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We’ve asked our writers for their favorite parlays (three bets) of the week. You can find all the odds for Week 7, including our consensus odds, here.
What is your favorite parlay for NFL Week 2?
Philadelphia Eagles +3 / Miami Dolphins +16.5 / Indianapolis Colts -1
Though the Eagles’ secondary is banged up and has been exposed the last couple of weeks, I do not think the Cowboys are in a position to take advantage. Amari Cooper is trending towards not playing, and I have faith that the Eagles can cover Michael Gallup, Tavon Austin, and company. Coach Pederson seems confident they will go to Dallas and win, and so am I. The Buffalo Bills are the biggest favorites they have been since 1992, but I am on the Dolphins for my second pick. Ryan Fitzpatrick showed signs of life once again in leading a fourth-quarter comeback last week, and I see him playing motivated against his former team this week. Also, I do not see the Bills’ offense as being explosive enough to cover such a big spread, even though their defense is dominant. I love the Colts off a bye against their division rivals. This is a “fade the public” type of bet, as the majority of the money will be on the red-hot Deshaun Watson and the Texans. Jacoby Brissett certainly is not a flashy quarterback, but he has done a masterful job keeping the Colts in contention. They regain first place with a win here.
– Mike Spector (@MikeSpector01)
Denver Broncos +3.5 / San Francisco 49ers -430 / New York Jets +10
No matter how bad the Chiefs continue to look week after week, people just can’t get enough of this team following last season’s eye-popping numbers. After back-to-back losses, they now head to the Rockies to play at altitude on three days rest against a Broncos team confident from consecutive wins themselves. Add all of that on top of being divisional foes who know each other well, and give me the points. Aren’t the Redskins an automatic fade at this point? This money line seems short against a 49ers team who is proving to be one of the best in the league. As for the Jets, they look like a completely different team with Sam Darnold at the helm. Maybe it was just an emotional win over Dallas in Darnold’s first game back, but I’ll take the double-digit home underdog in another divisional contest on Monday night.
– TJ Perun (@JohnnyCovers)
Indianapolis Colts -120 / Los Angeles Rams -144 / Green Bay Packers -230
These are all money lines, but you still get a pretty good payout because none of them are huge favorites. The last time the Colts played the Texans, they went to Houston and dominated in the playoffs. It’s a new season, but I’ll take the home team coming off a bye who is returning numerous defensive starters. The Rams may not be playing great, but the Falcons are playing worse and their inept defense should help get Jared Goff back on track. While the Raiders have had some nice wins, I think they’ll come back to earth against the Packers, who were lucky to win Monday night. Even better, all of these games are early so you can put your winnings on the later games.
– Adam Zdroik (@RotoZdroik)
Los Angeles Rams -3 / Philadelphia Eagles +3 / San Francisco 49ers -9.5
This is a “get right” spot for the Rams, as they now get a plus matchup versus a struggling Falcons’ team. Atlanta is 31st in pass defense and have allowed 87 points in their last two games. The Rams traded for Jalen Ramsey on Tuesday night, so this should really help their secondary. The Eagles have a prime opportunity to upset an injury-riddled Cowboys’ team. Amari Cooper, Tyron Smith, and La’el Collins are all questionable to suit up for Dallas. The Eagles have one of the best run defenses in the league, so they should be able to limit Zeke and keep this game close. The Redskins have a bottom-three run defense and the 49ers should be able to take advantage of this and pound them on the ground. This 49ers’ team has the second-best defense in the league right now, and Washington will be hard-pressed to put up points.
– Nic Turner (@sportzbandit)
San Francisco 49ers -9.5 / 49ers/Redskins Under 42 -115 / St. Louis Rams -3
San Francisco has a fierce defense, a multi-headed and stout run game, and a competent passing game. The 49ers have the upper hand on both sides of the ball. They have better coaches too. All of this should result in more points than needed for the 49ers to cover the 9.5-point spread. I figure it to be a low-scoring game too (24-10 49ers). The Redskins shouldn’t score much, if at all. So, I’m taking the under in that game. For the third part of this three-team parlay, I’m taking the Rams, who should get right in this game. Jalen Ramsey is headed over there and may play this week, which would make this pick a lock. Although, my confidence isn’t in the Rams so much as in Atlanta not being able to stop anything on defense and their offense not being able to run the ball, which makes them predictable and ineffective. The Rams will cover the three points and restore their confidence.
– Tal Malachovsky (@fantasyscouter)