Vegas Value Chart: Week 10

An early Vegas-based snapshot of the teams and positions to target in this week's DFS game slate.

Every week, the first step of your DFS homework should be to examine the opening Vegas odds on all the NFL games for that week.  Through some fairly simple algebra, it is easy to derive a spreadsheet that predicts team totals for every game, thereby allowing you to develop a rudimentary gamescript to help narrow down your decisions for the week.  Once the appealing (and unappealing) games have been highlighted, it becomes easier to focus upon those games to help build your core of players for that week; the caveat, however, is that the NFL is a dynamic league and anything is subject to change from Tuesday to Sunday...so keep that in mind as the week progresses and always monitor player injuries, weather conditions, and potential roster moves.  Let's take a look.

TeamOpponentOddsTotalTeam TotalRunningPassingDefense
New England NY Giants -7.5 55 31.25 +++ +++  
Green Bay Detroit -11.5 48 29.75 +++ +++ ++
Cincinnati Houston -10.5 47 28.75 +++ +++ ++
Baltimore Jacksonville -5.5 48 26.75 ++ ++  
Philadelphia Miami -6 47 26.5 ++ ++  
New Orleans Washington -1 50.5 25.75 + ++  
St. Louis Chicago -7.5 42.5 25 ++ + +++
Washington New Orleans 1 50.5 24.75 + +  
Seattle Arizona -3.5 45 24.25 + +  
Carolina Tennessee -4.5 43.5 24 + + +
Oakland Minnesota -3 45 24 + +  
Denver Kansas City -6.5 41.5 24 ++ + +++
NY Giants New England 7.5 55 23.75   ++  
Pittsburgh Cleveland -4.5 41 22.75     ++
NY Jets Buffalo -2.5 42.5 22.5      
Tampa Bay Dallas -1.5 43.5 22.5      
Jacksonville Baltimore 5.5 48 21.25      
Dallas Tampa Bay 1.5 43.5 21      
Minnesota Oakland 3 45 21      
Arizona Seattle 3.5 45 20.75      
Miami Philadelphia 6 47 20.5   +  
Buffalo NY Jets 2.5 42.5 20      
Tennessee Carolina 4.5 43.5 19.5      
Detroit Green Bay 11.5 48 18.25   +  
Cleveland Pittsburgh 4.5 41 18.25      
Houston Cincinnati 10.5 47 18.25   +  
Chicago St. Louis 7.5 42.5 17.5      
Kansas City Denver 6.5 41.5 17.5      

SUMMARY

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