The NFL regular season is about to get underway, and that means it’s time to start arguing over how good your favorite team is or isn’t going to be this year. Luckily, every team is winless, so the debate won’t take long.
They are both listed as 6-0, 191 pounds, so they will see eye-to-eye, but Diggs will be hard to stop whether he’s streaking downfield or setting up Mills for a double move. Diggs can easily match or surpass his production against the Saints to take over the game.
RT Rashod Hill vs. Eagles DE Brandon Graham: The Vikings had to move Mike Remmers to left guard because of a season-ending injury to Nick Easton, which has pressed Hill into duty at Remmers’ regular spot at right tackle. It’s been an up-and-down year for the Vikings’ revamped line overall, but Hill struggled mightily against the Saints’ Cameron Jordan last week.
He likely won’t get too much help in passing situations, because the Vikings’ best lineman, right guard Joe Berger, will be busy with Fletcher Cox, and Rudolph will be needed to run routes. On running plays, Rudolph can help, but Hill will likely prompt the Vikings to run left more often behind Remmers, left tackle Riley Reiff and center Pat Elflein.
With the power rankings established, we can determine how often one team should beat another based on its actual and projected win rates, giving us win probabilities for every game as well as an implied margin of victory — helpful for picking games against the spread. For example, over the past three seasons, teams that were favored by exactly seven points went 36-12-1 (.735 win percentage).
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DeAndre Jordan is the usual third option, and he’s still a fantasy stalwart because his strengths (rebounding, blocked shots) are the weaknesses in the lead guys, while the attention that Williams and Griffin draw from opposing defenses make it easy for Jordan to maintain his high field goal percentage with almost all dunks. (I won’t discuss his free throw percentage.)