Sunday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Vikings at Seahawks

Oct 09, 2020
Sunday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Vikings at Seahawks

Sunday Night Football pits a team that has escaped the jaws of run establishment against a team that retains an almost religious belief in running the football no matter what.

We've seen what letting Russ cook has done for Seattle's offense: they're massacring opposing defenses week in and week out, refusing to take their proverbial foot off the proverbial gas. The Vikings, on the other hand, have thrown less than any team in the NFL through four weeks. Mike Zimmer insists that if they could just get the running game going, they'll be fine. Maybe Pete Carroll can take Zimmer aside on Sunday and extol the virtues of establishing the pass. One can hope.

Below is a breakdown of single-game DFS contests on FanDuel and DraftKings for the Week 5 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

The home-team Seahawks are seven-point favorites here with an implied total of 32 points. The Vikings come in with an implied total of 25—hardly hateful for an offense that has been awful at times this season. The 57 point over/under has dropped by 0.5 points since the start of the week.

Potential Game Flow Scenarios

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