I’ve predominately been a cash player for the past few years. Last year scoring seemed to go way up, and with that my balanced cash lineups were useless. Adapted, went more ceiling-heavy in cash and took more cheap risks, but I still wasn’t finding results to be content with. With the duplicate trains and overall better foundation of knowledge for players I’ve been finding there’s no longer any edge in cash.
Mostly, and generically speaking, a lot of people are now playing cash as if it was a GPP and I’m getting smashed. Full team/game stacks to be specific (something that shouldn’t be in a cash game, no?), I get in NFL/MLB case the totals, but in NHL and Soccer where all the vegas totals are generally the same this can get complicated, and doing the same process for building a balanced, spread out card, simply put, week to week doesn’t work anymore.
What’s worse it seems the people who are finding most success in cash are the ones who, for lack of a better term, really don’t know what they are doing. I used to make content so some people, new and experienced, (at their own risk) ask me questions and I’ve been helping them. I’ve come to find out today one guy I’ve been helping build GPPs has been (unknowing to me) putting them into the double ups and he’s cashed every slate this season. After today he’s hit 6/7 $25 double ups for this season’s EPL. I, on the other hand, building generic cash cards, have found no such results. My cards are still decent enough, but they aren’t smashing. His GPP cards are.
What I’m after here is; have people have moved away from generic cash builds in cash to more GPP spreads? Am I being -EV for fighting the change? Am I wrong for thinking cash meta shouldn’t change this significantly? I’m shook to my DFS core over this and slightly unwilling to go quietly into the sunset and start abandoning everything I’ve known to be true about cash. I’m even prepared to admit I was never right and just lucky for a few years lol.
Things adapt, has cash? Because this doesn’t look like cash to me.