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DraftKings Cash Game Play Week 3


DraftKings Cash Game Plays: NFL Week 3

The NFL’s Week 3 slate is ready to be attacked, but first, let’s consider how to react to Weeks 1 and 2. With only two weeks worth of data, it’s not hard to react in a way excessive to what we have seen on the ground. Let other people research the result stats, and we’ll focus on usage and opportunities instead. Let’s go through each position at a variety of salary levels to see which are the best cash games on DraftKings. For these purposes, a cash game is any contest that pays out at least one-third of the field. While these are also viable GPP options, we are primarily looking for safe flooring combined with heavy use that can lead to ceiling gaps.

Week 2 Results

My cash game lineup from last week for double-ups, 50/50 and heads-up for week 2 recap:

Results:

  • Giant $10 Double Up (Single Entry) – 5547/8620
  • Giant $5 Double Up (Single Entry) – 11457/17241
  • Giant $5 Double Up (Single Entry) – 6007/9195
  • Massive $25 Double Up (Single Entry) – 4437/6896
  • NFL 1$100-Team 50/50 – 66/100
  • NFL 2 $100-Team 50/50 – 61/100
  • NFL $5 100-Team 50/50 – 63/100
  • NFL 3$100-Team 50/50 – 59/100
  • NFL $2,300 – 50/50 Team – 188/300
  • NFL $1,400 – 50/50 Team – 249/400
  • NFL 10$200-Team 50/50 – 115/200
  • NFL $2,200 – 50/50 Team – 117/200
  • NFL $5,200 – 50/50 Team – 127/200
  • NFL $3,500 – 50/50 Team – 305/500

After this article was published last week, news broke that Michael Pittman would be out for Week 2. This opened up the possibility of doing one of two things. First, you can switch to tight end for a Kylen Granson, Albert O or Juwan Johnson, then switch to a second receiver. Alternatively, you can spend on the better clear option at the tight end, leaving two punting options needed for a wide receiver. In the end, I put MUCH more faith in the Colts than I should have and even Mark Andrews’ big day couldn’t make up for an Amon-Ra St. Brown or Christian Kirk who would have otherwise been in my training. Juwan Johnson + ARSB was good for 50 points, while my Andrews-Campbell combo went for 28.7. It was the difference between cashing out and not cashing out and it led to me giving back all the winnings I had made in week 1.

Strategist

Jalen Hurts ($7600) is still too low at $7,600 after scoring 25 DK points in Week 1 and 37 against Minnesota in Week 2. And those point totals allow him to throw a grand total of 1 touchdown so far this season. The running floor (28 runs in two games) is so high that even though Hurts is a mediocre quarterback every week, he’s going to have a running floor of at least eight points to build on. Now Hurts gets Washington giving up the fifth-most rushing yards per game (157 yards) against opponents this season.


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Ryan Kirksey

Ryan is a 20-year veteran of fantasy league baseball, football, and basketball. He has been writing about fantasy sports, sports betting and DFS since 2018 and is a member of the FSWA and IBWAA. The Houston native is a die-hard fan of the Astros, Rockets and, begrudgingly, the Texans. When he’s not buried under sports analysis, he works full-time in higher education and can be found pursuing his other passions: drinking coffee and writing about investing and speculation in the comic.