The final week of the regular season is here and there are some games that mean a lot and some games that mean very little. Everybody will be fixated on the matchups that have postseason implications, but now we also have to play a game of “Who’s In and Who’s Out” because teams will be resting players to get ready for the playoffs. We’ll have to watch the news cycle or use our best judgment.
There are some early lines that I like for Week 18, despite all of the moving parts, but keep your action light until more clarity arrives with each team’s roster situation.
Washington Football Team (-6.5, 38) at New York Giants
The Football Team blew a 16-7 halftime lead and was eliminated from playoff contention by the Eagles. This line was -4 on the lookahead and, despite the loss, went up when the Sunday night spreads were posted. That is because the Giants looked embarrassingly bad against the Bears in a 29-3 loss. Mike Glennon put the Giants behind early and they never recovered, managing just 151 yards of offense and 2.7 yards per play.
Glennon was 4-of-11 for 24 yards and threw two interceptions, along with a very costly fumble that led to Chicago’s first score. The Giants ran the ball 40 times in the game and could very well give the Week 18 start to Jake Fromm for the heck of it.