The Bills' Fred Jackson is out for a month and with Greg Jennings of Green Bay questionable, NFL odds makers are starting to shuffle the lines. Who will and will not be suiting up next week? And how will that affect your picks?
NFL Week 2
Injury Report and Odds Update
in the NFL was a wild one, as we saw plenty of high scoring games and big hits.
Unfortunately for some, those big hits resulted in injuries to various key
players. While NFL Odds
haven’t rushed to change anyone’s future odds, the Week 2 odds for these teams
will definitely change some. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger
Fred Jackson out 3-4 weeks
season, Fred Jackson was leading the NFL in rushing when he got hurt. If
getting blasted by the Jets wasn’t enough, Jackson went down with a sprained
LCL Sunday. Reports say that he will miss the next three to four weeks.
CJ Spiller, who had a monster game after Jackson left with the injury. Despite
the Bills losing by 20 points, Spiller had an excellent game, rushing for 169
yards and a touchdown on only 14 carries, while also catching 2 passes for 25
yards. Spiller filled in nicely last season when Jackson went down, and now he
will be asked to carry the load again.
going for almost 200 all-purpose yards against the Jets is impressive and since
Spiller might even be an upgrade over Jackson, the Bills odds for next week
haven’t changed. Buffalo is currently a -3 favorite over the Chiefs in Buffalo.
Buffalo also lost David Nelson for the season to an ACL tear on Sunday. It was
not a good weekend for Bills fans.
Greg Jennings questionable
Packers’ Greg Jennings hurt his groin late in the loss against the 49ers on Sunday,
and with a quick turnaround for Green Bay this week, it’s not looking good for
the multi-pro bowler to play on Thursday. Jennings was reportedly not feeling
well after the loss and they were obviously talking about his groin. Jennings also
missed some time in the preseason with a concussion.
the odds keep going up in favor of the Packers for Thursday Night. After
opening at -4 in favor of Green Bay, the line has since moved to -6 for the
Packers. Even though the Packers have plenty of weapons, if Jennings misses the
game against the divisional rival, it could spell trouble for Green Bay. I myself
am really high on Chicago taking points right now.
Maclin’s hip a problem
barely escaping Cleveland with a win, the Eagles are dealing with an injury to
their best receiver. He had an excellent game, which was rare for the 17-16
game that Philadelphia and Cleveland played. Jeremy Maclin had seven catches
for 96 yards, but unfortunately, he suffered a hip pointer injury and his
status for Week 1 against the tough Ravens is questionable.
odds have started to move in Baltimore’s favor in this one. Some books have the
line only at -1 in favor of the Eagles, but others are quickly moving their
lines after the news on Maclin, and the horrible play of Michael Vick in
Cleveland. Vick threw 4 interceptions in what could have been the worst game of
his life. Philly could end up being home underdogs in this one by game time,