MNF FREE PICK ┊10/31/22 ┊ Week 8
The Bengals finally used their full arsenal of pass-catchers last week, allowing Joe Burrow to throw for an astounding 459 yards. The next day, their best receiver goes down. Injuries have sidelined Ja’Marr Chase, who has scored six touchdowns this year and been the recipient of 27 percent of Burrow’s passes. Consequently, we can expect to see a decrease in passing plays and an increase in handoffs, with the bulk going to Joe Mixon. The Browns have also suffered a loss, though not nearly as devastating: TE David Njoku, the teams second leading pass catcher, is also out with an injury. With all of this being said, let’s get to the pick.
A lot of playmakers are going to be out for a Bengals offense that finally was able to break out last week. Losing Ja’Marr Chase is irreplaceable, as he is one of the best playmakers in the world and brings a whole new dynamic to that offense. Ultimately, I would expect a 17-10, 14-10 type of game. Not to mention, the line has already dropped from 47 total points too
THE PICK: U45 Points