DFS Vegas Report for Week 2
Each week I’ll preview the five most important games from a Vegas total perspective and how to attack each game in DFS. I’ll highlight which players are the most stackable, who are recommended cash and GPP plays, and who looks like they should be faded. Listen and subscribe to the Fantasy Footballers’ DFS Podcast as we analyze these games for the main slate every Friday.
Week 1 Review
- Raiders @ Panthers: Over, 64 total points – This was a game Kyle and I were all over as a game stack given the up tempo pace of both offenses and the subpar defensive play. The end result? DFS gold!
- Seahawks @ 49ers: Over, 63 total points – Another game that this article highlighted last week – the Seahawks and Falcons went back and forth with fantasy goodness between both passing offenses. The #LetRussCook movement was in full effect in Week 1.
- Buccaneers @ Saints: Under, 47 total points – The Bucs @ Saints matchup was a matchup that we were fading given the change at QB for the Bucs and the safer play of Tom Brady vs. Jameis Winston. There were some great plays in this matchup (Hello, positive TD regression Alvin Kamara), but all in all, this game disappointed as we predicted.
- Colts @ Jaguars: Over, 47 total points – This game had more points than I projected, so we’ll call it a miss as I was fading the players in this game. It appears you just can’t fade the swag of Gardner Minshew
- Cardinals @ 49ers: Under, 44 total points – Another miss from yours truly. I was expecting a higher-scoring affair given that regression from the 49ers defense was likely. Both offenses looked sluggish at times, and obviously George Kittle dealing with an injury didn’t help.
Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys, O/U: 52.5
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are featured in this article as they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in Week 2. This matchup features the second-highest point total on the board and should be a game we can stack in Week 2. On the Atlanta side of the ball, they just got absolutely torched by Russell Wilson and company in the passing game, as Russ threw for 4 TDs. Per PFF, the Seahawks threw the ball at the highest rate through the first three quarters in Week 1. Why? Because opposing offenses can attack this Falcons’ defense given their lack of an effective pass rush and porous secondary play. Dak Prescott and company should be able to light up this Falcons’ secondary yet again in Week 2. In PFF’s grading system, the Falcons had three cornerbacks rank outside of the top 65 in Week 1 – Advantage Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb.