Cracking FanDuel: Week 15

A weekly overview on cash game strategy, bankroll strategy, and sample cash game lineups.

SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE:

Each Sunday Morning, check back here to see if there are any updates to the primary cash game lineup. Hit me up on Twitter with any questions

There are some weather issues that have popped up over the last few hours that need to be addressed.

Kansas City vs Denver- 5-7 Inches of Snow over the next 36 hours.

This is a situation that to me seems scarier than what it really is. Being from Chicago, and having a large history of weather data stored away (more on that in the future), light snow changes absolutely nothing. That's what I would consider this as it is coming down at 0.2 inches per hour if it is consistent. Now if I see blizzard conditions right before the game it will change things. Something to continue to monitor. The passing game was not something I was targeting anyway, and Lindsay is really the only guy that I love in this one so it likely is no change for me.

Dolphins vs Giants- 15MPH winds.

I've gotten a few questions on whether I'm still on Eli Manning due to the wind and the answer is yes. The Vegas total hasn't changed since Thursday when Daniel Jones was ruled out indicating Vegas is not worried about it, and wind doesn't really start playing a significant factor until 20MPH or more. If there's a player it might hurt it would be Darius Slayton as it lowers his chances for a long pass.

No change to the primary cash lineup. Rolling with what we got.

SITUATIONS THAT STAND OUT TO THIS WEEK ON THE MAIN SLATE.

  • San Francisco (vs ATL) – 28.75 points
  • Kansas City (vs Denver) – 28 points
  • Seattle (vs Car) – 27.25 points
  • Tennessee (vs Hou) – 26.25 points
  • Tampa Bay (vs Det) – 25.75 points

REVIEW OF LAST WEEK-

Last week, the runs of easy cashes came to an end as we fell well below the cash game line.

What went right?

Short answer, not much. There's simply no excuse, it was one of those weeks where we just did not have the right solution. Some of it was the analysis was wrong, some of it was injuries, some of it was game script/garbage time of some other players, but there's no excuse. We move on to next week.

What went wrong-

  • Mike Evans in the first quarter of the Tampa Bay game scored a 68-yard touchdown on his first catch. If you didn’t play last week, you’re probably thinking, “what went wrong”, what went wrong was that he suffered a hamstring injury on that play and missed the rest of the game.
  • Lamar Jackson had one of his worst performances of the season as he finished as the 11th best quarterback with just 20.80 fantasy points. The problem was that Deshaun Watson who was cheaper and higher owned put up 30.80 points. I don’t want to call this lucky, but I’m going to call it lucky for anyone who started Watson. Watson and the Texans were down 31-3 at half-time and got to face a prevent defense the entire second half which he took advantage of as most quarterbacks do.
  • Right team, wrong running back. Heading into last week, Melvin Gordon III was one of my top plays of the day, and for the most part, he wasn’t bad last week as he averaged 4.6 yards-per-carry caught five passes and scored a touchdown. The problem was that Austin Ekeler was dominant as he had 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving seemingly gaining big yards every time he touched the ball which limited Gordon to just 12 carries.
  • Playing Davante Adams over DeAndre Hopkins looks foolish in hindsight. Adams and the Packers were mostly shut-down by Washington in a sloppy game on both sides of the ball. Hopkins's stat line was more impressive than his actual game as, like Watson, he had a monster second-half led with 80 yards and a touchdown.

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