Week 6 DraftKings Cash Game Picks and Strategy
Below you'll find my Week 6 DraftKings cash game picks and strategy. By offering a general approach to the week, along with a player pool to consider, you should walk away feeling well-equipped no matter your bankroll strategy or game selection process.
In general, my cash game strategy revolves around the running back position. My main focus is to roster three running backs with workhorse-type roles that simultaneously allow me to build a high-floor lineup at the other positions. Certain weeks, we'll be able to jam in multiple high-priced running backs because of the value that presents itself at quarterback, wide receiver and tight end.
Other weeks we may have to dip into the mid-range at running back because value hasn't emerged at the other positions. Because quarterback is a position with a narrower range of outcomes, it often makes sense to pay down for a signal-caller. As always it will depend on the makeup of the entire lineup, but I'll usually favor spending down at quarterback.
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I'm not opposed to paying up at wide receiver or tight end if the constraints of the week dictate that it's the most prudent lineup construction. However, with the propensity to allot the most salary to the running back position, I usually attempt to roster the most targets per dollar at wide receiver. It often results in rostering mid-tier wide receivers and tight ends. Given the volatility and variance week-to-week in pass-catchers, it makes sense to not use a ton of salary there as a general rule of thumb. Defense/special teams usually comes down to the cheapest defense with a respectable matchup and a relatively high sack rate, as pressure is what creates the plays defenses need to score fantasy points.
At Quarterback, I've warmed up to Ryan Tannehill thanks to John Paulsen's projection putting him just above Fitzpatrick in the value metric, but I personally still prefer Fitzpatrick.
There isn't a ton to update today here today expect for the fact that I have come to like David Montgomery, who I wrote up in tournament plays, as a cash play as well. The matchup and passing game activity combined put him in the conversation. I think if you compare him to Myles Gaskin they are in the same bucket. I've been going back and forth on Montgomery v. Gaskin
Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5,900) twice in cash in the first six weeks of the season? Fitz has always had this upside, but the Dolphins as a team are starting to gel and it can't be ignored how solid he's been playing. Two weeks ago when we played him in cash against Seattle, he 5x'd value without even throwing a touchdown pass and that's the kind of floor that he possesses. The main reason for that is his rushing ability that we always like to bake into our cash game floor. Fitz has averaged five fantasy points a game just from rushing the football.
The Jets have allowed the seventh-most passing yards per game and this home matchup for Fitz sets up nicely with a 28.75 implied team total. Fitz hasn't scored less than 25 DraftKings points since Week 1 and he's thrown for multiple touchdowns, 300 yards, or both in all four of those games. He's simply just playing well and I don't see that stopping this week. In a week where there isn't a ton of lower-priced players to plug into our lineups, saving money with Fitzpatrick makes a lot of sense.
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