rare we have his combination of floor and ceiling at just $6,100, making him a no-brainer play in cash.
I think the RB value is super thin this week, so this was probably the hardest part of cash construction. Breece Hall ($6,400) probably won’t be super popular in cash, but I think he’s a good play. His role has been phenomenal as of late, and will likely get even better in the wake of the Jets waiving RB Michael Carter. Breece Hall reached a season-high 70% snap share last week, a figure that might grow in Week 11. His ceiling is somewhat capped with Zach Wilson at QB, but Hall is efficient enough that it might not matter too much.
Another RB who probably won’t be too popular in cash but I think is a great play is Aaron Jones ($6,200). Aaron Jones has seen his highest involvement in Weeks 9 and 10 and now gets a soft Charger defense. His receiving role is also a huge plus, as he’s received a 14% target share per game this year.
I have a new rule in cash that every week Tyreek Hill ($9,300) is on the main slate, and I play him. It’s that simple. He plays on the NFL’s best offense and has averaged an absurd 26.7 DK points per game, the highest in the NFL by all players with at least 5 games played.
It’s so hard to play a guy who won’t project for a ton of volume, but I’m optimistic about DJ Moore ($5,600) this week. Part of it is his salary, the other part is that Justin Fields will be returning. In the five healthy games Justin Fields has played, Moore has posted DK point result of 4.5, 19.4, 13.1, 30.1, and 52.0.
I originally was planning on playing Jalen Guyton ($3,300) over Rondale Moore at the same salary ($3,300), but a late injury has ruled out Guyton, so I’ll make the 1v1 pivot to Moore. I think his upside is capped due to his low ADOT, but he saw 8 targets last week, which would be plenty at just $3,300 if he sees similar usage on Sunday.
Similar to last week, I don’t feel like there’s a viable way to pay down at TE, so I’m playing Dalton Kincaid ($4,900). I think his salary is probably fair, but he’s been used heavily as of late and I suspect this is sticky, given his youth and draft capital.
CJ Stroud looks like the real deal, and so does Tank Dell ($5,900). He’s posted 25 targets and over 50 DK points over his last two games, a dominance that would warrant a $7k+ salary if we knew that was likely to continue. Even if he pulls back a little this week, he should be a good value at his cost.
I hate paying up for defense and the Green Bay Packers ($2,300) seem like a reasonable play given how banged up the Chargers are and it also makes the rest of my construction work.
I have a couple of big fades on guys who will be played a ton in cash this week, like James Conner, Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore, Evan Engram, and Travis Etienne Jr. I’m skeptical that this Arizona offense can support that many fantasy players, so I like absorbing that through Kyler Murray, especially in cash.
Here is the final lineup:
Jacob White is an avid fan of all things NFL, particularly fantasy football and the Chicago Bears. He is currently studying Economics at Wabash College where he hopes to learn the skills to further his career in the sports entertainment industry. He specializes in redraft, DFS, and best ball, where he routinely finishes at a profit, including a 2020 13-0 finish on the high-stakes KFFSC platform. You can find him on Twitter @FF_JacobWhite for additional advice on all things football and the semi-occasional homer tweet.