DFS Roundtable: Christian McCaffrey and Salary Thoughts

The DFS team discusses Christian McCaffrey and other salary considerations for Week 13

Comment on the below topics from a lineup building standpoint, cash vs. GPP lineups, and Week 13 storylines perspective:

  • Is Christian McCaffrey too expensive now? Or with the 11-game main slate, it feels worthwhile considering the positional drop-off? Who is the salary saver(s) to offset McCaffrey's budget hit this week?
  • Who will get the better of Lamar Jackson versus the San Francisco defense? Is Jackson a fade at his high salary? Will they need to rely on the pass more than the run?
  • Which low Vegas total is a sneaky shootout: Washington-Carolina, Tennessee-Indianapolis, Jets-Cincinnati, Chargers-Denver, Cleveland-Pittsburgh? Does this line of thought factor more into cash or tournament lineups?

chad parsons

If going with Christian McCaffrey, the lineup fallout is pretty severe this week as 3-4 low-salary options are a must to make the cap work. I like Miles Sanders as an RB2 but at least two others are needed to fit McCaffrey. The problem is the main slate has limited games and the drop-off at running back is pretty steep for value plays.

Lamar Jackson is the top quarterback overall value on the main slate board with only Patrick Mahomes II in the discussion if deviating. Jackson has at least 60 rushing yards in all but two games this season and has not thrown an interception in the past six games. The Patriots have been the toughest (by far) matchup for Lamar Jackson to-date and Jackson was *held* to three total touchdowns and 61 rushing yards. Jackson's floor is insanely high as even if they trail, it means more Jackson play-making from dropbacks and likely depending on his legs for chunk runs.

PHIL ALEXANDER

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