Is it time to reset expectations on Bucs after disappointing start? Godwin not worried: Bucs learning life with Brady. What to watch for: In two games against the Dolphins in , Bills quarterback Josh Allen completed We should keep an eye on whether that success continues against a revamped Dolphins defense which now includes former Bills edge rusher Shaq Lawson but still gave up rushing yards last week to the Patriots -- including 75 yards to Cam Newton.
Bold prediction: The Bills will have two yard receivers on Sunday. Stat to know: The Dolphins had 87 rushing yards in Week 1, and they had 13 games with fewer than rushing yards last season tied for the most in the NFL with the Jets. Injuries: Bills Dolphins. What to know for fantasy: Allen has thrown multiple touchdown tosses nine times in his career, and he is 4-for-4 against the Dolphins and 5-for against the rest of the NFL.
Betting nugget: The Bills have covered four straight games as the favorite. Matchup must-reads: Early returns exciting for Allen in Bills' revamped passing game Dolphins' defense faces Week 2 test: Stop another QB from running. What to watch for: Titans running back Derrick Henry has tormented the Jaguars to the tune of rushing yards in his past four games against them. Jacksonville added middle linebacker Joe Schobert in the offseason, allowing Myles Jack to move to his more natural weakside linebacker spot.
Pay attention to how the Titans find ways to get Henry to the second level of the defense, and how Jacksonville's linebackers attempt to prevent explosive plays. Bold prediction: Henry doesn't hit yards rushing. The Jaguars are making Henry their top priority -- they might get hurt by the pass game, but they're not going to let Henry beat them again.
Stat to know: Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew has three passing touchdowns in consecutive games dating to last year, and no QB in Jaguars history has thrown at least three in three consecutive games. Injuries: Jaguars Titans. What to know for fantasy: Henry has seven rushing scores over his past three games against the Jags, and the Titans sure weren't shy about handing him the rock in Week 1 31 carries, the only player in the NFL with more than Betting nugget: The Titans have covered five of their past six against the Jaguars.
Matchup must-reads: Jaguars' Henderson thinks great debut could have been even better Titans' Byard can share home-birth story with his son 'for the rest of our days' Minshew and rookies come up big in upset Fourth-quarter comebacks becoming routine for Tannehill, Titans. What to watch for: The focus is squarely on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
The embattled former second overall pick led Chicago to a memorable fourth-quarter comeback in Week 1, but not even Trubisky's three touchdown passes in the final 15 minutes could cover up for how inconsistent he played in the opening three quarters at Ford Field. Head coach Matt Nagy wants even play from the year-old quarterback.
The Giants might present Trubisky with an opportunity to have a more balanced performance on Sunday. Bold prediction: Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson tops yards receiving. Robinson is not happy with his contract, and what better way to prove he deserves to get paid than to play against the Giants' defense? Robinson's best game last year came against the Giants, when he had yards receiving and a touchdown.
The Bears put him in the slot throughout that game and let him eat. The Giants apparently haven't fixed that problem. JuJu Smith-Schuster caught six passes on six targets for 69 yards and two touchdowns out of the slot against this Giants on Monday night. Stat to know: Giants running back Saquon Barkley had just 6 rushing yards in Week 1 and averaged minus His 3. Injuries: Giants Bears. What to know for fantasy: New York quarterback Daniel Jones has run for at least 20 yards in five of his past seven games and thrown at least 40 passes in seven of his past nine.
Betting nugget: Chicago is ATS in its past seven games as a favorite. Matchup must-reads: Can Giants' Slayton continue to produce like a No. Trubisky leads Bears to comeback. What to watch for: The matchup to watch will be Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray vs. Washington edge rusher Chase Young. It's a showdown between two of the best young players in the NFL, last year's No. In their respective openers, Murray ran for 91 yards, and Young had 1. While this matchup won't determine the game, it'll definitely have an impact and will be fun to watch.
Bold prediction: Washington will hold Murray to 50 yards rushing, and Young will sack him twice. Young can be moved around but had his best success as a right end against Jason Peters last week. He'll also be used on some stunts inside, and that's where he'll get Murray. But Murray will still throw for yards in a win. Injuries: Washington Cardinals. And since the beginning of last season, Murray ranks 27th in completion percentage when under pressure Betting nugget: The total has gone under in nine of Arizona's past 11 September games.
Matchup must-reads: Young, Washington's pass rush 'as advertised' in promising start Hopkins has championship aspirations with Murray as his QB. Only then-Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston threw more touchdowns on the run last season. Bold prediction: Baltimore's Jackson will rush for at least yards.
