DraftKings Wild Card Cash Game Breakdown

DraftKings Wild Card Cash Game Breakdown

By TJ Hernandez (Associate Editor), last update Jan 5, 2017

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If you are playing cash games on a short slate, it’s going to be very difficult to have a lineup full of players that check all the boxes as “safe” plays. For example, with just four games, you might not be able to roster three running backs that are big home favorites. Especially this week, paying up for the most trustworthy players and rolling out true punt plays isn’t just an option, but a must. 

As always, be sure to reference the “Others I’d Consider” section, as you should never blindly enter a lineup into any contest and different lineups are optimal for different types of cash games.

Related: DraftKings Cash Game Guidelines


QB Ben Roethlisberger $7,600 vs MIA 

The Steelers have the highest implied point total of the week (28) and are facing a Dolphins defense that ranks 31st in quarterback aFPA. Over the final six weeks of the season, only three defenses allowed a higher touchdown rate through the air than Miami, whose 0.50 fantasy points per pass attempt allowed ranks 27th during that span.

Continue reading for more of TJ's top cash game plays.

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