The Week 11 DraftKings cash game lineup advice takes a few different turns than were expected when I began my research this week. That said, some things remain the same such as just play Christian McCaffery and figure the rest out from there. I still can believe that so many people in the industry were off of McCaffery last week. Yes, his price is up into the five-figures, but his usage and production are just so high. I understand regression and the opportunity costs if he doesn’t keep blowing up every week, but sometimes you have to just ride the wave. So, just like last week, plug him into your cash game lineup for his matchup with the Falcons and then figure the rest out from there. Okay, enough time on McCaffery, let’s get to the rest of the DraftKings cash game lineup advice for Week 11.
Lamar Jackson (BAL): $7,700 vs. HOU
I never expected to be able to pay up for Jackson when I started to put together my cash game build, but here we are. I’m very comfortable with using either Drew Brees or Tom Brady as my cash game quarterback, however, all of the value at wide receiver and sacrifices I’m willing to make at tight end and defense, allow me to get the “cheat code” of quarterbacks with Jackson. His floor is so high with at least 21 DraftKings points in eight out of nine games this season. This week Jackson will face the Texans as a small home favorite in a game with one of the highest Vegas totals on the slate. His rushing ability alone might make him worth his salary. Then add in that he could have a bigger day through the air than most weeks against a Texans pass defense that has allowed 298 passing yards (29th) and 2.5 touchdown passes (28th) per game over the last five weeks. It sure is nice to get both a quarterback and running back for the price of one.
Josh Jacobs (OAK): $6,900 vs. OAK
After McCaffery, the next running back that is a lock button choice this week is Jacobs playing at home as a double-digit favorite against the Bengals. The Bengals have been shredded by running backs this season for 116 rushing yards (30th) and 1.0 touchdowns (29th) per game while ranking 29th Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) according to FootballOutsiders. Jacobs has at least 15 carries in six straight games and is averaging 22 carries for 96 yards and 1.4 touchdowns in the Raiders five wins this season. Add in a couple of receptions and it should be another strong effort for the rookie.
Brian Hill (ATL): $4,800 @ CAR
The value running back play of the week will be Brian Hill who is expected to get a full workload for the Falcons this week with both Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith out. He saw 21 touches last week totaling 71 yards with a score. On top of that, Hill also gets one of the best possible matchups for a running back facing the Panthers who rank dead last DVOA versus the run and have allowed 121 rushing yards (31st) and 2.5 touchdowns (32nd) per game to running backs over the last five weeks. While you should expect those kinds of numbers from Hill this week, he could still exceed last week’s production which was already about three times value on his current salary.
DJ Moore (CAR): $5,900 vs. ATL
Moore is getting feed the rock for the Panthers passing game the last few weeks. Over his last five games, Moore has seen at least eight targets in each game while averaging 6.8 receptions for just under 85 yards per game. He hasn’t seen the touchdowns yet to boost his upside but does have three red-zone targets over the last two weeks and is always a threat to break a long one. Moore draws a favorable matchup this week against a beatable Falcons secondary that has allowed 13.7 receptions (23rd) for 188 yards (28th) and 1.3 touchdowns (24th) per game to wide receivers.
Mohamed Sanu (NE): $5,100 @ PHI
I am anticipating the Patriots to come out and throw the ball almost every snap this week in their matchup with the Eagles. Sanu is now fully acclimated to the Patriots offense and is coming off a game where he saw 14 targets which resulted in 10 receptions for 81 yards and a score. While the Eagles are fairly stout against the run, they are vulnerable to the pass which has included some big play as wide receivers are averaging 15.5 yards per receptions (28th) against them over the last five weeks. Rostering high volume mid-priced wide receivers feels like the right course of action for your cash game lineup this week.
- Michael Thomas (NO): $9,900 @ TB
- Chris Godwin (TB): $7,300 vs. NO
- Curtis Samuel (CAR): $5,300 vs. ATL
- Tyler Boyd (CIN): $5,200 @ OAK
- Deebo Samuel (SF): $4,000 vs. ARI
Nick Boyle (BAL): $2,700 vs. HOU
Boyle was not the first name that interested me at tight end this week, but the more I researched the more interested I became in the “other” Ravens tight end. Over the last two weeks, Boyle has played on at least 75 percent of the Ravens snaps and has seen over 20 percent of the target share with five and four targets respectively. The Ravens might need to turn to the pass more frequently this week against the Texans which could push Boyle’s targets into the 6-7 range. I’ll gladly take that many targets from a near min-priced tight end who could also find his way into the end zone. While I prioritize salary at running back and quarterback this week, Boyle serves as a nice value option.
Broncos (DEN): $2,300 @ MIN
When going diving for cheap D/ST options I want a defense that can apply pressure on the quarterback to cause sacks and mistakes. The Broncos rank 11th in pressure rate this season (24.8%) and have forced hurries on 12.4% (sixth) of dropbacks. The Vikings will likely be without one of their primary receivers, Adam Thielen, while Chris Harris locks up Stefon Diggs, to allow the Broncos front time to get to the quarterback. The Vegas line feels off in this matchup as the Broncos defense keeps the game close and low scoring.
- Cowboys (DAL): $3,600 @ DET
- Saints (NO): $2,900 @ TB