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Week 18 DraftKings Cash-Game Picks

By Jared Smola | Updated on Mon, 11 Mar 2024 . 4:04 PM EDT

Top Plays for DraftKings Head-to-Head and 50/50 Contests

Week 18 cash games are a different beast.

With varying levels of motivation around the league, there’s much less to be certain of. And certainty is what we want in cash.

That doesn’t mean that we can’t find an edge.

Our competition is dealing with the same uncertainty.

It just means we’ll need to work a bit harder this week. In particular, pay close attention to inactives for both the early and late games and be willing to adjust your cash lineup based on that news.

Rather than breaking down my top picks at each position this week, I’m going to list the viable cash plays to consider. I’ll keep this list updated throughout the weekend, including as we get those inactives on Sunday.



  • Justin Fields, Bears ($7,200)
  • Tyrod Taylor, Giants ($5,300)
  • Nick Mullens, Vikings ($5,100)


Running Backs

  • James Conner, Cardinals ($6,100)
  • Zamir White, Raiders ($6,000)
  • Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles ($4,800)
  • Jordan Mason, 49ers ($4,600)


Wide Receivers

  • CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys ($9,300)
  • Justin Jefferson, Vikings ($8,500)
  • D.J. Moore, Bears ($7,000)
  • Chris Olave, Saints ($6,700)
  • DeAndre Hopkins, Titans ($6,100)
  • Curtis Samuel, Commanders ($4,300)


Tight Ends

  • Juwan Johnson, Saints ($3,600)
  • Chig Okonkwo, Titans ($3,500)
  • Harrison Bryant, Browns ($2,500)
  • Noah Gray, Chiefs ($2,500)
  • Davis Allen, Rams ($2,500)


Defense/Special Teams

  • Bengals ($3,000)
  • Broncos ($2,800)


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Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
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