FRAUD – Lamar Jackson's Right Arm
One of the big issues with Lamar Jackson has been his passing, to say the least. It’s something that I believe the media has missed on since his first career NFL start for that matter. This season, Jackson looks more like a rookie than ever before. He is the 27th ranked QB in passing yards, with just over 1,300 yards to date, and he also ranks 29th in completion percentage. Jackson might need more viable weapons on this Ravens' passing attack, sure, but right now these numbers has his passing game more fraud than god.
FRAUD – The Cowboys' Turnover Chain
I'm not sure if the Dallas Cowboys actually have a turnover chain, but if they do, they should pawn it in now. The Cowboys rank dead last in turnovers this season. Dallas is a brutal -11 in turnovers, and we all know in the NFL that it’s hard to win if you have a bad turnover +/- differential. The offense hasn’t done anything to help this stat, but the defense at this point should be doing everything to create more possessions on their side of the ball. They are on the field more often, so why not try to create more turnovers in the process? Until then, the turnover chain curse will continue to haunt Jerry & Co.
FRAUD – The Texans' Rushing Attack
The Houston Texans simply can’t move the ball on the ground this season. Houston ranks last in the NFL in rushing at just 594 total yards on the ground through seven games. That comes out to a putrid 84 rushing yards per game as a team. Not only that, but Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson accounts for 147 of those yards and is the teams' second leading rusher. The one question that everyone had coming into 2020 was regarding the Bill O’Brien trade for David Johnson. Johnson, whom they essentially dealt away DeAndre Hopkins for, has turned in a borderline terrible 3.9 yard per carry clip and has totaled only 392 rushing yards on the season. One thing is clear for this Texans rushing offense - it’s not good. And it won’t be getting any better anytime soon. The Texans have just four rushing touchdowns all season.
GOD – Jerry World Attendance
The one area the Cowboys are actually "good" at this season is in fan attendance. Jerry Jones has realized his team is unwatchable this year, so getting people into his stadium has been imperative. Dallas leads the league in attendance at 97,050 - and on a side note, the Cowboys have extended drinking hours until the bartender leaves the building and locks up. Yes, it’s that bad in Dallas, but at least the beers are cold for the 97k patrons who dare to watch Dallas in person. How many drinks would it take for you to watch?
GOD – D.K. Metcalf
This guy has straight up burst onto the scene in the NFL with swagger to match. D.K. Metcalf was a flex option type of wide receiver in the fantasy football world last year, but this year he has been a true god for this Seattle Seahawks offense. Metcalf ranks 4th in receiving yards, is tied for 1st in receiving TD’s, is 3rd in 20+ yard catches and 2nd in average yards per reception. The Ole Miss product doesn’t get the volume as many other alpha wide receivers do in the NFL, but if he did, he'd be so far ahead of the top guys it would look simply unrealistic. Metcalf has 21 less catches than league-leader DeAndre Hopkins, but only 20 yards separate the two. If Metcalf had the receptions Hopkins has right now, he'd be projected to be a 2,000+ yard receiver this season. This guy is THAT good, and he's just getting started in the NFL.
GOD – Antonio Brown’s Karma
Say what you want about Antonio Brown, but this guy has been blessed with being brought in to play for good football teams. Brown has now played for four NFL teams to date. Now, he never took a snap for the Raiders, but his services in Las Vegas could've made that team even better than they are in 2020. Brown also played for the Patriots and Steelers, and now he plays for Tom Brady's Buccaneers. Brown’s agent has already kicked him to the curb, so it has to be all about Antonio’s talent or his karma at this point. We here at the Betting Predators think it could be karma. Only time - and Tom - will tell.