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 8
Best Fantasy Matchups (Games with the most fantasy potential)
UCLA at California
Line:  UCLA -7 (O/U-74.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  UCLA 41-34
Best plays:
UCLA (QB-Brett Hundley, RB-Paul Perkins, WR-Jordan Payton)
Cal (QB-Jared Goff, RB-Daniel Lasco)
Also consider:
UCLA (WR-Devin Fuller)
Cal (WR-Bryce Treggs, WR-Kenny Lawler)
Baylor at West Virginia
Line:  Baylor -8.5 (O/U-79.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Baylor 44-36
Best plays:
West Virginia (QB-Clint Trickett, WR-Kevin White, RB-Rushel Shell)
Baylor (QB-Bryce Petty, RB-Shock Linwood, WR-Antwan Goodley, WR-Corey Coleman)
Also consider:
West Virginia (WR-Mario Alford, K-Josh Lambert)
Baylor (WR-KD Cannon, WR-Jay Lee)
UAB at Middle Tennessee
Line:  UAB -1 (O/U-71)
Projected score based on point spread:  UAB 36-35
Best plays:
UAB (RB-Jordan Howard, TE-Kennard Backman)
Middle Tennessee (QB-Austin Grammer, K-Cody Clark)
Also consider:
UAB (QB-Cody Clements, WR-Jamarcus Nelson)
Middle Tennessee (RB-Jordan Parker, RB-Shane Tucker)
Western Michigan at Bowling Green
Line:  Bowling Green -2 (O/U-70)
Projected score based on point spread:  Bowling Green 36-34
Best plays:
Western Michigan (RB-Jarvion Franklin, WR-Daniel Braverman, WR-Corey Davis)
Bowling Green (RB-Travis Greene, WR-Roger Lewis, K-Tyler Tate)
Also consider:
Western Michigan (QB-Zach Terrell)
Bowling Green (QB-James Knapke, WR-Ronnie Moore, WR-Ryan Burbrink)

One-Sided Matchups (Using the odds to find a dominating ‘D’)
Tulane at Central Florida
Line:  Central Florida -20 (O/U-45)
Projected score based on point spread:  Central Florida 33-12
Stay away from:
Tulane (RB-Sherman Badie)
Tennessee at Ole Miss
Line:  Ole Miss -16.5 (O/U-46.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Ole Miss 32-15
Stay away from:
Tennessee (RB-Jalen Hurd)
North Carolina State at Louisville
Line:  Louisville -17 (O/U-48)
Projected score based on point spread:  Louisville 33-16
Stay away from:
North Carolina State (QB-Jacoby Brissett, RB-Shadrach Thornton, RB-Matt Dayes)
Iowa State at Texas
Line:  Texas -12.5 (O/U-46)
Projected score based on point spread:  Texas 29-17
Stay away from:
Iowa State (QB-Sam Richardson)


Must Watch Games (The games with the biggest headlines)
Notre Dame at Florida State
Line:  Florida State -12 (O/U-N/A)
Projected score based on point spread:  N/A
Best fantasy plays:
Notre Dame (QB-Everett Golson, WR-William Fuller)
Florida State (QB-Jameis Winston, WR-Rashad Greene)
theCFFsite projects:  Florida State 27-24

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2014 Season:  Straight Up (12-9); ATS (10-11)
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