Cash game contests provide the most stable way to increase your bankroll. To win in cash games, you need to beat half of the field whether that is one opponent (H2H) or a group of opponents (50/50). In this format, it’s best to target consistent players.
When looking for consistent players, a great place to start is by looking at a player’s floor. We can calculate a player’s floor by taking their season fantasy point average minus one standard deviation. Assuming a normal distribution, we can expect a player to exceed this floor 84% of the time, which makes the floor a very useful method of measuring player consistency.
Looking at a player’s floor, however, isn’t useful by itself because DFS beasts like the Brow, KD, and LeBron would top the list. A better way to approach the problem is to take the player’s price into consideration by calculating the floor ratio (floor divided by price). The higher the floor ratio, the more consistent fantasy points we’re getting per dollar we’re paying.
We’ve provided you with the top rated players per position by floor ratio.
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Brandon Knight‘s playing time has been solid with his new team, yet his production has been down compared to his days with the Bucks. Ceding the main ball handling responsibilities to Eric Bledsoe has certainly cut down on his stats, but the opportunity is still there for him to blow up given a hot game. Just keep in mind that most of the stats you see above are inflated for when Knight was the top dog in Milwaukee.
Kyle Lowry is OUT and being rested.
Jeff Teague is OUT and being rested.
Dennis Schroder gets a huge bump with Jeff Teague being rested. He’s barely above minimum play and makes an excellent punt play.
Langston Galloway came through last night after a low scoring and foul plagued first half. Despite playing in a double OT game, Langston saw only 34 minutes and much of that had to do with his foul trouble. Had he not been in foul trouble, Galloway probably would have seen 45+ minutes. Well, he’s priced in the lower 5k’s once again and he’s getting a fair share of the ball handling responsibilities in Calderon’s absence. He’s one of my favorite plays tomorrow since he’ll likely play whether the Knicks are keeping it close or not.
Manu Ginobili has been seeing less minutes lately relative to his season average. Earlier in the season, he saw somewhere between 25-30 minutes and now he’s sitting squarely around 20 minutes per game. On a back end of a back-to-back, it’s possible Ginobili will be Pop’d. Buyer beware.
Danny Green has the potential to put up FP in a hurry via 3 pointers, steals, and blocks. The only question with him is: how many minutes will he see? In the past 2 games, Green has seen 32 and 12 minutes of playing time making him a risky play. However, Danny Green has 40 FP upside whenever he’s on the court and it may be worth the risk to roster him.
Kawhi Leonard seems to have worked his way out of his momentary funk and has scored above 38 FP in both of his last games while seeing over 35 minutes of playing time in both games as well. His cost is still relatively low compared to his usual upper 7k price tag. On the back end of a back to back, Kawhi may get more run due to his teammates getting Pop’d.
DeMarre Carroll is OUT and being rested.
Paul Pierce is playing coming back from a bruised knee.
Tim Duncan is in danger of being Pop’d on the back end of a back-to-back. Keep an eye out for news from the Spurs.
Kevin Garnett is playing despite being on a back-to-back.
Kris Humphries is out with a strained groin.
Amar’e Stoudemire is probable after being rested his previous game.
Al Horford is OUT and being rested.
Tyson Chandler is questionable with a hip contusion.
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