He showed in Week 1 that he has made great strides as a passer, but let's not forget he's among the league's most dangerous playmakers when scrambling. The Texans have allowed quarterbacks to average 5. Last season, Jackson ran for 79 yards against Houston, including a yard run which was his second longest of the season. They started and finished Injuries: Ravens Texans. What to know for fantasy: passing yards, 25 rushing yards, a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown.
Watson led the NFL with two such games in , led again in with three such games and was one of two quarterbacks Josh Allen to accomplish the feat in Week 1 this season. Betting nugget: The Ravens have covered in five straight regular-season games, and 10 of their past Texans must quickly figure out what went wrong All virus tests negative from Texans' opener Texans squander chance to show they can thrive without Hopkins.
What to watch for: Keep an eye on the turnover margin. In losing five of six games to the Chiefs since Anthony Lynn took over as head coach, the Chargers' offense has committed 17 turnovers, and their defense has generated only two of them. Bold prediction: The Chiefs, who intercepted 15 passes in their past six games against the Chargers, will get a couple of picks against Tyrod Taylor.
The Chiefs got consistent pressure on the Texans' Deshaun Watson last week, and look for them to have similar success against Taylor, who isn't as prone to throwing interceptions as ex-Chargers QB Philip Rivers but will be forced into mistakes on Sunday. The Chiefs have won 10 straight games overall including playoffs , the second-longest streak in franchise history 11 straight in season. Injuries: Chiefs Chargers. What to know for fantasy: Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has converted just Betting nugget: The Chiefs have covered in their past seven divisional games.
Matchup must-reads: Edwards-Helaire leads solid rookie class for Chiefs Mahomes praised for checkdowns in opener Opportunistic defense leads Chargers to narrow win over Bengals. What to watch for: Will the Seahawks continue to let Russell Wilson cook? They strayed from their usual establish-the-run M. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has said matchups will factor into how much the Seahawks throw early, and the matchup this week includes the league's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Bold prediction: Undrafted rookie running back J. Taylor will make a play that leads the national television audience to take notice. At 5-foot-8 and pounds, he can play "hide and seek," according to running backs coach Ivan Fears, who has compared Taylor to Dion Lewis and Darren Sproles in terms of his physical stature. Stat to know: Cam Newton and Wilson have combined for five seasons with at least 3, passing yards and rushing yards.
The rest of the players in NFL history have combined for four such seasons. Injuries: Patriots Seahawks. What to know for fantasy: Newton was the sixth-highest-scoring quarterback in Week 1, and his Betting nugget: This ends the Patriots' streak of being favored in 64 consecutive games. Bring your own energy: Carroll's Seahawks prepared for no fans at CenturyLink Did Patriots revamp their playbook for Newton? Not so fast Adams fires back at Jets' Gregg Williams; not 'bored' in Seahawks debut.
Monday, p. What to watch for: Las Vegas is breaking in a new stadium in the most bittersweet of circumstances. With no fans, there is not much of a home-field advantage to help cover up the Raiders' injury woes at right tackle, where Trent Brown left the opener with a right calf issue and his replacement, Sam Young , suffered a groin injury. Keep an eye, then, on the Raiders' willingness to run the ball if they fall behind early. Bold prediction: Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will end the Saints' remarkable streak of 44 straight games, including the playoffs, without allowing a yard rusher.
But Saints running back Alvin Kamara will have more than receiving yards to fill the void if Michael Thomas ankle is out or limited. Carr has thrown at least one passing touchdown with zero interceptions in five straight games, the second-longest active streak in the NFL and tied for the longest streak of his career.
Injuries: Saints Raiders. What to know for fantasy: Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders led the league with four red zone targets in Week 1 and figures to stay busy with Thomas' role now potentially up for grabs -- if he is healthy enough to play himself.
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Houston Texans. Chiefs' Britt Reid put on leave amid crash probe. Kansas City Chiefs. Seahawks' Wilson sounds off on hits he's taking. Seattle Seahawks. Tampa OK's Wednesday boat parade for Bucs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Some experts say yes. New York Jets. The Broncos' defense is severely hampered without Von Miller, which will allow Ben Roethlsiberger to feel great attacking them downfield with his loaded wide receivers.
Drew Lock won't be able to find many answers with the running game also contained. Pick: Steelers win and cover the spread. The 49ers had some offensive limitations at wide receiver that cost them against the Cardinals, who also boosted an improved defense with a host of top-flight individual playmakers.
The Jets have no way to stop San Francisco's running game or any of its short-to-intermediate receivers. The Jets have little reliability in the passing game for Sam Darnold and now injuries have mounted for Adam Gase's rushing attack with a hamstrung Le'Veon Bell. Lost in these teams' upset losses in Week 1 was the fact that Kirk Cousins rebounded to play very well after a slow start while Philip Rivers, despite higher pass volume and better running support, carried his shakiness from the Chargers.
