Listed below are my best Week 11 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?
Tom Brady $7,400 In a situation where we want a sure thing, we go back to the well with the 40 year old guy that never misses a beat. He’s just the the most reliable option this week, and while i don’t normally love paying top dollar at quarterback, Brady is a stone cold lock. The Patriots have shifted gears the past few weeks, as they aren’t running guys between the tackles as much. They are back to using the short dump off to the running backs and slot guys as their “running game.” This bumps Brady’s value up higher than it already was, as there is less of a chance of him losing touchdowns to the backfield. Brady is throwing the ball downfield more this season as well, and in a game with a 54.5 point total, Brady getting three TDs and 300 yards feels like something to count on.
Derek Carr $6,400 Staying on this same game, Carr is a cheaper option to Brady. While the Patriots defense has improved, they are still giving up big chunks of yardage weekly. I really believe this is a game where both teams could score in the 30’s, so if Carr can keep pace with Brady, this is a big advantage at $1,000 cheaper.
Other plays: Blaine Gabbert $4,900 Alex Smith $6,700
Kareem Hunt $8,000 The Chiefs should absolutely dominate the Giants this week, as they’ve completely given up on their coach and themselves it seems. Hunt is coming of a bye and will be fresh and ready to handle a big workload against a team that gives up a ton of yards per touch to running backs. He is easily the safest play on the board at the position.
Chris Thompson $5,400 Thompson is the best player on the Redskins. Period. With Rob Kelley, Jordan Reed, and Ryan Grant out and Josh Doctson seeing shadow coverage from Marshon Lattimore, Thompson is in line for a ton of work in the running and passing game. The Saints defense has been good, but their weakness has been pass catching running backs.
Other plays: Melvin Gordon $7,600 Jerrick McKinnon $5,700 Rex Burkhead $3,600
Larry Fitzgerald $6,900 Fitz is in a great spot this week, and while some will be nervous about it being Blaine Gabbert’s first start, I will be starting my lineup construction with Fitzgerald being locked in. The Texans defense has been diminished to second stringer’s due to injury, and have been getting annihilated by slot receivers the past few weeks. Fitz is another very safe play.
Jarvis Landry $6,400 Landry is not a guy i like to play much, but the matchup with Tampa Bay is great, and it sounds like Kenny Stills will be out, shortening the target tree for Miami to just Landry and Devante Parker. The way to beat Tampa Bay is in the slot, and it feels like it’s lining up for a 10 catch day for Landry.
Other Plays: Brandin Cooks $6,600 Mike Evans $7,900 Bruce Ellington $3,000
Travis Kelce $7,300 There is no better matchup this weekend than Kelce vs. the Giants. The Giants have given up a touchdown to the tight end in 10 straight games, and Kelce is the most elite talent they will have seen all season. The price may be tough to fit in, but I don’t see the Giants touchdown streak being broken just yet.
Other Plays: Rob Gronkowski $7,200 Vernon Davis $4,800 Jared Cook $4,800
Defense – Jaguars $4,000 Rams $2,400 Chiefs $3,300 Chargers $3,000