DK Buffet Week 5: Key Stats and Matchups for the Main Slate
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When I’m studying the DFS slate each week, I like to go game by game and identify players or situations that intrigue me. In every game, on every team, there’s a situation that’s relevant for DFS purposes. Whether it’s for a positive or negative reason, doesn’t matter. It informs us of how we should be attacking each slate. Each week, I’m going to go through that process here and give my view on a player or situation based on what we know so far and what we can expect to see in the future.
Arizona CardinalsThe Cardinals “offense”1 is anemic. They have scored a grand total of 37 points through four weeks, limping to a 0-4 start. Arizona is 4.5-point underdogs against the C.J. Beathard-led 49ers. David Johnson ($6,300) is at a very palatable price again this week against an average run defense. Melvin Gordon put up a 30+ point game against the 49ers, but five other RBs have scored at least double-digit points on them as well. DJ saw 10 more opportunities and had seven more expected points in Week 4 than he did in Week 3. Hopefully, that’s cause for hope compared to what we originally thought of with his usage.
- Yes, I’m using passive aggressive air quotes around offense. (back)