You’ll find all kinds of DFS fantasy rankings, values, best/worst plays on DK Nation, but what about just identifying the good chalk? I play almost completely in cash games during NFL season, and it’s really important to know who we can trust, and who we can’t.
New to the cash game scene? Cash games on DK refer to double-ups, 50-50s and head-to-heads — all of which roughly the top half of the field doubles its money.
Here are the plays that jump out in Week 12:
Russell Wilson ($6,800) at PHI — A lot of the elite options aren’t on this slate, but Wilson should pick apart the Philly secondary. Close point spread gives him the upside of throwing all game.
Matt Ryan ($6,700) vs. TB — Probably has the best matchup on the slate, at home against a terrible Tampa secondary.
Carson Wentz ($5.600) vs. SEA — Cheap option to get exposure to a potential high scoring game in Philly.
Christian McCaffrey ($10,500) at NO — CMC is pretty much an automatic 30 DKFP, and has the potential to get you to 40 or 50. It’s buying the points, assuming you have the salary.
Nick Chubb ($8,100) vs. MIA — Chubb’s third in the league in rushing yards behind CMC and Dalvin Cook. He’s taken 20 or more carries in every game Kareem Hunt has played in. Chubb’s in a perfect spot as a double-digit home favorite.
Derrick Henry ($6,900) vs. JAX — The Jags have gotten smoked on the ground in consecutive weeks in the division by the Colts and Texans. The Jags rank 25th in DKFP allowed to RB, and Henry’s averaging over 30 DKFP in his last two games.
Le’Veon Bell ($6,400) vs. OAK — Bell’s now scored 16-20 DKFP in three straight games. Not sure why his salary dipped $800 for a home matchup against the Raiders.
Michael Thomas ($9,300) vs. CAR — He’s the CMC of the WR position. Carolina ranks 23rd against WRs, and Thomas has gone for 25-plus DKFP in four straight.
Julio Jones ($8,000) vs. TB — Upside for a monster Julio week at home against Tampa. The Bucs have allowed the most DKFP to WR this season, and Julio’s cooked them in the past.
D.J. Moore ($6,400) at NO — Has scored 15 or more DKFP in five of his last six, and racked up 55 targets in his last five games. Should see plenty of targets as a double-digit road dog playing indoors.
Phillip Dorsett ($4,100) vs. DAL — Assuming Mohamed Sanu is ruled out, Dorsett becomes the WR2. Sanu has seen 23 targets in three games with New England. Dorsett has responded well when given a larger role.
Zach Ertz ($6,000) vs. SEA — Ertz has caught 18-of-22 targets over the last two weeks, averaging over 23 DKFP. With the WRs banged up, he’s been seeing a ton of volume. Seattle ranks 26th against TEs.
Vance McDonald ($3,500) at CIN — Pittsburgh is going to be extremely thin at WR in this one. Look for McDonald to see a significant bump in targets.
Broncos ($2,400) at BUF
Bengals ($2,100) vs. PIT
In cash, you almost always want to take a very cheap D/ST to open up your salary. These two defenses face lackluster offenses this week.