As the £165,000+ Rollover Pick 7 rumbles over to another week, NFLGirlUK is back to try and plot her way through the pool. This week she’s taken a top heavy approach to her Syndicate by covering plenty of selections in the earlier legs to try and get through to the Cash Out stage where big money can be won! If you agree with her NFL Tips then join her Syndicate.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Minnesota Vikings
A team that wants to run the ball down your throats against a team with statistically the best run defence in the league.
Given that run defence tends to be one of the more volatile statistics, it wouldn’t be a surprise to still see the Vikings run for 150 yards in this game but Cousins will need to throw the ball and use some play action to keep the Eagles off balance.
On the other side of the ball, the Vikings might have the league’s best all round defence and the Eagles, who were only ok against a dreadful Jets last week, will need to improve to win in Minnesota.
The Vikings look formidable at home and, if the Eagles are to get anything out of this game, they need to start fast because the Vikes are not built to chase games.
Philadelphia Eagles: 7-12
Minnesota Vikings: 1-6, 7-12, 13-18
New Orleans Saints @ Jacksonvilla Jaguars
A game of two back up quarterbacks exceeding expectations. If Minshew can keep playing mistake free ball and come up with enough plays, the Jags could pull this game out of the bag.
Without Drew Brees these teams are very close yet surely going 4-0 without the future Hall of Fame QB would be beyond their wildest dreams and Sean Payton deserves Coach of the Year consideration for this short stretch alone.
This will be a close game, likely to come down to the wire.
New Orleans Saints: 1-6, 7-12
Jacksonville Jaguars 1-6, 7-12
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs
Expect a lot of offence in this match up. As long as Mahomes is over his ankle tweak, and with Tyreek Hill due to return, the Chiefs will be desperate to banish the performance from Sunday night when they were held under 20 points for the first time in the Reid/Mahomes era.
The Texans can be passed on and the Chiefs can be run on as the Colts exploited last week. The Texans will hope that Watson can be protected from the likes of Frank Clark long enough to put in a similar performance as he did against the Falcons.
The fear for them is that they’ll be spending a lot of time playing catch up with Kansas City.
Kansas City Chiefs: 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24
Atlanta Falcons @ Arizona Cardinals
The battle of two ‘one win’ teams. One an expected struggler, the other a big surprise.
The Falcons defence is a sieve at the moment and Kyle Murray and (game time decision) David Johnson will be popular amongst fantasy players this week. The Falcons can score points because they have Matt Ryan and they are 3rd in passing yards, mainly due to the fact they’ve been chasing games most weeks.
It’s hard to be confident in either of these teams at the moment because of their defences and this really could end up 51-45. Give the Cardinals the slight edge but it’s hard to call it.
Atlants Falcons: 1-6
Arizona Cardinals: 1-6, 7-12
Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos
As the Jaguars showed, you can run on this Denver defence and the Titans will be hoping to get Derrick Henry going early and building a lead as this Denver offence has struggled when falling behind.
Denver will hope to build on last week’s victory and winning out in their home games schedule will be vital if they want to climb back into AFC playoff contention. The Broncos should get some pressure on Mariota who’s played well but conservatively so far this season.
Can Flacco, who has been better than results suggest, play mistake free football against an opportunist defence who have helped the team to a 3rd best takeaway differential?
Denver alway have home field advantage but this Titans team always plays hard.
Tennessee Titans: 7-12
Denver Broncos: 7-12
Pittsburgh Steelers @ LA Chargers
Los Angeles will hope to get back to winning ways against Pittsburgh who may be playing 3rd string quarterback Devlin Hodges if Mason Rudolph can’t go. The Chargers, who were one of the fancied teams preseason, are in danger of being left behind by the Chiefs and Raiders so will be glad to face the troubled Pittsburgh side.
The Steelers have struggled running the ball but need to get better to have any chance in this game. Philip Rivers will likely bounce back from last Sunday against a team that’s struggled in the pass game. Los Angeles have been hit hard with injuries but look for them to win here.
LA Chargers: 13-18
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Possibly the toughest division in football, these two old foes go up against each other in a fascinating Monday night matchup.
The Lions are becoming a really interesting team as Patricia gets over last season’s transition and begins to implement his version of a Belichick team in Detroit. They play smart defence and the way they hawk the ball has all the hallmarks of their head coach’s smarts.
Aaron Rodgers will miss Devante Adams and will need Aaron Jones to repeat his Dallas performance to supplement the passing game. Matt Stafford has been very good this year and his battle against Mike Pettine’s defence will be fascinating. Give the edge here to the home team.
Green Bay Packers: 1-6