Playing the DFS showdowns might be the only way to make this week’s Monday night game palatable.
The Giants sport a defense that looks decent only in comparison to the team’s garbage offense. The D entered Week 8 ranked 19th in overall DVOA but much stronger in the less-important area of run defense (11th) than pass (27th).
The offense, though, looks at those numbers wistfully, dreaming of the day it might climb to such heights. That unit entered Week 8 ranked 30th in overall DVOA: 28th in passing, 25th rushing.
Is there another team in the NFL that would be worse off for missing RB Devonta Freeman (ankle)?
The Buccaneers, meanwhile, check in at 6th in offensive DVOA and tops on defense. Tampa opened as an enormous 10-point road favorite … and that number has since climbed by 3 points.
Let’s get to the values …