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Seattle Seahawks at the New York Giants (Grade A)
That was a nice win last week the Giants were able to pull off. When you look at the numbers though you can see that it wasn’t the offense that carried them. With a week off to prepare, you can bet that Orleans Darkwa will not be surprising anyone. The Giants will still be without most of their wide receivers and they only have one legitimate threat in the passing game. The Seahawks will shut Evan Engram down and without much else, this will be a great game for the Seahawks defense.
New Orleans Saints at the Green Bay Packers (B+)
Raise your hand if a week ago you would have even thought about starting the Saints at the Packers. What a difference a week makes. While the Packers lost arguably the best quarterback in the game, the Saints were turning-over the Lions at a remarkable and unexpected rate. I don’t see a multiple turnover game this week but I do see a very conservative game plan from the Packers. This will play right into the hands of the Saints defense. You can expect a solid game again this week from the Saints but be aware, this is still a bad defense and you should have another option in mind going forward. If someone drops the Lions or Texans because of a bye week you should jump on them for week 8.
New York Jets at the Miami Dolphins (B)
The Jets are better than anyone thought they would be and should have beat the Patriots last week. The Dolphins have a very bad offense and Jay Cutler has looked terrible. I don’t expect that to change this week as the Jets will be looking to bottle up Jay Ajayi. You can expect a couple of picks thrown by Cutler and at least three sacks by the defense.
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Baltimore Ravens at the Minnesota Vikings (F)
The Ravens have a very good defense, the problem is they have an equally as bad offense. The Vikings are going to grind this game out and wear down the Ravens defense. This is one of those games where your defense is having a great three quarters and then by the time the fourth quarter is over your wondering what happened? The Ravens live off turnovers and the Vikings play a conservative and turnover free style of offense. This is not a good match up for the Ravens.
Daily Fantasy Corner
Jacksonville Jaguars at the Indianapolis Colts (Draft Kings $3,700/ Fan Duel $5,400)
My father once told me to never pay top dollar for anything unless it was a Ferrari. This week the Jaguars are a rosso corsa red Ferrari just waiting for you to drive them off the lot. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth on this one because the Jaguars defense is as close to a sure thing as you can get. On the other hand my farther also said there is no such thing as a sure thing. I am betting on the sure thing this week.