NFL Week 7 Previews, Picks, and Wicked Wagers

by | Oct 22, 2022 | Football

As we enter week 7 of the NFL, it’s interesting to note all of the surprises we’ve seen already. There has been more parody this year than we’ve seen in recent years, and it’s been fantastic. Almost every game, except Thursday Night Football on Amazon, has been exciting and the outcome constantly in doubt. As we do every week, here is our full NFL Sunday preview with our NFL Week 7 Picks. Every game, every week, all season long.

Cleveland Browns (+228) at Baltimore Ravens (-285) – Sunday, 1:00 PM EST

Game Preview

Cleveland comes into this divisional battle just one game out of first place, despite losing the last 3 games in a row. Last week the Browns lost at home again to the Patriots, allowing rookie quarterback Zappe to throw for over 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cleveland’s defense has allowed 163 points this season, which is most in the AFC, while struggling against both the pass and run. On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Jacoby Brissett has struggled to the point his starting role is being questioned, receiver Amari Cooper is catching just over half the balls thrown his way this season, and running back Nick Chubb is carrying the offense with 5.9 yards per carry and 7 touchdowns.

Cleveland Browns Notable Injuries: Jadeveon Clowney (Q), Joe Haeg (Q), Denzel Ward (Q), Wyatt Teller (Q), Jack Conklin (Q)

For Baltimore, a 3-3 record after 6 weeks is likely not what they had hoped for but the Ravens have run through a challenging schedule to start the season. The 3 losses have come against the Dolphins in the first 3 weeks (when they were not banged up), the Bills (who may be the best team in the AFC), and the Giants. Baltimore’s strength has also been the running game this season, last week Kenyan Drake ran for 119 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries and Lamar Jackson ran for an additional 77 yards. Jackson’s passing last week accounted for only 210 yards and an interception in the loss but they will look to improve on that against the Cleveland defense.

Baltimore Ravens Notable Injuries: Justin Houston (Q), Mark Andrews (Q), J.K. Dobbins (Q), Marcus Peters (Q), Rashod Bateman (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Cleveland Browns Start ‘Em

  1. Nick Chubb    2. David Njoku    3. Cade York

Cleveland Browns Sit ‘Em

  1. Jacoby Brissett    2. Amari Cooper    3. Donovan Peoples-Jones

Baltimore Ravens Start ‘Em

  1. Kenyan Drake    2. Mark Andrews    3. Baltimore Defense

Baltimore Ravens Sit ‘Em

  1. Rashod Bateman    2. Lamar Jackson    3. Devin Duvernay

Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens NFL Week 7 Picks

Things are not coming together well for Cleveland on either side of the ball and that will not likely change in Baltimore. Look for the Ravens to stay atop the division at 4-3 with a 2-0 record against AFC North rivals.

Final Score: Baltimore 27 – Cleveland 17

Wicked Wager – Ravens -6.5 (-110) / Full Game Under 46 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Nick Chubb Total Rushing Yards Over 70.5 (-145)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-800) at Carolina Panthers (+550) – Sunday, 1:00 PM EST

Game Preview

Coming in to this season a likely Super Bowl contender again, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not exactly looked like that caliber team. The Bucs offense has been banged up a bit but still is not producing at levels seen over the past few years with Tom Brady leading the offense. They have so far taken care of business in the division, not that the NFC South is all that impressive, but almost blew a 21-point lead to Atlanta two weeks ago and lost to the Steelers last week after only scoring 18 points on a defense that had allowed 128 points in the first 5 games. Brady has not connected with any of his receivers like he had in prior seasons except for running back Leonard Fournette, who has 3 touchdowns receiving and one rushing (both tied for most on the team in each category). He has managed a 95.1 passer rating this season thanks to 8 total scores and only one interception but watching him yell at his lineman last week shows the frustration in the GOAT’s season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Notable Injuries: Josh Wells (IR), Shaq Mason (Q), Julio Jones (Q), Cameron Brate (Q), Carlton Davis III (Q)

This was supposed to be a better season for Carolina, with the arrival of quarterback Baker Mayfield and the return of a healthy Christian McCaffrey. Mayfield started the season 1-4 and was scratched last week in lieu of backup P.J. Walker, who didn’t help the offense, and then the Panthers traded away McCaffrey this week before this matchup. If they drop this game, they will be 3 games behind the Buccaneers in the division and will likely be looking towards next season already, if the trade doesn’t mean that has already happened.

