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NFL Week 8 Cash Picks for DraftKings

Welcome to the Team Rise or Fall Week 8 DraftKings cash game picks. 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.


Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes comes into week 8 as the highest projected scoring quarterback in the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub. The Chiefs are currently favored by 19.5 points. They’re going to put up touchdowns and Mahomes is the engine that drives the offense.

Jimmy Garappolo

Jimmy G is projected as the best value per dollar quarterback in our NFL Study Hub. He is going against a defense that gives up the second-most fantasy points to the quarterback position. If he can manage to not turn over the ball, he should easily hit value with the low ADOT passes.

Running Back

Kareem Hunt

The Browns’ game has one of the highest totals on the slate at 53.5 points. Nick Chubb is still on IR which means Hunt will continue to operate as RB1 for the team. The Raiders are allowing the second-most fantasy points to the running back position. Hunt is averaging 17.5 touches over his last four games and I would expect him to take full advantage of those opportunities.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin injured his adductor a few weeks back (we all remember the bad Alexander Mattison chalk) and missed one game and had the bye week to further rest. This week he’s going against a Green Bay run defense that allows the third-most points to the position. Before his injury, Cook was averaging 25.5 touches per game.

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Wide Receiver

Keenan Allen

I’m going back to the well here again, leaning on Keenan. He was targeted another 13 last Sunday bringing in 10 of them for 125 yards. Rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert, has consistently peppered Allen with targets since taking over as the starter. Over the last four weeks, Allen is averaging 9 targets accounting for 26.26% of the team’s target share via the NFL Study Hub.

Rashard Higgins

It is next man up in Cleveland with Odell Beckham Jr going down with a torn ACL. Higgins filled in this past Sunday playing 85% of the team’s offensive snaps opposite of Jarvis Landy and pulled in all 6 of his targets. Las Vegas is in the bottom third to fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.

Tight End

Darren Waller

Waller projects as our third-highest scoring tight end in the NFL Study Hub. Waller has played over 90% of the team’s snaps over the last four weeks averaging 9.3 targets per game account for 30.08% of the team’s target share.

Harrison Bryant

The rookie had a coming out of sorts last Sunday. Starter Austin Hooper missed the game with an emergency appendectomy and made the most of his opportunity. Bryant was on the field for 77% of the team’s offensive snaps and I like him as a pay-down option if Hooper misses this week.


Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are going against the lowly Jets. The Jets are allowing the second-most fantasy points to defenses. I would imagine there is a good chance at a defensive touchdown this week. The Chiefs are the best value per dollar at the position.

Buffalo Bills

After the pitiful performance from the Patriot offense this Sunday against the 49ers, I do not see them fairing much better against the Bills. This game has the lowest implied total on the slate.

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