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 value (floor divided by price). The higher the floor value, 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 value.
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Jeff Teague is receiving sporadic minutes from Coach Bud. Keep that in mind.
Tony Parker has been playing fewer minutes lately.
Kyle Korver is receiving sporadic minutes from Coach Bud. Keep that in mind.
Kevin Martin is probable with a strained hammy.
Rudy Gay is probable with a concussion.
DeMarre Carroll is receiving sporadic minutes from Coach Bud. Keep that in mind.
Luol Deng is questionable with a bruised knee.
Tim Duncan has been playing fewer minutes lately.
Ryan Anderson is playing less than his season average playing time resulting in an inflated score.
DeMarcus Cousins has been ruled out.
Al Horford is receiving sporadic minutes from Coach Bud. Keep that in mind.
Al Jefferson is doubtful with a sore knee.
Hassan Whiteside is questionable with a lacerated hand.
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