Carolina Panthers Notable Injuries: CJ Henderson (Q), Laviska Shenault Jr. (Q), Frankie Luvu (Q), Cory Littleton (Q), Donte Jackson (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Start ‘Em

  1. Leonard Fournette    2. Mike Evans    3. Tampa Bay Defense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sit ‘Em

  1. Chris Godwin    2. Russell Gage    3. Cameron Brate

Carolina Panthers Start ‘Em

  1. Eddie Pineiro    2. D.J. Moore

Carolina Panthers Sit ‘Em

  1. Panthers Quarterbacks    2. Robbie Anderson     3. Carolina Defense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers NFL Week 7 Picks

Despite not being the team that can beat anyone worthy this season, Tampa Bay should have no problem rolling over the Panthers this week in a third division game win. Watching Tom Brady over the years has shown he will show up to a game like this locked in to score and get the offense straightened out. Look for this game to be a forecast for the rest of the season: if the Buccaneers beat Carolina by multiple scores there may be hope for this season but if it is a close game then maybe Brady should worry more about what is going on at home instead of if he will be playing in February.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 34 – Carolina 13

Wicked Wager – Full Game Over 39.5 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Mike Evans First Tampa Bay Touchdown (+440)

Detroit Lions (+240) at Dallas Cowboys (-305) – Sunday, 1:00 PM EST

Game Preview

After a week off, the Lions head to Dallas looking to put another W in the win column after not having a win since Week 2. In Week 5 Detroit’s offense was shut out by the Patriots defense just one week after scoring 45 points against the Seahawks. Even the 45 points was not enough for a win with a defense that has allowed the most points per game and most yards per game in the league. It will be tough to stop a Dallas offense re-energized by the return of quarterback Dak Prescott unless he is out of sync with the receivers after so long off.

Detroit Lions Notable Injuries: DJ Chark (O), Ifeatu Melifonwu (O), Matt Nelson (O), Bobby Price (O), Charles Harris (O)

The week that Dallas Cowboys’ fans have long been waiting for is here, the return of Dak Prescott. Without Prescott, the Cowboys were winning with Cooper Rush under center, including a division win over the Giants and Commanders, but dropped a big game against the Eagles last week to ease any talks that he could be leading the team. The Cowboys find themselves in third place in the division despite having 4 wins on the season so this week will look to take care of business at home against a struggling Lions team.

Dallas Cowboys Notable Injuries: James Washington (IR), Tarell Brasham (IR), Matt Waletzko (O)

Fantasy Football Tips

Detroit Lions Start ‘Em

  1. Jamaal Williams    2. Amon-Ra St. Bown    3. Jared Goff

Detroit Lions Sit ‘Em

  1. D’Andre Swift    2. T.J. Hockenson    3. D.J. Chark

Dallas Cowboys Start ‘Em

  1. Dak Prescott    2. Ezeikel Elliott    3. CeeDee Lamb

Dallas Cowboys Sit ‘Em

  1. Tony Pollard     2. Michael Gallup    3. Noah Brown

Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 7 Picks

AT&T stadium will be rocking Sunday when Dak takes the field. Look for him to come out firing to start the game, even if there are some missed connections with the receivers, he hasn’t played with for a full game yet this season. The offense will not be perfect but should be enough to take down the Lions in a high scoring battle.

Final Score: Dallas 37 – Detroit 30

Wicked Wager – Cowboys -6.5 (-115)

Wicked Player Prop – Dak Prescott Total Passing Yards Over 263.5 (-123)

New York Giants (+143) at Jacksonville Jaguars (-170) – Sunday, 1:00 PM EST

Game Preview

The NFC East has been more competitive than in recent years, and the Giants are looking to keep winning just to keep pace. Coming off a big win over Baltimore last week New York will look to win 4 in a row in Jacksonville in Week 7. Last week Saquon Barkley rushed for over 80 yards and a score while Daniel Jones threw for another 2 touchdowns. The Giants defense will look to take advantage of a Jacksonville line that has allowed 10 sacks this season but will also look to stop the run better than last week, where they allowed over 200 yards on the ground.

New York Giants Notable Injuries: Cor’Dale Flout (O), Kadarius Toney (O), Kenny Golladay (O), Oshane Ximines (O), Azeez Ojulari (O)

After starting the season 2-1, the Jaguars have dropped the last 3 games in a row. They will look to right that record at home this week by trying to stop Saquon Barkley and the Giants offense. The Jacksonville defense allows the third lowest rushing yards per game and will need that this week to slow the Giants offense. Trevor Lawrence had a 113-rating last week for his third game with a rating over 100 this season, after only having one game that way last season. The offense has put up 138 points in the first 6 games and could have a much different record with a few close games.

