FanDuel Week 1 Cash Game Breakdown
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Cash games are all about choosing the safest, high-floor options at each position, so I’ll only blurb players I think should be considered for these type of contests; none of that “this guy is probably more of a GPP play” stuff. If I’m considering one QB or one D/ST in my cash game lineups (as is the case this week), I’ll only blurb one. If I think there are multiple options to consider, I’ll blurb them all. But if you’re looking for my analysis on a larger portion of the player pool, you’ll find that in my tournament column coming out Friday. I tend to usually play only one or two cash game lineups on FanDuel (and many, many tournament lineups), depending on how many safe options I deem there are and how closely ranked I think they are. So without further ado, let’s get to gettin’ this money.
QB Sam Bradford @ ATL $7,500
Bradford has never been a fantasy asset, but neither were Nick Foles or Mark Sanchez before they played in Chip Kelly’s offense. Foles and Sanchez combined to increase their touchdown rate by 62 percent (!), their yards per attempt by 23 percent, and their completion percentage by 13 percent under Kelly. The Eagles’ Vegas team total of 29 is Sunday’s highest, and very impressive given that they’re on the road, where teams generally take a 3-point hit. Bradford ranks first in our floor value rankings and fourth in our FanDuel Value Reports. He’s the only QB I want in cash games; I don’t see a reason to pay up into the $8,000’s or $9,000’s when you can get Bradford’s high floor/high ceiling combination for $7,500.