I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see the live, take it seriously action of NFL Football on opening night.
We’re all pumped up for real football on Thursday Night, but you really have to temper your expectations for fantasy scoring tonight.
The Vegas Line has Carolina as a -3 favorite at Denver with a over of just 41.5 points.
Most experts have the score predicted even lower, thinking Denver will struggle to score any points with a rookie QB T Siemian. I have seen predicted scores as low as a 17 to 10 Carolina win.
What does this mean for Fantasy Football players playing contests that will include the opening Thursday Night Game in the scoring?
This could/should be a low scoring defensive struggle……It means you should probably stay away from overloading your fantasy line-ups with DEN and CAR players, but should cherry pick only one or two value plays and concentrate your week one line ups with players from the Sunday and Monday Night games.
REMEMBER: You can not win your weekly fantasy league/contest on one Thursday night game, but you can burn thru a lot of low scoring roster positions and lose any chance of a week end win on a Thursday Night.
Who should you play?
I’m not really fond of any Denver players (except their DEF) on Thursday Night. The Carolina defense is still one of the best in the league and is up against a rookie QB.
I can see using any one of these players C Newton CAR QB, T Ginn CAR WR , G Olsen CAR TE or the CAR DEF. I would not use any more more than one, the DEN DEF is still very good and is expected to carry the Broncos this season.
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