Jacksonville Jaguars Notable Injuries: Foyesade Oluokun (Q), Marvin Jones Jr. (Q), Folorunso Fatukasi (Q), Jamal Agnew (O), Shaquill Griffin (O)

Fantasy Football Tips

New York Giants Start ‘Em

  1. Saquon Barkley    2. Daniel Jones    3. Daniel Bellinger

New York Giants Sit ‘Em

  1. Sterling Shepard    2. Graham Gano    3. Darius Slayton

Jacksonville Jaguars Start ‘Em

  1. Christian Kirk    2. James Robinson    3. Zay Jones

Jacksonville Jaguars Sit ‘Em

  1. Riley Patterson     2. Jacksonville Defense    3. Evan Engram

New York Giants vs Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Week 7 Picks

Jacksonville’s 2-4 record is not reflective of the potential of this team. However, the Giants are coming in too hot to be stopped this week. Look for Daniel Jones to have a good game, opening the field back up for Barkley to hit the ground. This is one of the more difficult NFL Week 7 Picks because both teams have been playing well, but only one is 5-1.

Final Score: New York 21 – Jacksonville 17

Wicked Wager – Giants ML (+143) / Full Game Under 43.5 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Daniel Jones Total Passing Yards Over 197.5 (-115)

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Green Bay Packers (-230) at Washington Commanders (+185) – Sunday, 1:00 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers’ squad will come into this one as losers of 2 straight after starting the season 3-1. A 17-point loss to the Jets at Lambeau last week was the new low point for the Pack this season. Devante Adams has been sorely missed for a team lacking a number one wideout. The Packers now prepare to take on the Commanders in what feels like a ‘get right’ game for Green Bay.

Green Bay Packers Notable Injuries: Randall Cobb (O), Christian Watson (O)

The Commanders won last week in what was Carson Wentz’ first game since being thrown under the bus by his head coach in a media session. Wentz didn’t appear to play inspired, only throwing for 99 yards on 22 pass attempts. To make matters worse the quarterback fractured his ring finger on his throwing hand during the game. The Commanders will now turn to Taylor Heinicke this Sunday, who does have experience as a starter. He’ll be facing a must win, as a home loss this week would make Washington’s playoff hopes even more faint.

Washington Commanders Notable Injuries: Carson Wentz (O), Logan Thomas (O), Jahan Dotson (Q), Sam Cosmi (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Green Bay Packers Start ‘Em

  1. Aaron Rodgers 2. Allen Lazard, Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers Sit ‘Em

  1. Mason Crosby 2. AJ Dillon 3. Romeo Doubs

Washington Commanders Start ‘Em

  1. Terry McLaurin 2. Antonio Gibson 3. Joey Slye

Washington Commanders Sit ‘Em

  1. Taylor Heinicke 2. Brian Robinson Jr. 3. Commanders Defense

Green Bay Packers vs Washington Commanders NFL Week 7 Picks

The Commanders offense isn’t going to have enough juice to hang around in this one. Aaron Rodgers is going to have a field day in a game where he’s tasked with getting his team back on track. Packers’ receiver Allen Lazard will find the endzone twice to help distinguish himself as Rodgers’ main weapon.

Final Score: Green Bay 34 – Washington 16

Wicked Wager – Packers -4.5 (-110) / Full Game Over 41.5 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Allen Lazard Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+180)

Indianapolis Colts (+122) at Tennessee Titans (-139) – Sunday, 1:00 PM EST

Matt Ryan’s tenure with the Colts has gotten off to a rough start. The one upon a time NFL MVP has struggled to take care of the football, although he is coming off his most efficient game of the season. The offense is set to get a big boost with Jonathan Taylor returning to the lineup this week. Ryan had to throw 58 passes this past Sunday, which isn’t a sustainable way to win in the National Football League.

Indianapolis Colts Notable Injuries: Kwity Paye (O), Shaquille Leonard (O)

The Titans will be coming off an early bye week, giving them fresh legs for a game that has as much playoff implications as a game in October could possibly have. The winner of this game will establish themselves as the favorite in the AFC South. Derrick Henry has yet to have the kind of breakout game we’ve become accustomed to seeing from the Titans running back. The Colts haven’t done a great job with stopping the run this year, making this a game where all eyes will be on Henry.

