Unfortunately I got burned by the Matt Ryan and Cooper Kupp dud last week, but with everything Daily Fantasy Sports, you learn from your mistakes and move on to a new week. I am here to give you my NFL Draftkings Week Eight picks that I will be rolling out in all of my cash game lineups this week. My goal, as always, is to help you cash while showing you some cash game theory along the way.
NFL Draftkings – QUARTERBACK
Matthew Stafford vs. New York Giants ($6,100)
As always in cash games, you want to spend down at the most consistent position (QB), so that we can spend up at other positions (RB,WR) that don’t have as much reliability week to week.
I was all about Teddy Bridgewater this week, but after news broke that Drew Brees was going to start, I had to go with my second favorite play in cash this week.
Matthew Stafford went off last week against the Minnesota Vikings. He had 364 yards passing on 30-42 attempts. On top of that, he threw for four touchdowns. Stafford gets an even better match up this week versus the 27th ranked New York Giants passing defense. This game has the third highest over under on the slate with a 49.5, and with a spread in favor of Detroit by -6.5 Stafford should be in line for another solid week. To make things even better for Stafford, Detroit throws the ball 58% of the time in neutral game scripts, and when they get in the red zone that number jumps up to 60%. Stafford should be in line to crush his value, so make sure you plug him in as your cash game quarterback this week.