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Week 13 Daily fantasy picks: DraftKings cash game advice

Sep 16, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) celebrates the win over the Oakland Raiders at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Our Week 13 DraftKings DFS cash guide helps you build an optimal lineup by giving you the best player picks and sleepers based on matchup and expected workload.

Below are some of the players I’m considering for my cash lineups in Week 13. Some things may change between now and Sunday (injury news later in the week is one of the most important things to pay attention to for DFS), but this should give you a good starting point when building cash lineups for Week 13.

The “Top Value” charts above show the top values based on projections and salary. However, not all of the players included in the charts should be considered cash game options. The charts are meant to show you — at a glance — which players have the most favorable salary-to-projection ratios, but when selecting players for your cash lineup, other factors need to be considered.

Quarterbacks

DraftKings – Top QB Values – Week 13
Player Team Matchup $ Projection Value
Cody Kessler JAX IND $4,500 19.1 4.24
Ben Roethlisberger PIT LAC $6,000 24.6 4.10
Kirk Cousins MIN @NE $5,500 21.5 3.91
Carson Wentz PHI WAS $5,600 21.2 3.79
Jameis Winston TB CAR $6,000 22.2 3.70
Tom Brady NE MIN $5,800 21.4 3.69
Derek Carr OAK KC $5,000 18.3 3.66
Cam Newton CAR @TB $6,600 24.1 3.65
Josh McCown NYJ @TEN $4,400 16.0 3.64
Dak Prescott DAL NO $5,400 19.5 3.61

Pricey: Cam Newton ($6,600). Newton cracks our top-10 in terms of value despite being the second-most expensive quarterback on the main slate. Tampa Bay has given up the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Mid-tier price: Jameis Winston ($6,000). In games in which he started and finished, Winston has averaged 29.2 DraftKings points per game. That’s — checks notes — nearly 5x value on his too-cheap $6,000 price tag.

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