Borg’s DFS Cash Lineup Review for Week 17 (Fantasy Football)

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Every week I want to unpack part of the process in assembling my cash game lineup. The goal is neither to boast or wallow in “shoulda, woulda, couldas” but rather give a transparent look at my thought process for the week. Hopefully, this will help DFS Podcast listeners and DFS Pass subscribers get a deeper window into the ups and downs of playing DFS and help you in your selections each week.

For cash, I specifically play 50/50s, Double-Ups, and H2Hs on DraftKings. I’ll share my unfiltered gut reaction, my thought process behind this lineup construction, and at the bottom, I will post my weekly results including ROI and H2H record to stay accountable with you.

If you’re wanting to go back to the drawing board, we did an overview podcast before the season on Cash Game Strategy. I also published an article on How to Approach Each Position in DFS & Gain an Edge.

Week 17 Cash Lineup

Note: Roster percentages shown from NFL Massive $25 Double-Up [Single Entry] with 8,000+ entrants. This contest gives one of the better sample sizes for cash in my opinion.

The Thought Process

This week’s cash lineup easily was my least contested of the season. Why you ask? I had little brain space leftover from moving across the country that I held to a couple of simple truths:

  • Listen to the DFS Pod
  • Read our articles.
  • Text Betz.

Yep, that was the week for me. Honestly, I had a chance to see what life is like for our DFS Pass subscribers and it put me in a great position to be successful albeit with a lower volume this week. Here

  • Trey Lance was the free square this week especially with a salary lower than the likes of Cooper Rush and Ian Book. I did not even remotely consider any other QB other than Jalen Hurts.
  • At RB, my pool of players consisted of Ronald Jones II, Jonathan Taylor, Sony Michel, and David Montgomery. That’s it. On a week with an overwhelming amount of total players, I tried to keep it simple and go for guaranteed touches and TD equity. Michel was a tough final cut but given the fact I knew I was going to play Cooper Kupp, the Fitness Consigliere was out.
  • I considered Jonathan Taylor my cash lock of the week in the Best Plays article. 100 yards + a TD was in the bag early. But honestly, that IND-LV matchup left me wanting more.
  • Rojo was one of my absolute locks of the week in a plus matchup against the Jets. His bust wasn’t as catastrophic to the field considering he came in lower than I would’ve thought.
  • Perhaps you are surprised to see THE Braxton Berrios as the cover guy for this article. The Jets slot man was in my lineup from Day 1 given his role in the offense. He’s being targeted on 32 percent of his routes run over the last month.
  • I do need to add that Berrios caused me an immense level of pain this week sitting him in my main league’s championship. I hedged by telling myself the story “if I’m playing him in DFS, I’ll bench him in redraft”. Pain.
  • As I mentioned earlier, Cooper Kupp was immovable this week. The matchup was elite and he’s been nothing but awesome. Locking in 20+ points each week even at his price tag is optimal at this point.
  • I struggled with the final WR spot in my lineup. With Antonio Brown questionable all weekend long, I was up in the air between him, Tee Higgins, Courtland Sutton, and one of the Rams ancillary WRs. Sutton’s salary ($4500) ended up fitting in much better especially when I decided to pay up for David Montgomery in the FLEX + the CHI DST combo.
  • Among DSTs, I only looked at the Bears as a premium although not too expensive option and the Colts at $2,900. Both of those options were in Betz’s DraftKings Cash article.
  • I was fortunate this week despite being out of the loop of so much content to cash in my Double-Ups and put in strong H2H numbers.

2021 Results

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Week DK Pts H2H Win %
1 129.66 90%
2 88.04 0%
3 194.62 100%
4 129.58 28%
5 164.06 36%
6 142.28 59%
7 143.96 50%
8 135.46 33%
9 109.44 42%
10 148.74 79%
11 88.0 33%
12 116.52 83%
13 199.22 100%
14 107.02 25%
15 135.14 70%
16 142.88 71%
17 146.26 83%

Cashing five out of the last six weeks and putting in some strong H2H numbers is a great way to end this year especially heading into the playoffs. Let’s run this thing back one more time for Week 18 with tomorrow’s First Look article.

Comments says:

I hate Rojo and AB. They cost me two championships and multiple busted lines…

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