Vegas Value Chart: Week 3

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.

TeamOpponentOddsTeam TotalGame TotalPassingRunningTeam Defense
New Orleans Atlanta -3 28.25 53.5 +++ +++  
Green Bay Detroit -7.5 27.5 47.5 +++ +++  
Indianapolis San Diego -3 27.25 51.5 +++ ++  
Dallas Chicago -7.5 26 44.5 ++ +++ ++
Miami Cleveland -9.5 25.75 42 + +++ +++
Arizona Buffalo -4 25.5 47 + +  
NY Giants Washington -4.5 25.25 46 + +  
Atlanta New Orleans 3 25.25 53.5 + +  
Carolina Minnesota -7 25 43 + ++ ++
Pittsburgh Philadelphia -3.5 24.75 46 + +  
Seattle San Francisco -9 24.5 40   + +++
San Diego Indianapolis 3 24.25 51.5      
Baltimore Jacksonville -1 24 47      
Tennessee Oakland -1.5 24 46.5      
Tampa Bay Los Angeles -5.5 23.75 42   + ++
Jacksonville Baltimore 1 23 47      
Kansas City NY Jets -3 22.75 42.5     +
Oakland Tennessee 1.5 22.5 46.5      
Cincinnati Denver -4 22.5 41     ++
Buffalo Arizona 4 21.5 47      
Philadelphia Pittsburgh 3.5 21.25 46      
Washington NY Giants 4.5 20.75 46      
Houston New England -1 20.75 40.5     +
Detroit Green Bay 7.5 20 47.5 +    
New England Houston 1 19.75 40.5      
NY Jets Kansas City 3 19.75 42.5      
Chicago Dallas 7.5 18.5 44.5      
Denver Cincinnati 4 18.5 41      
Los Angeles Tampa Bay 5.5 18.25 42      
Minnesota Carolina 7 18 43      
Cleveland Miami 9.5 16.25 42      
San Francisco Seattle 9 15.5 40      

SUMMARY

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