Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 13

Previewing this week's Thursday Night Football from a fantasy and sports betting perspective

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Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 13 Last Thursday was full of food, family, and football. This week, we get back to normal with just one game. The FullTime Fantasy Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 12 breaks down the fantasy and [...]
Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 13

Last Thursday was full of food, family, and football. This week, we get back to normal with just one game. The FullTime Fantasy Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 12 breaks down the fantasy and sports betting prospects for Seattle's trip to Dallas. The 'traveling on short rest' narrative doesn't apply here since both the Seahawks and Cowboys hosted Thanksgiving games one week ago. Afforded their full week of rest, both squads were able to fully prepare for this pivotal matchup up NFC playoff contenders. However, the Seahawks do have to contend with key injuries on offense, which gives them a huge disadvantage in taking on Dallas' No. 2 ranked defense. Additionally, the Cowboys have been dominant at home. Dallas has won their last 13 games in Arlington and has been blowing teams away this season. Dallas opened as 5.5-point favorites but that line quickly shot up to -9. Additionally, the total rose a point and a half to 47.

Matchup 
TEAM OFFENSE PASS RUSH YDS/PLAY POINTS
Seattle Seahawks 22 17 26 13 18
Dallas Cowboys 7 4 13 5 1
Geno Smith has regressed from the stellar numbers he posted out of nowhere last season. That's caused the Seahawks to struggle to maintain drives and outscore opponents. Also, Seattle's offensive line has been one of the poorest units in the league, leading to struggles rushing the ball and converting third downs (29th). The Seahawks have also dropped three of their last four games and will once again be without star RB Kenneth Walker. That doesn't bode well for their chances of pulling out a much-needed win against an opponent that has averaged 40 points per game at home this season. Meanwhile, Dallas leads the NFL in scoring and has allowed the fourth-fewest points. The Cowboys rank second against the pass and look like a poor matchup for a Seattle squad starting a rookie backup running back. A fearsome pass rush combined with a play-making secondary will also cause major problems for Smith and the passing attack. So, do the Seahawks stand a chance or are we in for another Thursday Night snoozefest?

Seattle Offense 

QB Geno Smith has struggled in three of his last four games- all of which Seattle has lost. Additionally, Smith has been dealing with an elbow injury. Facing a defense that has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to the position doesn't feel like a get-right spot... How will Thursday's Seahawks vs. Cowboys game go?

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