NFL Week 3 Preview and Predictions (2022)

Each week we write a preview for each game include NFL bet predictions and some narratives to consider. Whether you are looking for the best NFL bets or looking to decide which players to sit/start in your fantasy football league, this article will help keep you informed.

We’ve got an exciting week of games including Carson Wentz vs. The Philadelphia Eagles and Jimmy Garoppolo¬†making his first start after losing out the starting quarterback job in San Fransisco.

Let’s get into the games!

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

Kickoff: Thursday, September 22 at 8:15 PM EST

Point Spread: Browns -4.5

Over/Under Game Total: 38.5

The Pittsburgh Steelers will face off against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium this week. The Browns are favorites at home. The Steelers are getting 4.5 points from Vegas.

Mitch Trubisky will lead The Steelers on the offense. Trubisky has averaged over 20 pass completions and nearly 180.0 yards per game this season. This week Trubisky should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Browns have allowed nearly 260 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Cleveland Browns will likely be looking to put pressure on Mitch Trubisky in the pocket. Trubisky should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Najee Harris will carry the majority of the run game for The Steelers.

Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth, and George Pickens will be responsible for receiving for The Steelers. This season, George Pickens has averaged over 2.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more.

Jacoby Brissett will lead The Browns on the offense. This season Brissett has averaged 20 pass completions and almost 190.0 yards per game. This week Brissett should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Steelers have allowed over 270 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 20 first downs by passing. The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be looking to put pressure on Jacoby Brissett in the pocket. Brissett should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Nick Chubb will carry the majority of the run game for The Browns.

The receiving game for The Browns will be handled by Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones, David Njoku, and Kareem Hunt. Donovan Peoples-Jones has averaged nearly 2.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. This season, David Njoku has averaged over 2.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. In addition to running the ball, Kareem Hunt will also be involved in the passing game. This season, Hunt has 3.0 targets per game and should expect a similar number of looks this week.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Raiders -2.0

Over/Under Game Total: 45.5

The Las Vegas Raiders will face off against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium this week. The Raiders are favorites on the road. The Titans are getting 2.0 points from Vegas.

Derek Carr will lead The Raiders on the offense. Carr has averaged nearly 22 pass completions and almost 275.0 yards per game this season. This week Carr should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Titans have allowed over 230 passing yards per game this season and given up 10 first downs by passing. The Tennessee Titans will likely be looking to attack Derek Carr in the pocket. Carr will be able to utilize his legs and scramble out of any danger when necessary.

Josh Jacobs will carry the majority of the run game for The Raiders. This season Jacobs has averaged almost 2.5 yards per carry and should be able to keep up with that pace.

The Raiders will have Davante Adams, Darren Waller, and Hunter Renfrow handling the receiving. This season, Davante Adams has averaged 12.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. Last week Davante only had two receptions, but he has a touchdown in each of the two games, so he is a centerpiece for the offense. I’m not worried about his role.

Hunter Renfrow has averaged over 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup.

Ryan Tannehill will lead The Titans on the offense. Tannehill has averaged over 14 pass completions and over 190.0 yards per game this season. This week Tannehill should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Raiders have allowed nearly 270 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. Tannehill should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

Derrick Henry will carry the majority of the run game for The Titans.

The pass game for The Titans will be handled by Robert Woods, Kyle Philips, Treylon Burks, and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. Robert Woods has over 2.0 receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. This season, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine has averaged 3.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more.

Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Ravens -3.0

Over/Under Game Total: 43.0

This week, the Baltimore Ravens will face off against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Ravens are favorites on the road. The Patriots are getting 3.0 points from Vegas.

Lamar Jackson will lead The Ravens on the offense. This season Jackson has averaged over 18 pass completions and nearly 265.0 yards per game. This week Jackson will likely struggle with the passing game against this defense. The Patriots have allowed nearly 200 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. The New England Patriots will likely be looking to attack Lamar Jackson in the pocket. Jackson should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

Kenyan Drake will carry the majority of the run game for The Ravens. This season Drake has averaged nearly 1.5 yards per carry and should be able to well exceed that pace.

