NFL DFS Playbook: Week 16 Saturday Edition
Howard Bender pores over the data and match-ups to bring you his favorite plays for Week 16 NFL DFS Saturday slate contests.
Welcome to the DFS Playbook for the NFL Week 16 Saturday-only slate!
Just three games for Saturday which means we are treating it exactly the same as we did for the three-game Thanksgiving Day slate. GPP tournament contests only. There is just way too much overlap for cash games which increses the paylines and, as I said on Thanksgiving, given all the lineup trains we've been seeing over the last couple of months, the last thing you want to do is have to compete with them in your 50/50s and Double-Ups. So we're going to use the Saturday slate to have some GPP fun and then come back hard at the cash games on Sunday.
And actually, it's the perfect slate to do just that. To have fun. You've got the Tampa/Housion game to open things up and that's where you're going to see the heaviest lean from people with regard to QBs and WRs. The New England/Buffalo game has a low implied points total and is likely where we'll focus on the ground attack and defenses. Meanwhile, the late game, Rams/49ers has an intriguing blend of both. I think we definitely need a piece of the first game, but wouldn't it be the way it always goes to see the third game pop off and a contrarian lineup wins the big money? We'll have to see when it comes to building our lineups. In the meantime, here are the players I like the most.