NFL Plays: Vegas Odds (Week 3)
September 24, 2016 | Justin Bales
Games to Attack
Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints
Once again, the Saints make their way into this article. They always seem to get into shootouts, especially when they are playing in New Orleans. Both offenses should be able to score early and often, as neither defense has been successful early in the season. This over/under is set at 52.5 points and the Saints are only 3.5 favorite. That means this game will likely stay close throughout, and everyone in this game has some fantasy relevance.
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San Diego Chargers vs Indianapolis Colts
This is an interesting matchup. Both teams are dealing with a slew of injuries. The Chargers offense is dealing with multiple starters out, while the Colts defense has been decimated by injuries this season. Melvin Gordon will likely be chalk this week, and he’s one of the best running back options on the slate. Hunter Henry is also a sneaky option with Antonio Gates doubtful. Donte Moncrief is out for the Colts, which could add value to Phillip Dorsett. The rest of each offense can be used as normal this week.
Oakland Raiders vs Tennessee Titans
The Raiders are another team that have had a couple high scoring games this season. This week will likely be no difference, as they get a great matchup against the Titans. The Titans have the offense to score points, but they also have a defense that will allow quite a few points. Oakland’s running game is essentially unpredictable at this point, but their passing game is one to attack. The Titans are a team that can score multiple ways, but their passing attack will be the aspect to use, as the Raiders have been exploited by both Matt Ryan and Drew Brees this season.
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Games to Avoid
San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks
This is essentially a game to completely avoid. The Seahawks offense is in shambles right now, but they still have an elite defense. The 49ers likely won’t be able to score much, but it wouldn’t be surprising if they were able to shut down the Seahawks offense, as the Rams and Dolphins did in the first two weeks. They Seahawks are -11 favorites in a game set at only 42 points. The Seahawks defense is the only real play in this game.
Denver Broncos vs Cincinnati Bengals
These two teams have elite defenses, although the Bengals have struggled to stop the run this season. C.J. Anderson is the only position player that makes a great option for the Broncos this week. Their defense is also a great option. The Broncos defense is one to avoid every week, although A.J. Green is the type of player that can dominate anyone. There is a reason this is a game set at only 41 points, and it’s a fairly safe one to avoid.
Cleveland Browns vs Miami Dolphins
The Browns have an offense that should be avoided this week. Josh Gordon is suspended, Corey Coleman recently broke his hand, and Josh McCown broke his collarbone. That means Cody Kessler will start at quarterback, and he will likely struggle this week. The Dolphins defense is an elite option, while the Browns offense is one to avoid. The Dolphins passing attack can be used this week, but their running game is far from a safe option. The over/under is set at only 42.5 points, and the Dolphins are -7 favorites. The game is only on this list because the Browns are a team to completely avoid.