Sunday, November 5, 2017

Week 9 NFL Picks Against the Spread (Hanson)

Every week, four of our contributors pick between two and five games each and assign a number of units (one to five) to their selection based on their confidence in the pick.

With that said, here are my Week 9 NFL picks against the spread:

Kansas City Chiefs +2.5 over Dallas Cowboys (2 Units)

Once again, the Cowboys will have their suspended running back in the starting lineup. In terms of fantasy football, Ezekiel Elliott is my top-ranked fantasy running back this week. But my concern with the Cowboys isn't their ability to score points. It's their ability to slow down a Chiefs offense that ranks third in yardage (377.9 per game) and scoring (29.5 per game). I'd expect this game's line to be closer to a pick'em so I'll take the points here.

Oakland Raiders -3 over Miami Dolphins (4 Units)

The Dolphins rank last in the NFL in total offense (252.4 yards per game) and just traded away Jay Ajayi to the Eagles. Following their 40-0 loss in prime time, the Dolphins rank last in the NFL in scoring (13.1 PPG) as well. With Derek Carr back, I expect a better performance from Oakland's offense this week. In turn, I think points could be a premium for Jay Cutler and the post-Ajayi Dolphins.

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