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DFS guide: Week 15 in FanDuel cash games

By Tyler Loechner
Dec 14, 2017

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Dec 3, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) drops back to pass against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

What with Thursday and Monday games still around, plus the inclusion of a few Saturday games this weekend and the removal of Sunday night from FanDuel’s main slate, this Sunday’s DFS action will sort of feel like a bye-week filled weekend.

It’s also going to be weird because everyone will probably have the same roster construction in cash games. We’ll go over why below.

Here’s a look at several FanDuel cash game strategies you can deploy in Week 15.

(For the FanDuel tournament guide, click here)

Week 15 outlook: FanDuel pricing and projections

Tier Definitions
1 2 3 4 5
QB $8000+ $7500-$7900 $7000-$7400 $6500-$6900 $6100-$6400
RB $8000+ $7000-$7900 $6000-$6900 $5000-$5900 $4600-$4900
WR $8000+ $7000-$7900 $6000-$6900 $5000-$5900 $4600-$4900
TE $7000+ $6000-$6900 $5500-$5900 $5000-$5400 $4600-$4900

The Box: The first row within each tier represents the average salary of every player in that tier. The second row represents the average projected fantasy points for every player in that tier. The third row is the average value of each player in that tier (points/salary*1000). The Box is also color coordinated within each position throughout the tiers.

Quarterbacks: Do you have to pay up this week?

According to The Box, you should shop around in Tiers 1-3 for a cash game quarterback this week.

After last week featured some uninspiring matchups, we actually have a ton of games this weekend that could turn into pass-friendly affairs. NE-PIT, GB-CAR, NYJ-NO, LAR-SEA, and TEN-SF could all reasonably turn into shootouts.

This week’s most expensive quarterbacks, while decent options, all have some question marks that might keep me away in cash. Tom Brady’s on a cold streak, Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played in two months, and Drew Brees can rely on his running backs.

In that $8,000-plus range, I think I like Russell Wilson the most. He has multiple passing scores in eight straight games and provides a floor of 30-50 rushing yards, which is a huge boon for cash games. He’s also a home favorite in a game that is projected to have the second-highest score of the week. He checks all of the cash game boxes.

Ben Roethlisberger isn’t awful at $8,000 against the Patriots, but while everyone has Miami’s beatdown of New England fresh in mind, we have to remember that prior to Monday, the Patriots hadn’t given up more than 17 points in a game since October 1.

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