Staying updated with all the latest information regarding football matchups, trends, and injury news is crucial for anyone involved in fantasy football or betting on games for the weekend. ESPN has all the information you need to prepare for your fantasy football matchups and potential bets, from injury updates to matchups to exploit and more.
In the college football world, early line movements have been seen at the Circa Sports sportsbook. The North Carolina Tar Heels shifted from -7 to -14.5 against the Duke Blue Devils, along with the New Mexico State Aggies-Western Kentucky Hilltoppers line moving from WKU -8 to -4.5. The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines are set as 6-point favorites over the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights-No. 22 Iowa Hawkeyes total opened as high as 30 but has been dropping, settling at 28 at most sportsbooks.
ESPN Analytics also provides some insight, with South Florida Bulls (-7) as the favorite against the Temple Owls and the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide looking promising to make the College Football Playoff at +230.
In the NFL, plenty of injury updates are provided. Justin Jefferson for the Minnesota Vikings and Deebo Samuel for the San Francisco 49ers, along with matchups to exploit including Joe Burrow facing the Houston Texans’ red zone Cover 2 and Aaron Jones in the pass game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
For the Eliminator Challenge, advice is given on which teams to pick, with the Steelers (vs. Packers) suggested as the best bet for the week.
With ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of injury updates, analytics, matchup advice, and more, fantasy football enthusiasts and bettors can stay informed and prepared for the weekend’s football games.