Week 5 Monday Night GreenZone Freebie - Redskins at Saints

[6.6 Units] Washington Redskins (+6.5) at New Orleans

6.6 Units – WSH +6 or more

3.3 Units – WSH +4.5 to 5.5

No Action – WSH +4 or less

 

 

The Redskins have the makings of team that could quietly compete for the NFC East title.  Alex Smith remains one of the most underrated players in the league despite his impressive track record of consistently winning and putting up very clean stats.  We, and others, projected the offensive output of the Redskins to remain above league average, but one thing we were not anticipating was the early season emergence of this Redskins pass D.  The Redskins, along with the Panthers, had the first bye week of the season during Week 4, so they are plenty rested and have had 14 days to prepare for the Drew Brees-led Saints O. 

The system value here is not a result of the Redskins shutting down the Saints…that is not going to happen.  The Saints offense is too balanced and has too many ++ players to ever fully be stopped.  However, the same thing can not be said about the Saints defense.  This game will have a lot of scoring, but the Redskins will be able to put up a lot of points on the Saints D and they should be able to create enough stops for the game to stay within one possession.  If you were looking for a money line dog with some juice, the Redskins outright wouldn’t be a bad spot to take a shot.  This should be a back and forth game with plenty of fireworks, so sit tight and enjoy the show.