CHRISTMAS NFL BETTING REPORT – Vikings Versus Saints

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This late afternoon Christmas Day showdown features a pair of NFC opponents looking to snap two-game losing skids. The Vikings (6-8 SU, 6-8 ATS) just fell to the Bears 33-27 last week, losing outright as 3-point home favorites. Minnesota is technically still alive for a playoff spot but would need to win their final two games and get some serious help in order to sneak in. Meanwhile, the Saints (10-4 SU 7-6-1 ATS) just lost to the Chiefs 32-29, pushing as 3-point home dogs. New Orleans has already clinched a playoff spot and is currently the 2-seed in the NFC. They could rise as high as the 1-seed or fall to the 3-seed depending on how the final two games play out. Minnesota is -28 in point differential this season. New Orleans is + 100.

This line opened with New Orleans listed as a 7.5-point home favorite. The public is all over the Saints, expecting a bounce-back cover against a struggling Vikings squad that just lost to the Bears at home. However, despite this lopsided support we’ve seen the line fall from Saints -7.5 to -7. This signals some sharp reverse line movement on the Vikings, with respected pro bettors grabbing the points, not laying them. Minnesota has heightened contrarian value as they are only receiving about one-third of bets in what will be an incredibly heavily bet game. The Vikings also have value as a road dog off a loss (56% ATS this season) and a dog with a line move in their favor (60% ATS). Despite both teams being profitable to the over this season (Vikings 9-4-1 and Saints 9-5), we’ve seen this total fall from 52 to 51. This signals some sharp money backing the under.

Saints VS Falcons on Week 13: Played With Limited Participation!

 

 

2020-21 NFL Computer Predictions and Rankings Football games Team News  saints played participation limited falcons  Seeing a ‘Q’ on a team’s lineup is a caution for fantasy team managers. It often means a questionable designation, indicating that the player will have a 50% chance of playing their upcoming match. Currently, the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons have a considerable number of questionable players on their lineup.

 

This unexpected event adds an interesting challenge for football fantasy team managers, who have to come up with a strategy to deal with these circumstances. They can decide between replacing them with substitute players or retain them. While this is a tough call for fantasy team managers, it’s no doubt that it’s enjoyable. If you’re interested in becoming one, you can get started with FanDuel.

 

But before picking someone from these teams to include in your fantasy roster, watch out for the names on this list, as they might be limited participants.      

Saints’ Alvin Kamara

Suffering from a foot injury, Kamara will be restricted in their upcoming Sunday game. The running back was included on the list of limited participants on Wednesday’s practice report. It will cause him to play 50% less than his regular performance to avoid straining his injury. While fans expect the Falcons’ offenses, his backfield snaps might not be in full power. 

Saints’ Michael Thomas 

Thomas was still labeled as WR2 in football fantasy despite his uncertain play on Sunday due to his ankle injury. But it did not stop the Saints from having him play against the Falcons this coming Week 13. 

 

He tweaked his ankle at their heavy-run approach on the Denver Broncos last Week 12. Like Kamara, the wide receiver was also reported as a limited participant on the Saint’s lineup during Wednesday’s practice. 

Saints’ Marcus Davenport 

Davenport suffered a concussion that led him unable to practice on Thursday. Playing as the defensive end on Week 13 is still unsure as he’s marked as a limited participant on the Saint’s lineup.

Saints’ Marquez Callaway 

Thomas will also miss Thursday’s practice due to his minor knee sprain. He obtained his knee injury during their last game against the Broncos when he stumbled off the field, which ruled him out after halftime. With the wide receiver’s condition, the Saints are short-handed on good players for their next game. 

Falcons’ Todd Gurley

Gurley suffered a knee injury that caused his Wednesday practice to be limited. Furthermore, he will miss his practice on Thursday as his day off. Unfortunately for fantasy team managers, the running back was also listed on the list of limited participants on the Falcon’s lineup. His injury issues had held him out on his practice, even becoming inactive at their game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Having him on their approaching match against the Saints will be determined on their Friday’s practice report.

Falcons’ Calvin Ridley

As reported during their Wednesday practice, Ridley was also on limited participation due to his mid-foot sprain injury. He was forced out during last Sunday’s game when his left ankle was twisted on reception. However, he managed to return to the game twice. 

 

He is still a WR1 for their upcoming matchup against the Saints, even though his participation will not be 100% in that game. 

Falcons’ Julio Jones 

Jones was one of the Falcons’ players who were also on the limited participation list while recovering from an unfortunate hamstring injury. However, he was back on minimal practice last Wednesday, and he could go back to play for the upcoming match. 

 

Still, he did not participate in their matchup with the Raiders last Sunday and even missed out on more games before due to his worsening condition at that time.   

Falcon’s Hayden Hurst 

Hurst is another Falcons player who also became a limited participant reported at their Wednesday practice. Due to his ankle injury, his practices were kept to a minimum. However, to the Falcons and their fans, it was a good sign that he might be able to play for the upcoming game this Sunday. So far, he did not miss any game this season despite his ankle injury, which occurred recently.

