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NFC East Division Futures – Did Odds Makers Get It Right?

Today, we’re going to look at the NFC East Division and who will come out the champions? While this division is basically up for grabs, the Washington Redskins are the 3rd betting favorite at +325 and that’s a big mistake by odds makers as this team should be the betting favorites on your NFL Picks.

Lots of Questions in the NFC East

The New York Giants have the best player in the division in Odell Beckham Jr. , but Beckham Jr. can be a loose cannon as we saw with his encounter with Carolina. New York will have a new coach and Tom Coughlin and his 2 two Super Bowl wins over Tom Brady is unemployed.

Can Dallas Stay Healthy?

We then hit the favorites to win the division in the Dallas Cowboys. When the Cowboys are fully healthy, they’re a major threat, but how many more hits can Tony Romo’s collarbone and back take? Dallas also has a volatile, but talented receiver in Dez Bryant, but Bryant, much like Romo, get’s injured often and this has been Dallas’ Achilles heel.

Ezekiel Elliott

You just know that Dallas owner, Jerry Jones, is banking on Elliott to be this team’s savior as they were lacking in the running department last season.

Elliott has played under the best college head coach in Urban Meyer and has been taught well. Elliott is coming off of two consecutive 1800 yard plus running seasons for Ohio State to go along with 41 TD’s .

We saw with DeMarco Murray that running side to side and not straight forward didn’t work in Philadelphia, but worked well in Dallas. Elliott is an up and down runner and if he can stay healthy, Dallas will be divisional contenders. However, I like what I saw out of Washington last season, and the value and talent is there.

Kirk Cousins Team

Washington Redskins head coach, Jay Gruden, knows how to play the quarterback position as he’s one of the greatest all-time Arena League quarterbacks since it’s existence. Gruden knows how to spot talent and that meant RGIII out and Cousins in.

Gruden even had his brother, Jon Gruden work with Cousins and Jon Gruden said that this kid is a winner. That’s all Jay needed as Cousins threw for 4166 yard with 29 TD and 11 INT. Washington also won the division with a modest 9-7 record. Look for the Skins to only get better as the decision making and drafting of wide receiver, Josh Doctson, has been superb.


Another player that I want to focus on where the Redskins offense is concerned is tight end, Jordan Reed. Folks I’m telling you now. This guy is a bit undersized at 6 foot 2, 237 pounds, but he’s at the same level of a Rob Gronkowski.

Reed had a breakout season last year, leading the Redskins with 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 TD’s.  Reed has great hands and good speed for a tight end. He’s this league’s next superstar as the tight end position is lacking in the NFL and he’s also one of Coach Gruden’s main pieces to get him back into the playoffs and farther this time.

One Concern

With Alfred Morris no longer being on the team, the main runner on the Skins will be Matt Jones. Jones has shown some ability as his 490 yards and 3 TD’s indicates, but I’m not totally sold on him.

A good football team needs a good running back because Cousins will get killed back there if Jones doesn’t do his job. He’s the one question that I have on this much improved team. The Redskins won the division last season and there should be no reason why they’re listed at +325 odds. This is a steal if Jones can hold his own.