Listed below are my best week 3 Draftkings Cash Game Plays (Sunday Main Slate beginning at 1:00 PM EST).
These are contests where the goal is to finish in the top 45% of the total standings to win twice your dollar entry. We’re targeting players who will score 2.5 times their dollar value. (Example: an $8,000 player that scores 20 points or better is ideal for cash games (8 x 2.5 =20).
The type of player we want is one that has a “high floor” — meaning we want players who will likely get the most touches in great game specific situations and opportunities to succeed in a particular week. No need to be sneaky and worry about ownership percentages. Simple, right?
Aaron Rodgers is definitely in play against the Bengals, but the roster construction dictates to us to build with cheap to mid priced players at this position.
Matt Stafford $6,200 – Stafford is my favorite play of the week. I like to know my quarterback has great weapons all over the field, as well as being able to predict a favorable game flow. This should be a shootout where the Lions could be trailing quickly and will have to throw a lot to stay with the Falcons. Stafford has looked great thus far making him a lock for me in cash games.
Value: Andy Dalton $5,100, Deshon Kizer $5,000
Ty Montgomery $6,900 – Going back to the well with Ty this week. His price went up but i think he’s still pretty underpriced for what he’s getting in volume (carries+catches) game to game. I am viewing him as the new David Johnson and DraftKings is just giving him to us on sale. Do not be caught fading this player for whatever reason. Randall Cobb likely being out makes him even more appealing than he already is.
Le’Veon Bell $8,800 – This will be the “get right” game for Bell. He played 93% of the snaps last week, so the limited playing time narrative is out the window. This is a great spot for Bell to return to his usual form and, will likely be the last time he costs under $9,000.
Value: Theo Riddick $5,100, Derrick Henry $5,300 (If DeMarco Murray is out)
A.J. Green $8,200 – A new Offensive Coordinator in Cincinnati, a juicy matchup with the dreadful Green Bay secondary, and he even openly complained to the media that he needs to get the ball more. Sign me up for this. Green is going to be highly owned, and rightfully so. He is going to explode this week.
Devante Parker $6,300 – The Jets are horrible. I don’t need to expand on that. They’ve been torched by opposing wide receivers the first two weeks, and that is not going to change. Parker had nine targets in week 1 and five of them traveled over 20 yards. Keep an eye on his status as he didn’t practice this week, but all indications point to him playing. I expect him to score at least one touchdown this week.
Other High to mid priced plays: $7,200 Keenan Allen $6,700 Kelvin Benjamin
Value: Rashard Higgins $4,000, Devin Funchess $4,200
Zach Ertz $5,000 – Ertz is leading the Eagles in targets, and the pace they are playing at is really favorable for fantasy production. I’ve mentioned my affinity for Carson Wentz, and i just think Ertz has a role that is so solid and consistent that even a 5k price tag is still a discount. I don’t love paying this much for a tight end, but i think it’s acceptable to use him in the flex and use a cheaper option in the tight end spot this week.
Other High to mid priced play: Travis Kelce $6,000
Value: Jared Cook $3,100, Eric Ebron $3,300, Jack Doyle $3,600
Defense – Eagles $3,000 (Top Play), Buccaneers $3,200, Patriots $3,800