Games with the Highest Totals
Oklahoma vs. Houston O/U 83
Man oh man, what a great game for the #CFF community for Week 1. This is the highest O/U for the week and rightfully so. Neither team has a good defense and both have had some of the best offenses over the past few years. This should be a great game for all fantasy assets involved.
Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends to know from Oklahoma
Senior QB Jalen Hurts, sophomore RB Kennedy Brooks, junior RB Trey Sermon, junior WR CeeDee Lamb, sophomore WR Charleston Rambo, and junior TE Grant Calcaterra. All of these guys seem to be locked into high-producing roles. Definitely keep an eye out for the stable of talented wide receivers the Sooners have outside of Rambo and Lamb.
Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends to know from Houston
Senior QB D’Eriq King, senior RB Patrick Carr, junior WR Marquez Stevenson, senior WR Keith Corbin, and senior WR Courtney Lark. This offense will be a high-flying air raid attack and should produce a show on the field.
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State O/U 74
Oklahoma State will be breaking in some new faces at key offensive position on Week 1. Spencer Sanders looks to be in line for the starting QB gig, but it also could be a two QB system to start the season with senior-transfer Dru Brown. Chuba Hubbard will be the new starter at the running back position. Oregon State returns most offensive skill positions along with a few returning from injury.
Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends to know from Oklahoma State
The QB position will be hard to predict here considering it seems both with get plenty of time in Week 1. Me personally, I’m staying away until I see how it shakes out. Sophomore RB Chuba Hubbard, junior WR Tylan Wallace, and junior WR Dillon Stoner are all guys you can roll out in this game.
Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends to know from Oregon State
Senior QB Jake Luton will be a possible DFS cheap play, but not really playable in season-long leagues. Sophomore RB Jemar Jefferson and senior RB Artavis Pierce are the main two Oregon St. players I will be targeting. Noah Togiai is a deeper league/DFS option to keep in mind.
Ole Miss vs. Memphis O/U 68
This looks to be a real shootout with a lot to like from a fantasy perspective. Both teams lost a lot of talent to the NFL last year, but replace them with guys who are pretty highly drafted with a ton of potential. What makes things even better is neither of these teams cares to play defense.
Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends to know from Ole Miss.
Ole Miss has a new face at QB now with Freshman Matt Corral. Senior RB Scottie Phillips, junior WR Braylon Sanders, and sophomore WR Elijah Morre are all guys to keep an eye on.
Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends to know from Memphis
Senior QB Brady White, senior RB Patrick Taylor, and junior WR Demonte Coxie are the “Big Three” for Memphis and are rostered in most leagues. Roll these guys out in your lineups with confidence.
Games with the Lowest Totals
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia O/U 46
This looks to be a slow, defensive game. The 46 point O/U is not what fantasy nerds like myself like to see. I won’t spend a bunch of time here but the only guy I’m starting confidently in the game is Virginia QB Bryce Perkins. His running ability gives him a nice floor to work with.
Stanford vs. Northwestern O/U 47
This will be another game that is a rough one to watch from a fantasy perspective. There are only two players I’m interested in putting in any sort of lineup. Northwestern sophomore RB Isaiah Bowser and Stanford TE Colby Parkinson. Unless you are in a very deep league, that’s where I would draw the line.
Michigan State vs. Tulsa O/U 47
Michigan State’s offense last year was awful, and plagued with injuries all season long seemed like. Tulsa looks to have, at the very least, a decent offense out on the field this year, but the MSU defense will most likely be too much to handle for them. I’m looking to avoid both teams and see what happens.