Six teams are on a bye week and we have four double-digit spreads out of the 13 games for Week 7. Injuries are a major concern around the league for just about every team. Those daily reports and the practice briefings will have a major impact on the lines this week, but it is never a bad idea to get a lay of the land on Sunday night and Monday morning.
Let’s look at some early NFL lines I like for Week 7:
Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns (-5, 44)
Sunday could not have gone worse for the Browns. They were embarrassed at home by the Cardinals and now look like even more of a M*A*S*H unit going into their Thursday Night Football game in a few days. Quarterback Baker Mayfield re-aggravated his shoulder injury and seemingly made it worse based on his postgame remarks. With Nick Chubb out, Kareem Hunt left the game with a calf injury and had to be carted to the locker room in the fourth quarter. He looked slow prior to that anyway.
Jedrick Wills Jr. and Jack Conklin both missed the game on the offensive line and their losses were obvious, as neither Blake Hance nor James Hudson played very well.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was hobbled in the fourth quarter and left the game. The Browns just got healthy in the back seven with the returns of some defensive backs, though several of those guys have bruised egos after getting carved up by DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk. Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater has played very well for the most part.