DFS DraftKings Cash Game Breakdown 2018 Week 9

By Bobby Gomes
Bobby Gomes

Cash Game Breakdown:

Cash games in Daily Fantasy Sports are considered 50/50’s and head to heads. When we are building cash games we are trying to build our line up with the highest floor possible. A high “Floor” line up is a lineup that is built to show optimal usage. Usage is guaranteed opportunity. Usage can be quantified by snap percentage and targets for Running Backs, snap percentage and targets for Wide Receivers, and positive game script and implied team totals for Quarterbacks.


Cam Newton (6,600)

If this was a year or two ago Cam would be in the high 7K’s this week in this matchup versus the Buccaneers. So at 6,600 the second most expensive quarterback on the slate this is still very much a discount. The Buccaneers have one of the worst defenses that we have seen in sometime in the NFL and that doesn’t seem like it's going to change very soon after getting torched by Andy Dalton and the bengals in Cincinnati last week. While we like to pay down at quarterback in Cash games I think paying up for Cam is fine in Cash games because this is still a discount.

Running Back:

Christian Mccaffrey (7,800)

The likelihood in cash games is that you are going to roster either two of McCaffrey, Kamara, and Gurley. If you can get all three that's fine, I’m having difficulty doing it though, without leaving myself thin everywhere else so unless some value opens up i’m probably not going there. McCaffrey faces a Bucs defense that gave up 123 yards and two touchdowns to Joe Mixon in week 8 and our 29TH in DVOA versus pass catching running backs. McCaffrey is in a smash spot so I think it only makes sense to roster him as a core play this week in Cash games.

Courtland Sutton (3,900)

If your cash game team doesn’t start with Courtland Sutton this week you're doing it wrong. Sutton is the best point per dollar play on the slate, and his usage should skyrocket due to the Demaryius Thomas trade. At (3,900) the opportunity he should receive is just to much to pass up in cash games at that price.

Tight End:

Travis Kelce (6,800)

Tyreek Hill has a groin injury and draws a matchup versus rookie phenom Cornerback Denzel Ward.This means Kelce should see an extra bump in usage in a plus matchup this week versus the Browns. Overall they're isn’t much tight end value on this slate so paying up for Kelce in cash games isn’t the worst idea.


Broncos (2,300)

The Texans offensive line should be no match for this Broncos front seven in Denver. The Texans have really struggled to protect the quarterback this season, and the Broncos pass rush has started to pick it up a notch in recent weeks. The Broncos should be able to get too Deshaun Watson who will be down two Will Fuller and possibly slot receiver Keke Coutee.

Other Cash Game options:

Drew Brees, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Alvin Kamara, Kareem Hunt, D,J Moore, Cooper Kupp, David Njoku, O.J. Howard, Bears, Dolphins