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Seattle Seahawks @ Buffalo Bills
The 1st game on Sunday is a heavyweight clash that sees the 6-1 Seattle Seahawks travel cross-country to Upstate New York to face the Buffalo Bills who sit at 6-2. Both sides lead their respective divisions and will be looking to stay ahead as we pass the half-way point of the season. Seattle come armed with arguably the most high-powered offense in the league right now but their defense has problems that Josh Allen will feel he and his receiving crew can take advantage of. This is set to be an explosive encounter.
Betpat NFL Betting:
Money line: Seahawks 4/7 Bills 7/5
Points Spread: Seahawks -3
You can get 17/2 on DK Metcalf to grab a TD in each half. You can get the same odds for Smokey Brown to rack up 100+ Yds and a TD.
With Running backs Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde both out the running game will be centered around the ex-Miami Hurricanes duo of Travis Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas who acquitted himself well last week. The Buffalo Defense has shown weaknesses stopping the run in recent weeks and there could be points to be had out of Homer if he gets the lions share of the reps.
As per usual, the Seahawks passing game will see Russell Wilson look to get monster receiver DK Metcalf involved early and often and Tyler Lockett will provide a deep threat. With outstanding Corner Tradavious White likely to be shadowing Metcalf, Lockett might carry an even higher value than usual.
QB Josh Allen and WR Stephon Diggs are the major figures for Buffalo and will fancy their chances of big days against a Seahawks defense who are dead last in the league for Yards Allowed per game. This game also provides opportunities for John Brown and Cole Beasley to be relevant in fantasy terms this week.
Devin Singletary holds down the Running Back position for the Bills but don’t expect a high output from him. He’s OK to put in if you’re in a bind as he will usually get enough carries to get a handful of points, but won’t rack up game breaking numbers.
Josh Allen’s Jekyll and Hyde nature makes this a tough game to predict. The dual threat he offers can blow a game wide open, but his arm is erratic and if the Seahawks can make him beat them with his arm, you really don’t know what you’re going to get. I’m going to say we see the confident, accurate version of Allen who leads the Bills to an 8-point win.
Bills by 8