There is a ton of news to keep track of in the NFL. Injuries, trades, cuts and signings can all influence the NFL betting and props markets and this article will be your one-stop spot for all the latest happenings throughout the season.
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NFL Betting News And Notes
Week 11: November 15, 2022
Kupp Needs Surgery, Lands On Injured Reserve
Rams star receiver Cooper Kupp was placed on IR by the team on Tuesday. Initial reports seemed to indicate that Kupp avoided anything too serious after sustaining an injury in L.A.’s Week 10 game vs the Cardinals, but that quickly changed to a high-ankle sprain diagnosis and then news that Kupp will need surgery.
Kupp is out for a minimum of four weeks, but there is speculation he could be out longer than that based on how poorly the Rams have played this year.
Now at 3-6 and without their best offensive player, the Rams season is going down the tubes quickly. With QB Matthew Stafford also banged up (he missed Week 10 with a concussion), I’m not holding out any hope for this team.
The Rams take on the (also terrible) Saints in Week 11 and are 4-point road underdogs. I don’t see any way the Rams offense that was already brutal moves the ball with any consistency and I am leaning to the UNDER and the Saints for this game.
Goedert To Miss ‘Extended Time’
Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert sustained a shoulder injury on Monday Night Football vs the Commanders and will reportedly miss “at least a few weeks” according to NFL Network.
The news is salt in the wounds for the Eagles, who suffered their first loss of the season in that game. Washington was able to expose the Eagles’ weak run defense and hold on to the ball for most of the game.
Goedert is a very important element of the Eagles offense and a big loss for a team that has only really had positive news until this point.
The Eagles take on Jonathan Taylor and the Colts in Indianapolis in Week 11 and are 6.5-point favorites as of Tuesday afternoon.
I like the Eagles to bounce back and get a win in Indy but will be keeping an eye on that line to see if it rises to 7 or above. The Eagles are not a flawless team despite their record and the Colts’ strengths play right into Philly’s weaknesses on defense.
Winston To Start In Week 11?
It has been a disastrous season for the Saints, who sit at 3-7 despite entering the campaign in win-now mode. They started out the year with Jameis Winston at quarterback and moved to Andy Dalton after Winston got hurt. But now, Winston appears close to a return as the veteran QB battles ankle and back injuries.
Dalton has had a couple good games this season but has been quite poor the last couple weeks, leading to many fans calling for Winston to re-enter the lineup.
No matter who plays QB, the Saints are a tough sell in any game from here on out after losing four of their last five. Still, they are 4-point home favorites against the even worse Rams in Week 11. I would lean Saints for that game but like the UNDER even more with the total at 40.
Week 9: November 3, 2022
Cooks, Collins Both Out For Texans
Receivers Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins have both been ruled out for Houston’s Week 9 game on Thursday Night Football vs the Eagles.
Collins is dealing with a groin injury while Cooks is sitting out for “personal reasons” after not getting dealt at the trade deadline.
Texans’ WR Brandin Cooks will not play tonight vs. the Eagles, per ESPN’s @WerderEdESPN. Cooks has missed practice for what the team has described as personal reasons. He had hoped to be traded to a playoff contender.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2022
That leaves an already poor Texans receiving corps extremely thin against one of the best defensive backfields in the league.
Chris Moore, Phillip Dorsett and Tyron Johnson now appear to be the top three receivers with Cooks and Collins out.
I’m all over the UNDER in QB Davis Mills Thursday Night Football props.
Taylor Looking Unlikely For Sunday
It hasn’t been a great season for Colts RB Jonathan Taylor, and that may be putting it lightly. Last season’s rushing champ, Taylor has dealt with multiple injuries and poor offensive line play and has just one touchdown on the year after scoring 18 last year.
Now, Taylor seems to have reaggravated his ankle and has yet to practice this week. That’s a bad sign for his availability for Sunday’s game in New England.
Having traded backup running back Nyheim Hines at the trade deadline, it now looks like the Colts will have to rely on Deon Jackson and Phillip Lindsay at running back.
I’m liking the OVER on QB Sam Ehlinger rushing props as I think he gets a few more designed runs and scrambles with a lack of talent at RB.
Tannehill Not Practicing Thursday
Tannehill’s injury has big implications on Sunday Night Football’s line as the Titans visit the Chiefs as 12.5-point underdogs.
Tannehill missed last week with an ankle injury and was also on the injury report with an illness. Now officially questionable for Sunday night, the Titans might again have to turn to rookie QB Malik Willis, who has not shown the ability to throw at the NFL level.
Willis was 6-for-10 for 55 yards and a pick in Week 8 as the Titans relied heavily on RB Derrick Henry to get the win. The game plan would likely be the same vs Kansas City, but with likely far worse results than against Houston.
But, if Tannehill is able to suit up, that 12.5-point line would certainly move in Tennessee’s favor. This is a situation to monitor closely for bettors.