DFS Pace of Play for Week 12 (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. It might’ve gone overlooked that Latavius Murray actually out-snapped Alvin Kamara (30-to-29) and the fantasy superstar was rescued by a TD after not securing a reception for this first time in his career. It is just a one-game sample size so let’s not rush to judgment. But for tournaments, Murray’s name isn’t the craziest one you’ll see on a roster. Taysom Hill‘s presence opens up lanes and the fact he went 9-of-10 on play-action passes last week tells me there’s more to come.