Monday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Chiefs vs. Ravens

Monday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Chiefs vs. Ravens

This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.

The year's most anticipated regular season game is here, as the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs travel to Baltimore to take on a Ravens team that finished 2019 with the best overall record. Both teams come in 2-0, though the Ravens have been much more dominant, outscoring their two opponents (Browns and Texans) 71-22, while the Chiefs have a 57-40 points advantage against theirs (Texans and Chargers). 

The Ravens opened as 2.5-point home favorites, but the line has moved to -3.5 with a game total of 54.5 on both FanDuel and DraftKings Sportsbooks. That total is unsurprising given the firepower of the offenses, and the trickiest part of the fantasy slate is that you won't be able to get nearly as many elite players as you want because pretty much everyone is expensive. You'll really have to take a stand on how you think the game will go, which could spread around any normal chalk in cash games and GPPs.

QUARTERBACKS

This game features the last two NFL MVPs in Lamar Jackson ($13,000 DK, $16,500 FD) and Patrick Mahomes ($12,000 DK, $16,000 FD), who are obviously the two-most expensive players on both sites. Given their extremely high salaries and the high salaries of the guys they are passing the ball to, rostering both is extremely difficult, especially if one of them is a captain on DraftKings because of the salary multiplier, which makes Jackson $19,500 and Mahomes $18,000. In fact, captaining Jackson and flexing Mahomes on DraftKings leaves only $18,500

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is an eight-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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