Lions-Falcons total sees significant drop
Thu, Oct 22nd 8:34am EDT
When it opened at 56.5 points, it was the highest total on the board at the time. However, there has been some buyback on the under and is likely a product of bettors being down on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's play so far. For fantasy purposes, Stafford has yet to finish as a top-12 quarterback this year. He ranks 26th in PFF passing grades and his completion percentage is down almost four percentage points from last year. Meanwhile, after back-to-back games of being held to 16 points, the Falcons offense erupted for 40 points in a win against Minnesota. A healthy Julio Jones seemed to make all the difference for Matt Ryan and this offense, as Ryan threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns. The Lions are coming off a 34-point performance of their own, and head coach Matt Patricia has likely found a bellcow running back instead of using a committee. Rookie D’Andre Swift ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and will test the 31st-ranked Falcons defense mightily should he be given the opportunity.
Categories: Line Movements