NFL: Ertz ready to bring the pain as the Eagles fly to Washington

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NFL boffin Tom Selwyn (@tom_selwyn) shares his expert opinion on the best bets from Monday night’s action involving the Redskins and Eagles.

Washington Redskins @ Philidelphia Eagles | Monday 23nd October 2017, 01:30 | Sky Sports

It’s been a while since I wrote for WeLoveBetting due to a holiday and a “questionable” Quarter ack, but last time out the Redskins was on the docket and they are once more as they face the Eagles in Philadelphia this time around.

I wasn’t too hot on Washington’s offence when they faced the Chiefs and this time out I’m not convinced by their defensive ability to cover Tight Ends. Eagles TE Zach Ertz put up big numbers against the Redskins in week 1 and I’ll be backing him to do so again and go over the modest line of 64.5 yards.

Coming into this week Ertz was the leading TE in the league has put up 405 yards in six games (67.5 yards a game), including the 93 yards he put up against Washington in the week on.

Not the prettiest tight end group – but Ertz shines

Leading a pretty shallow TE group doesn’t particularly say much, but Ertz still comes in at 9th in the league if you include WRs! I think you can probably guess that he’s also QB Carson Wentz’s favourite target with 34 receptions on the year (10 more than anyone else).

Having an elite tight end to face is not what the Redskins will be after as they have given up the 2nd most yards to TEs so far, this season (407) – this works out at just over 81 yards a game to the position group.

With CB Josh Norman out for this game, they also won’t be able to leave a receiver one-on-one with him and this could free up even more space across the middle for Ertz.

As I’m facing him in fantasy matchup this week, he’d ideally go for just 65 yards and no TDs, but I feel that Ertz is going to continue his good run of form and have another good performance against the Redskins.

Best Bets

Washington Redskins @ Philidelphia Eagles – Zach Ertz to have Over 64.5 Yards – 10/11 (SkyBet)

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Tom got into betting after taking a marketing role at Sportingbet in 2009. He's since moved on to IT, but has remained within the industry. His passion in both betting and watching is the NFL, but also follows many other sports. Other interests include rock music, following the Patriots and being confused as to which Nottingham Forest team will show up each week.

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