Broncos vs. Chargers Week 17 Prediction
The Broncos pulled off the upset over the Chargers in Denver earlier this season, but will they have the same success when the AFC West rivals meet in L.A. on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET? The Chargers are currently 7.5-point home favorites.
121 Denver Broncos (+7.5) at 122 Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5); o/u 45.5
4:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 2, 2021
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Denver Broncos DFS Spin
Drew Lock (ankle) was upgraded to "full" for Thursday's practice. Teddy Bridgewater, meanwhile, has yet to resume practicing since suffering a concussion in Week 15. Lock will get the start against the Chargers, but he will not be a recommended superflex for the fantasy finals. The Broncos will take it the run-funnel Chargers on the ground, while coach Vic Fangio has made it clear his only hope for Lock is avoiding turnovers.
Los Angeles Chargers DFS Spin
Chargers activated WR Mike Williams from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Williams missed a dream matchup against the Texans and returns to a brutal matchup against an offense-depressing Broncos team that held Williams to four catches for 39 yards in Week 12. The Broncos have allowed 20.5 fantasy points per game to wideouts, eighth-fewest in the NFL. Most of those have come against Kyle Fuller in the slot.
Broncos vs. Chargers Betting Prediction
The Broncos are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games versus the Chargers and have covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams overall. The Broncos are also 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game, are 13-6 against the number in their last 19 games following an ATS loss and are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous contest. The Chargers, meanwhile, are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall and are 1-6 against the number in their last seven conference games.
NFL WEEK 17 BETTING PREDICTION: DENVER BRONCOS +7.5