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.

UPDATED SUNDAY 9/23 @ 7:00 AM (EST)

TeamOpponentOddsTeam TotalGame TotalPassingRunningTeam Defense
Kansas City San Francisco -6.5 30.75 55 +++ +++
New England Detroit -7 30.75 54.5 +++ +++
Minnesota Buffalo -16.5 28.75 41 +++ +++ +++
Atlanta New Orleans -2 27.75 53.5 ++ ++
Pittsburgh Tampa Bay -1 27.75 54.5 ++ ++
LA Rams LA Chargers -7 27.75 48.5 ++ ++
Tampa Bay Pittsburgh 1 26.75 54.5 ++ ++
Philadelphia Indianapolis -7 26.5 46 ++ +++ +
Baltimore Denver -5.5 26 46.5 ++ ++
New Orleans Atlanta 2 25.75 53.5 + +
Houston NY Giants -6 24.75 43.5 + + +
Jacksonville Tennessee -9.5 24.75 40 + ++ +++
San Francisco Kansas City 6.5 24.25 55 ++ +
Green Bay Washington -2.5 23.75 45
Miami Oakland -3 23.75 44.5
Detroit New England 7 23.75 54.5
Carolina Cincinnati -3 23.75 44.5
Chicago Arizona -6 22.25 38.5 ++
Cleveland NY Jets -3 22 41 +
Washington Green Bay 2.5 21.25 45
Seattle Dallas -1.5 21 40.5 +
Oakland Miami 3 20.75 44.5
LA Chargers LA Rams 7 20.75 48.5
Cincinnati Carolina 3 20.75 44.5
Denver Baltimore 5.5 20.5 46.5
Indianapolis Philadelphia 7 19.5 46
Dallas Seattle 1.5 19.5 40.5
NY Jets Cleveland 3 19 41
NY Giants Houston 6 18.75 43.5
Arizona Chicago 6 16.25 38.5
Tennessee Jacksonville 9.5 15.25 40
Buffalo Minnesota 16.5 12.25 41

SUMMARY

3-STARS

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