This article aims to highlight some of the best NFL DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the week, and sometimes injury situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NFL News & Headlines Feed throughout the week will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.
We’ll take a look at the three-game Thanksgiving slate starting at 12:30 ET on Thursday.
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Josh Allen - Buffalo (at Dallas)
You could make a strong case for Dak Prescott or Drew Brees in this slate, but I’m rolling with Josh Allen on Thursday. There’s a chance Prescott and Brees both defer to their running backs, while Allen will continue to put the Buffalo offense on his back. His opponent, Dallas, has been generous to opposing quarterbacks lately as well. Aside from bad weather conditions in New England last week, the Cowboys allowed Kirk Cousins (20 FP) and Jeff Driskel (27 FP) to emerge as reliable fantasy picks. Allen’s rushing potential gives him a clear path to upside.
Alvin Kamara - New Orleans (at Atlanta)
Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas (vs. Buffalo)
I’m not getting cute at running back on Thursday, as both top options will be in my lineup. The Saints and Cowboys each check-in as 6.5 point favorites and the game script should favor each rushing attack. Kamara is the superior play when choosing between the two, but I highly recommend stuffing both of them in your cash game lineup. Kamara and Elliott should each maintain a heavy workload running and catching the ball, especially with the Saints’ RB seeing 29 targets over his past three games. Elliott’s matchup isn’t as appealing, but his salary is starting to relax while playing for the second-highest team projection of this slate.
John Brown - Buffalo (at Dallas)
In order to fit Kamara and Elliott in the same lineup, you’ll likely need to find some cheap receivers. Luckily, there’s an abundance of those in this three-game slate. Michael Thomas and Amari Cooper are more reserved for tournaments due to their marked-up salaries and the RB-heavy strategy outlined in this article. Plus, Brown makes for a beautiful stacking extension of our preferred quarterback on this slate. He owns a 27% target share in the Bills’ passing game, and the Cowboys have been slipping in that department lately. Brown’s rapport with QB Josh Allen has never been stronger this season, so that connection should be alive and well on Thursday.
Calvin Ridley - Atlanta (vs. New Orleans)
Ridley will continue to step up for the Falcons with WR Mohamed Sanu traded away and TE Austin Hooper highly questionable. For perspective, Ridley has racked up 14 receptions on 22 targets for 228 yards and two touchdowns over his last two games in that role. Atlanta doesn’t have any semblance of a rushing attack, and they’ll need to keep airing it out while trying to stay in this game. Ridley’s salary remains moderate despite his elevated role and newly-found upside.
Dawson Knox - Buffalo (at Dallas)
The tight end position is rough on Thursday. You’ll likely be looking towards Dawson Knox or Jason Witten as a salary relief option in cash games. Flipping a coin is an acceptable strategy when trying to make that decision. Knox is a little bit cheaper with the best matchup of this slate, as the Cowboys have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to tight ends. I believe the Bills will be passing more than usual on Thursday, and Knox should see a handful of targets. He’s another stacking extension of Allen.
Bears Defense (at Detroit)
It’s obvious that the Saints and Bears represent the best fantasy defenses for cash games on Thursday. The Bears make a compelling case against a beat-up Detriot offense that could send out a third-string quarterback. Jeff Driskel is questionable for the Lions with a hamstring injury, and that’s concerning for a QB that depends on mobility. Even if Driskel ends up playing, the Bears could feast on him.
Also Consider: Saints Defense