Monday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Cardinals at Cowboys

Oct 18, 2020
Monday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Cardinals at Cowboys

Cowboys coaches and players have made sure to convey two messages since Andy Dalton stepped into the starting role in place of an injured Dak Prescott: they're confident in their new signal-caller, and they won't change the high-powered offense with Dalton under center.

We got a glimpse at how the Dallas offense will function in the Dalton era. Last week, replacing Prescott after his horrific injury, Dalton completed nine of 11 throws for 111 yards against the Giants. Surrounded by more explosive pass catchers than at any point in his tortured tenure with the Bengals, Dalton could very well be a (highly) productive fantasy option. That starts Monday night against Arizona.

Let's get into how to piece together winning single-game lineups.

Below is a breakdown of single-game DFS contests on FanDuel and DraftKings for the Week 6 Monday 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 Cowboys are a one-point home favorite in this one with an implied total of 28 points. The Cardinals' implied total is 27 points. The game's over/under started at 53.5 and now sits at 55 after the Cards got a point trimmed from their total and Dallas had an eye-opening 2.5 points tacked on to theirs.

Potential Game Flow Scenarios

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