NFL DFS Best Plays for Week 18 (Fantasy Football)

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Each week we will review some of the content found in the DFS Pass and discuss some of our most confident plays heading into Sunday. A lot can change over the weekend especially with injury news (See Betz’s Injury Blitz podcast) and roster percentages shifting who is in-or-out before roster lock time. Let’s review.

  • Locked-in Cash Plays
  • CORE Plays
  • Game Stacks We Love
  • Full-On Fades of the Week
  • Favorite Leverage Plays
  • Favorite Dart Throws
  • Boldest Calls of the Week

Week 18 DFS Main Slate Podcast

Locked-In Cash Plays

DraftKings Cash Picks / FanDuel Cash Picks

BorgNajee Harris is on a roll and one of the few RBs you can count on for 18+ opportunities. Since Week 11, he is the RB6. He’s been a machine and while the Steelers have a shot to get into the playoffs if things break right, his workload seems secure along with his TD equity. The Browns rank 29th in rush DVOA and dead last in EPA per rush attempt allowed this year so it’s a solid matchup.

BetzKenneth Walker is my top RB play this week and locked into my cash lineup. Seattle is motivated to win, they’re at home and they’re a full TD favorite against the Rams. Travis Homer is also doubtful, which doesn’t matter a ton, but it does open up potential receiving work. The rookie has 23 and 26 carries over his last two games. He should get fed the rock a ton in this spot.

DraftKings Core Plays

These are the 3-5 players at each position I have mixed in my player pool. Based on salaries, late news, and budget constraints, it’s not a guarantee I fit in all of them. But their high floors and team-implied totals make them great plays for the week in both cash & GPPs.

These are simply in order of favorite core players. You obviously won’t be able to fit all in a cash lineup and there are salary tradeoffs for paying up at each position.

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DraftKings-QB 1 2 3 4 5
BORG Geno Smith Josh Allen Andy Dalton Brock Purdy Sam Howell
BETZ Josh Allen Jalen Hurts Geno Smith Joe Burrow Sam Howell

Geno and the Seahawks are motivated to win and hope the Lions take care of business. Josh Allen is the best spend-up option that is worth stacking in our opinion while Jalen Hurts also has a ceiling worth chasing. This slate is rough for QBs so don’t be afraid to get gross. I count 15 QBs that did not start for their teams in Week 1. Woof.

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