“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Wild Card Saturday 2020 Cash Games

By Ha Kung Wong 

Twitter: @FBGarbageTime

In 2019, we were over 70% for cash lineups and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Wild Card Saturday of the 2020 season!  We’re 72% on lineups so far this year, but we’re looking to win even more!

You’re welcome. 😎

As usual, before we get to winning you more 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 Wild Card Saturday of the 2020 NFL season!

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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.

As per usual, 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 Wild Card Saturday, along with they’re prices on FanDuel (“FD”), Draft Kings (“DK”) and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy (“Y!”).


Draft Kings 

Yahoo! DFS

Game Notes:

  • For those new to this column, note that I never advocate against you paying up at any particular position.  We all know that the likes of Patrick Mahomes is probably going to have the most consistent upside in terms of potential fantasy points from week to week.  But remember that DFS is a salary cap game.  You can feel free to sprinkle high priced players into your lineups, but you can’t pay up at every position because there’s simply not enough salary to go around.  I try my best each week to provide my thoughts on how you might want to balance your cash lineups in terms of points potential and salary.
  • The “Free Squares of the Week”™ is Cam Akers.  Akers got 21 carries in Week 17 with Darrell Henderson on IR.  Jared Goff may be out again, and if he’s back he won’t be 100%, so I can see the Rams embracing the run again in a must-win game against the Seahawks.  I like the spot for Akers at solid value pricing.
    • And speaking of the Rams, since the Seahawks have the 2nd worst pass defense in the league, I don’t mind saving cap space with Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.
  • The Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills game has the highest over/under of the Saturday games (51.5) and both teams have decent offensive weapons.  I expect a bit of a shootout.  For the Bills, I’m in on Josh Allen, John Brown and Gabriel Davis.  I’m really all in Josh Allen, as he’s been on fire with the 5th most passing TDs (2.31) and 4th most rushing TDs (0.5) of any QBs in the league.  I don’t that changes this week.  And with Stefon Diggs less than 100% and Cole Beasley likely to be limited on the field as well, I don’t mind saving cap space with Brown and Davis.  Brown looked great with his return last week and Davis is always a big play candidate. For the Colts, I like Jonathan Taylor and TY Hilton.  Taylor had a ridiculous 30 carries for 253 yards and 2 TDs in Week 17, now having the 5th most rushing yards per game (77.93) of any RB, and the Bills are most vulnerable on the ground.  Hilton would be a cap saving play, as I think the Colts will need to keep up, so will need to throw to someone, and Hilton has been their best WR down the stretch.
  • The Washington Football Team has a legit defense, but with Mike Evans playing through a knee injury, I like Antonio Brown and Ron Gronkowski. Brown took over as Brady’s top target last week against Atlanta when Evans went out with an injury, piling up with 14 targets, 138 yards and 2 TDs. Brown’s ability to get open on quick screens should be a big asset against Washington’s pass rush, and his pricing is discounted below Evans and Godwin.  Brady loves to target Gronk in the endzone, and he should benefit from even more targets if Evans is hampered.  As a side note, on the other side of the ball, I like Logan Thomas and JD McKissic.  Thomas has been among the best TEs in the league over the last month plus, and with Antonio Gibson hampered, McKissic should have plenty of opportunities, not to mention being in a likely negative game script.
  • On defense, I like taking value.  On Yahoo, the Buffalo Bills Defense is too cheap, but I don’t mind paying up on all sites to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, as I don’t have a lot of confidence that whoever ends up behind center for Washington will be able to consistently move the ball.

Good luck everyone with your Wild Card Cash Lineups, and I’ll see you next week for some Divisional Playoff Cash Lineup suggestions!

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