Sunday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Rams vs. 49ers

Sunday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Rams vs. 49ers

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

The 49ers have been dealing with a plethora of injuries this season, and while they had some players return, they are still 3.0-point home underdogs to the Rams on Sunday in a game with a solid 51.5-point total on DraftKings Sportsbook. Coming off an embarrassing 43-17 home loss to the Dolphins last week, the Niners sit last in the NFC West at 2-4 while the Rams are a solid 4-1, allowing the fewest points in the conference (90), and fourth-fewest in the NFL. The two teams like to move the ball in very different ways, and they also have enough weapons where there may not be a very chalky build on either DraftKings or FanDuel.

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The Rams prefer to move the ball through the air, which certainly contributes to Jared Goff ($10,800 DK, $15,500 FD) being the most expensive player on both sites. While he's a very efficient passer, having completed at least 70 percent of his passes in all but the opneing game of the season, Goff has eclipsed 300 yards just twice, even though he has accounted for at least three touchdowns in three of his last four. Interestingly, since he doesn't run much, Goff rushed for a touchdown in Weeks 3 and 5, which happen to also be the games when he threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns. The 49ers defense has been crushed with injuries, and specifically their secondary, so there's no denying that Goff will have an advantage in this one. The

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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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