DFS Pace of Play Week 5 (Fantasy Football)
It’s Week 5! 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 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. The Battle of Pennsylvania could get ugly. Not only has Carson Wentz been a trainwreck but we know how good this Pittsburgh defense is. They’ve given up the 3rd fewest yards per play and own a sack rate near 12 percent! The Eagles will need to improve their inefficiency in the passing game but they still only are running 3-WR sets less than 45 percent of the time. It doesn’t matter if its Greg Ward or John Hightower or even Desean Jackson. That won’t get it done for DFS.