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DraftKings NFL Cash Plays – Week 8

Strap in as The Fantasy Football Ghost guides us through a wild Week 8 for DraftKings NFL cash plays! Week 7 saw another average well above the three-times value mark with a weekly average that clocked in at 3.2-times value. This average excluded LeSean McCoy, whom I featured, due to the fact that he got injured (concussion) on just his second carry of the day. As I’ve stated previously, I can’t foresee injuries, as much as I would love to be able to account for them, I simply cannot. As such, if a player is injured in their game, I will generally remove their statistics from the weekly average. If you, or I, were able to foresee that injury occurring and had pivoted off McCoy and onto his backup, Chris Ivory, the average would have jumped up to 3.3 times value off of Ivory’s 13.6-point performance coupled with his $3,800 price tag in DraftKings cash games. McCoy’s injury aside, the week was yet another very successful showing featuring no highlighted player (who finished their games) failing below the 2.5 times value marker I set for myself. Let’s keep this hot streak going right through Week 8! As a reminder, I will put forth a few players each week that I think you should work into your cash lineups. Some weeks I might only have a single player at a position, the next week I may have three, it is all going to depend on the strength of the slate, the values present on a given week and the match ups. The following week I will recap how my picks fared. A successful week will be determined by the players I suggest averaging 2.5-times their value, while an unsuccessful week will be an average under 2.5 times value. Another quick reminder, much of the data presented in this piece can be found in Dave Caban’s Weekly Stat Explorer, found here. Check it out to keep on top of all the week’s key match ups!

DraftKings NFL Cash Plays for Week 8

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