NFL DFS DraftKings Cash Picks: Week 18 (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 1: Plays listed below are in order of salary, NOT necessarily ranked by preferred plays. I’ll be updating this article from Friday – Sunday pending any news, so be sure to check back prior to lock!

*Note 2: Given that that many of the teams playing on this slate do not have motivation to win, I am personally trying to prioritize players in cash (especially those that are expensive) who are guaranteed to play most of or all of their team’s snaps. I wrote about each team’s Week 18 Motivation in this article, which is free.


Josh Allen $8,400
The Bills return home after an emotional week to take on the Patriots with motivation to beat their division rival as they have an outside chance at the #1 seed if the Chiefs are upset by the Raiders on Saturday. Alternatively, they can also guarantee themselves the #2 seed with a win (and knockout the Patriots). The Patriots’ season-long numbers on defense are stout, but against top offenses and QBs, they’ve struggled. The New England defense ranks 22nd in explosive pass rate while seeing the seventh highest pass rate this year. In addition, the Patriots’ defensive playing style with tons of man coverage lends itself to more QB rushing efficiency. Expect Allen to get it done at home against the Pats.

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