Sunday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Rams at 49ers

Oct 16, 2020
Sunday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Rams at 49ers

The Rams and their effective but crushingly boring offense takes on a suddenly terrible Niners defense on Sunday night. We get a double whammy at QB in this one: we have one signal-caller who could be benched at any point and one who doesn't have a floor if his team has a lead.

Fun stuff.

Below is a breakdown of single-game DFS contests on FanDuel and DraftKings for the Week 6 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

Sunday night's game has an over/under of 52 points, 2.5 points higher than the start of the week. Only the Bucs-Packers game saw a bigger increase in over/under this week. The Rams are 3.5-point favorites with an implied total of 27.5 points. The 49ers' implied total is 24.5.

Potential Game Flow Scenarios

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