Cracking FanDuel: Week 18

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

Saturday Morning Update

In a somewhat surprising move, Cole Beasley will be active this week. This likely takes John Brown out of cash game consideration. Updated Primary Cash lineup is below.



  • Baltimore (at TEN) – 29 points
  • Buffalo (vs IND) – 29 points
  • New Orleans (vs CHI)– 28 points

CASH GAME STRATEGY WEEK 18- Quarterback is key

This week seems to be pretty straight forward, as the lineups for the most part on this six game slate will look very similar. However, there are three quarterbacks this week that you’ll want to consider for cash games that will largely determine your outcome this week.

Josh Allen is in the perfect spot to have a huge game this week. The leading fantasy scorer this season, Allen scored 405 FanDuel points on the year which is 31 more than the next closest quarterback on this slate (Russell Wilson). Indianapolis defense has completely fallen apart in the second half of the season as they have 300+ passing yards in four of their last five games and the only game that they did not was to Mike Glennon who threw for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns. This seems like a prime spot for Josh Allen in Buffalo’s first home game this century to have a massive day.

There was some consideration for Russell Wilson to bounce back, but it is so difficult to trust him in cash at this point. The price is outstanding at $7,400 but something just doesn’t seem right. Since Week 9, Wilson is only averaging 207 yards passing per game which is near the bottom of the league. He’s talented enough to flip the switch at any point, but the matchup remains a difficult one as he faces the Rams who have allowed the fewest points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Finally, Lamar Jackson is in consideration here as well as he has been running much more over the last five weeks of the season compared to early on in the season. The problem with Lamar is that as bad as the Titans defense has been this season, they seem to have Lamar Jackson’s number. They all but shut him down earlier this season holding him to just 51 yards rushing and 181 yards passing, and in the playoffs last year, they held the Titans to just 12 points (Jackson had a huge second half in garbage time running for 143 yards and throwing 365 yards). He has high upside for sure in this one, but the worry is that Josh Allen has nine weeks inside the top five this season in terms of fantasy points scored, while Jackson has just four weeks. The more consistent option has to be Allen this week.

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