The Vikings are better positioned to win with a run-heavy, efficient passing game plan with Dalvin Cook and Cousins than the Colts are with their young backs and Rivers. Pick: Vikings win The Panthers have gone from being awful against the run to being just as bad against the pass. Teddy Bridgewater will feel some heat in more uncomfortable passing downs, while Tom Brady stays ahead of the chains, buoyed by more rushing production and stronger receiver connections than he had in Week 1.
Brady will make sure his Tampa Bay opener isn't a letdown knowing a good rebound is critical. The Jaguars have something going with the young offensive combination of Gardner Minshew and James Robinson. They have proved to be deep at wide receiver and are more capable of spreading the ball around effectively. The Titans have more passing game limitations, but they can drag the Jaguars down with plenty of Derrick Henry setting up big pass plays downfield.
Minshew keeps his team in it again dueling Ryan Tannehill, but ultimately the Titans' defense will get to him in some key late moments. Pick: Titans win but fail to cover the spread. Dak Prescott and Matt Ryan should have no issues spreading the field and lighting it up. The question comes down who will get better three-down support from a back.
Advantage Ezekiel Elliott over Todd Gurley. Pick: Cowboys win but fail to cover the spread. The Dolphins have assembled a great cornerback duo in Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, which might make it tough on Stefon Diggs and John Brown, but they just proved that they are vulnerable to big mobile QBs in folding against Newton.
If DeVante Parker can't go for Miami with the hamstring and it keeps playing committee games with the backfield, it wouldn't have enough to match. Former Bill Ryan Fitzpatrick will have another rough game, bringing a Tua Tagovailoa start closer to reality.
The Lions melted down in the fourth quarter against the Bears with more defensive issues under Matt Patricia, including hamstring injuries to cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman. The Lions will hope to get Kenny Golladay back, but their top wide receiver also can be contained by Jaire Alexander. Murray used his legs and new elite go-to receiver DeAndre Hopkins effectively against the 49ers. The Cardinals are simply the team with the real NFL offense in this matchup. The Ravens destroyed the Texans at home last November.
They will handle themselves well in the road rematch, too. Lamar Jackson will face little resistance when running or passing. Houston may try to take away the deep ball like it did against Mahomes and Kansas City, but it would be asking to be pounded and worn down by ball control with rookie J.
Dobbins and Mark Ingram supplementing Jackson on the ground. Deshaun Watson has less of a reliable big-play element around him and will be pushed to play catchup against another young elite contemporary. Pick: Ravens win and cover the spread. The Raiders should be pumped to open their new venue, much like the Rams were.
Derek Carr's mix of mostly new wide receivers. American Football. Titans v Jaguars. Steelers v Broncos. Raiders v Saints. Dolphins v Bills. Jets v 49ers. Bears v Giants.
The Bengals fared better defensively against the Chargers than I expected and they should have the positive momentum heading into this matchup despite a close loss in Week 1. Both of these teams have some major holes across the board, but I like what I saw from Burrow in Week 1 and I would go with Cincy in a close one this week.
I love the Bengals against the spread this week and would consider putting a half a unit on their Moneyline as well. The Cowboys were one of my locks of the week, but they lost by 3 points to the Rams as they put up just 3 points in the entire second half of the contest. Despite the new head coach in Mike McCarthy, this was yet another one-score loss by the Cowboys.
The Falcons allowed Russell Wilson to complete 31 of 35 passes and throw for yards and 4 touchdowns with no turnovers. Needless to say, Prescott should be in for a massive bounce-back week. While backed intensely by garbage time, Ryan and his top two wideouts made the Falcons the highest-scoring fantasy offense in Week 1.
Their secondary is going to be a problem area all season. This is the type of game where one or two stops decide the outcome, and while Atlanta has perhaps the more potent offense, I trust Dallas to make the necessary defensive plays to win this game. A thing of beauty. Even still, their point advantage was enough to allow them to take their foot off the gas in the second half. There were flashes of brilliance for Josh Allen in this game as he continues to unleash his downfield passing and the addition of Stefon Diggs during the offseason is obviously going to be a huge difference-maker for him.
The Bills have a very similar team makeup to the Patriots between their three-level defensive strength, a mobile quarterback with a cannon, and risk-averse coaching styles. This Miami team is much-improved and I love Brian Flores, but this Bills squad is a well-oiled machine set to run through weaker opponents like the Dolphins. Both of these teams suffered Week 1 defeats, but the Buccaneers are obviously in a much better spot as the season goes on.