Falcon’s Dante Fowler 

Fowler is also on the list of limited participation, as announced during their Wednesday practice and the upcoming matchup this Sunday due to his hamstring injuries. Even though his injury still hasn’t fully recovered, he has been able to play through it. His injury had him missing their Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos, but later on, he still played in their later games despite trying to recover from his injury. 

 

Takeaway 

While these players might be in an adequate condition to play their upcoming game, they might not endure that much due to being included in the list. The worst thing a fantasy team manager might encounter is if the player is withdrawn from the game, hindering them from winning. But looking at the other possibility, these players might contribute more scores than anyone else on the team. They’re professionals and already know how they can handle their injuries.

 

 

Seeing a ‘Q’ on a team’s lineup is a caution for fantasy team managers. It often means a questionable designation, indicating that the player will have a 50% chance of playing their upcoming match. Currently, the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons have a considerable number of questionable players on their lineup.

 

This unexpected event adds an interesting challenge for football fantasy team managers, who have to come up with a strategy to deal with these circumstances. They can decide between replacing them with substitute players or retain them. While this is a tough call for fantasy team managers, it’s no doubt that it’s enjoyable. If you’re interested in becoming one, you can get started with FanDuel.

 

But before picking someone from these teams to include in your fantasy roster, watch out for the names on this list, as they might be limited participants.      

Saints’ Alvin Kamara

Suffering from a foot injury, Kamara will be restricted in their upcoming Sunday game. The running back was included on the list of limited participants on Wednesday’s practice report. It will cause him to play 50% less than his regular performance to avoid straining his injury. While fans expect the Falcons’ offenses, his backfield snaps might not be in full power. 

Saints’ Michael Thomas 

Thomas was still labeled as WR2 in football fantasy despite his uncertain play on Sunday due to his ankle injury. But it did not stop the Saints from having him play against the Falcons this coming Week 13. 

 

He tweaked his ankle at their heavy-run approach on the Denver Broncos last Week 12. Like Kamara, the wide receiver was also reported as a limited participant on the Saint’s lineup during Wednesday’s practice. 

Saints’ Marcus Davenport 

Davenport suffered a concussion that led him unable to practice on Thursday. Playing as the defensive end on Week 13 is still unsure as he’s marked as a limited participant on the Saint’s lineup.

Saints’ Marquez Callaway 

Thomas will also miss Thursday’s practice due to his minor knee sprain. He obtained his knee injury during their last game against the Broncos when he stumbled off the field, which ruled him out after halftime. With the wide receiver’s condition, the Saints are short-handed on good players for their next game. 

Falcons’ Todd Gurley

Gurley suffered a knee injury that caused his Wednesday practice to be limited. Furthermore, he will miss his practice on Thursday as his day off. Unfortunately for fantasy team managers, the running back was also listed on the list of limited participants on the Falcon’s lineup. His injury issues had held him out on his practice, even becoming inactive at their game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Having him on their approaching match against the Saints will be determined on their Friday’s practice report.

Falcons’ Calvin Ridley

As reported during their Wednesday practice, Ridley was also on limited participation due to his mid-foot sprain injury. He was forced out during last Sunday’s game when his left ankle was twisted on reception. However, he managed to return to the game twice. 

 

He is still a WR1 for their upcoming matchup against the Saints, even though his participation will not be 100% in that game. 

Falcons’ Julio Jones 

Jones was one of the Falcons’ players who were also on the limited participation list while recovering from an unfortunate hamstring injury. However, he was back on minimal practice last Wednesday, and he could go back to play for the upcoming match. 

 

Still, he did not participate in their matchup with the Raiders last Sunday and even missed out on more games before due to his worsening condition at that time.   

Falcon’s Hayden Hurst 

Hurst is another Falcons player who also became a limited participant reported at their Wednesday practice. Due to his ankle injury, his practices were kept to a minimum. However, to the Falcons and their fans, it was a good sign that he might be able to play for the upcoming game this Sunday. So far, he did not miss any game this season despite his ankle injury, which occurred recently.

Falcon’s Dante Fowler 

Fowler is also on the list of limited participation, as announced during their Wednesday practice and the upcoming matchup this Sunday due to his hamstring injuries. Even though his injury still hasn’t fully recovered, he has been able to play through it. His injury had him missing their Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos, but later on, he still played in their later games despite trying to recover from his injury. 

 

Takeaway 

While these players might be in an adequate condition to play their upcoming game, they might not endure that much due to being included in the list. The worst thing a fantasy team manager might encounter is if the player is withdrawn from the game, hindering them from winning. But looking at the other possibility, these players might contribute more scores than anyone else on the team. They’re professionals and already know how they can handle their injuries.

 

Is QB Taysom Hill the Future for the New Orleans Saints?

The Vikings Pull Off a Mystifying Win Over the Saints with a Last-Second 61-yard Touchdown Pass

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Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs to win the game in “walk off” fashion.

In a prevent defense, with time running out – you simply keep the receiver in front of you, let the receiver catch the ball and wrap him up. There is no need to panic. This blunder is inexplicable IMHO.


Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/vikings-miracle-touchdown-2018-1