Tennessee Titans Notable Injuries: Nate Davis (O), Tory Carter (O), Zach Cunningham (O)

Fantasy Football Tips

Indianapolis Colts Start ‘Em

  1. Michael Pittman Jr. 2. Jonathan Taylor 3. Chase McLaughlin

Indianapolis Colts Sit ‘Em

  1. Matt Ryan     2. Deon Jackson       3. Colts Defense

Tennessee Titans Start ‘Em

  1. Derrick Henry     2. Tennessee Defense      3. Randy Bullock

Tennessee Titans Sit ‘Em

  1. Ryan Tannehill      2. Robert Woods      3. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine

Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 7 Picks

Prepare for this to be a low scoring game with sloppy play from each quarterback. The Titans will decide to turn to Derrick Henry in the second half, and he won’t disappoint, going for nearly 200 yards. Matt Ryan can’t solve the Titans defense, as Tennessee hangs on late to seize control of the AFC South

Final Score: Tennessee 20 – Indianapolis 16

Wicked Wagers – Titans -2.5 (-110) / Full Game Under 42 (-110) 

Wicked Player Prop – Derrick Henry Total Rushing Yards Over 89.5 (-115)

Houston Texans (+265) at Las Vegas Raiders (-315) – Sunday, 4:05 PM EST

Game Preview

The Texans got their first win of the season just before their bye, making them the last team in the league to win a game. The Texans have shown flashes of decency this season, despite being widely expected to be a bottom 5 team in the league. The problem is they still can’t convert on third down. They’re the second worst team in the NFL in that category and in a league where games are won and lost on third down, 29.2% is not going to get it done.

Houston Texans Notable Injuries: Jonathan Greenard (O), Chris Moore (Q), Brevin Jordan (Q)

The Raiders have been a massive disappointment this year but have a very winnable game in front of them. Las Vegas’ offense has been efficient this year, but their defense can’t pull their own weight. With a weak offense coming into town, the Raiders will be hoping to improve on their NFL worst 3 turnovers forced on the year.

Las Vegas Raiders Notable Injuries: Darren Waller (O), Hunter Renfrow (Q), Mack Hollins (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Houston Texans Start ‘Em

  1. Dameon Pierce      2. Davis Mills     3. Ka’imi Fairbairn

Houston Texans Sit ‘Em

  1. Texans Defense     2. Rex Burkhead    3. Brandin Cooks

Las Vegas Raiders Start ‘Em

  1. Devante Adams    2. Josh Jacobs     3. Daniel Carlson

Las Vegas Raiders Sit ‘Em

  1. Raiders Defense    2. Derek Carr     3. Mack Hollins

Las Vegas Raiders vs Houston Texans NFL Week 7 Picks

The Raiders get a much-needed victory, but it won’t be by much. Davis Mills goes toe to toe with the Raiders offense for nearly the whole game, but a game winning field goal from Daniel Carlson leaves the Texans with nothing to show for the good offensive performance.

Final Score: Raiders 30 – Texans 27

Wicked Wagers – Texans +7 (-110) / Full Game Over 45.5 (-110)  

Wicked Player Prop – Dameon Pierce Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+100)

New York Jets (-103) at Denver Broncos (-110) – Sunday, 4:05 PM EST

Game Preview

The Jets have been the surprise of the season. Not many people with respect around this league would have taken the Jets to be heading into Denver at 4-2. Last week’s thrashing of the Packers was led by rookie running back Breece Hall. The Jets have had one of the more impressive 2022 draft classes, with cornerback Sauce Gardner already proving himself as a lock down defensive back.

New York Jets Notable Injuries: Elijah Moore (O)

Unlike the Jets, the Denver Broncos have been one of the bigger disappointments in the league. The subpar play of $245 million dollar quarterback Russell Wilson has got members of the Broncos fan base scratching their heads. The torn ACL sustained by running back Javonte Williams back in Week 4 hasn’t helped either. Coming into the season this game would have seemed like a gimme win for the Broncos, but with the way things are going Vegas has it as a toss-up.

Denver Broncos Notable Injuries: Russell Wilson (O), Josey Jewell (Q), DeShawn Williams (Q), D.J. Jones (Q), Quinn Meinerz (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

New York Jets Start ‘Em

  1. Jets’ Defense     2. Breece Hall      3. Garrett Wilson

New York Jets Sit ‘Em

  1. Zach Wilson     2. Michael Carter    3. Corey Davis

Denver Broncos Start ‘Em

  1. Broncos Defense     2. Jerry Jeudy      3. Brandon McManus

Denver Broncos Sit ‘Em

  1. Russell Wilson       2. Melvin Gordon III      3. Courtland Sutton

Denver Broncos vs New York Jets NFL Week 7 Picks

The Broncos aren’t going to go out and win this one, but lucky for them Zach Wilson is going to lose it. The second-year quarterback makes a couple costly mistakes to give Denver good field position. The Jets end up in a tough position early, which ultimately is their undoing in Week 7.

Final Score: Denver 24 – New York 17

Wicked Wager – Broncos ML (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Zach Wilson Total Interceptions Over 0.5 (-167)

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