Vegas Helps You Pick Fantasy Defenses For Week 6
After four consecutive weeks of Vegas expecting to see lower scoring games than what was delivered, they’re finally expecting some higher scoring outcomes in Week 6. We’re going to share which Fantasy defenses have the best chances of scoring some Fantasy points this weekend, which can be useful for traditional Fantasy play and Daily Fantasy Football contests.
We still have four teams on byes this week, but we do get back the Dolphins, Jets, Panthers and Vikings, which are certainly four formidable defenses against the right matchups.
There are four games that Vegas expects to score more than 50 points combined between the two teams.
Each week, we look at the betting lines at the sportsbooks find the lowest expected scoring games, and the games with the largest point spreads, indicating a defense that should dominate.
While a low-scoring game is usually indicative of an offense not producing, it also probably means the defense they’re facing will pick up plenty of turnovers and sacks.
Week 6 Point Spreads and Over-Under Lines
The numbers on the matchups are taken directly from Wednesday’s numbers at VegasInsider.com. The ownership percentages are from CBSSports.com’s Fantasy Football leagues.
Jets DST vs. Washington
Owned in 83 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 40.5
Point spread: Jets -6
Projected final score: N.Y. Jets 23, Washington 17.5
Seahawks DST vs. Carolina
Owned in 100 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 41
Point spread: Seahawks -7
Projected final score: Seattle 24, Carolina 17
Broncos DST at Cleveland
Owned in 94 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 42.5
Point spread: Broncos -4
Projected final score: Denver 23, Cleveland 19.5
Bengals DST at Buffalo
Owned in 73 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 42.5
Point spread: Chiefs -3.5
Projected final score: Cincinnati 23, Buffalo 19.5
Look to pick some of these defenses this week to replace your regular Fantasy DST, and use this same methodology going forward. Daily Fantasy Football players can also use this same concept to find the highest projected scoring offenses for stacking lineups.
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