Levitan’s DFS Cash Lineup Review: Week 5

I play kind of 60% of my motion each and every week in “cash games.” Cash video games seek advice from any contest during which kind of 50% of the sector will get paid out, reminiscent of head-to-head, double up or 50/50. I attempt to get as a lot head-to-head motion as I will each week after which complement that with different coins video games. For extra on contest variety, take a look at this unfastened article.

Each week, I’ll evaluate my cash-game lineup on this house. Sometimes I’ll lose, however expectantly I’ll win extra ceaselessly. Either manner, I’ll publish it right here and come up with my idea procedure.


This was once an atypical slate as a result of we didn’t have a large number of sturdy price, however the high-priced stars additionally weren’t within the cleanest spots relative to their value. It ended in a large number of in reality balanced builds with vital upside.    


* Chris Godwin had a full-time function in Week 4, appearing no ill-effects on his knee or hamstring problems. The Bucs additionally predictably reverted again to their excessive pass-happy taste with all their wideouts wholesome. Godwin’s function (reverse Mike Evans in 2-WR units, fit in 3-WR units) is extremely precious. In an excellent matchup in opposition to the Falcons, I believed Godwin ($5900) was once $500-$700 too reasonable.


* The characteristic again function in Tampa’s offense is so extremely precious. Tom Brady yearly has one of the crucial very best goal charges at working backs, and so they produce a ton of red-zone runs. So although Rachaad White performed so much in Week 4, that was once in a trailing scenario and most commonly in the second one part. I nonetheless idea the workhorse function belonged to Leonard Fournette, and this was once an very sturdy matchup. Similar to Godwin, Lenny was once $500-$700 too reasonable.


* It’s uncommon I believe a D/ST a “must” in coins. But I’m after all looking to spend as low as conceivable, and this gifted Cowboys unit in opposition to the scuffling offensive line of the Rams caught out. Just $2500 and armed with (*5*)Brandon Thorn’s 4th-biggest mismatch of the week.


* I simplest regarded as two quarterbacks this week: Josh Allen ($8200) and Tom Brady ($6000). And it principally got here right down to a 2v2 – Allen/punt WR or Brady/Jeff Wilson.

It was once a sophisticated choice that I took proper as much as the final 2nd. In the top, I favored however didn’t love the spot for Jeff Wilson. On the street with an injury-riddled offensive line and a meh pass-game function in opposition to a determined Panthers staff with some gifted defenders. And Josh Allen was once a digital lock for 20 issues, together with a number of 35+ video games neatly inside his vary. As excellent as Tom Brady is, the ground/ceiling combo simply isn’t similar as a result of he doesn’t run.

Note it is a large trade from earlier years in coins, the place I infrequently spent up at QB. As we’ve mentioned at duration Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, and Jalen Hurts have damaged the location. 


* Once I determined to head with Josh Allen plus punt WR, there have been two choices. I in reality had Khalil Shakir in maximum of morning. But when Jarvis Landry (ankle) was once scratched, Marquez Callaway entered the combo.

The reality is that I didn’t assume via this choice sufficient. It was once with regards to lock, I used to be scrambling, and I simply blew it. Easily the most important mistake I’ve made this season.

1. Shakir is an unknown – we haven’t any thought, he may well be in reality excellent. We know Callaway isn’t superb, we now have a big pattern.
2. The Bills have been determined for secondary pass-catchers. Jamison Crowder, Isaiah McKenzie, and Dawson Knox have been all out. Shakir projected for the slot function, a precious function on this offense as Cole Beasley and McKenzie have proven.
3. Shakir’s QB was once Josh Allen. Callaway’s QB was once Andy Dalton.

There’s in reality no excuse for blowing this one, that is the precise scenario the place I feel my edge is. 


* There have been a large number of viable punts at tight finish this week. Cade Otton, OJ Howard, Irv Smith, Dalton Schultz, Hunter Henry have been some of the viable very reasonable choices. But taking place to them didn’t get me any upgrades I believed have been warranted, and Tyler Higbee’s goal projection at $4300 was once in reality sturdy. The Rams obviously scheme first-read performs to Higbee. 


* This was once a in reality sturdy week at working again. I believed Breece Hall, Jeff Wilson, Rhamondre Stevenson, Alvin Kamara, Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, and Austin Ekeler have been all in play.

Of the ones, the only I believed was once the transparent absolute best price (outdoor of Fournette) was once Alvin Kamara. This Seahawks protection may be very unhealthy and Geno Smith is taking part in at a top-5 degree. The sport was once in a dome, Kamara had the former week off to relaxation his ribs, and Andy Dalton was once much more likely to test down than Jameis Winston. On peak of that, Jarvis Landry and Michael Thomas have been each out, opening up much more objectives. At simply $6600 and in full-PPR scoring, Kamara was once obviously very sturdy. He additionally aligned with the “balanced with ceiling” construct.


* Tyler Lockett vs. Jeff Wilson was once every other very shut name. As famous above, I wasn’t in love with Wilson. And with Lockett at simply $5600 and a 25% goal proportion from the NFL’s maximum correct QB on a Seahawks staff this is skewing towards the cross, I believed the ceiling on Lockett was once larger than Wilson. And the bottom consequence was once very an identical. 


* I in reality didn’t have Christian Kirk or Jaylen Waddle in my preliminary coins pool. But I saved touchdown in this spot and couldn’t in finding the $500 to get to Dalvin Cook. I did like Kirk greater than Waddle, with the latter nonetheless struggling with a groin factor and Teddy Bridgewater beginning. And whilst I completely hate paying $6600 for a participant I don’t love, I did assume this was once an excellent setup for Kirk and Trevor Lawrence. Even going again to the preseason, Lawrence has been locked onto Kirk. 


Week 5 Results
The Callaway>Shakir botched choice was once dear and fully ridiculous. I simply can’t mess that roughly factor up, no excuses play like a champion. Given that, I’m joyful to flee with a small win.

I’d upload that I feel this was once my worst staff of the season. I had a nasty learn at the Jeff Wilson scenario, and were given fortunate that Chris Olave (concussion) left early. Still, the verdict to play Josh Allen (simplest 23.4% owned within the large $25 unmarried access double up) and Alvin Kamara (33.2%) was once sufficient. 


Year-To-Date Results
Week 1: 172.02 issues, received 80.7% of head-to-heads
Week 2: 127.28 issues, received 65.8% of head-to-heads
Week 3: 139.86 issues, received 96.9% of head-to-heads
Week 4: 171.52 issues, received 89.5% of head-to-heads
Week 5: 184.36 issues, received 62.1% of head-to-heads

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