After week six, a lot of people are going to break down and quit, but if you’re a WSOH member you absolutely should stick it out, because anything can happen. Sadly it’s human nature, there are less grinders out there and more people willing to pursue other options if their current option isn’t going their way. Others will break down and go with the field on their consensus picks. That’s where I am tempted to go this week. Wouldn’t it be easier to just go with the field knowing that if the field is wrong you won’t lose too much ground. Of course it is, but for those of you who want to win, you have to be willing to sway from what everyone is going with so that you can gain a competitive advantage. Easier said than done, but no one has claimed this is easy, and you’ve seen the swings on the leader board through the first five weeks. No Breaking Down gamers, let fight through this, and make informed decisions. Let’s see what the field says.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS +3 at OAKLAND RAIDERS
I am baffled by this one, as the Chargers have been terrible this season. The Raiders haven’t been great, but they are not the dumpster fire the Chargers have been. I believe the field is giving too much credit to the win at New York last week against a Giants team that had no pass catching receivers by the end of the game. If the Raiders get Derek Carr back this week, covering this game at home shouldn’t be a tall order.
GREEN BAY -3 at MINNESOTA
YESSSSSSSSSS yes and yes… I think Green Bay cruises in this one. They are healthy on offense, appear to have additional depth at RB with Ty Montgomery back, and Minnesota was horrible on offense last week against a mediocre Bears defense (though much improved).
CHICAGO +6.5 at BALTIMORE
That’s a lot of points considering the Bears are playing a team that is just like the Vikings whom they almost beat last season. I like the Bears running game, and it bleeds out the game, and keeps it close. Mitch Trubisky offers some speed at the QB position that will eek out some first downs extending drives. I expect this game to be a low scoring event with the Bears having a shot until the end.
NEW YORK GIANTS +12 at DENVER
This is a trap game for those taking Denver expecting them to demolish the Giant tearing them limb from limb.. I don’t think the Giants are going to be able to move the football at all. But I also don’t think the Giants defense are a bunch of slouches either. I think this unit has pride and will play the Broncos close. I can see Eli throwing 50 pick sixes and fumbling the ball a million times so I’m staying away from this game, but I agree with the field here.
LA RAMS +2.5 at JACKSONVILLE
I don’t think the Jags are as good as they showed against Pittsburgh, and I do think the Rams are better than they are advertised. This team almost beat Seattle, and went into Dallas and handled them pretty easily. The Jags still have a below average run defense, and I get 2.5 points? The Rams may win this one straight up.
Tampa Bay vs Arizona 44.5 – OVER
I’m not sure what Vegas is seeing here, but I think both teams move the ball with ease in this one. Both teams have multiple weapons on offense and under performing defenses. 44.5 is just not a lot in this one.