The Ravens will have Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman, and Devin Duvernay handling the receiving. This season, Rashod Bateman has averaged 6.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. This season, Devin Duvernay has seen nearly 2.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week.

Mac Jones will lead The Patriots on the offense. This season Jones has averaged over 20 pass completions and nearly 235.0 yards per game. This week Jones should be able to keep up with his usual passing pace. The Ravens have allowed nearly 380 passing yards per game this season and given up 20 first downs by passing. The Baltimore Ravens will likely be looking to pressure Mac Jones in the pocket. 

The Patriots will have a split backfield with Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson sharing responsibilities of the run game.

The Patriots will have Jakobi Meyers, DeVante Parker, Hunter Henry, and Nelson Agholor handling the receiving. 

Jakobi Meyers has had the majority of the targets for receivers, and that will likely continue this week. So far, Mac Jones has averaged around 7.0 tards per pass, so hopefully, he may not be comfortable with the deep ball just yet.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Eagles -6.5

Over/Under Game Total: 47.0

The Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field this week. The Eagles are favorites on the road. The Commanders are getting 6.5 points from Vegas.

Jalen Hurts will lead The Eagles on the offense. This season Hurts averaged 22 pass completions and nearly 290.0 yards per game. This week Hurts will likely struggle with the passing game against this defense. The Commanders have allowed almost 250 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Washington Commanders will likely be looking to attack Jalen Hurts in the pocket. Hurts should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

Miles Sanders will carry the majority of the run game for The Eagles.

The passing game for The Eagles will be handled by A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert. This season, DeVonta Smith has seen 5.5 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week. This season, Dallas Goedert has seen nearly 4.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week.

Carson Wentz will lead The Commanders on the offense, facing his old team. This week Wentz will likely struggle with the passing game against this defense. This season Wentz has averaged 28 pass completions and 325.0 yards per game. The Eagles have allowed over 200 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. Wentz should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Antonio Gibson will carry the majority of the run game for The Commanders.

Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Curtis Samuel, and Logan Thomas will be responsible for receiving for The Commanders. Terry McLaurin has nearly 2.0 average receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. This season, Jahan Dotson has seen 5.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week. Logan Thomas has averaged over 2.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup.

Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Bears -2.5

Over/Under Game Total: 40.5

The Houston Texans will face off against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field this week. The Texans are getting 2.5 points from Vegas. The Bears are favorites at home.

Davis Mills will lead The Texans on the offense. This season Mills has averaged over 20 pass completions and almost 210.0 yards per game. This week Mills should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Bears have allowed nearly 180 passing yards per game this season and given up almost 10 first downs by passing. The Chicago Bears will likely be looking to attack Davis Mills in the pocket.

The Texans will have a split backfield with Dameon Pierce and Rex Burkhead sharing responsibilities of the run game.

The Texans will have Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Brevin Jordan, and Chris Moore handling the receiving. Brandin Cooks has seen 11.0 targets per game this season; ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week. Nico Collins has averaged over 2.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. Brevin Jordan has 1.5 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

Justin Fields will lead The Bears on the offense. Fields has averaged nearly 6 pass completions and 95.0 yards per game this season. This week Fields should be able to exceed his average passing performance (admittedly a very low bar). The Texans have allowed 270 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Houston Texans will likely be looking to put pressure on Justin Fields in the pocket. Fields should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

David Montgomery will carry the majority of the run game for The Bears.

Darnell Mooney, Cole Kmet, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Byron Pringle will be responsible for receiving for The Bears. This season, Darnell Mooney has averaged 2.5 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. This season, Cole Kmet has averaged 1.0 targets per game; his usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. This season, Equanimeous St. Brown has averaged 3.5 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Chiefs -6.5

Over/Under Game Total: 49.5

The Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium this week. The Chiefs are favorites on the road; the Colts are getting 6.5 points from Vegas.

Patrick Mahomes will lead The Chiefs on the offense. Mahomes has averaged nearly 26 pass completions and almost 300.0 yards per game this season. This week Mahomes should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Colts have allowed almost 230 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. Mahomes should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire will carry the majority of the run game for The Chiefs.

Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Mecole Hardman will be responsible for receiving for The Chiefs. Travis Kelce has averaged over 6.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. JuJu Smith-Schuster has averaged over 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. This season, Marquez Valdes-Scantling has seen 5.5 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week. Mecole Hardman has seen nearly 4.0 targets per game; ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week.

Matt Ryan will lead The Colts on the offense. This season Ryan has averaged 24 pass completions and nearly 275.0 yards per game. This week Ryan could struggle with the passing game against this defense. The Chiefs have allowed nearly 250 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Kansas City Chiefs will likely be looking to put pressure on Matt Ryan in the pocket. Ryan will be able to utilize his legs and scramble out of any danger when necessary.

Jonathan Taylor will carry the majority of the run game for The Colts. This season Taylor has averaged nearly 3.0 yards per carry and should be able to keep up with that pace.

Parris Campbell, Ashton Dulin, Mo Alie-Cox, and Kylen Granson will be responsible for receiving for The Colts. Parris Campbell has averaged over 2.0 targets per game; his usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. Mo Alie-Cox has 1.5 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. This season, Kylen Granson has seen over 4.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week.

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Bills -5.5

Over/Under Game Total: 53.5

The Buffalo Bills will face off against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium this week. The Bills are favorites on the road. The Dolphins are getting 5.5 points from Vegas.

Josh Allen will lead The Bills on the offense. This season Allen has averaged 26 pass completions and over 305.0 yards per game. This week Allen should be able to keep up with his usual passing pace. The Dolphins have allowed nearly 250 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. Allen should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

The Bills will have a split backfield, with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss sharing responsibilities of the run game.

Stefon Diggs, Isaiah McKenzie, Dawson Knox, and Jamison Crowder will be responsible for receiving for The Bills. This season, Isaiah McKenzie has averaged over 2.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. This season, Dawson Knox has averaged 3.5 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. Jamison Crowder has 2.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

Tua Tagovailoa will lead The Dolphins on the offense. Tagovailoa has averaged nearly 28 pass completions and 370.0 yards per game this season. This week Tagovailoa could struggle with the passing game against this defense. The Bills have allowed almost 150 passing yards per game this season and given up 10 first downs by passing. The Buffalo Bills will likely be looking to put pressure on Tua Tagovailoa in the pocket. Tagovailoa should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball.

Chase Edmonds will carry the majority of the run game for The Dolphins.

The Dolphins will have Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Mike Gesicki, and Cedrick Wilson Jr. handling the receiving. This season, Mike Gesicki has seen nearly 2.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week. Cedrick Wilson Jr. has 1.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

This will be one of the most formidable opponents the Dolphins will face this season, but they should put up a good fight.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Bengals -4.5

Over/Under Game Total: 45.0

The Cincinnati Bengals will face off against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium this week. The Bengals are favorites on the road. The Jets are getting 4.5 points from Vegas.

Joe Burrow will lead The Bengals on the offense. This season Burrow has averaged 28 pass completions and almost 270.0 yards per game. This week Burrow should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Jets have allowed almost 220 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. Burrow should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Joe Mixon will carry the majority of the run game for The Bengals.

The passing game for The Bengals will be handled by Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Hayden Hurst. This season, Tee Higgins has averaged 6.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. Tyler Boyd has 3.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

Joe Flacco will lead The Jets on the offense. This season Flacco has averaged over 30 pass completions and nearly 310.0 yards per game. This week Flacco will likely struggle with the passing game against this defense. This season, The Bengals have allowed over 210 passing yards per game and given up almost 10 first downs by passing. Flacco will be able to utilize his legs and scramble out of any danger when necessary.

The Jets will have a split backfield with Michael Carter and Breece Hall sharing responsibilities of the run game.

The passing game for The Jets will be handled by Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson, and Tyler Conklin. Elijah Moore has 4.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Saints -3.0

Over/Under Game Total: 40.5

The New Orleans Saints will face off against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium this week. The Saints are favorites on the road. The Panthers are getting 3.0 points from Vegas.

