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Week 8 Daily fantasy picks: DraftKings cash game advice

Oct 8, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) carries the ball to score a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Our Week 8 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 8. 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 8.

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.


DraftKings – Top QB Values – Week 8
Player Team Matchup $ Projection Value
Kirk Cousins MIN NO $5,900 24.4 4.14
Patrick Mahomes KC DEN $7,000 27.5 3.93
Baker Mayfield CLV @PIT $5,700 21.6 3.79
Ben Roethlisberger PIT CLV $6,100 22.7 3.72
Deshaun Watson HOU MIA $6,000 22.2 3.70
Eli Manning NYG WAS $4,900 18.1 3.69
Alex Smith WAS @NYG $5,000 18.4 3.68
Blake Bortles JAX PHI $4,700 16.9 3.60
Cam Newton CAR BAL $5,800 20.8 3.59
Matthew Stafford DET SEA $5,600 20.0 3.57

Pricey: Patrick Mahomes ($7,000) is the most “expensive” option, but at $7,000, he’s still affordable. He’s also our No. 1 value on the main slate, which is usually unheard of for a position’s top-priced player.

Mid-tier price: Kirk Cousins ($5,900) plays on Sunday night, but you might want in on slates that include the SNF game just to get some Cousins. The Saints have given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year.

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