DFS Turkey Day Cash Game Breakdown 2018

By Bobby Gomes
Bobby Gomes


Turkey Day 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







Drew Brees (6,500)

Brees is expensive but all of the value quarterbacks seem to have to many question marks for cash games. On a three game slate I think it's fine to pay up at the quarterback position. The Falcons defense ranks 29th in pass DVOA and 25th in yards per attempt allowed to the quarterback position.

Running back

Ezekiel Elliott (8,600)

Zeke is coming of a monster game versus the Atlanta Falcons where he rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Washington is coming into this game banged up on the offensive side of the ball, and should be playing from behind as they are 7 point road dogs, this should force Colt Mccoy to take more chances than he would probably like to have to leading to more opportunities for Zeke. Washington is 28th in DVOA against the run.

Wide Receiver:

Taylor Gabriel (3,700)

Gabriel ran a route on 29 of Mitchell Trubisky’s 37 drop back last week, he is now 3,700 when just a couple of weeks ago he was 5,100. Gabriel has seen 5 targets in eight of ten games this season, that kind of opportunity is usually difficult to find at this price tag. Gabriel is also in a plus matchup where he should see Nevin Lawson who is ranked 92nd out of 117 qualified corners according to Pro Football Focus.

Tight End

Austin Hooper (4,200)

There is actually a good bit of value at tight end position this week. Jordan Reed, Austin Hooper, and Trey Burton are all viable in csh game’s. As of right now I prefer Hooper just because of the positive game script and the way the Saints schemed to take away Julio Jones in their first matchup. A case could definitely be made for Jordan Reed who should see a strong usage bump as well as trey Burton who at times this year has been Mitchell Trubisky’s favorite


Saints (2,300)

Love to pay down in cash for defenses while the Bears defense seems like the chalk on this slate, I would rather pay down for the Saints at home as thirteen point favorites. The Saints Defense has evolved throughout the season and have really come into their own in the last couple weeks.

Other Cash Game Considerations:

Mitchell Trubisky, Alvin Kamara, Tarik Cohen, Kenny Golladay, Michael Thomas, Cowboys