“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Week 15 2022 Cash Games
By Ha Kung Wong
In 2021, we were over 70% for cash lineups and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 15 of the 2022 season!
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 Week 15 of the 2022 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.
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 and player props for Week 15 contests, along with they’re prices.
- For those new to this column, note that I never advocate against you paying up at any particular position for DFS. We all know that the likes of Patrick Mahomes are 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.
- My approach to DFS in Week 15 is to pay up at QB and TE and find value at RB.
- My “Free Square of the Week”™ is Chris Moore. With both Brandon Cooks and Nico Collins are out with injuries leaving Moore as the default WR1. In Week 14, Moore caught 10 of 11 targets for 124 yards against the 5th ranked Cowboys defense and this week he’s up against the 22nd ranked Chiefs defense. The opportunity is there, and Moore is essentially minimum cost across industry.
- Runner up for Free Square is Rex Burkhead, who should get the majority of carries in the Texans backfield this week with Dameon Pierce out with injury. He doesn’t have as good a matchup against the Chiefs run defense, but he’s pretty cheap and allows you to pay up elsewhere.
- Speaking of the Chiefs, this game has the highest over/under (49.5) on the main slate, so I’m on board with Travis Kelce, who is the number 1 TE in the league with the most receptions on the most targets for the most yards and most TDs of any TE in the league. And you’re welcome to sprinkle in some Patrick Mahomes as well, but I’m concerned that this game might get out of hand quick, which may mean Mahomes sitting out the 4th quarter.
- But if that happens, then it’s just gravy for Isiah Pacheco who’s still carrying a reasonable price across industry and is clearly getting the lion’s share of carries in Kansas City. He’s averaging 17.2 touches per game over the last 5 weeks and has TDs in 2 of the last 3 weeks. He now gets to face the Texans LAST ranked run defense that allows 165.8 rush yards. He’ll be a decent value with a solid floor.
- The Tennessee Titans @ Los Angeles Chargers game has the fourth highest over/under (46.5) with a spread of just -3, so this should be a close game with plenty of opportunity on both sides.
- For the Chargers, I’m all in on Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen. With all his receivers finally healthy, Herbert managed to pass for a season-high 367 yards and upset the Miami Dolphins. The Titans have the second WORST pass defense in the league allowing 283.7 passing yards per week to opposing offenses this season and have been even worse than that over the last 4 weeks allowing more than 314 passing yards and two TDs per game. Both Herbert and Allen should feast.
- For the Titans, if you have cap space, then you’re welcome to roster Derrick Henry, who should again be the focal point of the Titans offense against the 28th ranked Chargers run defense.
- Dak Prescott has a favorable matchup this week with a Jacksonville team that has allowed the 5th most passing yards per game (253.3) and the 7th most DFS points to opposing QBs. The Dallas offense is really humming now and has scored the 3rd most points per game (27.7) this season. Dak has thrown multiple TDs in 5 of the last 6 games, and there’s no reason to believe he won’t repeat this week. If you’d like, I also don’t mind playing CeeDee Lamb and Tony Pollard as well, both of which should benefit from the soft pass defense.
- Miles Sanders went bonkers last week for 144 yards and two TDs against the Giants and gets to face the Bears 27th ranked run defense allowing 146.3 rush yards per game. This also helps Jalen Hurts, who’s averaging 52.79 rush yards per game, if you have the cap space, but he’s the among the 2 most expensive QBs this week on most sites.
- I usually don’t chase big performances, but it’s hard to ignore Jerry Jeudy‘s breakout Week 14 where he managed 8 receptions for 73 yards and 3 TDs. Now Jeudy gets to face the 25th ranked Cardinals pass defense and is the default WR1 with both Courtland Sutton and Kendall Hinton out with injuries. Again, another great opportunity play for a reasonable price.
Good luck everyone with your Week 15 Cash Lineups, and I’ll see you next week for some Week 16 Cash Lineup suggestions!