DraftKings NFL Cash Lineup Advice: Week 11 (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!
Deshaun Watson (HOU): $6,500 vs. NE
Last week ended Watson’s streak of six straight games throwing for multiple touchdowns, but that was due to atrocious weather. With Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Kyler Murray not on the slate, we don’t have to worry as much about a ceiling performance from a lot of quarterbacks. In fact, Watson could be the highest scorer on the slate. He has rushed at least seven times per game each of his last three appearances, going for at least 30 yards each time. His floor is pretty strong. Overall, he is averaging 23.3 DKFP this season. Last season, he threw for three touchdowns against the Patriots. He has also rushed for 40-plus yards in two of his three career games against the Patriots.
Joe Burrow (CIN): $5,500 at WAS
The rookie quarterback already has five games of 300-plus passing yards this season. This could be a sneakily high-scoring game, and the Bengals pass on 63% of their plays. Burrow has returned value in all but two games this season (at the Steelers and at the Ravens). He is averaging 20.6 DKFP this year.
- Lamar Jackson (BAL): $7,300 vs. TEN
- Justin Herbert (LAC): $6,800 vs. NYJ
- Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): $6,700 at JAX
- Alex Smith (WAS): $5,300 vs. CIN
Dalvin Cook (MIN): $9,000 vs. DAL
He is more expensive than we’d like, as he is yet to receive more than five targets in any game this year. However, his rushing volume is massive. He has gotten 20-plus rushing attempts in five of his last six games. He has four games of 29-plus fantasy points this season, including 51.6 DKFP in Week 8 and 42.2 DKFP in Week 9. The matchup is great, as the Cowboys have given up the second-most rushing yards per game (126.6)
Mike Davis (CAR): $6,800 vs. DET
I may be willing to give Mike Davis another shot, especially if Bridgewater is out. Davis has struggled lately, so there is risk involved in this for cash. However, with CMC out, there isn’t really any competition in the backfield. Davis still sees plenty of pass-game work. We know he is capable of 20-plus fantasy points. The Lions, meanwhile, are giving up the most fantasy points (35.4) to opposing running backs this season. They’ve also given up both the most receiving (5) and rushing (13) touchdowns to running backs.
D’Andre Swift (DET): $6,400 at CAR
I don’t trust Matt Patricia when it comes to fantasy football. It’s not our job to determine what a coach should do, but rather what they will do. Yes, Swift should be Detroit’s workhorse, but that isn’t always the case. With that said, it’s hard to get away from him this week in his matchup against the Panthers, as they have been kind to running backs this season. Swift has seen four or more targets in all but one game this year and is coming off a 25.9 DKFP performance against Washington (which could have easily been an Adrian Peterson revenge game). He also had 30.3 DKFP back in week five at Jacksonville.
- Alvin Kamara (NO): $9,200 vs. ATL
- Kalen Ballage (LAC): $5,600 vs. NYJ
- Giovani Bernard (CIN): $5,500 at WAS
- Duke Johnson (HOU): $5,400 vs. NE
Keenan Allen (LAC): $7,400 vs. NYJ
He is second in the NFL with 10.3 targets per game, which is exactly what we want in our cash game lineups. He has earned double-digit fantasy points in eight straight games, including 20-plus in three of his last four games. The Jets are bad, and Keenan Allen is a good player with heavy volume, which makes this an easy play for me this week.
Terry McLaurin (WAS): $6,900 vs. CIN
I think this could be a sneaky pace-up situation with lots of scoring potential. Only Davante Adams, Keenan Allen, and Stefon Diggs have been targeted more than McLaurin’s 9.6 per game. He has four games of 20-plus fantasy points this season. He has hauled in seven passes in four straight games. Only two teams have given up more touchdowns to the wide receiver position (Vikings and Cowboys) than the Bengals. They are also giving up the seventh-most fantasy points to the wide receiver position.
Brandin Cooks (HOU): $5,200 vs. NE
If you’re into revenge game narratives, he did play for the Patriots in 2017. He has gone over 100 yards or caught a touchdown pass in four of his five career revenge games against the Saints or Patriots. This includes his eight receptions for 120 yards in the Super Bowl against New England. #NarrativeStreet? #JustSayin. As for modern-day Cooks, he has been targeted at least nine times in five straight games. That is great for any wide receiver, but especially one at this price. Add in the fact he has returned value in four of his last five games, and I like him for cash this week. His 33.1 DKFP output in week 5 also tells us that he still is capable of ceiling games.
Jakobi Meyers (NE): $4,900 at HOU
Meyers has four straight games of double-figure fantasy production, including a 31.9 DKFP showing two weeks ago. He is averaging nearly 10 targets per game in his last four starts. He is just too cheap for his recent uptick in usage and productivity.
- Adam Thielen (MIN): $6,300 vs. DAL
- Diontae Johnson (PIT): $5,900 at JAX
- Tee Higgins (CIN): $5,900 at WAS
- Tyler Boyd (CIN): $5,600 at WAS
- Jalen Reagor (PHI): $4,300 at CLE
Mark Andrews (BAL): $4,900 vs. TEN
The Titans have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to tight ends this year. Last week, Andrews seemed to get some of his mojo back with seven catches against one of the stingiest defenses against the position (Patriots). We know he has the ability to put up 20-plus DKFP and multiple touchdowns.
Logan Thomas (WAS): $3,300 vs. CIN
The tight end position has a lot of decent options, but none of them are guaranteed, so I will consider punting the position again this week. I might be a glutton for punishment, but once again, Thomas is an option for me this week. He ran a pass route on 95% of Washington’s dropbacks last week. Overall, he leads all tight ends in pass route percentage. He is averaging 5.7 targets per game and has earned double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four games. The Bengals give up the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. I may not like to click his name, but he’s cheap.
- Hunter Henry (LAC): $4,600 vs. NYJ
- Noah Fant (DEN): $4,500 vs. MIA
- Hayden Hurst (ATL): $4,000 at NO
- Dallas Goedert (PHI): $3,800 at CLE
Washington Football Team DST: $2,900 vs. CIN
The Bengals offensive line is suspect, and Joe Burrow has been sacked 32 times this season (third-most in the league. Washington is at home, and their defense is fifth in the NFL with 28 sacks this season.
Atlanta Falcons DST: $2,300 vs. NO
I don’t really believe the Falcons are good on defense or exert pressure like the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, they get to go against Jameis Winston this week. In his last four games against the Falcons, he has thrown seven interceptions.
- Pittsburgh Steelers DST: $4,600 @ JAX
- Minnesota Vikings DST: $3,300 vs. DAL
- Denver Broncos DST: $2,400 vs. MIA
- Cincinnati Bengals DST: $2,300 @ WAS
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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.