Week 1 Cash Game Picks on DraftKings
Case Keenum vs. Seattle $5,100
I love saving some money at QB in cash when it makes sense. Keenum finished a respectable 12th in passing yards (3,547) and tied for 12th in pass TDs (22) last season and now moves to Denver where he gets to throw to Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, and Courtland Sutton. Keenum is an extreme money saver, gets to play at home, and gets a matchup with a Seahawks’ defense that is in shambles. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Michael Bennett, and Sheldon Richardson are all no longer in Seattle and Earl Thomas just might not play in the opener as well.
Drew Brees vs. Tampa Bay $6,800
Brees is in the absolute smash spot and is my top option in both cash and GPPs. Despite the narrative, Brees once again was elite last season finishing fourth in passing yards (4,334) and top four in a plethora of advanced passing statistics per Pro Football Focus. Brees gets to play at home and gets a Buccaneers defense that ranked dead last in passing yards allowed and 31st in Pass DVOA last year. Tampa Bay was bad against the run last season as well but they invested heavily in their front seven while remaining stagnant in the secondary, creating a funnel situation toward the pass. Plus, with Jameis Winston suspended, Tampa Bay projects to struggle on offense which will constantly put the ball back in Brees’ hands. Big game incoming.