Chris Godwin was held to just 6 catches for 79 yards and Mike Evans had just one two-yard touchdown catch in garbage time. A matchup with the Panthers could be just what the doctor ordered, though, as Carolina is coming off a game in which they allowed the Raiders and Derek Carr to compile total yards of offense. The Buccaneers are going to be fun to watch throughout the season as their offense develops and comes together, and this could be a great stepping stone toward establishing their identity.
The Panthers have some intriguing offensive players, headlined by Christian McCaffrey of course, and they are capable of scoring points in this matchup. These two teams were involved in two of the higher-scoring games in Week 1 and I expect this to be one of the higher-scoring games of Week 2. The Steelers came out a bit rusty to start Week 1 as Ben Roethlisberger took some time to re-adjust after missing all but two games last season.
However, JuJu Smith-Schuster looked exceptional as he finished with. Diontae Johnson and James Washington were relatively quiet, but they have big-play ability as Big Ben gets more comfortable. Bouye for the next couple of weeks is a significant one. Their run game is a bit of a question mark at the moment as James Conner is questionable for this week, but Benny Snell looked great in relief in Week 1 and the team has plenty of talented backups in the backfield.
The Broncos could have Courtland Sutton back this week, which would be a significant bump for the passing game along with Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant, but this is a tough matchup for Drew Lock. As the line drifts up to the Steelers being favored by more than a touchdown, I would take the Broncos to cover the spread as this should be a slow, close game. I had the Lions pegged for sneaky playoff potential this season and for three quarters on Sunday that looked like a strong take.
That is until the Bears scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to storm back and win the game. The Lions looked like the better team for much of the afternoon and I was impressed in what I saw of their reworked defense as they had allowed just total yards prior to the fourth-quarter explosion from the Bears. I believe Matthew Stafford and the offense can produce in this game, especially with Kenny Golladay expected to be back in the lineup.
However, if Rodgers repeats his stellar performance from Week 1, the Packers will surely win at Lambeau. After both of these teams were involved in surprisingly high-scoring games in Week 1, I can see this being another stellar offensive outing. The Lions are going to be underrated by the betting public after some misleading Week 1 results, and I expect Detroit to bounce back, at least against the spread.
GardnerMinshew5 today: for yards 3 TDs. The Jaguars earned a surprising Week 1 victory over the Colts as Gardner Minshew lit the field on fire in a historically great performance. Jacksonville has some sneaky-good pass-catching talent headlined by D. Chark and backed by a very deep group overall. Rookie cornerback C. The story for the Jaguars is going to continue to be the mass exodus of talent over the past couple of years, but this team is much more talented than most think.
The Eagles suffered a disappointing Week 1 loss to Washington and while the Football Team has to be commended for their strong defensive effort 8 sacks in the game , the Eagles have plenty of their own questions to answer after scoring zero points in the second half against the team that allowed the sixth-most points per game last season. The Rams, meanwhile, are coming off a defensive performance in which they kept what should be a stellar passing offense largely in check.
This game likely comes down to health as the Eagles are currently dealing with injuries to two crucial offensive players in offensive tackle Lane Johnson and running back Miles Sanders. Offensive guard Brandon Brooks is also out for the season. All of this is leading to me picking the Rams to follow up their impressive Week 1 win with another victory over a playoff hopeful. The Vikings and Colts are both coming off a disappointing Week 1 loss to a divisional rival and will be looking to bounce back in Week 2.
That would seemingly spell trouble for them in Week 2 against a Kirk Cousins — Adam Thielen combination that connected for over yards and 2 touchdowns. The Vikings will need to establish Dalvin Cook early on in this game, and the Colts had a very good run defense a year ago. Hilton and Michael Pittman having the potential for big weeks. Baltimore runs for almost yards, while Texans quarterback Lamar Jackson has nearly the same chance of throwing an interception as a touchdown.
Baltimore covers in nearly 60 percent of simulations. The Chiefs looked strong against the Texans in Week 1, winning While the Chargers weren't as dominant in Week 1, the result was the same. Los Angeles engineered a fourth-quarter rally to upend Cincinnati , with Tyrod Taylor throwing for yards and Austin Ekeler adding 84 rushing yards.
The Chiefs are riding a six-game winning streak against the spread versus teams with winning records and are against the number in their last 12 September games. SportsLine's model says Mahomes throws for over yards and two touchdowns and that Edwards-Helaire is the game's leading rusher, with the Chiefs covering in almost 60 percent of simulations. The over The model also has made the call on the big Seahawks vs. It's also identified a favorite that loses outright in a surprising upset.
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