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NFL DFS Week 6 Cash Game Checkdown

Due to a week-long work trip, I’ll keep this week’s NFL DFS Cash Game article a bit more brief. We can focus more on lineup construction in Discord. The purpose of this article is to identify my top plays for a NFL DFS cash game lineup on DraftKings and FanDuel Sunday Main Slates (also known as a double-up). Players in this article are usually a mix of the following:

  • High-floor/high-volume “safer” players (players with a very low bust-rate)
  • NOT part of a stack – Stacking is great for GPPs, but if you stack in cash games, your lineup is entirely too dependent on said stacked team. If that team does poorly, your whole lineup does… Not a risk we need to take in a cash game. QB/WR pairing is fine, but unless there’s extreme value in a 3-man stack, let’s keep it to QB/WR or QB/TE.
  • Extremely chalky for the week… in GPP’s I’ll usually always fade volatile players at > 40% ownership, but in cash games, it’s usually fine to eat the chalk. If that player underperforms, it does not hinder your ability to cross the pay-line as 40% or more of the field is in the same boat. If you fade this player(s) and he has a great game, your lineup is likely toast… as you’re now behind 40% or more of the field. Make sense? If not, hit me up on Discord/Twitter @stixpicks to discuss further.

In my opinion, cash games are extremely important for long-term bankroll building and sustainability. I’ll consistently use at least 50% of my weekly bankroll towards cash games. It’s not sexy, but it works and allows me to take big shots in high dollar GPPs.

Long story short, if we hit our cash games each week, the worst we can do is break-even (not counting your GPP shots with the remaining 50% of your weekly bankroll). The weeks you hit both, you smash. The weeks you miss your GPPs, your cash game lineup will carry you. It’s my job to ensure you always hit those cash games.

If you haven’t yet, I would strongly advise giving my NFL DFS Strategy article I published this offseason before diving into the 2020 NFL DFS season. If you have any questions or would like some further help when building your lineups, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly on Twitter. Without further ado, let’s do this thing!

*Some notes on what I believe to be the “optimal” roster build for NFL DFS Cash Games. I’ll include this in all the Checkdown articles moving forward. For Week 6, please see below for my notes on roster construction:

  • Again, TONS of value at the running back position.
  • Great QB pool on the main slate this week. There should be no need to get cute at that position!
  • Injury and weather concerns look relatively clean this week. Check back on Sunday morning for any updates!

NFL DFS Cash Game Quarterbacks

  • Josh Allen ($8,200 DK / $9,200 FD) – Obvious pay-up and highest floor/ceiling combo on the slate.
  • Lamar Jackson ($8,100 DK / $8,800 FD) – Similar situation as Josh Allen, but Allen is the clear pay-up on the slate with the game total against the Chiefs sitting at 53+ points and ownership all flocking to Josh Allen.
  • Geno Smith ($5,700 DK / $7,400 FD) – Horrific pricing on DraftKings, but the clear value for your NFL DFS cash game lineups if you wish to pay-down.

Honorable Mention: Tom Brady

NFL DFS Cash Game Running Backs

  • Saquon Barkley ($7,700 DK / $8,800 FD)
  • Rhamondre Stevenson ($6,000 DK / $7,500 FD) – If Damien Harris is OUT, Stevenson is in an incredible spot in a matchup against the 32nd ranked run defense (DVOA). He’ll likely be 70% or higher in NFL DFS cash game ownership.
  • Kenneth Walker ($5,400 DK / $6,500 FD) – No Rashaad Penny.
  • Darrell Henderson ($5,100 DK / $5,700 FD) – No Cam Akers, this is now Henderson’s backfield as a 10-point home-favorite.
  • Eno Benjamin ($4,600 DK / $6,300 FD) – No James Conner. No Darrel Williams. Take the freesquare.

Honorable Mention: Breece Hall, Leonard Fournette

NFL DFS Cash Game Wide Receivers

  • Cooper Kupp ($9,700 DK / $9,400 FD)
  • Stefon Diggs ($8,400 DK / $8,900 FD)
  • Marquise Brown ($7,200 DK / $8,200 FD) – One of my favorite plays on this slate against the Seattle secondary, but likely best saved for GPP builds.
  • DK Metcalf ($6,800 DK / $7,400 FD) / Tyler Lockett ($5,600 DK / $7,500 FD) on DraftKings, Lockett is going to be 60% or higher in ownership. Take the savings there and use Metcalf on FanDuel for your NFL DFS cash game lineups.
  • Chris Godwin ($6,100 DK / $6,800 FD) – The Steelers’ secondary is absolutely depleted this week.
  • Drake London ($5,400 DK / $6,100 FD) – Too cheap for a clear WR1 against a banged up San Francisco defense.
  • Devin Duvernay ($4,700 DK / $6,200 FD)
  • George Pickens ($4,600 DK / $5,800 FD)
  • Rondale Moore ($4,200 DK / $5,600 FD) – Not a big Rondale Moore guy by any means, but the ownership will be there and the value is worth a roster spot in cash.

Honorable Mention: Ja’Maar Chase, Mike Evans, Deebo Samuel, JuJu Smith-Schuster

NFL DFS Cash Game Tight-Ends

  • Travis Kelce ($7,800 DK / $8,300 FD)
  • Mark Andrews ($7,000 DK / $7,800 FD)
  • Zach Ertz ($4,900 DK / $6,000 FD)
  • Tyler Higbee ($4,600 DK / $6,000 FD)

NFL DFS Cash Game Defense/Special Teams

  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Cincinatti Bengals
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers

NFL DFS: The Fab Five

  • Josh Allen
  • Rhamondre Stevenson
  • Eno Benjamin
  • Tyler Lockett
  • Chris Godwin

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