Listed below are my best Week 12 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?
Jacoby Brissett $5,400 The way pricing is laid out this week, I am looking to pay down at quarterback to get more elite players in my lineup at other positions. Brissett is at home against the Titans, who have been getting thrashed by opposing quarterbacks week after week. Brissett should easily exceed value here in a game I think likely ends up being high scoring, as both defenses are two of the worst in the NFL.
Tyrod Taylor $5,800 Taylor won back his starting job last week by default when Nathan Peterman threw 5 interceptions in a half against the Chargers. Taylor’s teammates publicly defended him, speaking out against the coaching decision to bench him when it wasn’t really warranted. I expect the Bills to play really hard for Taylor, and in a matchup against the Chiefs, he should be able to produce against a poor secondary.
Other plays: Paxton Lynch $4,600 Russell Wilson $7,000
Kareem Hunt $8,000 Hunt comes off a week where he disappointed people with his on paper score, but the safety of his volume and a plus matchup against the Bills is enough for me to fire him back up. His price didn’t move from last week, and his ownership will probably be lower than usual, and that makes for a great DFS play.
Tevin Coleman $5,800 Devonta Freeman is out again this week with a concussion, leaving Coleman once again with the bulk of the carries for Atlanta. This matchup with the Buccaneers makes him a must play, especially at the low price tag with no one else to compete with for snaps in the Falcons backfield.
Other plays: Lesean McCoy $8,500 Devontae Booker $3,700 Mark Ingram $8,300
Alshon Jeffery $6,300 Revenge narrative! Alshon Jeffery meets his former Bears team that drafted him, and failed to resign him in the offseason. Rumor has it the Bears coaching staff spread rumors to other teams that he was a soft player, causing Jeffery to miss out on the big contract he was seeking. Revenge aside, Jeffery has scored in 3 of his last 4 games, and is the favorite target of Carson Wentz in the high powered Eagles offense.
T.Y. Hilton $6,700 Hilton at home, on the turf, against the Titans, in what will probably be the highest scoring game of the weekend. Need I say more? Hilton’s big games have been inconsistent, but also have been easy to predict. This matchup is as good as ever for Hilton, and he should not disappoint.
Other Plays: Brandin Cooks $7,100 Doug Baldwin $7,000 Corey Davis $4,300
Jimmy Graham $5,800 Graham is the hottest tight end in the league right now, and enters a matchup with the lowly 49ers, who have been destroyed by tight ends all season. In the pass happy Seahawks offense, Graham should be able to build on his streak of 7 touchdowns in his last 6 games.
Other Plays: Delanie Walker $5,000 O.J. Howard $2,600
Defense – Jaguars $4,100 Eagles $3,600 Falcons $2,900