Week 11 DraftKings Cash-Game Picks


Christian McCaffrey, Panthers ($8,900)

He’s back.

CMC racked up 13 carries and 10 targets last week. He tallied 26.1 DK points -- without scoring a TD or hitting a 100-yard bonus. And there might be room for more volume going forward considering McCaffrey played “just” 59% of the snaps in a blowout win.

He gets a Washington defense on Sunday that’s been fairly tough against the run this season. But The Football Team sits 21st in Football Outsiders’ RB coverage rankings. Look for McCaffrey to do damage in the passing game.

A.J. Dillon, Packers ($6,200)

Aaron Jones’ knee injury thrusts Dillon into a lead -- and maybe a workhorse -- role.

Dillon is a virtual lock to dominate RB carries, with former undrafted free-agent Patrick Taylor behind him on the depth chart. Dillon has averaged 4.3 yards on 97 carries this season, ranking 6th among 51 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus’ rushing grades.

The big question is how much work Dillon will take over in the passing game. He’s averaged 1.8 targets per game this season, while Jones leaves behind 4.7. Don’t bank on Dillon picking up all of Jones’ work, but any extra target volume would be big. Dillon entered the NFL with a sparse pass-catching resume but has been good in that department this year, posting an 89% catch rate and 12.3 yards per catch.

Really, though, Dillon is a nice value at $6,200 just for the rushing projection. Anything we get in the passing game is a bonus.

James Conner, Cardinals ($6,100)

Arizona laid an egg with Colt McCoy under center last week. Conner still managed to score 15.4 DK points thanks to a late TD.

More importantly, though, he got strong usage in his first full game without Chase Edmonds. Conner played 82% of the Cardinals’ snaps, ran a route on 53% of pass plays, received 10 of the 16 RB carries and saw 4 targets (a 14% share).

That type of usage should lead to RB1-level production when the Cardinals offense plays better. That should certainly be the case if Kyler Murray returns this week. If Murray remains out, Conner becomes more of a fringe cash play.

Sunday’s matchup is excellent vs. a Seahawks defense that ranks 31st in both DK points allowed to RBs and adjusted fantasy points allowed.

Also consider: Myles Gaskin ($5,700), David Montgomery ($5,500)