In general, I start each DFS week with what the sportsbooks in Las Vegas have to say.
If the professionals that make a living at this have an idea of how many points will be scored in a game and which team should be the favorite, then it's not a bad place to start with roster construction in DFS.
But the Vegas lines should be followed throughout the week, and Week 4 was a perfect example of that. The Cowboys-Rams game opened in the mid-40s, with the Cowboys favored by 7.5 points. Within 48 hours, the over/under climbed to 48, with the line coming down to Dallas favored by six points.
What should that tell you? That a bunch of sharp bettors felt the game would not only be a shootout, but it would be close.
The result? Rams 35, Cowboys 30.
Onto the plays...