It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins and while they are shaking things up all across the organization, they still could hold some value as an underdog ATS at times this season.
With an owner like Dan Snyder, the Redskins seem to always start the year with some kind of drama, but it’s full-bore after the firing of former GM Scott McCloughan and since then the Skins are without a GM.
So in an act of pity, the scheduling committee gave the Redskins a head start on the field with a soft schedule to begin the season. Washington faces the Eagles and Rams to begin their season and after two tough games and a bye week, they San Francisco and Philadelphia again in Weeks 6 and 7. The Redskins could be 4-2 heading into Week 8, but it quickly gets tougher after that.
Washington then starts a stretch where four of their next six games are against playoff teams from last year and the two teams that missed the postseason; New Orleans and Minnesota are not going to be easy games.
Washington’s highlights in the draft came almost exclusively on defense. Jonathan Allen slid to them at 17 and should turn into a Week 1 starter for this defense. The pickup of Ryan Anderson also gives them yet another pass rusher early that could turn into an impact player early in the 2017 season.
Washington’s season win total from Bovada sportsbook is 7.5 this season, which is a pretty sharp number. Considering they could potentially win three or four games heading into the midway point of the season, one would think they could be strong over play.
However, as mentioned above, the dysfunction of this club, combined with a leader-less front office is going to make this a tough place to work. In an ever-improving division and with a tough schedule in the second half, the Redskins will likely play tough, but miss the playoffs again in 2017.