Folks…Dwayne Haskins is $4,700 on DraftKings main slates against the Giants. Are we doing this? Yes, we’re doing this with our Week 16 NFL DFS picks.
Injuries to our most expensive plays at both running back and receiver torpedoed last week’s DraftKings cash lineup. The Rams, ahem, may have also been involved. So, that ends a a bit of a hot streak, but let’s start another. Post-Thanksgiving is HEATER SZN….which is where I go on a heater, ideally.
DraftKings Week 16 Picks: NFL DFS cash lineup
QB Dwayne Haskins Jr., Washington vs. Giants ($4,700). This is basement price for an improving quarterback in a great spot. Big Blue allows more yards per pass in road games than any team but the Bengals, while Haskins ranks 12th in fantasy points per dropback over the past two weeks.
RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers @ Colts ($10,100). When you can get away with a sub-$5K quarterback, it’s hard not to come away with CMC as he builds on his 2K season.
RB Joe Mixon, Bengals @ Dolphins ($6,600). Miami allows the most DraftKings points to running backs on the season, fresh off reigniting Saquon Barkley. Only McCaffrey has seen more touches per game over the past four weeks.
WR Terry McLaurin, Washington vs. Giants ($6,700). This great spot against arguably the league’s worst pass defense also makes McLaurin a screaming value at mid-tier price. We’re snagging the alpha receiving option, as his 336 yards since the bye stand out with no teammate above two hundo.
WR Chris Conley, Jaguars @ Falcons ($4,300). We’ll need to hunt down bargains at WR2/3, starting with Conley. That’s not a bad price considering he’s seen at least seven targets in four of Gardner Minshew’s past five starts. DJ Chark’s status does remain relevant, however, so monitor that.
WR Greg Ward, Eagles vs. Cowboys ($4,200). With the Eagles’ receiving corps completely shredded, consecutive nine-target games have funneled their way to Ward. I initially build this lineup on Monday, so we’ll monitor to see if Nelson Agholor (knee) returns.
TE Jared Cook, Saints @ Titans ($5,000). Cook had notched at least six targets and 74 yards in three of four games prior to Week 14 when he suffered a concussion. It’s a tough TE slate for playing anyone sub-$6K in cash, but I think Cook would be it.
FLEX Kenyan Drake, Cardinals @ Seahawks ($6,300). This is not point chasing, as the Kliff Kingsbury announced Drake is Arizona’s lead back with 22 carries last Sunday, giving him an average of 19 touches over the past three weeks. Seattle’s defense is vulnerable with Bobby Wagner banged up.
DST Raiders @ Chargers ($2,300). Don’t be fooled by the “@” sign — this is a home defense. And ever since Philip Rivers tossed four interceptions against Oakland in Week 10, he trails only Jameis Winston by one pick for the league lead.