Jets vs. Redskins Total Prediction
Dwayne Haskins will draw his second NFL start for the Redskins on Sunday when they host the Jets at 1:00 p.m. ET. Oddsmakers set the total at 38.5 expecting a low-scoring game. Is the under the best play?
461 New York Jets (+2.5) at 462 Washington Redskins (-2.5); O/U 38.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 17, 2019
FedExField, Landover, Maryland
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Jets are receiving 59% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
New York Jets Fantasy Spin
Le'Veon Bell (ribs, illness) will be limited in practice Thursday. Bell himself along with coach Adam Gase have already clarified that the Jets' starting RB is good to go for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders. Bell has at least 15 touches in all but one game this season, but is averaging career-low marks in both yards per carry (3.1) and yards per target (5). Up next is another glorious matchup against the Redskins' 26th-ranked defense in fewest PPR per game allowed to opposing RBs. Still, Bell is better treated as a low-end RB2 inside of the Jets' 30th-ranked scoring offense.
Washington Redskins Fantasy Spin
Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan wants to move Terry McLaurin around the formation more. It's a tried-and-true method for sparking a wideout. McLaurin has had some injury issues mixed in, but the Redskins' quarterback chaos has helped hold him below 40 yards in three straight games. The last time he hit 100 was Oct. 13. Just 19.5 percent of McLaurin's routes have originated from the slot. McLaurin does have an excellent Week 11 setup. The Jets' cornerback group is laughably thin, while Dwayne Haskins finally got a week of practice as the clear-cut starter.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 8-1 in the Jets’ last nine games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
The under is 10-2 in the Redskins’ last 12 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
It makes sense that the Redskins will start Haskins for the rest of the season because they need the rookie to be baptized by fire. He’s the future and it’s important for whomever the next head coach in Washington is to have plenty of film on Haskins. That said, he doesn’t look like he’s ready. The Jets don’t pose much of a threat defensively, but DC Gregg Williams loves to blitz and that could cause issues for the rookie signal-caller. I don’t see Haskins moving the Redskins consistently and while Sam Darnold looked good a week ago versus the Giants, counting on back-to-back solid performances out of him seems like a stretch, too.
NFL Week 11 Prediction: Jets/Redskins UNDER 38.5