NFL DFS Usage Trends: 2020 Season Preview

This week, we’ll go team-by-team, discussing how their changes affect their volume for the purposes of NFL DFS on DraftKings and FanDuel. In future weeks, we’ll look at how touches, targets, and snap count volume will affect the coming week.

Arizona Cardinals

DeAndre Hopkins is one of the biggest DFS names to change teams this offseason. To judge whether or not much changes in his usage and efficacy, we can look to his quarterbacks. Deshaun Watson is obviously the better quarterback than Kyler Murray, but their adjusted completion rates per PFF are very similar. Arizona also has a better offensive line and Murray has the extra time under his belt, so caving under pressure isn’t much of a concern. Murray’s performance on the deep ball could use improvement, but Hopkins isn’t dependent on the deep pall; he’s a volume guy—you know it’s going there and he still gets open enough to get it.

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  • Alex Sonty (AlexSonty)

  • Alex Sonty is a part-time political science professor at the City Colleges of Chicago and a professional DFS player. He’s been playing fantasy sports since Mark Brunell and Jimmy Smith paved the way to a rookie championship in 1996. He started playing DFS in 2014 and currently specializes in MLB and NFL cash games, dipping his toes into GPP play. He’s been writing for the Chicago Tribune, SB Nation, and Rotogrinders blog networks since 2010. He holds a J.D./M.A. and L.L.M. from DePaul University.


  • Wilk39

    Witten over Waller in LV?

  • markymark13

    No offense but this article is useless. Mentioning Witten instead of Waller is laughable. No mention of what a healthy Evan Engram is capable of. Desean Jackson was only healthy for 1 game last year but Wentz clearly seemed to have a connection with him

  • hauser42

    McCarthy running the ball with the Packers? Not sure if you watched his career there or a couple games. He quickly stops running the ball the goes to shotgun 4-5 WR spread style offense and slings the ball around. He gives LIP SERVICE to 2 TE formations and running the ball in a balance offense. Let me also inform you he is not a West Coast coach but an Air Coryell coach. He is offense is about long slow developing routes for his WRs. This was reason Rodgers threw on the run so much.

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