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 3
 
Best Fantasy Matchups (Games with the most fantasy potential)
Indiana at Bowling Green
Line:  Indiana -7 (O/U-69)
Projected score based on point spread:  Indiana 38-31
Best plays:
Indiana (QB-Nate Sudfeld, RB-Tevin Coleman, WR-Shane Wynn)
Bowling Green (RB-Travis Greene, WR-Roger Lewis)
Also consider:
Indiana (RB-D’Angelo Roberts)
Bowling Green (WR-Gehrig Dieter, WR-Heath Jackson, WR-Ronnie Moore)

 

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee
Line:  Middle Tennessee -1.5 (O/U-65.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Middle Tennessee 34-32
Best plays:
Western Kentucky (QB-Brandon Doughty, RB-Leon Allen, WR-Taywan Taylor, TE-Mitchell Henry)
Middle Tennessee (RB-Reggie Whatley, RB-Jordan Parker)
Also consider:
Western Kentucky (WR-Jared Dangerfield, WR-Willie McNeal, K-Garrett Schwettman)
Middle Tennessee (QB-Austin Grammer, WR-Marcus Henry, Ed’Marques Batties)

 

Eastern Michigan at Old Dominion
Line:  Old Dominion -18 (O/U-72)
Projected score based on point spread:  Old Dominion 45-27
Best plays:
Eastern Michigan (RB-Bronson Hill, TE-Tyreese Russell)
Old Dominion (QB-Taylor Heinicke, WR-Antonio Vaughan, WR-Zach Pascal)
Also consider:
Eastern Michigan (RB-Darius Jackson)
Old Dominion (RB-Gerard Johnson, RB-Ray Lawry)

 

Arizona State at Colorado
Line:  Arizona State -15.5 (O/U-68)
Projected score based on point spread:  Arizona State 42-27
Best plays:
Arizona State (QB-Taylor Kelly, RB-D.J. Foster, WR-Jaelen Strong)
Colorado (QB-Sefo Liufau, WR-Nelson Spruce)
Also consider:
Arizona State (K-Zane Gonzalez)
Colorado (RB-Christian Powell, WR-Shay Fields)

  

One-Sided Matchups (Using the odds to find a dominating ‘D’)
Southern Mississippi at Alabama
Line:  Alabama -48 (O/U-56)
Projected score based on point spread:  Alabama 52-4
Stay away from:
Southern Mississippi (All Players)

 

Ohio State at Kent State
Line:  Ohio State -32 (O/U-50.5)
Projected score based on point spread:  Ohio State 41-9
Stay away from:
Kent State (QB-Colin Reardon, RB-Trayion Durham)

 

Louisiana-Monroe at LSU
Line:  LSU -32 (O/U-52)
Projected score based on point spread:  LSU 42-10
Stay away from:
Louisiana-Monroe (QB-Pete Thomas, RB-Centarius Donald)

 

Pitt at Florida International
Line:  Pitt -26 (O/U-47)
Projected score based on point spread:  Pitt 37-10
Stay away from:
Florida International (All players)

 

Wyoming at Oregon
Line:  Oregon -43 (O/U-65)
Projected score based on point spread:  Oregon 54-11
Stay away from:
Wyoming (RB-Shaun Wick, RB-D.J. May)

  

Must Watch Games (The games with the biggest headlines)
Georgia at South Carolina
Line:  Georgia -5.5 (O/U-60)
Projected score based on point spread:  Georgia 33-27
Best fantasy plays:
Georgia (QB-Hutson Mason, RB-Todd Gurley, TE-Jay Rome, K-Marshall Morgan)
South Carolina (QB-Dylan Thompson, RB-Mike Davis, WR-Pharoh Cooper, WR-Nick Jones, K-Elliot Fry)
Biggest Unknown:
Georgia—Do the Bulldogs have enough in the passing game to keep the Gamecocks defense from stacking the box against RB Todd Gurley?
South Carolina—After giving up over 800 passing yards in two weeks, can the South Carolina defense come up with enough third down stops to keep the Georgia offense out of plus territory on a consistent basis.
theCFFsite projects:  Georgia 30-27

   

theCFFsite in Must Watch games:
2014 Season:  Straight Up (5-2)  ATS: (4-3)
                                                                                   
 
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