Thursday Night DFS Single-Game Breakdown: 49ers at Cardinals
The undefeated San Francisco 49ers look to keep their perfect record intact as they take on their divisional rival, the Arizona Cardinals, for this week's edition of Thursday Night Football. Will newly acquired Kenyan Drake be a difference-maker? Will the 49ers DST continue their dominance? Let's break down the game to help you find the winning edge for your single-game slate lineups on FanDuel and DraftKings.
- Raheem Mostert, SF, RB - Questionable
- Matt Breida, SF, RB - Questionable
- Marquise Goodwin, SF, WR - Probable
- David Johnson, ARI, RB - Questionable
- Chase Edmonds, ARI, RB - OUT
EDITOR's NOTE: Matt Breida and Raheem Moster are both ACTIVE.
Because I rely on the 4for4 projections, I use that to determine the likely injury scenarios. Marquise Goodwin is not on the injury report which is why I listed him here as we do not have him projected at the time I am writing this article. He's a viable value option if he is active, but I won't mention him outside of this section.
As for the Cardinals RB situation, Johnson is not expected to play which puts newly acquired Kenyan Drake firmly in play. I don't like either of the backups (Morris and Zenner) and the Cardinals coaching staff sounds as if they expect Drake to step right in and get good volume.
Author's Note: Breida and Mostert being active certainly throws a kink into things. I don't want any of Jeff Wilson now and honestly Coleman is the only RB of the four I have interest in as I expect him to get 60% of the workload.
Evaluation of Vegas Spread and Total
San Francisco -10 Over/Under 42.5
This is one of those instances where I think Vegas has it a bit off. I get the 49ers being huge favorites, but I also don't think there's any way the game doesn't go over the total and I also think there are a few scenarios where the Cardinals can keep the game close (albeit a very small probability). My analysis will reflect that.
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