DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports)

Joe 2 Pro: Week 1 Cash Game Strategy

First – throughout the season I post my bankroll at the beginning of every article so you can view my weekly progress. This year, my starting bankroll will be $1,000 on DraftKings and $1,000 on FanDuel. I do this as a way to show how your bankroll can go through some valleys and peaks throughout the season. Experienced players aren’t winning 100 percent of the time. We face losing weeks like everyone else. The important thing is to be profitable at the end of Week 17. You need to look at this as a marathon and not a sprint. Second – this article is simple. I primarily run down my entire cash game thought process for the week. I won’t list plays for the sake of listing them. If I know early in the week who I am starting at QB, he’s the only guy I’ll mention.


  • Drew Brees
  • Kirk Cousins
With the highest implied point total of the week, Brees should be locked in to your cash game lineups. Many people are down on Brees after last season, but he had at least 245 passing yards in 12 of his 16 starts and is due for some positive touchdown regression. We should see this against a generous Buccaneers defense that was horrendous on the road in 2017. When traveling, Tampa Bay allowed 8.8 yards per pass attempt (32nd in the league) and 3.4 touchdowns per game (32nd in the league).

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By Tim Talmadge | @FullOnTLT | Archive