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Week 9 Daily fantasy picks: DraftKings cash game advice

By Tyler Loechner
Nov 1, 2018

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Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Our Week 9 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 9. 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 9.

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 9
Player Team Matchup $ Projection Value
Cam Newton CAR TB $6,600 25.6 3.88
Ryan Fitzpatrick TB @CAR $5,500 21.1 3.84
Alex Smith WAS ATL $5,000 18.8 3.76
Matt Ryan ATL @WAS $5,700 21.1 3.70
Aaron Rodgers GB @NE $6,400 23.1 3.61
Dak Prescott DAL TEN $5,100 18.2 3.57
Russell Wilson SEA LAC $5,900 20.9 3.54
Jared Goff LAR @NO $6,000 21.1 3.52
Kirk Cousins MIN DET $6,200 21.3 3.44
Drew Brees NO LAR $6,100 20.9 3.43

Pricey: Cam Newton ($6,600) is our top value of the week going up against the Buccaneers defense, which has surrendered the most fantasy points per dropback to opposing quarterback this year.

Mid-tier price: Jared Goff ($6,000) didn’t see his price change despite the fact the Rams/Saints game has an over/under of 60 points (60 points!) in the Superdome.

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