Straight Cash Homie by @PatioJoeRef – 6/29/17



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.

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Straight Cash Homie w/Patio Joe


 As you play DFS more, you will learn what number of games on the slate you seem to do better at. For me 6-12 game slate is my sweet spot.  Those slates usually fall on Mondays & Thursdays.  So I am going to be attacking this slate in cash and GPP.

WEATHER:  Possible delay in Chicago please monitor situation. Right now I am still on this game.

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

Clayton Kershaw– Once again don’t over think this. Just play him in cash

Chris Archer– Only pitcher that has a ceiling to match Kershaw. Not in love with the match-up.

J.A. Happ– Seems to be on the rebound against a team with a high k%. Big favorite tonight.


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.

Yasmani Grandal– Pick on Ramirez tonight

Russel Martin–  Ubaldo on the mound.


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.

Joey Votto-Like him better in a stack because of price but is a top option

Justin Smoak/Kendrys Morales– Both are elite plays today against Ubaldo.  Both are 100 apart from each other. Pick one.  I prefer Morales but that is like splitting hairs.

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.

Scooter Gennett– Keep riding the scooter till he runs out gas.


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

Travis Shaw– Dude is on fire right now and Homer Bailey is garbage.

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

Didi Gregorious– Batting 3rd tonight against another one of my favorite garbage pitchers.

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.

  1. Aaron Judge
  2. Mike Stanton
  3. Cespedes
  4. Brett Gardner
  5. Mookie Betts
  6. Curtis Granderson
  7. Adam Duvall


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



VALUE SECTIONThe 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- Mesoraco, Hedges, Martin, Romine

1B- Jesus Aguilar

2B- Yolmer Sanchez,Allen Hansen, Utley, Spangenberg

3B- T.J. Rivera

SS- Jose Peraza, Torreyes

OF-  Manuel Margot

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. Yankees
  2. Brewers
  3. Blue Jays
  4. Dodgers


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