Week 9 Fantasy Preview: Giants @ Raiders

  • New York Giants (2-6) @ Las Vegas Raiders (3-5)

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    Giants(+105) @ Raiders(-125): O/U 37.0
    Giants+1.5(-110), Raider-1.5(-110)

    The New York Giants (2-6) travel west to Las Vegas to play the Las Vegas Raiders (3-5). The New York Giants are coming off an ugly offensive performance in the 13 to 10 overtime loss to the Jets. The Giants’ defense looked great, but seven total passing yards ultimately led to their loss. The Raiders looked terrible in the Monday night Week 8 loss to the Lions and subsequently cleaned house. The Raiders fired their head coach, offensive coordinator, and general manager this week.

    Writer’s Record
    Leans: 7-24 -10.97u
    Bets: 12-19 -8.19u

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    What do the Raiders look like after all of the coaching and front-office changes? The Josh McDaniels era is officially over for the Las Vegas Raiders. Do we get a reinvigorated team for one week post-firings or do they just fall apart? I think there is value to be found with this team, but fantasy owners should avoid everyone but Adams and Jacobs until we know more. Hopefully, the Raiders just stick to what works and feeds Jacobs and Adams, but we will learn a lot about this team in the next few weeks.

    How does the passing offense look with Jones expected to return? Luckily for Jones, it will not be hard to top the Giants’ passing performance from Tyrod Taylor and Tommy DeVito in Week 8. Jones will be without his top pass-catching weapon Darren Waller. This is a prime opportunity for one of the many average wide receivers to step up and establish themselves as a viable fantasy player and viable WR1 for this offense. The Raiders defense is not terrible, but it has been beatable.

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