Two weeks later, we’ve had some big upsets, some surprising 2-0 teams, some not-so-surprising 0-2 teams, and sloppy teams with very few teams taking their preseason seriously. I have seen football. With more games, everything should settle down, and hopefully a little more predictability for bettors.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Los Angeles Chargers (-7, 47)
A big topic in the City of Angels this week is Herbert’s health. His rib cartilage injury was reportedly very painful, but in theory he managed to survive. The question is whether the Chargers want to risk the Jaguars and Texans on the horizon before more schedules with the Browns and Broncos in Weeks 5 and 6.
At this time, there is no concrete answer as to whether Herbert will take on the challenge or if Chase Daniel will take action. Patience will be a virtue heading into the weekend, as the game will likely transition to a pick or a Chargers -1 if Daniel takes the lead. The Chargers and a bruised Herbert sneaked in the back door with a late touchdown to Josh Palmer in a 27–24 loss to the Chiefs.
The Jaguars looked like a completely different team from week 1 to week 2 as they shut out the Colts 24-0 to improve to 1-1. Doug on his Pederson-led team, in two games he tallied six turnovers, allowed just 139 yards on 41 attempts, and was also tough on runs. His five interceptions for Jacksonville are lining up with his lead in the league, but Matt’s Ryan and Carson’s Wentz are not up to Herbert’s level.
Herbert’s status obviously affects both teams and totals, so it’s hard to guess what will happen here before kickoff. The same can be said for Keenan Allen, who is likely to return to this fight. If Herbert plays (and he tends to), the Chargers could very well be NFL Survivor’s top pick this week.
One bet to consider is Christian Kirk over 62.5 receiving yards for the Draft Kings. Kirk played over 90% of his snaps in two weeks, gaining 117 and 78 yards in those games respectively.
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