Week 2 Thursday Night Game Analysis

Week 2 Thursday Night Game Analysis

Week 2 Thursday Night Game Analysis. Welcome to week 2 of 2020. This articles will focus you on my approach to fantasy football. I use Vegas metrics, defense against the positions, my fantasy sport professor’s rankings (FSPR) and my uncertainty analysis. 



The figure below highlights the Vegas landscape of this game. 

  • The Game Points are expected to be below average
  • CLE is the favorite by a nice 12 points. 

Below the Vegas material is my Defense Against the Positions. Positive numbers suggest easy DAPs vs negative numbers mean a tougher DAPs.

The overall take away are both team should see easy defenses in rushing and passing. The CLE TE does fight a -4.2 TE DAP (tougher) while the CLE WRs face a -9 DAP (tougher). 

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The trap for me is if these teams are easy then why did Vegas suggest a low scoring game. Vegas sees the easy defense but is “saying” these teams are not so good and both can not take advantage. 

Week 2 Thursday Night Game Analysis. Thursday Night Games always have great uncertainty and these two teams are no exceptions. I am using the only players who I have to. I am fading in DFS. This is not a game for gambles. 

CLE Analysis

This landscape I paint for CLE is shown below. These figures present:

  • Team
  • Positions (DST K QB RB TE and WR)
  • FSPR (100 to 0)
  • Player Uncertainty Level  * High * AVG  * Low
  • Uncertainty implies the level of expectations are broad to narrow. 
  • QB is 87 FSPR Low UNC
  • RBs are both similarity ranked AVG to Low UNC
  • TE is AVG UNC but lower ranked 
  • WRs are OBJ and Landry at 87 and 82 FPSRs vs +6 WR DAP (ok)

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  • Underdog 
  • Expected to score 2 TDs? 
  • Strong Caution

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CIN Analysis

Week 2 Thursday Night Game Analysis.

  • QB is Highly Uncertain and ranked at 42.
  • Mixon is 90 ranked and low UNC (play if needed)
  • CJ Uzomah is AVG UNC but 48. Some are using him as a play in DFS. He does see a nice +17 TE DAP? 
  • Green and Boyd should be higher but the QB is holding them down. Both ranked near 80. Use if you have to. I am trying to find better WR2/3 types for this week. They face a -9 WR DAP! 

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See my Week 2 Snaps Report


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