Monday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Saints at Raiders

Sep 20, 2020
Monday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Saints at Raiders

We get a Monday night single-game contest without the league's preeminent receiver target hog, Michael Thomas. That should create chaos in guessing which Saints pass catchers could absorb some of Thomas's massive volume.

It could be, dare I say, fun.

Below is a breakdown of single-game DFS contests on FanDuel and DraftKings for the Week 1 Thursday Night Football matchup. Constructing single-game lineups requires some imagination, especially for large-field tournament purposes.

We want to create a lineup that reflects a certain kind of game script, choosing players who would thrive—or at least have the chance to thrive—if their teams got out to a lead or were left chasing points in the second half. There’s also the neutral script that doesn't tend to inflate opportunity for any one player or team. Understanding the likelihood of each scenario and piecing together a roster that would score a bunch of points in such a scenario is key to success in these single-game contests.

Remember: For the captain spot on DraftKings, the price (and fantasy points awarded) are multiplied by 1.5. On FanDuel, the prices are the same throughout, but the MVP slot receives 1.5 times the fantasy point value of the other roster spots.

Vegas Spread And Total

This game features an over-under of 49 points, with the Saints coming in as 5.5-point favorites with a 27.25 point implied total—the sixth highest of Week 2. The home team Raiders have an implied total of 21.75.

Potential Game Flow Scenarios

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