Let's take a look at some NFL Fantasy plays for this Sunday
October 01, 2016 3:13 PM
by Alan Berg
Fantasy used to be my domain here at GamingToday. Now that fantasy is back in Vegas thanks to US Fantasy. Let’s take a look at some plays for this Sunday. (According to USFantasy.com; Betting closes at 10 a.m. and is available at Caesars locations, Boyd Gaming sportsbooks and CGT locations.)
Prop No. 1
Take No. 8 Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, NE (99-1) and No. 12 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET (85-1)
As this is pari-mutuel fantasy betting the odds will change probably dramatically, but currently both players’ odds are way too high. Regardless both quarterbacks have a great opportunity to be the top QB of the week.
For Jimmy G, it’s against Buffalo, a team that won’t know Jimmy’s tendencies like Rex Ryan knows Tom Brady; this is his last audition for a starting job next year via trade away from the Pats.
Stafford meanwhile takes on a Bears defense giving up only 214 yards per game passing but that’s because the Bears have given up 142 yards on the ground. Why is that good for Stafford, well without starting running back Ameer Abdullah, the Lions offense will lean on him more and it will lead to a big day for the former No.1 pick.
Prop No. 2
Take No. 5 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL (36-1) and No. 14 Todd Gurley, RB (99-1)
Big Zeke is due for a big game. Going up against the Niners seems like a tough defensive matchup but the run D actually is middle of the pack for San Fran. I like him to have his best game of his young career.
The Rams offense has been a bit of a disaster but someone as good as Todd Gurley can break a long touchdown run at any time. While Arizona has been murdering opposing QBs they actually have given up yards on the ground, St. Louis might even be in this game and if they are it’s because Gurley broke out.
Prop No. 3
Take No. 3 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT (99-1) and No. 12 Odell Beckham, WR, NYG (99-1)
They are currently 99-1. Enough said.
Prop No. 4 No. 13 Tyrell Williams, WR, SD and No. 14 Steve Smith, WR, BAL
Prop No. 5 No. 8 Julian Edelman, WR, NE and No. 14 Kevin White, WR, CHI
Prop No. 6 No. 2 Brian Hoyer, QB, Chi and No. 10 Sam Bradford, QB, MIN
Prop No. 7 No. 10 Matt Forte, RB, NYJ and No. 14 Duke Johnson, RB, CLE