It was Jared Goff chalk week in Week 14 and the quarterback of the Lions delivered 29.1 points at a salary of $5,600 on DraftKings. There’s a good chance you used Amon-Ra St. Brown in your cash-game lineup and the talented wideout disappointed with 13.4 points in a favorable matchup against the Vikings.
But with St. Brown being the highest-rostered wide receiver on the main slate in cash games, he shouldn’t have tanked your lineups. For my cash-game lineup, it finished with 141.6 points on DraftKings in Week 14, which was good enough to cash in all of my double-ups and 20 of the 25 head-to-heads I entered.
With only four weeks remaining on the schedule, I’ve only had two weeks where I didn’t make a profit in cash games. In hopes of continuing the success we’ve had this season, let’s take a look at my cash-game picks for the Week 15 main slate on DraftKings.
Justin Herbert vs. TEN ($7,200)
Herbert has looked fantastic over the past month, producing 20-plus points in four straight games for the Chargers. After airing it out for a season-high 367 yards in Week 14 against the Dolphins, the strong-armed quarterback now faces a pass-funneling defense in the Titans in Week 15 at home. While the Titans own the No. 1 ranked NEFF run defense, they are the No. 28 defense in pass NEFF. With his full arsenal of weapons now healthy, Herbert figures to be one of the most popular QBs in Week 15.
Dak Prescott @ JAC ($6,200)
Prescott and the Cowboys experienced a scare in Week 14 versus the Texans as he scored only 15.7 points, giving him fewer than 18 points in three straight games. Due to his recent quiet outings, Prescott is now a nice value at $6,200 on DraftKings. The Jaguars allow the eighth-most points per game to QBs and they just surrendered 19.8 points to Ryan Tannehill in Week 14. Considering the Jaguars also permit the sixth-most passing yards per game to QBs, Prescott is primed for a bounce-back game in Week 15.
Mike White vs. DET ($5,400)
Using cheap QBs in positive matchups is a viable strategy in cash games. Assuming he plays in Week 15, White appears to be a fantastic value. After scoring 22-plus points in his first two starts for the Jets this season, White was held to only 10.7 points in Week 14 in a bad-weather game versus the Bills. The good news for White is that the Jets face the Lions this week, a team that gives up the most points per game to QBs. The Lions have done well to slow down opposing rushing attacks, so White should have plenty of success as long as he plays on Sunday.
Editor’s Note: Mike White has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs the Lions. Mac Jones is a fine replacement in DFS this week vs the Raiders.
Derrick Henry @ LAC ($8,000)
If you’re someone that can afford to pay up at the running back position, Henry is in a fantastic matchup in Week 15 versus the Chargers. We know Henry is going to handle a massive workload as he boasts the second-highest opportunity share (82%) among RBs, giving us a high floor. The All-Pro running back will go up against a Chargers defense that is allowing the most yards per attempt and the second-most rushing yards per game to RBs this season. Austin Ekeler and Josh Jacobs are also fine options if you have enough salary.
Tony Pollard @ JAC ($7,100)
Even with Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott sharing the backfield for the Cowboys, Pollard remains extremely effective in a lethal offense. Pollard has 22-plus points and three-plus targets in four of his last five games after producing 22.2 points and five targets in Week 14 against the Texans. The dynamic back for the Cowboys will now get an opportunity to go up against the Jaguars, who are giving up the ninth-most points per game, the most receptions, and the fourth-most receiving yards per game to RBs this season. Alvin Kamara is another viable option in cash games if you aren’t able to afford Pollard.
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Isiah Pacheco @ HOU ($5,900)
Sometimes, you simply have to trust the matchup and the lucky running back that gets to face the Texans this week is Pacheco. While Jerick McKinnon saw increased usage for the Chiefs in Week 14 in the passing game, Pacheco continues to be the featured back in the ground game. The rookie running back has carried the ball 13-plus times in five straight games and he has 12-plus points in four straight. Given the touchdown upside in Kansas City’s offense, Pacheco provides us with a high floor against a Texans team that is surrendering the most points per game to RBs.
* Note: Keep tabs on the statuses of the RBs on the Patriots as they have a favorable matchup versus the Raiders in Week 15. If Stevenson is ruled out and an official starter is named, they could be a nice salary-relief option on Sunday.
Keenan Allen vs. TEN ($6,800)
After sitting out a decent chunk of the season, Allen appears to be fully healthy for the Chargers. The veteran wideout posted a season-high 21.2 points in Week 14 versus the Dolphins, giving him 15-plus points in three straight games. But what matters most is the fact that he’s garnered 14 targets in back-to-back games, giving him a high floor on DraftKings. The Titans are allowing the second-most points per game to WRs this season. St. Brown, CeeDee Lamb, and Mike Williams are also viable in cash games.
Garrett Wilson vs. DET ($6,000)
Wilson has emerged as a legitimate league winner due to the Jets naming White the starting quarterback. The rookie wide receiver has registered 26-plus points in two of his three games with White under center and he’s earned seven-plus targets in all three contests with White. Besides having a strong rapport with White, the Lions have given up the third-most points per game and the sixth-most yards per reception to WRs, making him an underpriced wide receiver at $6,000.
Zay Jones vs. DAL ($4,900)
Jones is likely the only wide receiver on the main slate that has a target share of 20% or higher and is priced under $5,000 on DraftKings. The veteran wide receiver caught eight of his 12 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Titans, giving him 10-plus targets in three of his last four games. Even though the Cowboys are a great defense, the Jaguars will need to throw the ball to keep up with the Cowboys, so Jones should continue seeing plenty of targets in Week 15.
Greg Dulcich vs. ARI ($3.600)
It remains to be seen who starts at quarterback for the Broncos in Week 15 as Russell Wilson deals with a head injury. Whether it’s Wilson or Brett Rypien, Dulcich is in a premier matchup against a Cardinals defense that is allowing the most points per game to TEs this season. On top of that, the rookie tight end has notched eight-plus targets in back-to-back weeks. Dalton Schultz and Gerald Everett are also viable options if you have enough salary to use them.
Chig Okonkwo @ LAC ($3,100)
With the lack of receiving weapons on the Titans, it appears that it’s officially Okonkwo time. Okonkwo hauled in all six of his targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 versus the Jaguars, proving that he should get more usage moving forward. Treylon Burks still hasn’t returned to practice for the Titans, and even if he returns, Okonkwo gets to face a Chargers defense that is giving up the most yards per reception to TEs this season.
Patriots @ LV ($2,800)
Two defenses are underpriced considering the matchups this week and one of them is the Patriots. New England’s defense has been a strong unit for the majority of the season and they’ve produced 17-plus points in two of their last four games. The Raiders have struggled offensively and the Patriots could make things difficult for Derek Carr on Sunday.
Broncos vs. ARI ($2,700)
The other defense that is underpriced in Week 15 is the Broncos. Despite Denver being one of the most disappointing teams this season, the defense has remained formidable as they’ve scored seven-plus points in back-to-back weeks. The Cardinals are going to be without Kyler Murray and the Broncos will be playing at home. The Buccaneers and the Titans are two defenses to consider if you’re unable to afford the Patriots or the Broncos.