Now that we’re a month into the season, some real trends are emerging. We have a quarter of the information that we’ll have about this season. Digging in a bit more and getting out ahead of the trends that are emerging as depth charts have matured and injuries have shaken up opportunities across the league is the name of the game in DFS.
Atlanta (-3.5) vs. Carolina
D.J. Moore ($6,000) has seen the 12th most targets among wide receivers and is just WR41 in PPR/game. We know that targets are the lifeblood of fantasy scoring, so what gives?
He’s averaging eight targets per game this year. Not a single one of those targets has ended with Moore standing in the end zone. A breakout game is on its way, and what better time than this week against Atlanta?
The gamescript, somewhat surprisingly, has not given the Panthers much reason to pass over the past two weeks. This week may end up being close on the scoreboard, but the general flow of the game should be quick. If we look at pace across all game situations, this game is tied for the lead in projected plays per 60 minutes.
On the other side of the ball, we have the Falcons that are dealing with some injuries in the wide receiver room. That situation is worth monitoring throughout the week and into the weekend. If the main receivers carry no injury designation into the game, you can stack them up with Matt Ryan ($6,100) pretty confidently. If not, Olamide Zaccheaus ($3,000) had himself a coming out party this week.
Last year, he only cracked a 30% snap share once and has now gone over 75% of the snaps in each of the past two games.
Baltimore (-13.5) vs. Cincinnati