Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games – 2019 Week 6
By Ha Kung Wong
In the second half of 2018, we were over 80% for cash lineups! And we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 6!
As usual, before we get to winning you bragging rights (and DFS cash), remember, the point of this article is not just to give you one or two lineups for each site, it’s to give you examples of a few POSSIBLE lineups. Getting exposure to a few different lineups is always a good idea, so don’t forget to mix and match additional lineups from my suggestions below. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way AND you’ll improve your chances of cashing!
Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season!
Cash Games, for those who don’t know, are essentially the lowest risk games. They include “50/50” games, in which half the entrants win about 1.8x the entry fee, and “Double Ups”, in which slightly less than half the entrants win 2x the entry fee.
Since there’s so many different sites, and I can’t cover them all, I’ve decided to cover just the most popular sites, including Fan Duel, Draft Kings and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy.
First of all, as a general rule for 50/50 Cash Games, there’s a basic target of points per salary cap spent that you’d like to look for:
- For Fan Duel try to target at least 2 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Draft Kings, try to target at least 2.5 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Yahoo! Daily Fantasy, try to target at least 0.6-0.7 fantasy points per $1 spent.
Remember, this article is not focused on GPP (Tournament) Games, JUST Cash Games. Feel free to use a few of these suggested players as a base when constructing a GPP lineup, but you’ll have to take some chances on a few low cost, upside players as well.
And this year, I’m trying something different. I’m going to provide you with a few sample lineups on each site and give you a few notes to consider. You’re welcome. 🙂
So, without further to do, here are my suggestions for the Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games for Week 6 contests, along with they’re prices on Fan Duel (“FD”), Draft Kings (“DK”) and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy (“Y!”).
UPDATE – I’ve revised about half of my lineups. Todd Gurley is now Doubtful for this weekend, so I fired up Malcolm Brown as an affordable RB2 or Flex in several lineups. Plus, Alvin Kamara went from limited to DNP on Friday, and although he’ll likely play, I don’t like taking that chance in cash games. So I’m removing him from my lineups and adding Michael Thomas to get Saints exposure.
- Last week I said that my favorite game of the week for DFS was the Atlanta Falcons @ the Houston Texans, and that hit big. This week, I have a good feeling that there will be a repeat for the Houston Texans @ the Kansas City Chiefs. There’s an estimated total of 55 points, which is highest this weekend with the Chiefs favored by 4.5. Most of that spread is from the homefield advantage, so that means this is essentially a coin flip between two middling defenses (11th for the Texans and 18th for the Chiefs). So that means, I like the usual Houston options in Deshaun Watson, Deandre Hopkins and Will Fuller, and I don’t mind saving money with Carlos Hyde, while I like the usual Chiefs options in Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson. Keep an eye on Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins, who might play pending their injuries. I’m less likely to roster them, but I might shy away from Hardman and Robinson if both Hill and Watkins play.
- Lamar Jackson has slowed down a lot since a huge Week 1, but he has a great matchup this weekend against a Bengals defense that is 2nd worst in the NFL defending the pass and 7th worse in the NFL defending the run. Guess who does both of those things? Lamar Jackson is who.
- Why Le’Veon Bell? Opportunity and value. He’s been in on 94.4% of the Jets offensive snaps so far this season, Sam Darnold is back, and is priced like a mid-tier RB. Only Christian McCaffery has been in on more plays than Bell.
- In the same vein, Leonard Fournette has been in on 91.1% of the Jaguars offensive snaps so far this season and is also priced like a mid-tier RB. Plus he just came off a 23 carry, 108 yard and one TD performance in Week 5.
- The top 2 TE plays this week in terms of potential and value are George Kittle and Austin Hooper. The LA Rams are 9th against the run, but only 24th against the pass. The 49ers run their offense through Coleman and Breida, but they might have a little harder time finding room this week against the Rams, so Kittle being Jimmy G’s primary receiver is likely to benefit, and he’s coming off a 6 of 8 for 70 yards and TD performance. Hooper gets to face the Cardinals who are the WORST in the NFL defending TEs. Plus Hooper is averaging the 3rd most recieveing yards per game of any TE in the league (72.8). Lock and load.
- Need some good value WRs, DJ Chark, Jarvis Landry, Courtland Sutton and Preston Williams are all good options to save on cap space. All of them are seeing plenty of production and lots of upside. Just keep an eye on Minshew to make sure he plays, otherwise I’d avoid Chark.
- Speaking of value, Kenyan Drake has been underwhelming this year, but he’s coming off a bye week and facing a 29th ranked Redskins defense who just fired their head coach. And on the flipside, new Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan says he’s going to feature Adrian Peterson and is facing a Dolphins defense that’s dead last in the NFL.
- Phillip Lindsay had 114 rush yards, 33 receiving yards and TD in Week 5. Sure, he splits touches with Royce Freeman, but he’s absolutely dynamic and is still priced reasonably across the industry as a mid-tier RB.
- Ezekiel Elliott is in on 76.8% of the Cowboys offensive snaps (5th most in the NFL), has the 10th most rush yards per game in the NFL (77.2), 4 total TDs and 92 total receiving yards this year. Plus he faces the Jets this week and should have some time to grind out yards killing clock at the end of the game. He’s the most expensive RB on most sites, but should carry a solid floor with upside.
- Alvin Kamara is on 74.5% of the Saints offensive snaps, has the 5th most receiving yards of any RB (48.2) in the NFL and faces a Jaguars defense that’s actually dead last against the run. If you want to pay up at RB, Kamara is a solid choice.
- On defense, the Dallas Cowboys Defense vs. the Jets is a great bet, even with Sam Darnold back in the lineup, as they allow the most sacks in the NFL (23), followed closely by the Baltimore Ravens Defense vs. the Bengals, who have been terrible, now don’t have AJ Green or John Ross and allow the 4th most sacks in the NFL (20).
- Last, keep an eye on Todd Gurley. If he doesn’t play, I’ll be locking in Malcolm Brown in a number of lineups.
Todd Gurley is doubtful and Aqib Talib is out for Sunday’s game, Sean McVay said.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) October 11, 2019
- Looks like Todd Gurley is Doubtful this week, which means it’s time to fire up Malcolm Brown as a solid and affordable RB2 or Flex in all Cash lineups!
#Saints RB Alvin Kamara didn't practice today after tweaking an ankle. I'm told it's not a major injury and he sat out practice as a precaution, but that'll be one to watch. He's officially listed as questionable for Sunday against the #Jaguars.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 11, 2019
- It’s never good to go from a limited participant on Thursday to DNP on Friday, and that’s exactly what happened with Alvin Kamara. I’m not totally out on him, but I don’t see a need to take a risk with him in cash lineups, so I’m removing him from my lineups and instead focusing on Michael Thomas for my Saints exposure.
Good luck everyone, and I hope you all win DFS Cash in Week 6!