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DFS Football 101: Building a Cash Game System, Part 2

Michael Rathburn

Known as “Rath” in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) community, he has helped run operations for two prominent daily fantasy sports startups. Michael has taken his insider knowledge and expertise in daily fantasy sports to the content side. Rath won the 2016 FSWA "Baseball Article of the Year, Online" award and was a finalist for the FSWA Best Baseball Series in 2011.

This week I conclude the cash game system two-part series by covering the remaining positions (TE, K, D) and give you some overall strategies to follow in your cash games.

Tight End
  • Prefer to be home and/or favored, but ok to be underdog of +7 or less

  • Projected in the Top 12

  • Projected Team Total 22.5 or higher

  • Projected for six targets per game or higher

  • Finding value is key; too much volatility at the top tier to play in cash

  • QB play is not as important as often a bad QB will check down to the TE

  • QB accuracy more important vs. the average yards per attempt (Sam Bradford/Kyle Rudolph)

  • Avoid rookie tight ends unless they have produced and they are mispriced (Hunter Henry – 2016)

  • Injury/Suspension to WR1/WR2/Pass catching RB opening up targets to the TE

  • Opposing team has weakness in defending the TE (at least in the top half vs. op

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The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Michael Rathburn plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: burnnotice, DraftKings: burnnotice, Yahoo: burnnotice, Fantasy Aces: burnnotice, FantasyDraft: burnnotice.