(281) Washington vs. L.A. Rams (282)
PICK: bookmaker @ -2.5 LAR (-110)
DATE: September 17, 2017 - 4:25 PM
STAR RATING: 8.0
EXPERT: Jesse Schule
EVALUATION: Loss (-880) - Final Score WAS 27 at LAR 20
This is an 8* play on the LA Rams.
I had the Rams in their Week 1 win over Indianapolis, and while I realize they were fortunate enough to be facing an inferior team with a backup quarterback, I was still impressed with their offense. Jared Goff finally has some talented receivers to work with, and Todd Gurley is still a force to be reckoned with. The Redskins defense ranked near the bottom of the NFL versus the run last year, and I expect this to be a breakout game for Gurley. Washington's offensive line was brutal in Week 1, allowing the Eagles to sack Kirk Cousins four times for a loss of 40 yards. Cousins looks out of sorts, and he's missing his go to guys from last year (Jackson and Garcon). It will take time to develop chemistry with the new guys (Doctson and Pryor). Josh Doctson might not even be able to play this week, while the Rams are hoping DE Aaron Donald is back in the lineup after ending his holdout. I gotta love the home team in this spot.