Sunday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Ravens vs. Patriots

Sunday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Ravens vs. Patriots

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

No team has allowed fewer points than the Ravens' 142 this season, and only the Jets and Football Team have scored fewer points than the Patriots, which gives us a fairly low 43.5-point total for Sunday's night's game, one in which the Ravens are 7.0-point road favorites. Baltimore has disappointed a bit this season, though they still come in 6-2, losing only to the Chiefs and Steelers, while the Patriots have lost four of their last five, with their lone win coming against the winless Jets last week on a last-second field goal.

QUARTERBACKS

The quarterbacks in this game are pretty similar in many respects, particularly in how much of their respective teams' running games go through them. Lamar Jackson ($12,400 DK, $16,500 FD) has the second-most rushing yards (469) among quarterbacks in the league this season, while Cam Newton ($10,800 DK, $17,000 FD) is fourth (314), and no player at their position has more rushing touchdowns than Newton's eight. Newton has been more prolific scoring on the ground, but Jackson has been a significantly more productive passer, throwing 12 touchdowns passes versus four interceptions while Newton has two and seven, respectively.

Consideration for either quarterback comes down to their solid rushing floors and then the upside of their passing yards. Even though he has many more passing touchdowns than Newton, it's not like Jackson has been lighting up the league like he did last year, as 18 quarterbacks have thrown for more touchdowns. Additionally, he's passed for over 210

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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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