Hey there Razzballers,
Reid here kicking off my season-long series for those of you who love to live life on the edge.
I guess a little background on the name of this post should be included since 100% of you are sitting there thinking “Who the hell is ‘Bojo’ and why should I take anything this guy says seriously?”
Great questions. Let me explain. Bojo is the nickname for an Old Niagara Falls man who has a reputation for being quite savvy with line movements and getting to the heart of the games. So I’m sitting down with him to get some of his best bets each week (2 best bets and 1 upset). I will be adding a DFS player to target for each of the games brought up as well. So let’s get to the games and see where Bojo wants to look at this week:
Baltimore (-7) vs. Buffalo.
“Bills have 3 new starters on the offensive line. No deep threat at all means Baltimore is going to play press all game and sit on every route.” “Peterman doesn’t have an arm. Flacco is in a contract year. Baltimore is going to dominate the Bills offensive line.”
The game before the preseason was Baltimore (-3.5) but then broke open to -7 once Peterman was announced the starter. I’m not sure AJ McCarron is worth 3.5 points for the Bills, but I will say that I agree with the overall sentiment here. The game is in Baltimore and I’m just not sure how the Bills are going to generate any points. I also LOVE Joe Flacco in DFS this week (DraftKings price of $4900) as a really cheap option with high upside.
New England (-6.5) vs. Houston.
“Pats only laying 6.5 at home in an opener is a joke. Healthy Gronk. 7-11 [Chris Hogan] is going to catch everything.” “Don’t trust the Houston OL just yet. Not sure how Deshaun Watson is going to look in first game back since injury; No way he does what he did last year.” “Still don’t trust the defense.”
So last year the game was somewhat of a launching pad for the Texans offense and Watson in particular. That being said, I’m not entirely sure how the Pats are only laying 6.5 at home in this one. You all know my feelings on Watson this year, and compound that with the sophomore slump I expect to happen early in the season. As for DFS, I think Chris Hogan is almost too obvious of a play here, but he should be a target monster this week.
*Disclaimer* – Jalen Ramsey is not going to like what Bojo has to say about the Jags this year.
Jacksonville @ NY Giants (+3)
“Jacksonville is so overrated. How in the hell is a Blake Bortles-led team laying 3 points on the road? Giants are healthy and have a real coach who knows what an offense is. Odell Beckham Jr is back too. Bortles sucks. Did I say that already?”
Sheesh. I actually tend to agree on the Jacksonville being overrated point. I also have confidence in Pat Shurmur to call plays that are becoming of an NFL offense in 2018. Bojo also had some choice words regarding Doug Marrone, but there are probably children who are reading this and that type of language is not appropriate. For DFS purposes, keep an eye on Sterling Shepard in this game. His price is way lower than OBJ’s and he won’t have to go up against Ramsey.
Thanks for reading everyone. I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Hot Takes from Week 1 with an eye on Week 2.