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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Brandon Knight is questionable with a sprained ankle.
Dwyane Wade is questionable with a knee contusion.
Tony Allen is questionable with a strained hammy.
Monta Ellis is doubtful with a bruised right calf.
David West is probable with an illness.
Josh Smith gets a huge bump with D-Mo and Terrence Jones out. JSmoove played 39 minutes in his last game.
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