Sweeping the Floor: Why We Hate Harry Kane
Sweeping the Floor: Why We Hate Harry Kane

This article is part of our Sweeping the Floor series.

Okay, the title may be a bit dramatic, but there may not be a more polarizing player in DraftKings daily fantasy soccer cash games than Harry Kane. Any time Tottenham are a big favorite on a slate that's lacking a few or all of the other top six teams, the roster construction conversation begins with whether having Kane in cash is optimal.

We've spoken multiple times at length on the RotoWire Fantasy Soccer Podcast about Kane's floor, which generally comes from how many shots he takes, and how many he gets on target, but I mentioned just last week that I no longer think it's even worth considering Kane's floor when you roster him in cash games because it's simply not high enough to justify his price, even if his floor is really high. Getting 12.00 floor points (fantasy points without goals and assists) is excellent, even for an $11,000 salary, but using that much cap space on a player who barely returns 1x value can really hinder a lineup because you're possibly relying on at least one $4K-level player scoring eight to 10 points.

As I mentioned on the latest podcast, when you're thinking about rostering Kane in cash, there should be zero consideration to his floor; instead, you're making the choice to roster him because you want exposure to his immense upside and you want to block against everyone else having him on their teams. Whether he takes three shots, five shots or 10 shots, when he's

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is a seven-time FSWA finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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