Every year there are players that are overrated, underrated, over-hyped, and under-hyped. We love our sleepers, we love our three-down, goal-line backs, and we love the guys that have won us fantasy championships in the past. But there are some players that we don’t love. As Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary from Shark Tank says to a contestant that has a poor product, “You’re Dead to Me!” Here are the players that are dead to me. I am like a scorned lover. These players may be talented. They may even have good seasons. I don’t care because I don’t trust them. They’ve hurt me. I can forgive a co-worker for eating my food in the break room that had a big label with my name on it. I can forgive the person going 10 MPH below the speed limit in the left-hand lane. I can forgive my friend for forgetting my birthday. But what I CANNOT forgive is a player that lets me down repeatedly in fantasy football. I mean come on man! This is serious! This is real, for Pete’s sake!
Those who don’t know the past are doomed to repeat it. One of the best ways to improve is to analyze what you’ve done previously. Large field tournaments that pay out a million dollars are quite sexy but the smart play for most amateur DFS players are cash games (H2H’s, 50-50’s, Double Up’s). Below is a look back at my cash game lineup from Week 14. An accurate analysis can provide a foundation for future winnings.
Eli Manning (QB) – He was practically free at only $500 above the minimum. He was at home and though Dallas was 10-1, they don’t have a dominate pass defense. Going against a strong run defense and being a slight home-underdog, I believed the Giants would take to the air. The Cowboys had given up 20 TD’s and an average of 285 passing yards to opponents this year. I personally don’t like Eli. I don’t like the Giants. He hasn’t had a particularly strong fantasy season so far with an average of 16.5 DK points, but he had 19.5 points in the first meeting and had 5 straight games of 13+ points so it is not like he’s Ryan Fitzpatrick. I typically pay down at quarterback because the gap between the top-tier performers and lower-tier performers is not as wide as RB or WR. Did I mention he was PRACTICALLY FREE?!? Man, I still don’t like Eli. Continue reading “TRUST THE PROCESS: Week 14 Cash Game Lineup”