NFL DFS DraftKings Cash Picks: Week 8 (Fantasy Football)
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.
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*Note: 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!
Jalen Hurts $8,200 @ WAS
The slate is interesting because I entered the week thinking about which QB I wanted to spend up on in cash games. Now, with Brock Purdy likely to be out, Sam Darnold as a punt makes all the sense in the world. That’s probably where most of the field will go, but if you prefer to spend up for safety this week, Jalen Hurts is my preferred option against Washington. Washington’s pass defense has been abysmal this season, ranking 27th in pass defense EPA while allowing opposing passers to average 7.8 yards per attempt, the fifth-worst mark in football. With the O-line playing well, a top tier group of skill players and the unstoppable “Tush Push” at the goal line, Hurts continues to project extremely well.