We are previous bye-mageddon and it’s on to Week 8 of the NFL season with delusion and gambling advice.
Inaugurate: Kenny Gainwell and Boston Scott, Eagles (vs. DET)
Miles Sanders breakout szn became upon us. The Eagles said they’d salvage him more eager, and they did – he touched the ball on six of Philly’s first twelve performs on Sunday. After which, he went down with an ankle injury. True in time for the Eagles to face the Lions. Enlighten. Anyway, Gainwell already had fringe delusion allure as a recede-catcher, and had eight targets Sunday after Sanders left the self-discipline. Scott is also more of a desperation play, however he out-carried Gainwell (7 to 5) after Sanders went down. In a sport where the Eagles are favored, besides they are able to merely collected saunter the ball ample to provide Scott some viability.
Other starts: Daniel Jones, Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay (NYG), Adam Thielen (MIN), Khalil Herbert (CHI), Cole Beasley (BUF)
Sit: Tyler Boyd, Bengals (@ Jets)
Boyd caught 9 passes for 118 yards throughout Week 4 in opposition to the Jaguars. Since then, he has caught 9 passes… for 70 yards… in three video games. Coincidentally, that became the identical week Tee Higgins – who had 15 targets final week – returned to the lineup. You is also tempted by the Jets matchup, however they are really giving up the third-fewest parts per sport to large receivers in delusion. The Bengals are also 10.5-level favorites and rising, which formula besides they are able to merely turn to the flooring sport within the 2d half if they’re nursing a lead. Now now not a recipe for delusion success.
Other sits: Mike Davis (ATL), Odell Beckham (CLE), Corey Davis (NYJ), Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon (DEN)
DFS play: Michael Pittman, IND ($5,300)
It’s more or less odd that a sport entertaining the Colts has the wonderful level complete of the Sunday afternoon slate (O/U 51), however there must be tons of offense in this sport. Tennessee’s protection is towards the backside of the league in most metrics, and Carson Wentz has been cooking of slack – eight touchdowns to zero picks in his final four video games. Pittman became targeted 12 conditions the final time these two groups confronted off, and has stumbled on the finish zone in two of the previous three video games. The USC product offers top-WR upside within the identical brand differ as Marquez Callaway and Kalif Raymond.
Bet: Cowboys -2.5 @ Vikings
I don’t know the diagram extra special I’m collected shopping for into the full “Kirk Cousins can’t play in primetime” account (even though it is miles principal). What I’m shopping for into is this Dallas personnel, which is the league’s most ambiance pleasant offense (6.6 yards per play is tops within the NFL). Minnesota has been true defensively, ranking sixth in DVOA, however the Cowboys confronted the seventh-most efficient personnel in Tampa – and racked up 450 yards in offense. They haven’t scored decrease than 35 parts since an odd Week 2 sport, and besides they are able to merely salvage Michael Gallup lend a hand. The amount is the crucial ingredient here – the Cowboys are a avenue well-liked, however so long as this stays below 3, they’re collected the play.
Other bets: Bears +4 vs. SF, Saints +5.5 vs. TB, Bills -14 vs. MIA