Welcome to the Team Rise or Fall DraftKings cash game picks article. Before I dive deeper into my plays I want to make you aware of some guidelines I like to follow when constructing my cash game (H2H, 50/50, double-ups) lineup. When selecting running backs, I’m looking for 20+ touch upside and wide receivers with 8+ target upside. I’m not looking for correlating plays, i.e. stacking my quarterback with a receiver, I’m just looking to make sure I have a high floor with some upside. In cash games, we’re not looking to beat everyone, we just need to beat half the field.
The Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub projects Watson as the fourth-highest scoring quarterback on the main slate. He will be facing a Cleveland defense that allows the third-most fantasy points to the quarterback position. Watson has been on a tear since the firing of Bill O’Brien and he is in a prime position to continue that tear this weekend.
Goff has not looked all that great at times this season. However, Goff will have the same remedy that Josh Allen had last weekend – he’ll face a terrible Seattle defense that allows the most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Goff projects as the sixth-highest scoring quarterback according to the NFL Study Hub.
Jones will be well-rested going into the matchup against Jacksonville. He had a limited role in Thursday night’s blowout win versus the 49ers, and prior to that, he missed two games. This week he’ll face a Jacksonville team that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to the running back position.
The chalk of all chalk. The play will hinge on Christian McCaffrey’s status for Sunday. He is unbelievably mispriced at $4,000 on DraftKings. He does face a tough Tampa Bay defense who will be out for blood after getting blown out by the Saints in primetime. However, at his price tag, he’s nearly a must-play in cash as he will not need to do much in order to hit value.
Allen continues to be an absolute target monster. Our NFL Study Hub shows up that he’s averaging nearly 12 targets a game (11.7) over the last four weeks, being out-targeted by only two other receivers in the NFL. He’ll face a middle of the road defense in the Miami Dolphins that has played extremely well as of late.
Kupp is one of only two receivers that have averaged more targets (12) over the last four weeks than Keenan Allen. As we touch on in Jared Goff’s write-up, the Seattle defense is putrid, not only do they allow the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, they also allow the most points to wide receivers.
Hooper projects as the second-best value at the tight end position according to the NFL Study Hub. Prior to his appendectomy, he had found a rhythm with Baker Mayfield. The Browns have one of the higher implied team totals on the board at 28.25 points and I would imagine that Hooper plays a hand in getting points on the board.
Engram has had a breaking out of sort over the last 3 weeks. Engram was averaging nearly 10 targets each game putting up double-digit fantasy points in all of them. This week he’ll go against an Eagles defense that allows the most fantasy points to the tight end position.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints project as the second-best value defense according to our NFL Study Hub. The 49ers offense is a mess right now missing their starting quarterback and stud tight end.
New York Giants
The Giants are part of the lowest implied total game on the main slate. They’ve played well for the most part and offer some salary saving in order to fit more studs.
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40 mile per hour winds in Cleveland Sunday ?
No thanks on Watson
And Baker was Sooooo bad in 40 mph winds vs Oakland, hard to like hooper as well
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