Vegas Value Chart: Week 15

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 12/16 @ 8 AM (EST)

TeamOpponentOddsTeam TotalGame TotalPassingRunningTeam Defense
LA Rams Philadelphia -13 32.5 52 +++ +++
Kansas City LA Chargers -3.5 29 54.5 +++ +++
New England Pittsburgh -2.5 28.25 54 +++ +++
New Orleans Carolina -6 28 50 +++ +++
Baltimore Tampa Bay -8.5 27.5 46.5 ++ +++ +
Atlanta Arizona -9.5 26.75 44 ++ +++ ++
Minnesota Miami -7.5 26.25 45 ++ +++ +
Chicago Green Bay -5 26 47 ++ ++
Pittsburgh New England 2.5 25.75 54 + +
Houston NY Jets -7 25.75 44.5 + ++ +
LA Chargers Kansas City 3.5 25.5 54.5 + +
Indianapolis Dallas -3 25 47 + +
Cincinnati Oakland -3 24.5 46 + +
Denver Cleveland -1.5 24.25 47 + +
Seattle San Francisco -3.5 23.5 43.5 +
Cleveland Denver 1.5 22.75 47
Carolina New Orleans 6 22 50
Dallas Indianapolis 3 22 47
Jacksonville Washington -7.5 22 36.5 +++
Oakland Cincinnati 3 21.5 46
Tennessee NY Giants -1 21.5 42
Buffalo Detroit -2.5 21.25 40 +
Green Bay Chicago 5 21 47
NY Giants Tennessee 1 20.5 42
San Francisco Seattle 3.5 20 43.5
Philadelphia LA Rams 13 19.5 52
Tampa Bay Baltimore 8.5 19 46.5
Miami Minnesota 7.5 18.75 45
Detroit Buffalo 2.5 18.75 40
NY Jets Houston 7 18.75 44.5
Arizona Atlanta 9.5 17.25 44
Washington Jacksonville 7.5 14.5 36.5


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