NFL Predictions Week 3: Full Projections, Odds, Highlighting Top Fantasy Stars

September 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For too long, fantasy football has existed on an island away from actual NFL happenings. Now, more than ever, the real and fake are converging as one.
Anyone who reads fantasy analyses will constantly come across phrases like "game flow" and "game script." The latter is especially odd, implicating that a screenwriter will concoct turnovers that provide the Denver Broncos with red-zone scoring opportunities and a hefty lead so they can run out the clock.
Good intentions can go awry. Nobody would have expected a shootout between the Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders. Besides, one play often alters the expected pattern of any given game, forcing the script to undergo strenuous rewrites.
Yet the thinking makes sense. Favorites are more likely to win, which means they're more likely to run the ball than a trailing opponent that needs to erase a large deficit. A matchup expected to produce a high point tally poses the potential for more fantasy goodness on both sides.

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