Harry Mayes (@harrymayesTU):
In his debut on the Daily Ticket Harry Mayes, representing our new partners at Vig It (@Vig_it), gave us two of his favorite plays for this weekend, one college football and one NFL.
Georgia -12.5 over Tennessee.
Browns +1.5 over Colts.
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Listen to Harry's full breakdown of these two game and others here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-daily-ticket-with-sean-49409979/episode/harry-mayes-interview-109-72434757/
Mark Drumheller (@x_drumheller):
Cowboys -9 over Giants. Dallas is averaging over 568 yards of offense at home, while the Giants are averaging less than 12 points a game this season. The defense in Big D hasn't stopped anyone, but Daniel Jones has stopped the Giants himself with 8 giveaways. Dallas blew out the Giants twice last year, and I haven't seen anything this year that would lead me to believe Sunday is any different.
Colts -1 over Browns. The Indianapolis defense faces it's toughest challenge with a Browns offense that has run right over the Cincy, Washington, and Dallas the last 3 three weeks. The Colts run defense that should slow down the Browns running game and force Baker to make plays. With the third best pressure rate in the NFL, I'm betting the Colts turn Baker into the player we saw in Week 1 against the Ravens. The Colts have covered every week since their Week 1 debacle in Jacksonville, and will make it four straight on Sunday.
Rams -7.5 over Washington. The Football Team moves to a QB that thew six interceptions and lost by an average 18 points in his last three starts. Expect the Rams to run effectively on a Washington defense that has averaged allowing 154 yards on the ground since their Week 1 upset of Philadelphia. LA got their let down game over with last week, and their top 3 offense should feast on a team allowing 28 points per game.
Panthers +1.5 over Falcons. Carolina is the better football team on both sides of the ball. Joe Brady and Bridgewater have the Panthers offense averaging .4 more yards per play Atlanta. The Falcons are working off a short week with a banged up secondary that was poor when healthy. These head coaches have these NFC South teams going in a different directions, and I think Atlanta backers aren't clearly evaluating this Falcons team. Carolina has covered two straight, and Atlanta 1-3 ATS this season. I am backing the team that believes in their head coach and future to win outright.
Listen to more of Mark's breakdowns here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-daily-ticket-with-sean-49409979/episode/mark-drumheller-interview-109-72438022/
Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23):
Week 5 Stars....
Teddy Bridgewater - Faces a poor Atlanta Defense and just started using his legs last week. Great option for a fill in and possible steady starter.
Todd Gurley - Mr. Gurley started to run with the reckless abandonment we all fell in love with last week. This week he faces a defense who has surrendered the most rushing TDs in the NFL.
DK Metcalf - The Minnesota defense is not what it once was and Russell Wilson is playing on an MVP level. This is a recipe for success.
Week 5 Stiffs....
Baker Mayfield - Even though the Browns scored 49 points in Week 4, Baker compiled a measly 156 yards through the air. We saw this last year in a Kevin Stefanski run offense and how it impacted the passing attempts of Kirk Cousins. This looks to be much of the same.
Melvin Gordon - BB and the Pats always take away the best player of the opposition. This week that player is Melvin. Last week the defense held CEH to only 64 yards on the ground. Proceed with caution.
Hollywood Brown - With a slow start already and Lamar dealing with an injury, there's no telling how much the passing game will suffer. This will affect the numbers of all Baltimore WRs.
For all Jigsaw's Stars and Stiffs listen to his Friday Fantasy Fix right here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-fantasy-fix-w-tony-jigsaw-52995138/episode/friday-future-109-72435251/
Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod): Carson Wentz and the Eagles look to build off their first win this Sunday against a stout Pittsburgh defense. The Steelers are second in the league in total sacks with 15, just behind the Eagles who have gotten to the QB 17 times this year. Jordan Mailata will get his second consecutive start after allowing just one pressure last week against the 49ers. They'll need him to step up again with TJ Watt and Bud Dupree looking to get after Carson Wentz. TJ Watt is averaging 6 pressures per game this season.
The Steelers have blitzed 52% of the time this season and Wentz has a passer rating of 28.0 when facing pressure. Doug Pederson will have to continue to move Wentz around to be successful on Sunday. Wentz has rushed for 102 yards over the last two games. The Eagles will be without DeSean Jackson & Alshon Jeffery again this week. It'll be up to Travis Fulgham and company to step up against Minkah Fitzpatrick and Joe Haden.
Listen to Victor's full Eagles breakdown here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-daily-ticket-with-sean-49409979/episode/victor-williams-interview-109-72434758/