Training camp and the preseason are just around the corner, so it is almost time to figure out how the newest crop of rookies and the big free agents/trades pan out. Today, we are going to discuss a few teams and their current win total via DraftKings, so make sure you understand the totals can change depending on which sportsbook you use as well as when you place the wager.
The NFL Week 6 odds are going to be something to take a look at as we have some intriguing matchups such as the Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers, and Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Let’s dive into some win totals for teams this upcoming season.
Philadelphia Eagles Over 9.5 Wins
This line has jumped up from opening at 8.5 wins and it makes sense. The Philadelphia Phillies finished last season as an NFC Wild Card team as they were 9-8 and made the playoffs. The division did not improve as Dallas traded away wide receiver Amari Cooper, Washington still has not improved enough at quarterback with Carson Wentz, and New York is beginning a rebuild with a new regime.
The Eagles had an outstanding draft highlighted by defensive tackle Jordan Davis and linebacker Nakobe Dean. Of course, they added a wide receiver by trading for A.J. Brown to help quarterback Jalen Hurts take that next step. They also have the second-easiest schedule heading into this season. Everything seems to be pointing up for Philly to be one of the top seeds in the NFC and win double-digit games.
New York Jets Over 5.5 Wins
The New York Jets are trying to make sure they are building around their second-year quarterback Zach Wilson and did well improving on their 4-13 record from a year ago. They had a solid draft with three first-round selections in cornerback Ahmed “Sauce” Gardner, wide receiver Garrett Wilson, and defensive end Jermaine Johnson II. They also added depth at the running back position with Breece Hall and added a bunch of tight ends by drafting Jeremy Ruckert, as well as signing both CJ Uzomah and Tyler Conklin. The roster is getting better and better.
This is also the second year of Robert Saleh, so he will be a little more comfortable calling plays and making sure Wilson is healthy and overall in better positions to make winning plays. The defense improved, and winning two more games than they did last year seems to be easier. They have some easier games like the Seahawks, Jaguars, and Lions, as well as taking some AFC East games, so go with over 5.5 wins for Gang Green as well.
New Orleans Saints Over 8 Wins
The New Orleans Saints looked prime to dominate last season, but quarterback Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL, and the team failed to reach the playoffs. However, Winston has fully recovered and looks to have wide receiver Michael Thomas returning after missing all of 2021.
New Orleans did well as they added wide receiver Chris Olave to add to their offensive powerhouse of Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. This is the first full season of head coach Dennis Allen, and just like we said with the Eagles, the NFC South has not improved. The Bucs lost Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown offensively, the Panthers have a quarterback room of Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, and the Falcons are in a full-blown rebuild with either Marcus Mariota or Desmond Ridder taking snaps under center. The division is weak, and the Saints have played Tampa Bay extremely well over the last few years since Brady joined the ranks.
The defense was weakened a bit with the retirement of Malcolm Jenkins and losing Marcus Williams to free agency, but they added Marcus Maye and Tyronn Mathieu. Not to mention also signing Jarvis Landry to join the fray. Go with over eight wins for the New Orleans Saints.