Vegas Value Chart: Week 9

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.

TeamOpponentOddsGame TotalTeam TotalPassRunDefense
Green Bay Indianapolis -7 54 30.5 +++ +++  
Dallas Cleveland -7.5 48.5 28 +++ +++  
New Orleans San Francisco -4 52 28 +++ ++  
Atlanta Tampa Bay -3.5 51.5 27.5 ++ ++  
Kansas City Jacksonville -9 46 27.5 ++ +++ +
San Diego Tennessee -5.5 47 26.25 ++ ++  
Seattle Buffalo -6.5 44 25.25 + + +
Carolina Los Angeles -3 45 24 + +  
Tampa Bay Atlanta 3.5 51.5 24 + +  
San Francisco New Orleans 4 52 24 + +  
Miami NY Jets -3.5 44 23.75      
Indianapolis Green Bay 7 54 23.5 +    
Minnesota Detroit -6 41 23.5   + ++
Baltimore Pittsburgh -2.5 43.5 23      
NY Giants Philadelphia -2 43 22.5      
Denver Oakland 0 43.5 21.75      
Oakland Denver 0 43.5 21.75      
Los Angeles Carolina 3 45 21      
Tennessee San Diego 5.5 47 20.75      
Pittsburgh Baltimore 2.5 43.5 20.5      
Philadelphia NY Giants 2 43 20.5      
Cleveland Dallas 7.5 48.5 20.5      
NY Jets Miami 3.5 44 20.25      
Buffalo Seattle 6.5 44 18.75      
Jacksonville Kansas City 9 46 18.5      
Detroit Minnesota 6 41 17.5      

SUMMARY

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