Saturday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Dolphins at Raiders

Dec 25, 2020
Saturday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Dolphins at Raiders

All due respect to Derek Carr, but his expected return after missing the majority of Week 15’s game is a bummer to my all-Hawaiian quarterback matchup. I may also be the only Midwesterner that roots for the University of Hawaii (#PlayWarriorLiveAloha), so seeing two players from the islands repping in the NFL is great. But enough about me regretting not going to UH on a full-ride scholarship.

Beyond the Raiders QB situation, there are some fun factors to the NFL’s Saturday nightcap.

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 Dolphins are 3-point road favorites in a game with a 48-point game total. Miami has a 25.5-point implied team total, while Las Vegas has an implied team total of 22.5 points.

Potential Game Flow Scenarios

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