Another exciting NFL week is here, bringing with it a lot of games with tremendous importance for playoff positioning. Be sure to check out our COVID-19 tracker before your placing your bets, for the up-to-date information on which players are actually playing this weekend.
Our VSiN experts -- Adam Burke, Dave Tuley, Will Hill, Wes Reynolds and Matt Youmans, along with Ben Brown of Pro Football Focus -- combine to give their opinions on every Sunday game in Week 15.
Note: Lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook as of Friday morning.
Here are our Week 15 best bets:
Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills (-10.5, 44)
Burke: As a native Clevelander, I love home, but I hate the weather of late December. I would assume many Buffalonians feel the same way. It will be cold and gray on Sunday as the Panthers come to town. The winds won’t be nearly as fierce as what we have seen in past Bills games, but wind chills are forecasted to be around 20 for kickoff.
The Panthers sure aren’t going to enjoy going from Charlotte to Western New York, especially with such a limited offense to begin with. Cam Newton was pulled again last week in favor of PJ Walker, who once again failed to impress in relief. The Panthers are down to just 4.8 yards per play and rank 31st in the NFL. It seems unlikely that they’ll fare much better here against a Bills defense that has been at or near the top of the league in yards per play allowed and also some DVOA metrics throughout the season.
Carolina has 11 turnovers in the last five games. The Panthers just exceeded 200 passing yards in a game for the first time since Week 4. Their rushing attack is trending downward, approaching the bottom five in the NFL. This is a very limited offense going up against a good defense.