I have been doing this series for three years in a row and each year I continue to learn and progress as a DFS player. If you’re new to this series, I’ll give you a brief rundown of what I aim to do with this article.
First – throughout the season I post my bankroll at the beginning of every article so you can view my weekly progress. This year, my starting bankroll was $18,270. I don’t do this as a way to brag, plenty of other people are playing with much more than I am. I do this as a way to show how your bankroll can go through some valleys and peaks throughout the season. Experienced players aren’t winning 100 percent of the time. We face losing weeks like everyone else. The important thing is to be profitable at the end of Week 17. You need to look at this as a marathon and not a sprint.
Second – this article is simple. I primarily run down my entire cash game thought process for the week. I won’t list plays for the sake of listing them. If I know early in the week which I am starting at QB, he’s the only guy I’ll mention.
Due to life changes and time constraints, there’s going to be a change to the format of this column. I’m going to write up my whole player pool at each position so that you all can have an idea on where I am looking. Then I will write up the one guy at each position I feel the most strongly about. Think of the first article as a rough draft. As news happens throughout the week, I’ll post an updated player pool on Friday.
NOTE: PLAYERS ADDED TO MY PLAYER POOL ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN RED.
Week 3 Results
Cash Game Player Pool
Philip Rivers (DK) – Rivers gets the privilege of facing the Saints defense, at home. They’ve allowed 300+ passing yards in two of their three games, and I imagine Matt Ryan may have done the same had Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman not run rampant all over them. Only the Raiders have given up more offensive yards than the Saints. This game currently sits with a 53.5 point over/under and the Chargers are projected for four touchdowns. Rivers offers a nice floor and ceiling that you’re looking for in a cash game play.
Dak Prescott Brian Hoyer
Kirk Cousins (FD)
Jordan Howard – Jeremy Langford is out an extended period of time and Ka’deem Carey is also battling his own injuries. In steps Jordan Howard for $3700 on DK and $5600 on FD. It’s always fun to construct rosters when we get a near minimum salary option to plug into our lineup. Howard should see around 15-18+ touches and at his price tag, he won’t need to have an enormous game to hit value.
Antonio Brown – I know I am really going out on a limb, by writing about Antonio Brown as the WR I feel strongest about, but with the value that has opened up, it isn’t that difficult to fit him into your lineup. His volume (33 percent target share), floor and ceiling make him one of the most unfadeable plays in DFS. Even in a perceived tough matchup against the Chiefs, Brown should be considered the top overall play.
Zach Miller – Right now, Zach Miller has been my first piece I enter into my cash lineups. Yes, he scored two touchdowns last week, but I am more intrigued by the fact that Brian Hoyer targeted him nine times. The Lions rank 27th in pass DVOA against TEs and 31st in 4for4 schedule-adjusted average fantasy points allowed (aFPA) metric. The Lions have surrendered five touchdowns to TEs the last three weeks. The opportunity and low salary makes Miller my favorite cash TE.