DFS Cash Game Breakdown 2020 Week 10

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak


Deshaun Watson, HOU

Watson kicked off the season with a murderer's row of defensive matchups (Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Kansas City). Since that stretch, he's been on fire, averaging 316.8 passing yards and 2.6 touchdowns. He's also topped 20 rushing yards in four consecutive games. He gets the Cleveland defense this week. The Browns are 24th in passing yards per game allowed.

Josh Allen, BUF

Allen is more expensive but there are ways to find tremendous value on this slate so it's more than possible to get to a costly passer. In Allen's matchup, it may be worth it to find the necessary salary to play him. He is currently third in passing yards and fifth in passing touchdowns. On top of his passing prowess, Allen has five rushing touchdowns on the year. The Arizona/Buffalo matchup currently has a 56-point total. Getting access to that game could be crucial, even in cash games.

Running Back

Mike Davis, CAR

Christian McCaffrey is shaping up to miss this week but DraftKings wasn't able to price up Davis before the news broke. Davis started six games with McCaffrey out. In those games (per game):
* 13.8 attempts, 58.2 yards, .3 touchdowns
8 5 receptions, 28.3 yards, .3 touchdowns
We get another weak of Davis free square in Week 10.



Duke Johnson, HOU

David Johnson missed most of Week 9 with a concussion and if he's out again this week, Duke will be in line for a three-down role. He recorded 20 touches last week and no other Houston running back saw a touch. Duke is an excellent pass-catcher and an underrated runner. Now he gets a brief stint as a workhorse back at just $5,000 on DraftKings and $5,800 on Fanduel.





Wide Receiver



Diontae Johnson, PIT

Johnson has been plagued by injuries this year but the volume has been there in most games. He has four games of over 10 targets and was injured at some point in all three of his other games, all of which were flops. He's a No. 1 receiver when healthy and sacrificing free points because of an injury that hasn't happened yet is reading too deep into the situation.

Keenan Allen, LAC

Allen should be $8,000 on DraftKings. He's averaging 12.7 targets per game in contests he finishes with Justin Herbert under center. Allen is also posting 9.3 receptions for 97.5 yards in those games. He's playing similar to Michael Thomas last year but his price doesn't reflect that.

Tight End

Austin Hooper, CLE

Hooper was turning things around after a quiet start before an appendix injury sidelined him for two weeks. He is expected to be back in the lineup this week and is only $3,900 on DraftKings. He posted 23 targets over his previous four games and topped 50 yards for the first two times in his two most recent contests. He's playing in a game with a 53-point total and appears to be an integral piece of his team's passing attack.

Logan Thomas, WAS

Thomas is the cheapest way to lock down TE1 volume, even if that volume comes with the caveat of being on the Washington Football Team. Thomas has seen no fewer than four targets in every game this year and has finally started scoring touchdowns again. He has three scores on the year and two of them have come in the past three weeks.


Detroit Lions

The Lions face Washington this week and that means they get Alex Smith. Despite an incredible comeback narrative, Smith has been dreadful in a limited sample.
* 2% touchdown rate
* 6.1% interception rate
* 14% sack rate
Even if these numbers are inflated by the small sample, they indicate that Smith is the guy to target with defenses.