Cash Game Optimal Lineup Walkthrough for Week 9

Cash Game Optimal Lineup Walkthrough for Week 9

By Kevin Zatloukal (4for4 Contributor), last updated Nov 7, 2015

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The Cash Game Lineup Walkthrough is a 4for4 exclusive article that walks you through the process of constructing a lineup that will dominate cash games in daily fantasy. Our Value Reports already give you John Paulsen's award-winning projections for every player available each week, and now our Lineup Generator allows you to create optimal lineups based on a player pool of the best values. This column works in tandem with the value reports and lineup generator, giving you an easy formula to create a winning team.

Our focus here is on cash games: head-to-heads, 50/50s, and double-ups. Unlike tournaments, there is no need to be contrarian by picking players that no one else would think of. All we need to do is put together the team that is projected to score the most points this week.

Our goal is not only to eliminate most of the hard work in putting together a lineup but also to leave some room for you to pick players that you like this week. Each table below fills in some of the spots in your lineup. For the remaining spots, we give you a few choices of players that we expect to score about the same amount of fantasy points and have similar prices. Any choice in these remaining spots will give you a team that is projected to score strongly, so feel free to pick the player you feel the best about.


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Here is the Week 9 cash game lineup for DraftKings:

Position Player Salary Opponent
QB QB1    
RB Devonta Freeman $8,000 at SF
RB Darren McFadden $4,300 vs PHI
WR Antonio Brown $8,100 vs OAK
WR Alshon Jeffery $6,700 at SD
WR WR3    
TE TE1    
DEF Saints $2,200 vs TEN
  Total $29,300  

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