DraftKings NFL Cash Lineup Advice: Week 7 (2020)
Below are the players that I am considering as my cash game core for this week’s main slate. I value consistency of volume and opportunity combined with potential upside when putting together my cash game lineup. Have a solid process, be sure to have FantasyPros notifications set up for Sunday morning, and remember to have fun!
Kyler Murray (ARI): $7,100 vs. SEA
This game should be one of the highest-scoring matchups on the slate. If the Cardinals score points (like their 26-point implied total suggests), then Murray will most likely play a big part in doing so. He is averaging 28.1 DKFP per game, but even more important for cash games is that he’s been very consistent. His lowest output this season has been 24.1. The Seahawks are giving up an average of 31.3 DKFP, which is second in the NFL just behind the Falcons.
Justin Herbert (LAC): $6,400 @ JAX
He has scored at least 24.0 DFKP in three of his four games this season and scored 19.7 in that fourth game. The rookie has played well this season and gets a matchup against a poor defense in a game projected to be high scoring.
- Russell Wilson (SEA): $8,000 vs. ARI
- Deshaun Watson (HOU): $6,800 vs. GB
- Joe Burrow (CIN): $5,500 vs. CLE
- Kyle Allen (WAS): $5,200 vs. DAL
Alvin Kamara (NO): $7,900 vs. CAR
Three different running backs have rushed for at least 90 yards against the Panthers this season, and they are giving up the fourth-most fantasy points (32.6) to opposing running backs. Since Kamara is averaging the most DKFP at the position (30.1), this should be a great spot for him.
Aaron Jones (GB): $7,200 at HOU
Nobody has given up more rushing touchdowns to running backs than the eight the Texans have given up so far this year. Houston is also giving up the third-most fantasy points (33.1 DKFP) per game to the running back position as four players have rushed for at least 100 yards against them. Jones struggled last week against a very good run defense in the Buccaneers, however, prior to that game, he was averaging 26.2 DKFP.
Kareem Hunt (CLE): $6,800 at CIN
The Bengals have been struggling against running backs this year, and Hunt has seen the majority of the Browns’ volume at running back since taking over for the injured Nick Chubb. He had 24.1 DKFP in the first matchup against the Bengals this year and that was with Chubb in the lineup. On the season, the Bengals have given up the third most rushing yards (716) to running backs.
- Ezekiel Elliott (DAL): $7,800 at WAS
- Mike Davis (CAR): $6,600 at NO
- Todd Gurley (ATL): $6,000 vs. DET
- Antonio Gibson (WAS): $5,000 vs. DAL
- Justin Jackson (LAC): $4,900 vs. JAX
DeAndre Hopkins (ARI): $8,200 vs. SEA
Hopkins is second in wide receiver fantasy scoring this season (21.4 DKFP), which includes his dud Monday night against the Cowboys. The Seahawks are giving up the most fantasy points to the wide receiver position (59.5 DKFP) which is 12 points more per game than the next team (Vikings). This is a potential smash spot for Hopkins, who is averaging 10.1 targets per game.
Davante Adams (GB): $7,900 at HOU
This is Aaron Rodgers’ main man. In the two games that Adams has completed, he has seen 17 and 10 targets. Remember, he exploded for 44.6 DKFP in Week 1. You should probably be playing either Aaron Jones or Davante Adams in your cash lineup this week. That decision will come down to roster construction and preference, but both are good options against a bad Texans squad.
Terry McLaurin (WAS): $5,800 vs. DAL
His price is too low for his target share and the matchup, and he is a lock for me in my cash lineup this week. His 12 targets last week were the third time he’s seen double-digit targets. He’s seen at least seven targets in the other three games. He has also faced off against above-average defensive backs so far this season, but the Cowboys don’t have anyone to scare us in this matchup. McLaurin is averaging 16.2 DKFP this season with two games of 20-plus points. The Cowboys are giving up the sixth-most fantasy points (43.6) and second-most touchdowns (11) to the wide receiver position so far this season.
Tyler Boyd (CIN): $5,400 vs. CLE
This is the lowest his price has been this season, and he gets a rematch against the Browns, against whom he had a 7-72-1 (20.2 DKFP) stat line in Week 2. He has seen at least eight targets in four of his six games this season. He also has posted double-digit fantasy numbers in four of his six games this season. Overall, he is averaging 15.1 DKFP.
- Michael Thomas (NO): $7,400 vs. CAR
- Tyler Lockett (SEA): $6,600 at ARI
- Keenan Allen (LAC): $6,200 vs. JAX
- Brandin Cooks (HOU): $5,200 vs. GB
- Christian Kirk (ARI): $4,900 vs. SEA
- Diontae Johnson (PIT): $4,200 at. TEN
Travis Kelce (KC): $6,300 at DEN
If you are going to pay up at this position, then Kelce is the guy. In his last game against Denver (last December), he caught 11 of his 13 targets for 142 yards. He’s been consistent this year with double-figure fantasy production in every game and has also topped 20 DKFP in three of his six games. Overall, he is averaging 19.3 DFKP.
Hunter Henry (LAC): $4,500 vs. JAX
Henry has been targeted at least seven times in four of his five games this season. Those four games also saw him earn double-figure fantasy production. He is averaging 11.0 DKFP this season, which makes him a solid value against a poor Jacksonville defense.
- TJ Hockenson (DET): $5,000 at ATL
- Austin Hooper (CLE): $4,000 at CIN
- Anthony Firkser (TEN): $3,000 vs. PIT
New England Patriots D/ST: $3,900 vs. SF
This is more of a gut feeling, but Jimmy G has been struggling a bit, and the Patriots are his former team. They might want to dial up the pressure a little bit more in this game. #NarrativeStreet. Besides, with Mostert out, that makes this game a little tougher for the 49ers. The Patriots have two double-figure fantasy games so far this season.
Cleveland Browns D/ST: $2,800 at CIN
Only Carson Wentz has been sacked more than Joe Burrow this season and the Browns have an aggressive defense. The Browns have had double-digit fantasy points twice this season.
- Buffalo Bills D/ST: $4,700 vs. NYJ
- Los Angeles Chargers D/ST: $3,400 at JAX
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Jamy Bechler is a regular contributor to FantasyPros for NBA, NFL, and PGA. You can send him questions and follow him on his DFS twitter @WinningDFS101. When he is not playing DFS, Jamy is an author, host of the “Success is a Choice” podcast, and a leadership consultant, working with businesses and teams across the country (including the NBA). Even though he offers his advice on players and contests, after additional information and consideration, he may end up using different players and strategies than what he recommended in this article.