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According to the Data: Should You Target Players in the Monday Night Game?

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales is the author of the Fantasy Football for Smart People book series. In addition to RotoWire, Jonathan also provides content to the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, DallasCowboys.com, and NBC.

Do players score more fantasy points on Monday Night Football?

Three people were recently crowned fantasy football millionaires, winning $1 million grand prizes in single daily fantasy football tournaments. The latest was on DraftKings - the only one that extended two days to include the Monday Night Football game - and both the first and second-place entrants had players who were playing on Monday night.

That got me thinking: is it advantageous to start players playing on Monday night - either in season-long or daily leagues - because they have an extra day of rest? There could very well be something there since, if you recall from my study on Thursday night football games, teams and players score fewer points on short rest. The biggest effect is on passing touchdowns

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