Week 4 Thursday Night Single-Game DFS: Top FanDuel & DraftKings Plays

Sep 29, 2022
Week 4 Thursday Night Single-Game DFS: Top FanDuel & DraftKings Plays

A showcase of some of the NFL’s brightest young talent will happen Thursday night when Tua Tagovailoa, Jaylen Waddle (maybe), and the Miami Dolphins travel to southern Ohio to play Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

It is vital to remember that single-game slates are not simply a “max salary, play as many big names as possible, and submit” format, especially in larger tournament fields. We need to identify players that can be pieces in their offense’s success, whether in the lead or trailing, as well as the players that could be focal points in a neutral game script. The ability to then take those players and identify which will succeed in the single-game format will put us in a better position to succeed as daily fantasy players.

It is not just about finishing in first place in Showdown, it is about finishing in solo first. This format is one of the easiest to chop top prize because of the smaller player pool. Therefore, being different (and correct) in roster construction is the difference between doubling your entry cost and taking down a GPP. Let’s take a look at this week’s important notes and players I am focusing on when building for Showdown formats on DraftKings and Fanduel.

Vegas Total and Spread

Cincinnati is a 3.5-point home favorite with an over/under of 48 points. The Bengals have an implied team total of 25.75 points, while the Dolphins have an implied team total of 22.25.

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