Taysom Hill will lead The Saints on the offense. This season Hill has averaged 0 pass completions and 0.0 yards per game. This week Hill should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Panthers have allowed 150 passing yards per game this season and given up almost 10 first downs by passing. The Carolina Panthers will likely be looking to attack Taysom Hill in the pocket. Hill should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

Mark Ingram II will carry most of the run game for The Saints.

The Saints will have Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, Chris Olave, and Juwan Johnson handling the receiving. Michael Thomas has averaged nearly 6.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. Chris Olave has averaged 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup.

Baker Mayfield will lead The Panthers on the offense. This season Mayfield has averaged over 14 pass completions and 190.0 yards per game. This week Mayfield should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Saints have allowed nearly 200 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. Mayfield will be able to utilize his legs and scramble out of any danger when necessary.

Christian McCaffrey will carry the majority of the run game for The Panthers. This season McCaffrey has averaged almost 3.0 yards per carry and should be able to keep up with that pace.

DJ Moore, Christian McCaffrey, and Robbie Anderson will be responsible for receiving for The Panthers. DJ Moore has over 2.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. In addition to running the ball, Christian McCaffrey will also be involved in the passing game. McCaffrey has 5.0 targets per game this season and should expect a similar number of looks this week.

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM EST

Point Spread: Vikings -6.0

Over/Under Game Total: 53.5

The Detroit Lions will face off against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium this week. The Vikings are favorites at home; the Lions are getting 6.0 points from Vegas.

Jared Goff will lead The Lions on the offense. This season Goff has averaged 20 pass completions and over 235.0 yards per game. This week Goff should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Vikings have allowed nearly 270 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Minnesota Vikings will likely be looking to attack Jared Goff in the pocket. Goff will be able to utilize his legs and scramble out of any danger when necessary.

Jamaal Williams will carry the majority of the run game for The Lions.

The passing game for The Lions will be handled by Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark Jr., T.J. Hockenson, and D’Andre Swift. D.J. Chark Jr. has 2.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. T.J. Hockenson has almost 4.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. In addition to running the ball, D’Andre Swift will also be involved in the passing game. This season Swift has seen 4.0 targets per game and should see a similar number of looks this week.

Kirk Cousins will lead The Vikings on the offense. This season Cousins has averaged nearly 24 pass completions and almost 250.0 yards per game. This week Cousins should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Lions have allowed nearly 270 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Detroit Lions will likely be looking to put pressure on Kirk Cousins in the pocket. Cousins will be able to utilize his legs and scramble out of any danger when necessary.

Dalvin Cook will carry the majority of the run game for The Vikings.

The Vikings will have Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, K.J. Osborn, and Irv Smith Jr. handling the receiving. This season, Justin Jefferson has seen almost 12.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week. This season, Adam Thielen has averaged 5.5 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. K.J. Osborn has over 2.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. This season, Irv Smith Jr. has averaged 5.0 targets per game; his usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 4:05 PM EST

Point Spread: Chargers -7.0

Over/Under Game Total: 48.0

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium this week. The Chargers are favorites at home. The Jaguars are getting 7.0 points from Vegas.

Trevor Lawrence will lead The Jaguars on the offense. This season Lawrence has averaged 24 pass completions and 255.0 yards per game. This week Lawrence should be able to keep up with his usual passing pace. The Chargers have allowed nearly 240 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Los Angeles Chargers will likely be looking to put pressure on Trevor Lawrence in the pocket. Lawrence should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

James Robinson will carry the majority of the run game for The Jaguars.

The passing game for The Jaguars will be handled by Christian Kirk, Marvin Jones Jr., Zay Jones, and Evan Engram. Marvin Jones Jr. has averaged nearly 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup.

Justin Herbert will lead The Chargers on the offense. Herbert has averaged over 28 pass completions and over 305.0 yards per game this season. This week Herbert should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Jaguars have allowed nearly 230 passing yards per game this season and given up over 10 first downs by passing. The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely be looking to put pressure on Justin Herbert in the pocket. Herbert should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Austin Ekeler will carry the majority of the run game for The Chargers.

