What are the odds?

By:  Joe DiSalvo 

 

Vegas odds give fantasy owners an additional tool to assist them in making smarter roster decisions on a week-to-week basis.  In this weekly article, theCFFsite considers the point spreads and totals(over/under) in order to give our readers a unique perspective into some of the week’s more interesting fantasy matchups.

  

Week 1
 
Best Fantasy Matchups (Games with the most fantasy potential)
Georgia at Clemson                                                           
Line:  Georgia -1.5 (O/U-72)
Projected score based on point spread:  Georgia 37-35

 

Best plays:
Georgia (QB-Aaron Murray, RB-Todd Gurley, WR-Michael Bennett, TE-Arthur Lynch)
Clemson (QB-Tajh Boyd, RB-Rod McDowell, WR-Sammy Watkins, K-Chandler Catanzaro)
 
Also consider:
Georgia (RB-Keith Marshall, WR-Malcolm Mitchell)
Clemson (WRs-Charone Peake, Martavis Bryant)

 

theCFFsite projects:  Georgia 38-31

  

UAB at Troy
Line:  Troy -5 (O/U-63.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Troy 34-29

 

Best plays:
UAB (QB-Austin Brown, RB-Darrin Reaves)
Troy (QB-Corey Robinson, WR-Eric Thomas,)

 

Also consider:
UAB (WR-JJ Nelson, K-Ty Long)
Troy (RB-Khary Franklin, K-Will Scott)

 

theCFFsite projects:  Troy 34-24

  

Miami (OH) at Marshall
Line:  Marshall -18 (O/U-69)
Projected score based on point spread:  Marshall 44-26

 

Best plays:
Miami (OH) (QB-Austin Boucher, WR Dawan Scott)
Marshall (QB-Rakeem Cato, WR-Tommy Shuler, TE-Gator Hoskins)

 

Also consider:
Miami (OH) (K-Kaleb Patterson)
Marshall (RB-Kevin Grooms, WR-Demetrius Evans)

 

theCFFsite projects:  Marshall 37-24

  

Northwestern at California
Line:  Northwestern -5 (O/U-58)
Projected score based on point spread:  Northwestern 32-27

 

Best plays:
Northwestern (QB-Kain Colter, RB-Venric Mark, TE-Dan Vitale)
Cal (QB-Jared Goff, RB-Brendan Bigelow, WR-Chris Harper)

 

Also consider:
Northwestern (WR-Christian Jones)
Cal (WR-Bryce Treggs)

 

theCFFsite projects:  Northwestern 31-28

   

One-Sided Matchups (Using the odds to find a dominating ‘D’ and/or avoid bad ‘starts’ )
Massachusetts @ Wisconsin
Line:  Wisconsin -44.5 (O/U-52.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Wisconsin 49-4

 

Avoid:
UMass (All players)

 

New Mexico State at Texas
Line:  Texas -42 (O/U-57.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Texas 50-8

 

Avoid:
New Mexico State (QB-Andrew Manley)

 

Western Michigan at Michigan State
Line:  Michigan State -27 (O/U-44.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Michigan State 36-9

 

Avoid:
Western Michigan (QB-Tyler Van Tubbergen)

 

Buffalo at Ohio State
Line:  Ohio State -35.5 (O/U-56)
Projected score based on point spread:  Ohio State 46-10

 

Avoid:
Buffalo (Branden Oliver)

 

Central Michigan at Michigan
Line:  Michigan -31.5 (O/U-52)
Projected score based on point spread:  Michigan 42-10

 

Avoid:
Central Michigan (RB-Zurlon Tipton, WR-Titus Davis)

  

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