Ravens vs Bills
Chances are the Ravens are owned in your league by now as the clear hot pick for week one but if they aren’t go grab them.
The Bills have named Nathan Peterman their starting quarterback. The same Nathan Peterman who did this just last November:
The Bills have one of the worst offensive lines in the league to top it off.
The Ravens are favored by 7 and have the lowest implied total against at just 16. To be honest, I’ll be shocked if the Bills even hit that number with Peterman, that offensive line, and lack of weapons on offense. Fire up the Ravens where you can.
Panthers vs Cowboys
The game features another low O/U total at just 42.5 with the Panthers favored by 3 at home. What caught my eye about this game is the lack of weapons outside of Zeke and the injuries on the offensive line for the Cowboys.
The Panthers were top 3 in the league in 2017 in run defense and could stack the box against Ezekiel Elliot and a surprisingly weak offensive line to start the year. If that’s the case, Dak Prescott is going to need to lean on the likes of Allen Hurns and rookie Michael Gallup to take the pressure off the run game.
I just feel like in week one that is asking a lot of Dak and company to gel that quickly which could provide for an excellent streaming option with this Panthers defense.
Falcons @ Eagles
Similar to what happened to the Patriots last year on opening night, the Eagles could be in for a hangover loss to open 2018.
The Eagles will start Nick Foles to start the year, with Carson Wentz not ready to return to action, and Foles has not looked great this preseason. Alshon Jeffrey will also miss at least the first two games and Jay Ajayi has been nursing several injuries.
This Falcons defense is sneaky quick and the last time they played these same Eagles they held them to just 15 points and one rushing touchdown and that was with Ajayi and Jeffrey playing. I believe an upset is on the horizon here and the Falcons defense could be a big reason why.