As primarily a cash game player, I wanted to start this series so we can go over my NFL cash lineup from the weekend before. This could show my process to everyone reading over the course of the week and might be able to help me and everyone else get better on a week-to-week basis. We could potentially pick out what we did right, what we did wrong, and be better for it.
First and foremost, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with friends and family. Make sure to stick with FTA for our NBA content for tomorrow’s Christmas slate. We continued our 2018 tear on NFL DFS yesterday and I’m honestly sad to see this season come to a close in just a weeks time. We put up a super solid 178 DK points and probably could have hit over 200 if some plays hit their ceilings. The total was good for cashing in all of our double up and tournament entries and about 86% of our head-to-heads.
- Coming into Sunday I knew I was paying up for three running backs as I mentioned in my article this week. Ezekiel Elliott and Christian McCaffrey were the two I was completely on, with Saquon being a close third.
- Zeke and CMC had prime match-up’s and had 35-40 point upside. Some people in chat were scared about McCaffrey after losing Cam but we correctly stayed on him. He just has so much usage and efficiency it honestly doesn’t matter if Cam is in or not. Meanwhile, Zeke is leading the league in touches but has had two pretty bad weeks in a row. He hasn’t hit 100 rushing yards the last two weeks and his targets were down this week as well. Luckily for us, it didn’t hurt us as we were good on other plays and he was super high owned.
- I was going back and forth on Saquon Barkley and Nick Chubb as my third back and even though Saquon had a mediocre game, he didn’t kill us with his 18.7 DK points. This is the second time in the last two weeks he hasn’t hit 20 DK points or more, a number he hit in 12 of 13 weeks before that. He saw the volume yesterday, 26 touches, he just wasn’t very efficient with them against a tough Indianapolis run defense.
- The last lock I had coming into Sunday was Robby Anderson. I talked in my article about how much more volume he has been seeing the last four or so weeks and was completely mispriced for that volume against a leaky Green Bay secondary. I wasn’t expecting a 32 point outburst from him but it definitely felt good to get that play right.
- Starting at quarterback, man did we luck into Nick Foles. Most of the week I had Dak in there but I wanted to find a way to get Alshon in my lineup and that meant dropping off Dak for the $1000 savings and moving up from Ian McKenzie to Alshon. The stack of Alshon and Foles made sense, unfortunately, Alshon was about the only Eagles pass catcher who didn’t do anything. Foles came in as the third best quarterback of the week behind Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson. We really only needed about 14 DK points from Foles and he exploded for 35, 7.5x his salary.
- My last receiver was Josh Reynolds who I also thought was mispriced at $4,600. It was unfortunately the CJ Anderson show in Los Angeles so the Rams didn’t need to pass all that much. We’ve lived in the mid 4k range this year in cash and even though Reynolds didn’t play well, I don’t regret the play as I wasn’t really in love with anyone else in the range.
- Tight end was the last piece of the puzzle and it really worked out for us with Chris Herndon scoring 6.5x his salary. I didn’t love using two Jets in cash but Herndon was purely a price play as I wanted to jam the three backs and Alshon in. It just managed to work out for us, he could have scored nine points and I would have been happy with that.
The 2018 season is coming to a close and we’re boasting a 14-2 record on the season. Our process hasn’t strayed the whole year and we’ve reaped the benefits from that process even in the losing weeks. That process being 60-70 expected touches from our running backs, a cheaper quarterback with upside, cheaper receivers with 6-10 expected targets and a cheap tight end and defense. It’s honestly not rocket science. I hope all of you that pay attention to our content and subscribe to our wonderful community have also had a great season as well. Merry Christmas!
Results (14-2 record)
Week 16: 178.14 points, won 86 percent of head-to-heads
Week 15: 131.26 points, won 78 percent of head-to-heads
Week 14: 151.76 points, won 74 percent of head-to-heads
Week 13: 155.26 points, won 68 percent of head-to-heads
Week 12: 153.42 points, won 64 percent of head-to-heads
Week 11: 161.92 points, won 96 percent of head-to-heads
Week 10: 140.22 points, won 78 percent of head-to-heads
Week 9: 149.28 points, won 76 percent of head-to-heads
Week 8: 148.9 points, won 83 percent of head-to-heads
Week 7: 122.2 points, won 64 percent of head-to-heads
Week 6: 144.5 points, won 48 percent of head-to-heads
Week 5: 121.52 points, won 22 percent of head-to-heads
Week 4: 213.18 points, won 79 percent of head-to-headsFantasy Football