Week 1 Point Total Breakdown: Finding the Players in Games With High Over/Under

Bill Enright

Using the players in games with a high projected point total is one of the key research tools when setting lineups in fantasy football match-ups.

Week 1 High Scoring Affairs

As we prepare for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, fantasy football players are setting their lineups for the first time this year.

Every week we use guidance from DraftKings Sportsbook when it comes to setting our fantasy football lineups. Games with high point totals (Over/Unders) means more scoring, which in turn means more fantasy points for your players.

In Week 1 there's a handful of games with a higher than average Over/Under. Those games include the Browns and Ravens with an Over/Under of 48.5, Seahawks vs. Falcons and Buccaneers vs. Saints which both have a total point projection of 49 and the Cowboys and Rams with an O/U of 52. 

With the DraftKings Over/Under in mind, Jim Cramer and Bill Enright alert fantasy football managers to gravitate toward using players in those above-mentioned games to maximize fantasy football lineups. This is especially useful when on the fence or deciding between two players. If Player A is playing in a game with an O/U of 41 and Player B is playing in a game with an O/U of 52, then the Sportsbook is telling us they are expecting more points in Player B's game and thus Player B has a higher likelihood of getting more yards, touchdowns, and thus more fantasy points.

New to gambling? Check out our Gambling 101 Series which explains more about the Over/Under.

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