DFS Pace of Play for Week 11 (Fantasy Football)
Pace of play gives the prospective DFS player an opportunity to consider not just Vegas totals but how the game will be played out in a given week. Game flow is a tricky rabbit hole to jump down when you consider the endless scenarios that can play out in a game. Stacking up-tempo offenses who can keep the ball moving is crucial to gaining an edge in DFS. For every 5 seconds difference in terms of per play, a team runs 15 more plays per game. In DFS world, that’s a massive difference considering volume is king. In 2019, on average, teams ran a play 0.8 seconds per play slower in positive game scripts than they did in neutral game script.
Each week I’ll highlight five statistics that will affect matchups this week, five games worth stacking, and five dart throws for tournaments.
Make sure to check out the DFS Podcast where Betz and I breakdown the main slate and highlight some of our favorite plays of the week.
Five Stats to Know
1. Rookie Justin Jefferson showed us on Monday night why he’s already an elite WR. He’s a yardage monster in the mold of a young Allen Robinson II (more smooth than fast) while leading the league in yards per route run. He’s also tied for the league lead in receptions over 20+ yards with the likes of D.K. Metcalf, fellow rookie Ceedee Lamb, and the aforementioned Robinson. He has slate-breaking upside at his salary ($6,000-DK, $6,600-FD) and needs to be in your tournament pool against Dallas.