How is your NFL Week 18 DFS lineup construction going? Remember, the focus this week is on your cash game build. Yes, we can get a little funky with some GPP lineups and use whatever crazy DFS stacks you want to use, but be sure to put yourself together a strong high-floor, zero-fat cash game lineup and play it in your GPP tournaments as well. You're going to see a ton of DFS bargains and dart-throws this week as people take one last stab at a full-slate and fish for the million-dollar prize. With so many taking random chances, your cash lineups are likely to do better than usual in the GPP format.

That's not to say we can't have a little fun with some of our tournament lineups. Just be sensible about it. You should always be building around a core group of players you believe will do well this weekend. They should be the core for both your cash and GPP lineups. It is the surrounding players where you need to check in with the NFL Week 18 DFS Ownership Projections and see who is projected to be highly-owned and who is not. That's where you likely find the top stacks to use in tournaments.

All set? Let's get to it.



Just a few notes here about the lineups below...

The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.

Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.

Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!


According to Adam Schefter:

Ravens’ HC John Harbaugh officially ruled out QB Lamar Jackson for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals.

Giants officially activated QB Davis Webb from their practice squad, a sign that the team could opt to hold out Daniel Jones vs. the Eagles.

Dolphins have elevated QB Mike Glennon to their active roster for Sunday’s game vs. the Jets.

Dolphins’ HC Mike McDaniel announced that Skylar Thompson will start Sunday vs. the Jets.

Ravens’ standout J.K. Dobbins will not play today vs. the Bengals

49ers’ WR Deebo Samuel is off the injury report and expected to return Sunday vs. the Cardinals.

Browns downgraded DE Jadeveon Clowney to out for Sunday’s game vs. Pittsburgh.

Players ruled out for Sunday include Tua Tagovailoa, Duane Brown, Carlton Davis, DonoVan Smith, Vita Vea, Leonard Williams, Lane Johnson, Josh Sweat, Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields, Jack Conklin, Tyler Biadasz, Brian Robinson, Nick Foles, James Conner, DeAndre Hopkins, Aaron Donald

Other News:

49ers activated RB Elijah Mitchell from injured reserve.

Seahawks placed RB Travis Homer on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain.

Robbie Anderson (back) will not play in Week 18 against the 49ers.

Seahawks TE  Noah Fant (knee) was removed from the injury report and will play in Week 18 vs the Rams.

Harrison Smith (knee soreness) has been declared out for Week 18 against the Bears.

Lions CB Jeff Okudah (elbow) is questionable for Week 18 vs the Packers.

Dolphins CB Xavien Howard (knee) is questionable for Week 18 vs the Jets.


LAR/SEA – expect some rain during the game, but not a major factor


As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive. 

Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership): 

*Bills: Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Isaiah McKenzie or Dawson Knox or Gabe Davis (Stevenson or Meyers coming back)

*Bengals: Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins or Joe Mixon (Andrews or Dobbins coming back)

*Eagles: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith or Dallas Goedert or Miles Sanders (Breida coming back)

Cowboys: Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, Tony Pollard or Dalton Schultz (McLaurin or Dotson coming back)

*49ers: Brock Purdy, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk or Christian McCaffrey or Deebo Samuel (Dortch coming back)

Seahawks: Geno Smith, DK Metcalf, Kenneth Walker or Tyler Lockett (Higbee or Akers coming back)

Lions (FanDuel Only): Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, D'Andre Swift or Jamaal Williams or Brock Wright (Watson or Jones coming back)

Packers: (FanDuel Only): Aaron Rodgers, Christian Watson, Aaron Jones or AJ Dillon or Romeo Doubs (Swift or ARSB coming back)

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

Vikings: Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook or TJ Hockenson (Montgomery coming back)

Browns: Deshaun Watson, Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper or Donovan Peoples-Jones or David Njoku (Harris or Pickens coming back)

Steelers: Kenny Pickett, George Pickens, Diontae Johnson or Najee Harris  (Chubb or Cooper coming back)

*Panthers: Sam Darnold, DJ Moore, Chuba Hubbard or Terrace Marshall Jr or Shi Smith (Kamara or Olave coming back)

Saints: Andy Dalton, Chris Olave, Alvin Kamara or Taysom Hill or Juwan Johnson (Moore or Hubbard coming back)

Rams: Baker Mayfield, Tyler Higbee, Van Jefferson or Cam Akers (Metcalf or Walker coming back)

*Chargers (Only if Ravens Win): Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler or Mike Williams (Jeudy or Sutton coming back)

Broncos: Russell Wilson, Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton or Albert Okwuegbunam (Allen or Ekeler or Williams coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

*Jets: Joe Flacco, Garrett Wilson, Tyler Conklin or Michael Carter (Hill or Waddle coming back)

Dolphins: Skylar Thompson, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle (Wilson or Conklin coming back)

Patriots: Mac Jones, Jakobi Meyers, Rhamondre Stevenson or Damien Harris (Diggs or McKenzie coming back)

Ravens: Tyler Huntley, Mark Andrews, JK Dobbins or Demarcus Robinson (Chase or Higgins coming back)

Texans: Davis Mills, Brandin Cooks, Chris Moore or Jordan Akins (Pittman or Moss coming back)

Colts: Sam Ehlinger, Michael Pittman, Parris Campbell or Zack Moss (Cooks or Moore coming back)

*denotes favorite


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