Bucs vs. Rams NFL Week 3 Prediction
One of the premium games in Week 3 of the NFL season will take place in L.A. where the Rams will host Tom Brady and the Bucs at 4:25 p.m. ET. Which of these teams will emerge from Week 3 with a perfect record still intact?
491 Tampa Bay Bucs (-1.5) at 492 Los Angeles Rams (+1.5); o/u 55.5
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 26, 2021
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin
Antonio Brown (COVID-19) is out for Week 3 against the Rams. Brown's role is likely to be split by Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson. Both are capable players who should be able to earn targets, although not as capably as Brown. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans could both be in for big weeks if Buccaneers vs. Rams lives up to its game total. Both players have upside for additional targets this week in a game where Tampa Bay should be passing frequently.
Los Angeles Rams DFS Spin
Darrell Henderson (ribs) will be a game time decision for Week 3 against the Buccaneers. HC Sean McVay elaborated on Henderson's availability, saying it would "depend on pain tolerance." Henderson had an every down role prior to departing in Week 2. Even if he plays he's likely to split some early down carries with Sony Michel and cede some third downs to Jake Funk. With how high scoring the Rams game against the Buccaneers could be, Henderson will still be interesting if he goes. Fantasy managers will need a backup option in place however, because the game is in the late afternoon window. If Henderson misses, Michel is likely to handle the vast majority of carries with Funk working in for third downs.
NFL Week 3 Betting Prediction
The Bucs are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Rams, while the underdog has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams overall. The Bucs are also just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games following a win of more than 14 points and are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games when playing in the third week of the season. On the other side, the Rams are 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 games following an ATS loss, are 22-8-1 against the number in their last 31 games versus conference foes and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven home games.
NFL WEEK 3 PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES RAMS +1.5