Sunday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Eagles at 49ers

Oct 02, 2020
Sunday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Eagles at 49ers

This week's Sunday night throwdown pits one of the league's up-and-coming quarterbacks against Carson Wentz.

Narrow target trees will define this Eagles-Niners matchup. We (basically) know where the ball is going when it leaves the hand of Nick Mullens and Wentz, thanks to an apocalyptic rash of injuries that have left little choice but to throw to the remaining healthy pass-catching bodies.

Below is a breakdown of single-game DFS contests on FanDuel and DraftKings for the Week 4 Sunday 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 isn't nearly as ugly as it looked a few days ago. We've seen the over-under jump by two points this week, up to a more fantasy-friendly 45 points. I'm guessing it has something to do with all-world tight end George Kittle ready to go after two weeks out of the Niners' lineup. The 49ers are 7.5-point home favorites with an implied total of 26.25 points. The Eagles' implied total sits at 18.75 points.

Potential Game Flow Scenarios

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