Vegas Helps You Pick Fantasy DSTs For Championship Week 16
[caption id="attachment_269949" align="alignnone" width="580"] The Browns are only owned in about half of CBSSports.com leagues, with a great matchup against the Panthers in Week 16. Photo Credit: Diamond Images, Getty Images[/caption]Over the past few months, we’ve helped you pick out a handful of very good Fantasy defense/special teams for the upcoming matchups. We look at the Vegas lines and figure out which games are expected to be blowouts, and which ones should be low-scoring affairs, then we figure in the point spread to determine what the final scores are predicted to be.
By looking at matchups and betting odds on gambling sites, you can really get a leg up on your league when trying to find a good sleeper DST for the upcoming week. Find the lowest expected scoring games – along with the favorites with the largest point spreads, and you’ll find a Fantasy DST that should dominate this week.
A game with a low over/under line means it’s a low-scoring game, which usually indicates an offense that’s not producing points, and it can also mean an opposing defense will likely roll up some sacks and turnovers.
Week 16 Point Spreads and Over/Under Lines
By looking at the over-under numbers of the upcoming matchups, then subtracting the point spreads the favorite is expected to win by, we can get a good idea of how much a defense should dominate.
The numbers on the matchups are taken directly from Wednesday’s numbers at VegasInsider.com. The ownership percentages are from CBSSports.com’s Fantasy Football leagues.
Seahawks DST at Arizona
Owned in 99 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 36.5
Point spread: Seahawks -8
Projected final score: Seattle 22, Arizona 14
Bills DST at Oakland
Owned in 84 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 39
Point spread: Bills -5.5
Projected final score: Buffalo 22, Oakland 16
Dolphins DST vs. Minnesota
Owned in 73 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 42.5
Point spread: Dolphins -6.5
Projected final score: Miami 25, Minnesota 18
Ravens DST at Houston
Owned in 88 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 41.5
Point spread: Ravens -5.5
Projected final score: Baltimore 23, Houston 18
Browns DST at Carolina
Owned in 51 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 39.5
Point spread: Browns -3.5
Projected final score: Cleveland 21, Carolina 18
Try to pick up one of these defenses for Week 16 if the one you have already is a mediocre option. Daily Fantasy Football players can also use this same concept to find the highest projected scoring offenses for stacking lineups.
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