Sweeping the Floor: Why We Love Mohamed Salah
Sweeping the Floor: Why We Love Mohamed Salah

This article is part of our Sweeping the Floor series.

We published an article yesterday about why people who feel like Harry Kane is constantly disappointing them in cash games on DraftKings are correct in their thinking, which prompted some discussion in our DFS soccer subscriber Discord, including a comment about whether I would be publishing a follow up article about Mohamed Salah this season.

I have been clear in the past that I don't think about floor whenever I consider Salah in cash games for the same reasons I no longer do about Kane. The slight difference is that I long thought Kane had a higher floor and felt that would be enough at his usually high salaries, something I've recently decided is wrong. Salah has a strong floor as well, but when you're the most expensive, or one of the three or five most expensive, floors aren't nearly as important as ceilings.

My public opinion on Kane is probably a bit extreme, though I'm still waiting for anyone without a Spurs avatar or Twitter header to disagree with me, and while I've long been a Salah fanboy, neither of those aspects affect whether I roster them in a cash lineup. They are both goal-dependent players with solid floors who generally make or break a lineup because of their high costs.

So, like I did yesterday, it was only right to review Salah's season to see if he's been as disappointing as a cash-game play as Kane. Unfortunately, this isn't a simple apples-to-apples comparison because one of the

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