NFL DFS DraftKings Cash Picks: Week 1 (Fantasy Football)

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NFL DFS cash games are all about building a high-floor lineup that can win in head-to-heads, 50/50s, and double-ups. Each week I’ll highlight my favorite cash game picks that I have some confidence heading into the weekend to put into my player pools. For more on cash game strategy and the mechanics of it, make sure you listen to our DFS Cash Overview episode. Be sure you’re also subscribed to the DFS Podcast where Kyle and I go through the main slate every Friday and recap each slate on Tuesdays. Let’s get after it!

*Note: Plays listed below are in order of salary, NOT necessarily ranked by preferred plays


Lamar Jackson $7,300
If you’re looking for a QB who not only has a safe floor but also has the ability to be the slate’s top scorer at the position, look no further than Lamar Jackson in Week 1 against the Jets. On paper, this sets up a great matchup for Jackson against a Jets defense that ranked dead last in overall defensive DVOA and pass defense DVOA. Historically, Jackson has crushed in Week 1, averaging a 74% completion rate, 278 yards, 3 TD & 46 rushing yards in Week 1 contests. And if you want to take a walk down narrative street. This dude is motivated to prove he’s worth being paid like a top 5 QB amidst contract negotiations. Giddy. Up.

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