[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Week 1 presents a few unique challenges for college fantasy football which makes it the most unpredictable week of the season.

Gut feelings always play a role in setting a fantasy lineup however they’re typically backed by data. Value proven players over the hyped breakout players of 2017 in week 1.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lineups should be set to provide your team with the best odds at beating your opponent. We use Vegas odds to help guide the lineup with the Spread and Over/Under metrics.

Spread = The amount of points one team is favored over another. A negative number (-25) means a team is favored by 25 points. A positive number means a team is projected to lose by 25.

O/U = The Over/Under is the amount of combined points for both teams in a game.

It’s unbelievable how accurate Vegas can be on these numbers. They aren’t perfect for setting a fantasy lineup, but they do provide some valuable insight. For example, the Washington @ Rutgers game has an Over/Under of 52 points with Washington favored by 30.5. You can gauge that the score will be somewhere close to 41-11, giving Washington 5 or 6 touchdowns.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]NOTE: These rankings are completed early in the week and do not reflect pending injuries that should be monitored until game time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

QB Team Opponent Spread O/U
1 Lamar Jackson LOU @ Purdue -25.5 67.5
2 Mason Rudolph OKL ST vs Tulsa -18 74
3 Baker Mayfield OKL vs UTEP -43.5 62.5
4 Riley Ferguson MEM vs UL Monroe -27 67
5 Jake Browning WAS @ Rutgers -30.5 52
6 Quinton Flowers USF vs Stoney Brook n/a n/a
7 Logan Woodside TOL vs Elon n/a n/a
8 Eric Dungey SYR vs Central Connecticut State n/a n/a
9 Luke Falk WAST vs Montana St n/a n/a
10 Nick Fitzgerald MSST vs Charleston Southern n/a n/a
11 Nic Shimonek TT vs Eastern Washington n/a n/a
12 J.T. Barrett OSU @ Indiana -21 56.5
13 Mike White WKU vs Eastern Kentucky n/a n/a
14 Sam Darnold USC vs Western Michigan -28 58.5
15 Trace McSorley PSU vs Akron -30.5 63.5
16 Brett Rypien BSU vs Troy -11 62.5
17 Jarrett Stidham AUB vs Georgia Southern -35 55
18 Shea Patterson MISS vs South Alabama -24 58.5
19 J’mar Smith LATECH vs Northwestern State n/a n/a
20 Justin Herbert ORE vs Southern Utah n/a n/a
RB Team Opponent O/U Spread
1 Saquon Barkley PSU vs Akron -30.5 63.5
2 Derrius Guice LSU vs BYU -13.5 47.5
3 Justin Jackson NW vs Nevada -23.5 57
4 Phillip Lindsay COL vs Colorado State -6 65.5
5 Rashaad Penny SDSU vs UC Davis n/a n/a
6 Devwah Whaley ARK vs Florida A&M n/a n/a
7 Devin Singletary FAU vs Navy 10.5 68.5
8 Kamryn Pettway AUB vs Georgia Southern -35 55
9 Royce Freeman ORE vs Southern Utah n/a n/a
10 Nick Chubb UGA vs Appalachian State -14 45.5
11 Ito Smith SMISS vs Kentucky 10.5 61
12 Rodney Smith MIN vs Buffalo -25 50.5
13 Ralph Webb VAN @ Middle Tennessee State -3.5 58
14 Ronald Jones II USC vs Western Michigan -28 58.5
15 LJ Scott MSU vs Bowling Green -17 56.5
16 Bejamin Snell Jr KY @ Southern Miss -10.5 61
17 Mark Walton MIA vs Bethune-Cookman n/a n/a
18 D’Angelo Brewer TULS @ Oklahoma State 18 74
19 Ray Lawry OD vs Albany n/a n/a
20 Kyle Hicks TCU vs Jackson State n/a n/a
WR Team Opponent O/U Spread
1 Anthony Miller MEM vs UL Monroe -27 67
2 James Washington OKL ST vs Tulsa -18 74
3 Michael Gallup COLST @ Colorado 6 65.5
4 Dante Pettis WAS @ Rutgers -30.5 52
5 Cedrick Wilson BSU vs Troy -11 62.5
6 N’Keal Harry AZST vs New Mexico State -23.5 71.5
7 Courtland Sutton SMU vs Stephen F. Austin n/a n/a
8 Cody Thompson TOL vs Elon n/a n/a
9 Linell Bonner HOU @ Tex San Antonio -11 51.5
10 Keke Coutee TT vs Eastern Washington n/a n/a
11 Teddy Veal LATECH vs Northwestern State n/a n/a
12 Ervin Philips SYR vs Central Connecticut State n/a n/a
13 Richie James MTSU vs Vanderbilt 3.5 58
14 Jimmy Williams ECU vs James Madison n/a n/a
15 Corey Willis C Mi vs Rhode Island n/a n/a
16 Deon Cain Clem vs Kent State -39 51.5
17 Equanimeous St. Brown ND vs Temple -17.5 54
18 Lucky Jackson WKU vs Eastern Kentucky n/a n/a
19 Deontay Burnett USC vs Western Michigan -28 58.5
20 Calvin Ridley ALA vs Florida State -7 49.5
TE Team Opponent O/U Spread
1 Mark Andrews OKL vs UTEP -43.5 62.5
2 Adam Breneman UMASS @ Coastal Carolina n/a n/a
3 Jaylen Samuels NCST vs South Carolina -5.5 51.5
4 Terry Pettis MTSU vs Vanderbilt 3.5 58
5 Isaac Nauta UGA vs Appalachian State -14 45.5
6 Hayden Hurst SCAR @ North Carolina State 5.5 51.5
7 Mike Gesicki PSU vs Akron -30.5 63.5
8 Christopher Herndon IV MIA vs Bethune-Cookman n/a n/a
9 Ryan Yurachek MAR vs Miami Ohio 0 51
10 Troy Fumagalli WIS vs Utah State -28 48.5
11 Alize Mack ND vs Temple -17.5 54
12 Nigel Kilby EMICH vs Charlotte -14.5 56.5
13 Ryan Smith MIAOH @ Marshall 0 51
14 Daniel Imatorbhebhe USC vs Western Michigan -28 58.5
15 Jordan Akins UCF vs FIU -17 56.5
D/SPT Opponent O/U Spread
1 Clemson vs Kent State -39 51.5
2 San Diego State vs UC Davis n/a n/a
3 Miami (FL) vs Bethune-Cookman n/a n/a
4 Utah vs North Dakota n/a n/a
5 Washington @ Rutgers -30.5 52
6 Georgia vs Appalachian State -14 45.5
7 Wisconsin vs Utah State -28 48.5
8 Louisiana State vs BYU -13.5 47.5
9 Auburn vs Georgia Southern -35 55
10 USC vs Western Michigan -28 58.5
11 Ohio State @ Indiana -21 56.5
12 Alabama vs Florida State -7 49.5
13 Florida State @ Alabama 7 49.5
14 Michigan @ Florida -4 45
15 Virginia Tech vs West Virginia -4.5 53

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  1. Do the rankings only go to the top 20 each week? No top 50 or more? Just asking because I am in a Power 5 league only, so only top 20 ranking are not very helpful to me.

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