DFS Cash Game Breakdown 2019 Week 18

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak


Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Deshaun Watson scored the second-most fantasy points for a quarterback this season. Somehow he's the fourth-most expensive quarterback on the slate on DraftKings. If you think the Bills defenses will stop him, tell that to New England (who he dropped 28 points on).

Watson's biggest edge is his rushing:

  • 82 carries - 4th
  • 413 rushing yards - 4th
  • 7 rushing touchdowns - 2nd

Take the Watson discount all the way to the cash line.

Running Back

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Either Alvin Kamara has his groove back and he's scoring touchdowns...or he doesn't have his groove back and he's scoring touchdowns. After scoring two touchdowns in his first 12 games, Kamara has scored four times in his past two. Touchdowns are hard to predict but volume isn't and Kamara sees a lot of that.

Only Christian McCaffery saw more targets than Kamara's 8.9 per game.

Between Kamara and Michael Thomas, you can lock up most of the touchdowns on the highest implied team total of the week (28).

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills

There are a handful of high-priced options this week and it's not possible to get to all of them, so instead, we'll take some cheap volume with Devin Singletary.

Singletary has started every game since Week 11 (except for the rest week he got in Week 17) and has been a work-horse ever since.

  • 17.6 carries per game
  • 4.8 targets per game

The receiving work is what puts Singletary over the edge. His role makes him game-script proof and if Allen can consistently get him the ball, it may even boost Singletary's upside.

Wide Receiver

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

DraftKing priced Michael Thomas up to $9,300. This is still not high enough. Thomas' services weren't needed much on Sunday as the Saints boat raced the Panthers. Before that, his worst week was over 10 DraftKings points. From Week 8 to Week 16, Thomas had five games of 30 points and went over 28 in seven of eight. Thomas' 80.5% catch rate and 11.6 targets per game give him a floor higher than any other player on the slate by a considerable margin. He was built in a lab for the sole purpose of min-cashing.

Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills

Much like his teammate Devin Singletary, Cole Beasley is simply underpriced for his role. He is 27th among receivers with 7 targets per game. As 3-point underdogs, the Bills are going to be throwing frequently to keep up with the Texans.

Houston has been tormented by opposing passers this season. They have allowed 267.2 passing yards per game, fourth-most in the NFL. This game has sneaky shootout potential with Houston's split between their blistering offense and dismal defense. Don't be afraid to stack it even in cash games.

Tight End

Joshua Perkins, Philadelphia Eagles

Josh Perkins has been significantly involved in two games-Four weeks ago when the Eagles were forced to run 3TE sets to finish the game and Josh McCown nearly took the field as a receiver and last week when Philly was without Zach Ertz. He has 11 targets in those games with a 9-87-1 stat line. He's a free square if Zach Ertz, who's dealing with a lacerated kidney, can't suit up for the Wild Card Round.