3 Teams to Sell High on After NFL Week 2

Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2)
Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 of the NFL season is in the books, which means it's time for some overreactions.

Yes, we're two weeks into the season, but a lot of weird results and outliers can happen in a two game sample size. There's teams that look better than they'll end up being the rest of the season, and there's other teams who have got off to slow starts who will turn things around.

From a betting perspective, it's important to not get too caught up on early results.

For that reason, I'm here to set your mind straight. Let's breakdown three teams that you should sell high on throughout the next few weeks of the NFL season. These are teams that are receiving a lot of hype, who I believe we'll see come back down to earth sooner rather than later.

3 Sell High Teams After NFL Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles scraped by the Detroit Lions and then beat up the Minnesota Vikings and now all of a sudden they're Super Bowl contenders? Let's calm down, folks.

Full disclosure, this is coming from a guy who was high on the Eagles coming into the season, but before we plan the parade route, let's see a couple more games from this squad, shall we? I'm looking at you, RG3.

Last night's win moved the Eagles from 4-point favorites against Washington in Week 3, up to 6.5-point favorites. They're also now tied with the Green Bay Packers for the fourth best odds at FanDuel Sportsbook to win the Super Bowl at +1300.

I'm a firm believer Philadelphia will be in the playoffs, but in terms of betting on them in the coming weeks, now's a good time to sell high. Regression, in some form, will come.

Miami Dolphins

Make no mistake about it, the Miami Dolphins comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens was beyond impressive. As a Dolphins backer, I was extra pleased to cash a bet I had already chalked up as a loss.

But, let's not think they're all of a sudden contenders in the AFC. Their defense has been atrocious, specifically their secondary. They rank dead last in opponent yards per pass attempt through the first two weeks, allowing an average of 8.7 yards per throw. They've also still failed to run the ball effectively on offense, averaging only 3.7 yards per carry.

A true test will be their Week 3 matchup with the Super Bowl favorites, the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins are currently set as 5.5-point underdogs at FanDuel, and I'd recommend fading their hype while you can.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Yes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0 straight up and against the spread, but there are some red flags that we should be concerned about. First of all, they have yet to score a touchdown in the first half of either game, and they're averaging just 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 26th in the NFL.

The offensive line clearly isn't as effective, and Tom Brady is getting pressured more often than he has over the past couple of years. They also have failed to take any pressure off their passing game by getting their running game going. They're averaging only 3.6 yards per carry.

Their defense continues to be an elite unit, but there are enough question marks surrounding their offense that you should consider fading this 2-0 squad. They're 2.5-point favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon.

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