The highest-scoring team in the NFL faces off against one of the stingiest defenses, with the odds favoring the offensive juggernaut Buccaneers, who are 4.5-point home favorites against the Rams in a game with a 48.0-point total on DraftKings Sportsbook. Both teams are coming off bounce-back games following losses, but it’ll be a clear battle of strengths on Monday Night Football.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady ($11,000 DK, $16,000 FD) is the most expensive player on both DraftKings and FanDuel, which isn’t surprising considering he is fourth in the league in passing yards (2,739) and passing touchdowns (23). He is coming off a monster game against Carolina when he threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns while also adding a rushing score, his second game with at least four touchdowns in his last four games. He has a number of excellent receivers, and the Buccaneers have showed a willingness to let Brady throw a lot, with at least 38 passes in seven of his last eight games.
The difficulty is that he’s facing a Rams defense that has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, including a league-low nine passing touchdowns. Amazingly, they’ve only allowed passing touchdowns in four games this season, with Josh Allen (four) and … checks notes again … Jimmy Garoppolo (three) accounting for seven of those nine scores. Brady is certainly one of the better quarterbacks the Rams have faced this season, but he’ll really need to break the mold to justify his high