Listed below are my best week 4 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?
Deshaun Watson $5,100.- Pricing is pretty tight this week overall, so I am going after value at the quarterback position. Watson is coming off a huge week against the Patriots, and is headed home for a favorable matchup against the Titans who have been getting thrashed on the defensive end week in and week out. I love the floor that Watson’s rushing ability gives him, and he feels like a safe bet for 2x value with the upside to exceed that value greatly.
Other plays: Carson Palmer $6,100, Phillip Rivers $6,300
Ezekiel Elliott $8,200 – It’s “Zeke week” as Elliott gets a home matchup with the Rams where the Cowboys are 6 point favorites. We finally could have a game script that will favor the running game for Dallas, and Elliott is in a great spot to have his best week of the season. Last week against the Cardinals he was able to post 100 total yards and a touchdown while repeatedly getting hit at the line of scrimmage against a tough defensive front. The volume and the skillset are just too much to pass up.
Lesean McCoy $8,400 – the thing that makes it hard to pull the trigger on Elliott is the beautiful spot that McCoy is in against Atlanta. Targeting pass catching running backs against the Falcons continues to be fantasy gold, and the Bills will almost certainly be playing from behind so the game flow should favor the narrative. McCoy on turf against the weak Falcons’ linebackers is a lock for the production we need.
Value: Dalvin Cook $6,500, Joe Mixon $5,700, Bilal Powell $4,600
A.J. Green $8,300 – Green is in another great spot against the Browns, who have been getting destroyed by big athletic wideouts so far this season. They have absolutely no pass rush, and that is where Andy Dalton really is able to play well. He only has eyes for A.J. at the moment so it’s hard to fathom him not thrashing this Browns secondary. The only worry would be if the game were to get out of hand early and the Bengals taking their foot off the gas in the second half.
Keenan Allen $7,200 – The Chargers and the Eagles matchup in what I think could be a sneaky shoot out, as both teams are lacking much of a run game at the moment. The Eagles secondary has been awful thus far, and they have multiple injuries on their defensive line as well which should give Phillip Rivers plenty of time to go to work. Allen will continue to receive his healthy dose of targets here and is a very safe cash game play.
**Julio Jones and Odell Beckham are both in great spots in the expensive WR tier**
Value: DeAndre Hopkins $6,400 Emmanuel Sanders $6,100 Jordan Matthews $3,900
Cameron Brate $3,800 – Brate has scored in both games this year, and (besides Mike Evans) is Jameis Winston’s favorite red-zone target. Evans should be kept busy by Giants star cornerback Jenoris Jenkins so the opportunity should be there for Brate. The Giants have allowed an average of 55 yards and 1 touchdown to opposing tight ends through 3 weeks so it makes perfect sense to target this situation.
Value: Jared Cook $3,400, Ryan Miller $3,500 Evan Engram $3,000 Austin Sefarian-Jenkins $3,100
Defense – Bengals $3,500 (Top Play), Jaguars $3,900, Broncos $3,300