DraftKings Week 3 Slate Breakdown with Cash and GPP Picks
In this space each week, I’ll give my overall DraftKings cash game and tournament strategy thoughts and discuss how players fit into these strategies. By offering a general approach to the week, along with a player pool to consider, you should walk away feeling well-equipped no matter your bankroll strategy or game selection process.
Main Slate Cash Game Strategy
Cam Newton ($6,000) projects as the top quarterback value of the week but it’s Patrick Mahomes ($7,000) that offers the best odds to hit cash game value. Both quarterbacks are home favorites facing defenses that rank in the bottom 10 in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA). Kansas City is the only team with an implied point total over 30 this week and all of their touchdowns this season have come through the air. While the Chief's touchdown totals will even out—along with Mahomes’ insane 18 percent touchdown rate—enough points are expected in this game to give Mahomes a high floor with the ceiling to be a week-winner like he was last week. Although Carolina isn’t expected to score nearly as many points as the Chiefs, Cam has accounted for over 80 percent of the Panthers offense this season, including an average of 50 yards per game on the ground. The discount on Newton allows for high-priced players at other positions—such as wide receiver—where the standout values aren’t so obvious.
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