It’s not how you start, but how you finish.
Both the Eagles and Lions can attest to that.
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♦ In their last 11 games, the Lions have scored 23 first-quarter points.
In their last 12 games, the Eagles have scored 20 first-quarter points.
That is 43 points in 23 first quarters, or 1.87 points per first period.
Yet, somehow we found a 1Q Under 9.5 at FanDuel for a better price (-118) than 1Q U7.5 at some other placers (-130).
First Period Under 9.5 (-118 FD) . . . $5 / $4.24
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♦ DeSean Jackson and Corey Clement are out.
Dallas Goedert and Alshon Jeffery are questionable, so I wouldn’t even think about them. If you do, and they don’t play you’ll get your money back. If you do and they play a few snaps and then can’t continue, you’re out the cash. Not worth the gamble.
We are again going with the three running backs to score any touchdown and throwing a buck down on the lopsided prices for Carson Wentz and Mack Hollins.
To Score Any Touchdown in Game:
$4 / $6.40 . . . Miles Sanders (+160 DK)
$3 / $6.90 . . . Jordan Howard (+230 DK)
$2 / $6.20 . . . Darren Sproles (+310 FD)
$1 / $7.00 . . . Carson Wentz (+700 WH)
$1 / $11.00 . . . Mack Hollins (+1100 FD)
We will grab Wentz and Hollins also for the first TD and take a stab at now-he-is-here-now-he-is-gone-now-he-is-back TE Alex Ellis.
To Score First TD in the Game:
$1 / $32.00 . . . Alex Ellis (+3200 GN)
$1 / $33.00 . . . Carson Wentz (+3300 WH)
$1 / $50.00 . . . Mack Hollins (+5000 FD)
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♦ It took less than six minutes to lose the Under on the Longest FG Under 47.5 last week (thanks, Falcons!), and the Lions’ Matt Prater can boot it from distance (a 55 yarder on opening day), so we are going to pass this week.
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♦ No DeSean Jackson? No problem! We are still going with the Over 40.5 for the Longest TD.
Nelson Agholor has a 43-yard catch to his credit this season (and should have a 60-yarder also) and you can always count on the Eagles’ D (down yet another defensive lineman) to give up the home run ball. They have allowed TDs of 48, 69 and 54 in two games so far.
Longest TD Over 40.5 (-115 DK) . . . $5 / $4.35
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♦ Doug Pederson is 6-0 in September home games and his team has run the ball often and well each game (averages of 34 carries, 140 rushing yards).
Now is a good as time as any to see what the Howard and Sanders show can do out of the backfield.
Sanders Rushing Yards Over 40.5 (-110 DK) . . . $5 / $4.55
Howard Rushing Yards Over 27.5 (-115 DK) . . . $5 / $4.35
Sanders Rushing Attempts Over 10.5 (+102 FD) . . . $5 / $5.10
Howard Rushing Attempts Over 7.5 (+100 FD) . . . $5 / $5.00
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