Thanksgiving DFS Single Game Breakdown: Washington at Cowboys

Nov 25, 2020
Thanksgiving DFS Single Game Breakdown: Washington at Cowboys

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.

The second game of the day, like my mother’s cooking, is much more palatable than the early game and my mother-in-law’s cooking (sorry!). The Washington Football Team heads to Jerry’s World trying to sweep the season series from the Dallas Cowboys.

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 Dallas Cowboys are three-point favorites over WFT. The total for the second Turkey Day game is 45.5 points. Dallas has an implied point total of 24.25, while WFT has an implied point total of 21.25.

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