Week 5 was a crazy week and even with Christian McCaffrey and Michael Thomas in your lineup, you weren’t guaranteed to cash. Hopefully in week 6, we get back to a normalized cash game score.
I am overall happy with my process in week 5 and cash undoubtedly saved my weekend, but there are a couple spots where I probably could’ve been better with.
First, while game script didn’t go my way in the Chicago game, it is also evident that we can’t trust Matt Nagy’s play calling at this time. I was on Aaron Jones most of the week and inexplicably talked myself out of it. With a slight tweak at TE and the bump to Jones, I probably would’ve only lost a few H2H’s instead of somewhere around 30%.
Let’s dive into week 6.
I won’t talk about them in the write up because they are basically cash viable every week, but Patrick Mahomes & Lamar Jackson should be in consideration for your cash lineup.
Gardner Minshew ($5,000) vs. New Orleans
Minshew Mania hasn’t cooled down yet. While the price is great for help getting an additional stud in the lineup, he has not scored fewer than 16.72 DK points. New Orleans comes in ranked 20th in DVOA against the pass and Gardner has less than two touchdowns in only 1/5 games.
There could be some issues with this play though. Over the last two weeks Marshon Lattimore has given up a combined five catches and 48 yards to Amari Cooper and Mike Evans. With Jaguars early season hero D.J. Chark drawing the matchup, Minshew may have to look to other receiving options throughout the game. So far, we don’t know how well he can perform if his top option is no longer viable.
Case Keenum ($5,000) vs. Miami
First, Case Keenum actually wasn’t playing bad before he was injured. Through the first three games, one in which Chicago tortured him, he was averaging over 300 yards per game with seven touchdowns. All three of his interceptions came in that game vs. Chicago’s vaunted defense.
Now, he comes back vs. a Miami team that is horrendous against the pass. Over their last 3 games, they have given up 71.6 fantasy points on only 90 attempts. That is .8 points per attempt against them with only one of the three QB’s throwing for over 300 yards. If Keenum throws 30x and projects out similarly, he will have no problem scoring 20-24pts.
The best part though, is that Washington is also bad. Unlike the other teams, Miami might be able to keep this game close by actually scoring themselves. If that happens, I wouldn’t be surprised to see close to a 30pt day from Keenum.