Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.20.17


What’s up Wise Take?  Patio Joe here to bring you your cash game article

I am not going to boggle you down with statistic after statistic on why a play is good.  I may give a sentence but that’s it.  I’ll break down each position with the best cash game play.  Each position will have a description of my general rule on how I select each player at that position.   What is a good cash game play?  Well, to me, it is the safest to hit his value, the most optimal play at each position with price being considered.  Next will be a value section.  These will be players that I will be playing depending on where they are hitting in the line-up.  I then will give you my MVP play of the day.

Finally, even the cash game guy gets that GPP itch. So I will bring you a small section named “ At Bat W/Audie.” Here I will break down just a few of my favorite team stacks. Nothing big.

Please give me feedback on what you like and what you would like to see more of.  Be sure to follow me on twitter @patiojoeref

Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe

WE FEELIN IRIE TODAY AT WISE TAKE MON!! 10 GAME SLATE MON!! FOR SUN!! I may thrown in a player from the Rockies game and the Rangers game because there’re is a 12 game slate for DK.  But mostly this is FanDuel.

WEATHER: Nothing that I have heard of at this point.

PITCHERS: I generally pay up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc.

Jacob DeGrom- Best option on the slate for cash today. At home. I like him for cash.

Danny Salazar-  Cuse ADI says hitting is gonna be at a premium today so I am little more down on Salazar for today. More of a GPP option.

Kenta Maeda- He is another option for cash. Fairly safe, Not much upside but nice floor.  If you want to pay up for some bats he is a nice option.

Adam Conley- The fire sale continues in New York with another Met leaving yesterday.  His price is really cheap on DK as a 2nd pitcher option for cash he pairs great with De Grom. I know they are playing in the same game.

Kyle Hendricks- I am adding him as a late add.  Toronto lineup is weaker and his price is pretty good on 

After looking at Dodgers lineup I think Verlander becomes a great GPP play today.

CATCHER: I generally pay down at catcher. $2700 below is my mark. I will list the best play but please look at the value section for the catcher I like.

Gary Sanchez– Porcello has been getting ripped lately.


FIRST BASE: I generally pay up for a first base.  These days there are always high priced options in good spots.  Most offensive production comes from first base and third base.

Paul Goldschmidt

Anthony Rizzo- Fly ball pitcher in Wrigley could be gold today.

Logan Morrison– Gallardo has been getting torn up lately.

Lucas Duda

Joey Gallo– DK option

Eric Thames– DK


SECOND BASE: I generally pay down for a player that is batting at the top of the order that is $2600 or below.  These are the top plays. Look down for value below.

Wilmer Flores- Facing a lefty hitting 4th.  Love it

Jose Altuve- Cotton loves giving up homers

Brian Dozier– Destroys lefties.

Rougned Odor-DK


THIRD BASE: I generally pay up for a top play at third base. Along with first base. The most production comes from third base.

Manny Machado – I hope you didn’t give up on him this year.

Jake Lamb– Bartolo on the mound today

Alex Bregman– Really hope he hits up in the order today.

Nolan Arenado– DK

Travis Shaw-DK


SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS.  $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent.  Will pay up at times.

Miguel Gonzalez– Leads team in RBI’s.

Tim Beckham

Corey Seager

Eduardo Escobar

Elvis Andrus-DK


OUTFIELD- I generally will pay down at least 1 OF position $2500 or below, perhaps even two depending on the pitcher.  I try and pay up for one elite OF.

The following are all great players, salaries not listed. Order of who I like best.

  1. Mike Trout
  2. George Springer
  3. Josh Reddick
  4. Kyle Schwarber
  5. Yoenis Cespedes
  6. David Peralta
  7. Adam Duvall
  8. Corey Dickerson
  9. Byron Buxton
  10. Jay Bruce
  11. Charlie Blackmon
  12. Ryan Braun
  13. Domingo Santana
  14. Shin Soo Choo
  15. Carlos Gonzalez



VALUE SECTION:  The following players are the value plays of the day, which are players where price meets, where they are batting in the line-up.  Players that can hit value easily because  Their salary is so low.  It is essential to have value players in your cash game line-up in order to be successful.


C-    Miguel Montero

1B-  Adrian Gonzalez

2B- Tommy La Stella, Chase Utley


SS –   Adam Rosalez  

OF- Juan Lagares, Mitch Haniger

Remember if a player who normally doesn’t bat high in the order does for some reason and his at a very low price.  I will be considering him, So value may open up as the day moves on.



  1. Astros
  2. Rays
  3. D-Backs
  4. Twins
  5. Indians



Any questions hit me up on twitter @patiojoeref!! GET MONEY!!!