FanDuel Week 6 Cash Game Breakdown
Week 6 brings us a main slate where every single game has an over/under between 43.5 and 47.5 except for Saints-Panthers, which has an over/under of 53. The high floor of 43.5 creates a situation where there are more favorable implied team totals than usual for favorites. The Bills and Titans, two teams known for their conservative, run-heavy approaches, both have implied totals over 25 this week. The Texans, who average only 16.4 points per game, have an implied total of 24.5. This creates a situation where there is a lot of value at different price points for each position. I have found I can create multiple cash game lineups that I feel comfortable with. I tend to roll out one head-to-head lineup, but this is a week where I could certainly understand rolling with more than one.
As a reminder, 50/50s and double ups should be approached differently from head to heads. In head-to-heads, you can afford to roll with one lineup because you can mitigate risk by facing a multitude of opponents, some of whose lineups will inevitably be worse than yours, even on one of your worst days. In other words, the floor of your weekly profit is higher. You also benefit more from upside in head-to-heads, where an increase in your scoring will lead to a higher winning percentage. In 50/50s and double ups, playing only one lineup increases your ceiling of your potential profit, but also lowers the floor to zero. Therefore, 50/50s and double ups lend themselves better to multiple lineups. Upside doesn’t help you quite as much in 50/50s and double-ups because you’re just trying to beat the cash line, and any additional points you score above the cash line will not increase your winnings (upside, of course, benefits you more in double ups than in 50/50s because there is a higher cash line in the former). It’s up to you to decide what route to take, but always remember to be aware of the subtle differences between each type of cash game contest.
Related: FanDuel Cash Game Guidelines
QB Drew Brees $8,500 vs. CAR
Anytime Brees is at home, he’s one of the top options on the slate. Since 2014, Brees is averaging 342 yards and 2.6 TDs passing at home, compared to 291 yards and 1.7 TDs on the road. The Panthers have allowed the fourth highest yards per attempt figure in the league (8.4). At 53, Panthers-Saints is the only game with an over/under above 48.
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