What are the odds?
In the world of fantasy football, some team owners are relentless in their search for information that will give them a competitive edge over their competition.  Others just simply rely on projections from so-called experts, who try to convince everyone they have devised a computer program that accurately projects player stats by using a scientific formula so complicated that it makes the Drake equation seem elementary.  Eventually, those computer-driven computations prove no more accurate than a humanistic innate ability.  However, in a quest to find a formula for fantasy success, one should just ask the question, “What are the odds?”
Quite simply, Vegas odds could give you all of the necessary insight to make smart 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 most interesting fantasy matchups.
Week 2
Best Fantasy Matchups (Games with the most fantasy potential)
Washington State at Nevada
Line:  Washington State -3.5(O/U-65)
Projected score based on point spread:  Washington State 34-31
Best plays:
Washington State (QB-Connor Halliday, WR-Vince Mayle, WR-River Cracraft)
Nevada (QB –Cody Fajardo, RB-Don Jackson, WR-Richy Turner, WR-Jerico Richardson)
Also consider:
Washington State (WR-Isiah Myers, WR-Rickey Galvin)
Nevada (WR-Hasaan Henderson)


Western Kentucky at Illinois
Line:  Illinois -6 (O/U-64)
Projected score based on point spread:  Illinois 35-29
Best plays:
Western Kentucky (QB-Brandon Doughty, RB-Leon Allen, WR-Taywan Taylor, TE-Mitchell Henry)
Illinois (QB-Wes Lunt, RB-Josh Ferguson)
Also consider:
Western Kentucky (WR-Jared Dangerfield, WR-Willie McNeal)
Illinois (WR-Mike Dudek, TE-Jon Davis)


New Mexico State at Georgia State
Line:  Georgia State -1 (O/U-61.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Georgia State 32-31
Best plays:
New Mexico State (RB-Larry Rose III)
Georgia State(QB-Nick Arbuckle, WR-Robert Davis, WR-Lynquez Blair, TE-Joel Ruiz)
Also consider:
New Mexico State (QB-Tyler Rogers, WR-Teldrick Morgan)
Georgia State (RB-Krysten Hammon)


Fresno State at Utah
Line:  Utah -10.5 (O/U-64.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Utah 38-27
Best plays:
Fresno State (RB-Marteze Waller, WR-Josh Harper)
Utah (QB-Travis Wilson, RB-Devontae Booker, WR-Dres Anderson)
Also consider:
Fresno State (WR-Aaaron Peck, K-Colin McGuire)
Utah (WR-Kenneth Scott, TE-Westlee Tonga)


One-Sided Matchups (Using the odds to find a dominating ‘D’)
Florida Atlantic at Alabama
Line:  Alabama -40 (O/U-50.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Alabama 45-5
Stay away from:
Florida Atlantic (QB-Jaquez Johnson)


Eastern Michigan at Florida
Line:  Florida -38 (O/U-54)
Projected score based on point spread:  Florida 46-8
Stay away from:
Eastern Michigan (RB-Bronson Hill)


UAB at Mississippi State
Line:  Mississippi State -28 (O/U-57.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Mississippi State 43-15
Stay away from:
UAB (RB-Jordan Howard)


Must Watch Games (The games with the biggest headlines)
USC at Stanford
Line:  Stanford -2.5 (O/U-55.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Stanford 29-27
Best fantasy plays:
USC (RB-Javorius Allen, WR-Nelson Agholor, Andre Heidari)
Stanford (QB-Kevin Hogan, WR-Ty Montgomery, TE-Austin Hooper, K-Jordan Williamson)
Biggest Unknown:
USC—Can the USC offense establish a rhythm if they spend a lot of time on the sidelines waiting for the defense to get stops?
Stanford—Will the Cardinal be efficient on third down to help keep the clock moving and the fast-paced USC offense off the field, allowing the defense enough rest between series?
theCFFsite projects:  Stanford 27-21


Michigan at Notre Dame
Line:  Notre Dame -4.5 (O/U-54.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Notre Dame 30-25
Best fantasy plays:
Michigan (QB-Devin Gardner, WR-Devin Funchess)
Notre Dame (QB-Everett Golson, K-Kyle Brindza)
Biggest Unknown:
Michigan—Has the Wolverines running game resurfaced or was last week’s performance a product of their matchup against Appalachian State?
Notre Dame—Do the Irish have enough of a supporting cast around QB Everett Golson to keep their offense from becoming a one-man show?
theCFFsite projects:  Notre Dame 31-21


Michigan State at Oregon
Line:  Oregon -12 (O/U-58)
Projected score based on point spread:  Oregon 35-23
Best fantasy plays:
Michigan State (QB-Connor Cook, RB-Jeremy Langford, WR-Tony Lippett, K-Michael Geiger)
Oregon (QB-Marcus Mariota, RB-Brandon Marshall, RB-Royce Freeman, RB-Thomas Tyner)
Biggest Unknown:
Michigan State—The Spartans defense must be in mid-season form to slow down the Ducks offense.  Are they?
Oregon—Will Mariota get pressured into making mistakes if the game is tight heading into the fourth quarter?
theCFFsite projects:  Oregon 27-24

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Added by Mr2Bits
September 4, 2014

Are you starting Mariota or Goff this week in a PPR league?
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