DFS Cash Game Breakdown 2020 Week 17

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak


Chad Henne, KC

A common approach in cash games will likely be to choose whichever backup (and now starter) quarterback projects the best at his respective price. Right now there are two candidates. The first is Henne, who is ogin to be doing his best Patrick Mahomes impression on Sunday. Vegas still gives the Chiefs a 20.25 implied team total. The Chargers have also allowed the north-most DraftKings points to quarterbacks this season. At $5,100, those numbers are good enough to bet on in cash.

John Wolford, LAR

Wolford is starting in place of Jared Goff this week and his big appeal is his rushing ability. He went for 1,204 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns in his final two college seasons. He also averaged over 20 rushing yards per game in the AAF. The Cardinals have allowed the third-most rushing yards to quarterbacks this year.

Running Back

Jeff Wilson, SF

Without Raheem Mostert in the lineup, Wilson dominated the backfield work for San Francisco. He saw 22-of-24 running back carries plus two targets. Inexplicably, DraftKings still priced him at $6,000 this week. The running back values may draw modest ownership this week because of so many players moving to expensive passers.


Myles Gaskin, MIA

Like Wilson, Gaskin is simply priced poorly based on his usage. He is only $6,500 and saw 19 touches last week. Most importantly, Gaskin lined up as a wide receiver on 12 of his 48 snaps and saw five targets. Given his prominent role as a rusher and his newfound job as a receiver, Gaskin is a massive value this week.




Wide Receiver



Jerry Jeudy, DEN

Jeudy has struggled as of late but we chase cost-adjusted volume here and no player is a better value on that basis than Jeudy. He saw 15 targets last week and is averaging seven targets per game over his past four contests. Jeudy is only $4,200 this week.

Davante Adams, GB

With so much value available, going back to Adams is the only choice when paying up this week. He has seven games with over 100 receiving yards and is averaging 1.3 touchdowns per game. He's one of the best fantasy receivers to ever grace this Earth. Given salary is hardly a constraint this week, there's no reason not to go back to him.

Tight End

George Kittle, SF

Kittle returned to the lineup last week and looked as good as ever with 92 yards on five targets. He only played on half of the 49ers snaps but they had Brandon Aiyuk for a portion of that game and will now be without him for the final week. No. 1 receiver Kittle is back and still underpriced.

Donald Parham, LAC

The only reason Parham makes the cut here is that he remains near the minimum price. If Hunter Henry is unable to play in Week 17, Parham will be splitting the starting role with Stephen Anderson at $2,900. Parham played on 81% of the Chargers' snaps last week and caught two passes for 47 yards. That role is worth buying into for no cost.


New York Jets

The Jets get the lowly Patriots this week in a game that will put the final pages in the book of New England's dynasty. Expect it to go down with a whimper as Cam Newton starts his final game with the team. He has one passing touchdown to every two interceptions this season and is taking two sacks per game.