Cash Game Plays


Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns – $5,500

Derek Carr should have to throw a bunch this week. In every game that he has thrown the ball more than 30 times, he has hit over 20 DK points in all of them. The Raiders offense should be able to keep the game a shootout.

Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts @ Detroit Lions, $6,600


This will be the breakout game we have been waiting for. Jonathan Taylor WILL be a top 3 running back this week, if not the number 1. BOOK IT

Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings – $6,100

Free square running back with Aaron Jones being ruled out. Williams played 88% of the snaps last week and had a clear workhorse share of the touches. Being priced at $6,100 was a mistake by DraftKings thinking that Jones would be back.

DeeJay Dallas, Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – $4,000

No Chris Carson, no Carlos Hyde, lets see what DeeJay can do. He is priced at the stone min for running backs.

Wide Receivers

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings – $8,800

Highest floor receiver in the game. We should see another huge opportunity share this week against Minnesota.

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans – $6,600

I love so many players from this game but Boyd has to be the ultimate cash game play. Joe Burrow has relied on him in all of their competitive games so far this year. Another 13 targets for the third time this year is definitely a possibility.

Denzel Mims, New York Jets @ Kansas City Chiefs – $3,200

The Jets have a complete lack of weapons. Mims will have to step up. When there is a number one receiver in a game where the script will force the offense to keep throwing, priced at $3,200, it’s an easy cash play.

Tight End

Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns – $5,600

Highest floor stack with Derrick Carr

Defense/Special Teams

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens – $3,600

Fuck you defense

Tournament Picks


Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans – $6,200

This guy is the epitome of ‘stayin’ alive’. He is just good enough to live up to any garbage time game script and put up 300 yards and multiple touchdowns. Expect this to happen yet again against the Titans.

Running Backs

Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns vs. Las Vegas Raiders – $6,900

Hunt is off of the injury report and I fully expect a workhorse performance from him. Last week he had an 89% snap share, which was the highest he had seen all year. I would not be surprised to see the same amount of snaps for him, if not more, against this Vegas Raiders team that oozes points to the running back position.

Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts @ Detroit Lions, $6,600


Wide Receivers

DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – $7,500

What a monster this guy is. ABSOLUTE SAVAGE. BOOK IT

Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks – $5,800


Deebo Samuel has been ruled out so Aiyuk is the number one receiver for this 49ers offense. He has incredible Y.A.C. ability and can take any reception all the way. Also has the most red zone targets on the team.

Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans – $5,600

Highest upside play for the Bengals. He is getting red zone targets and already has 3 touchdowns on the year, which ties Tyler Boyd but with almost 20 less targets.

Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns – $4,900

Ruggs only needs two or three receptions to return value. This guys could be the next DeSean Jackson. BOOK IT

Tight End

Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans @ Cincinnati Bengals – $4,100

Comeback week. Jonnu is still the number 5 overall tight end in PPR even with having less than 3 points in the last two weeks. This matchup should be an amazing shootout for both of these teams. This is the best runback play for tournaments.

Defense/Special Teams

Miami Dolphins vs. Las Angeles Rams – $2,400

Imagine needing a random defense in tournaments to decide whether for make 10 dollars or 1,000 dollars. Fuck you defense.


Joe Burrow + Tee Higgins = $11,800

Run it back with Jonnu Smith

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