Vegas Value Chart: Week 7

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 Jets -9 48 28.5 +++ ++ +
Indianapolis New Orleans -5 52 28.5 ++ ++  
Arizona Baltimore -7.5 48 27.75 +++ ++  
Atlanta Tennessee -4 48 26 ++ ++  
San Diego Oakland -4 46.5 25.25 + +  
Carolina Philadelphia -4 46.5 25.25 + +  
Miami Houston -4 44.5 24.25 + +  
NY Giants Dallas -3.5 45 24.25 + +  
Seattle San Francisco -6 42 24 + + ++
Minnesota Detroit -3.5 44.5 24 + +  
Buffalo Jacksonville -5 42 23.5      
New Orleans Indianapolis 5 52 23.5   +  
Jacksonville Buffalo -5 42 23.5      
St. Louis Cleveland -5.5 41.5 23.5     ++
Washington Tampa Bay -4 43 23.5     +
Pittsburgh Kansas City -2 44 23      
Tennessee Atlanta 4 48 22      
Oakland San Diego 4 46.5 21.25      
Philadelphia Carolina 4 46.5 21.25      
Kansas City Pittsburgh 2 44 21      
Dallas NY Giants 3.5 45 20.75      
Detroit Minnesota 3.5 44.5 20.5      
Houston Miami 4 44.5 20.25      
Baltimore Arizona 7.5 48 20.25   +  
NY Jets New England 9 48 19.5   +  
Tampa Bay Washington 4 43 19.5      
Cleveland St. Louis 5.5 41.5 18      
San Francisco Seattle 6 42 18      

SUMMARY

3-STARS

2-STARS

1-STAR