The Chargers will have Mike Williams, DeAndre Carter, Joshua Palmer, and Gerald Everett handling the receiving. This season, Mike Williams has averaged nearly 6.0 targets per game; his usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. DeAndre Carter has averaged over 2.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. Joshua Palmer has 3.5 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 4:25 PM EST

Point Spread: Rams -4.0

Over/Under Game Total: 49.5

The Los Angeles Rams will face off against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium this week. The Rams are favorites on the road, and The Cardinals are getting 4.0 points from Vegas.

Matthew Stafford will lead The Rams on the offense. Stafford has averaged 28 pass completions and nearly 255.0 yards per game this season. This week Stafford should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Cardinals have allowed over 300 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 20 first downs by passing. Stafford will be able to utilize his legs and scramble out of any danger when necessary.

Darrell Henderson Jr. will carry the majority of the run game for The Rams.

The Rams will have Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson II, Tyler Higbee, and Ben Skowronek handling the receiving. This season, Allen Robinson II has averaged nearly 4.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more.

Kyler Murray will lead The Cardinals on the offense. This season Murray has averaged 26 pass completions and 235.0 yards per game. This week Murray should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Rams have allowed over 230 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. The Los Angeles Rams will likely be looking to attack Kyler Murray in the pocket. Murray should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

James Conner will carry the majority of the run game for The Cardinals.

The Cardinals will have Marquise Brown, Zach Ertz, Greg Dortch, and A.J. Green handling the receiving. Marquise Brown has averaged over 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. Zach Ertz has averaged nearly 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. A.J. Green has nearly 2.0 average receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 4:25 PM EST

Point Spread: Seahawks -2.0

Over/Under Game Total: 42.0

The Atlanta Falcons will face off against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field this week. The Seahawks are favorites at home. The Falcons are getting 2.0 points from Vegas.

Marcus Mariota will lead The Falcons on the offense. Mariota has averaged 18 pass completions and over 205.0 yards per game this season. This week Mariota should be able to exceed his average passing performance. This season, The Seahawks have allowed nearly 260 passing yards per game and given up 10 first downs by passing. Mariota should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Cordarrelle Patterson will carry the majority of the run game for The Falcons.

Kyle Pitts, Drake London, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Olamide Zaccheaus will be responsible for receiving for The Falcons. Kyle Pitts has 2.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. In addition to running the ball, Cordarrelle Patterson will also be involved in the passing game. This season Patterson has seen 3.0 targets per game and should see a similar number of looks this week.

Geno Smith will lead The Seahawks on the offense. This season Smith has averaged over 22 pass completions and nearly 195.0 yards per game. This week Smith should be able to keep up with his usual passing pace. The Falcons have allowed over 250 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. The Atlanta Falcons will likely be looking to attack Geno Smith in the pocket. Smith should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

Rashaad Penny will carry the majority of the run game for The Seahawks.

The Seahawks will have DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Noah Fant handling the receiving. This season, Noah Fant has seen 3.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week.

Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 4:25 PM EST

Point Spread: Buccaneers -2.0

Over/Under Game Total: 41.0

This week, the Green Bay Packers will face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers are favorites at home; the Packers are getting 2.0 points from Vegas.

Aaron Rodgers will lead The Packers on the offense. This season Rodgers has averaged 20 pass completions and nearly 215.0 yards per game. This week Rodgers should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Buccaneers have allowed almost 190 passing yards per game this season and given up almost 10 first downs by passing. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely be looking to put pressure on Aaron Rodgers in the pocket. Rodgers should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

The Packers will have a split backfield with AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones sharing responsibilities of the run game.

The passing game for The Packers will be handled by Allen Lazard and Aaron Jones. Allen Lazard has 2.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. In addition to running the ball, Aaron Jones will also be involved in the passing game. This season Jones has seen 4.0 targets per game and should see a similar number of looks this week.

Tom Brady will lead The Buccaneers on the offense. This season Brady has averaged 18 pass completions and over 200.0 yards per game. This week Brady should be able to exceed his average passing performance. This season, The Packers have allowed nearly 160 passing yards per game and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. The Green Bay Packers will likely be looking to attack Tom Brady in the pocket.

Leonard Fournette will carry the majority of the run game for The Buccaneers.

Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, Cameron Brate, and Rachaad White will be responsible for receiving for The Buccaneers. This season, Russell Gage has averaged 4.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. Breshad Perriman has 1.5 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. Cameron Brate has over 0.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. In addition to running the ball, Rachaad White will also be involved in the passing game. This season White has seen 2.0 targets per game and should see a similar number of looks this week.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos

Kickoff: Sunday, September 25 at 8:20 PM EST

Point Spread: 49ers -1.5

Over/Under Game Total: 45.0

The San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High this week. The 49ers are favorites on the road; the Broncos are getting 1.5 points from Vegas.

Jimmy Garoppolo will lead The 49ers on the offense since Trey Lance is out for the season. The Denver Broncos will likely be looking to attack Jimmy Garoppolo in the pocket. The Broncos have allowed around 160 passing yards per game this season and given up almost 10 first downs by passing. After a strange off-season where Garoppolo’s future was uncertain, this will be a good time for him to show off.

Jeff Wilson Jr. will carry most of the run game for The 49ers. This season Jr. has averaged almost 2.0 yards per carry and should be able to keep up with that pace.

The passing game for The 49ers will be handled by Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, and Kyle Juszczyk. Deebo Samuel has averaged almost 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. Brandon Aiyuk has averaged almost 4.0 receptions per game and should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. This season, Jauan Jennings has averaged 4.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. Kyle Juszczyk has 0.0 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup.

Russell Wilson will lead The Broncos on the offense. This season Wilson has averaged nearly 20 pass completions and almost 280.0 yards per game. This week Wilson will likely struggle with the passing game against this defense. The 49ers have allowed over 140 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. The San Francisco 49ers will likely be looking to attack Russell Wilson in the pocket. Wilson should be able to use his speed and agility to run the ball himself.

The Broncos will have a split backfield with Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III sharing responsibilities of the run game.

Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Albert Okwuegbunam, and Javonte Williams will be responsible for receiving for The Broncos. This season, Jerry Jeudy has averaged 5.0 targets per game; his usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. Albert Okwuegbunam has 2.5 averaged receptions per game but should see much more usage in this matchup. In addition to running the ball, Javonte Williams will also be involved in the passing game. This season Williams has seen 8.0 targets per game and should see a similar number of looks this week.

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants

Kickoff: Monday, September 26 at 8:15 PM EST

Point Spread: Giants -2.5

Over/Under Game Total: 39.5

This week, the Dallas Cowboys will face off against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Giants are favorites at home. The Cowboys are getting 2.5 points from Vegas.

Cooper Rush will lead The Cowboys on the offense. Rush has averaged over 12 pass completions and almost 150.0 yards per game this season. This week Rush should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Giants have allowed nearly 200 passing yards per game this season and given up 10 first downs by passing. Rush should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

Ezekiel Elliott will carry the majority of the run game for The Cowboys. Elliott has averaged nearly 2.5 yards per carry this season and should be able to keep up with that pace.

The Cowboys will have CeeDee Lamb, Dalton Schultz, and Noah Brown handling the receiving. This season, CeeDee Lamb has seen over 10.0 targets per game. Ideally, he’ll get about the same number of looks this week. Dalton Schultz has seen 6.5 targets per game. He should get about the same number of looks this week.

Daniel Jones will lead The Giants on the offense. This season Jones has averaged nearly 18 pass completions and 180.0 yards per game. This week Jones should be able to exceed his average passing performance. The Cowboys have allowed 180 passing yards per game this season and given up nearly 10 first downs by passing. The Dallas Cowboys will likely be looking to attack Daniel Jones in the pocket. Jones should be able to use his speed and mobility to run the ball himself.

Saquon Barkley will carry the majority of the run game for The Giants.

Sterling Shepard, Richie James Jr., Kenny Golladay, and Saquon Barkley will be responsible for receiving for The Giants. Sterling Shepard has averaged 4.0 receptions per game. He should see a similar amount of usage in this matchup. This season, Kenny Golladay has averaged 1.0 targets per game. His usage should be higher this week, and he should be able to connect much more. In addition to running the ball, Saquon Barkley will also be involved in the passing game. This season Barkley has seen 5.5 targets per game and should see a similar number of looks this week.