Week 7 is off to a great start with the Raiders pulling off an amazing 31-30 come from behind victory against the Chiefs. That Thursday night game hopefully has set the tone for the entire slate of games for this Sunday. With that being said, I went 1-2 last week and I’ll be looking to get over .500 this week. There are a lot of intriguing games but there a few that jump out.
Here is another installment of Q’s picks: Week 7
Arizona vs Los Angeles (-3.5)
The Cardinals are coming off a great Week 6 win against the Buccaneers which boosted their record to 3-3 on the year. But the Rams, who come into the game with a stunning 4-2 record, are 3.5 point favorites.
The Cardinals run defense is a top 10 defense in the NFL but the key to the success of the Rams lies with Todd Gurley, the second best running back in ESPN fantasy football behind rookie phenom, Kareem Hunt. If the Cardinals can stop Gurley, expect Goff to have some trouble finding his targets downfield.
Cardinals will win this game outright.
New Orleans vs Green Bay (+6)
The Packers are going to need to learn how to win without Aaron Rodgers. Enter Brett Hundley. The Packers still have threats like Jordy Nelson and Devante Adams, with Ty Montgomery in the backfield. What a time for Hundley to get a start in the NFL, against a defense that ranks 26th in the NFL in total yards per game and are 27th in pass defense.
Even though the Pack don’t have Rodgers, I’m astonished that they are still 6 point underdogs. This will be a prototypical Saint game where the over-under is 65-70 points. The Packers will have to rely on their defense to make a couple stops but don’t expect the offense to miss too many beats. Expect Mike McCarthy to make a few changes to the offense to suit his young quarter back. The coaching staff is high on Hundley and we’ll see if they’re right on Sunday against a shaky Saints defense.
The cheese heads will be happy with this week 7 upset.
Seattle vs NYG (+5.5)
The Giants are coming off their first win of the season against the Broncos in the mile-high city. The most surprising win of the season may have saved their season. One thing is for certain, they need to win this game as well. They are at home and they will have Sterling Shepard and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie back.
Giants fans should be happy with the production from Evan Engram and the turnovers that the defense forced against the Broncos. Last week was the first week Head Coach Ben McAdoo, handed the play calling duties to their offensive coordinator, Mike Sullivan. Their offensive looked smoother and they didn’t turn the ball over.
On another note, the Seahawks are coming off a bye week and you can always expect a team coming off a bye to be a little rusty. On top of that, leading rusher Chris Carson is out for the year with a leg fracture. The matchup in this game doesn’t favor the Seahawks.
The Giants will get their first win at home this weekend.
Seattle vs NYG
New Orleans vs Green Bay
Arizona vs Los Angeles