Thanksgiving DFS Single Game Breakdown: Texans at Lions

Nov 25, 2020
Thanksgiving DFS Single Game Breakdown: Texans at Lions

The Thanksgiving Day trio of games may be my favorite day of football during the regular season. Not only do I get to watch games all day, but I also get to smash food and leaf through Black Friday ads while ignoring family members I would prefer not to talk to.

Like every Thanksgiving, the Detroit Lions host the first game of the day. Their opponent this year is the Houston Texans.

It is vital to remember that single-game slates are not simply a “max salary, play as many big names as possible, and submit” format, especially in larger tournament fields. We need to identify players that can be pieces in their offense’s success, whether in the lead or trailing, as well as the players that could be focal points in a neutral game script. The ability to then take those players and identify which will succeed in the single-game format will put us in a better position to succeed as daily fantasy players.

Remember that the captain spot is different on DraftKings than on FanDuel. The captain spot on DraftKings delivers fantasy points and prices multiplied by 1.5. The MVP spot on FanDuel will score at the same rate but without the increased pricing for the player slot. All flex positions score normally.

Vegas Total and Spread

The Texans are three-point road favorites against the Lions. The total is 51.5 points with the Texans at a 27.25-point implied total. The Lions have an implied total of 24.25.

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