Listed below are my best Week 8 Draftkings Cash Game Plays (Sunday Main Slate beginning at 1:00 PM EST). We have 6 teams on bye this week, so the slate is much shorter than usual.
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?
Russell Wilson $6,500 The Seahawks are at home coming of a bye against a completely depleted Texans defense. This is a great spot for Wilson, as he’s posted at least 29 DraftKings points in 3 of his last 4 outings. The offensive line in Seattle is still pretty dreadful, but that helps Wilson in fantasy more than it hurts him. They can’t run the ball, and it causes them to rely on the quarterback to scramble and make plays whether it’s with his arm or legs.
Tyrod Taylor $5,900 This is really the only value quarterback I like this week, as we’ve seen the minimum priced guys like Kevin Hogan and Matt Moore show their volatility the past couple of weeks. They just aren’t safe enough for me as i want to take the smallest risk posible in cash games. Taylor is coming off of an impressive win against Tampa Bay, and I like the floor he has with his rushing upside. The Raiders defense is one we want to attack, so Taylor is a safe bet to reach value this week.
Other plays: Kirk Cousins $6,400 Carson Wentz $7,200 Dak Prescott $7,300
Lesean McCoy $8,300 The Bills are easy to predict as far as who is going to produce every week. Tyrod Taylor and Lesean McCoy are the staples of this offense and when they have a matchup like the one they have this week, it’s hard to look elsewhere. McCoy is coming off of a two touchdown effort in week 7, is healthy, and has really run well when given the opportunity this season. I don’t expect the Bills’ strategy to change after a big win in week 7 on the backs of their two best players
Joe Mixon $4,700 This is more of a matchup and price play than anything. Mixon is a highly skilled player that doesn’t have a 100 yard game yet this season (mainly due to lack of touches), but who could be better to help him get right than the Colts defense? We have to find value somewhere, and Mixon in a home game against the worst run defense in the league where the Bengals are 10 point favorites is a solid bet for that.
Other plays: Mark Ingram $7,400 Ezekiel Elliott $9,200 Jordan Howard $6,800
Amari Cooper $6,600 Cooper finally broke out in week 7 with an 11 catch 210 yard 2 TD effort, and it wasn’t a fluke. The Raiders coaches were specifically looking for ways to get him going, as they moved him all over the field and targeted him 17 times. While he’ll still have his fair share of drops, Oakland knows they can’t win without Cooper playing at a high level. I expect this to be a trend going forward, and $6,600 is a nice price for him. He also has an elite matchup against the Bills cornerbacks.
Doug Baldwin $6,900 I like Russell Wilson a lot, which means i have to love his favorite target. Baldwin seems to be fully recovered from a groin injury he suffered earlier this season and gets a juicy matchup at home in a projected high total scoring game against the Texans. Baldwin always seems to excel in the second half of the year, and i expect the surge to begin on Sunday.
Other Plays: Mike Evans $7,900 Dez Bryant $7,700 Aldrick Robinson $3,600 (If Marquiss Goodwin is out)
Cameron Brate $4,500 Brate has 12 scores since the start of last season, the most amongst tight ends. He also has scored four times in five outings and had at least 60 yards in those games. This is safest, most consistent player at a reduced price at the position.
Other Plays: Hunter Henry $4,800 Zach Ertz $7,000 Zach Miller $3,200
Defense – Eagles $3,800 Bengals $3,600