Vegas Value Chart: Week 2

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 Cleveland -10 29.75 49.5 +++ +++ +
Pittsburgh Kansas City -5.5 29.5 53.5 +++ +++
LA Rams Arizona -13.5 29.25 45 +++ +++ ++
San Francisco Detroit -6 27.25 48.5 ++ ++
Washington Indianapolis -5.5 26.75 48 ++ ++ +
Denver Oakland -6.5 26.25 46 ++ ++ +
Atlanta Carolina -6 25.25 44.5 + + +
LA Chargers Buffalo -7.5 25.25 43 + ++ ++
Green Bay Minnesota -2 24.25 46.5 + +
Kansas City Pittsburgh 5.5 24 53.5 ++ +
Philadelphia Tampa Bay -3 23.5 44
New England Jacksonville -1 23.25 45.5
NY Jets Miami -3 23.25 43.5
Chicago Seattle -3.5 23.25 43 +
Houston Tennessee -3 23 43 +
Dallas NY Giants -3 22.75 42.5 +
Cincinnati Baltimore -1 22.5 44
Minnesota Green Bay 2 22.25 46.5
Jacksonville New England 1 22.25 45.5
Baltimore Cincinnati 1 21.5 44
Detroit San Francisco 6 21.25 48.5
Indianapolis Washington 5.5 21.25 48
Tampa Bay Philadelphia 3 20.5 44
Miami NY Jets 3 20.25 43.5
Tennessee Houston 3 20 43
Oakland Denver 6.5 19.75 46
Cleveland New Orleans 10 19.75 49.5
Seattle Chicago 3.5 19.75 43
NY Giants Dallas 3 19.75 42.5
Carolina Atlanta 6 19.25 44.5
Buffalo LA Chargers 7.5 17.75 43
Arizona LA Rams 13.5 15.75 45

SUMMARY

3-STARS

2-STARS

1-STAR