Fanduel NFL Week 5 NFL Picks 10/8/2017 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans DFS Top Picks for Fanduel NFL and DraftKings
Well, that’s one way to cover the spread! The Chiefs moved to a 4-0 overall and remained perfect against the spread when they outlasted Washington 29-20 on Monday night. Kansas City, a -6.5 favorite, appeared to be on course for a three-point victory when it charged into field-goal range in the final minute. The visitors ended up spiking the ball with eight seconds left when they could have let the clock run down to, say, something like four seconds when the ensuing field-goal attempt would have been the last play of regulation. Instead, Harrison Butker’s sailed through the uprights with four seconds remaining. Following a kickoff, the Redskins ran a fumblerooski play and–you guessed it–fumbled, after which Justin Houston of the Chiefs returned it for a touchdown. Interestingly, the over/under also swung on that wild final play. As for how Kansas City got to that point, running back Kareem Hunt (101 yards on 20 carries) and tight end Travis Kelce (seven catches for 111 yards and one touchdown) continued their fine form. Quarterback Alex Smith threw for 293 yards with one score and no interceptions. Butker, whom the Chiefs signed just last week to replace the injured Cairo Santos, booted three field goals in his NFL debut. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson is making things look easy despite being a rookie quarterback in the NFL. The first-round draft picks out of Clemson tied the rookie single-game touchdown record with five scores the Texans’ 57-14 victory over Tennessee last weekend, during which he led his team to a franchise-record for points. Watson tossed four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth, finishing 25-of-34 in the passing department for 283 yards with one interception. The 22-year-old is the first rookie to pass for at least four touchdowns and rush for one in a single game since Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton with the Vikings in 1961. Through four games this season (he took over for Tom Savage midway through the opener), Watson has thrown for 811 yards, has completed 64.9 percent of his attempts, and has seven TDs to four INTs. Kansas City is the only undefeated team left in the NFL and that is looking like no fluke. Included in the Chiefs’ record is a road win over New England. Their offense is cooking behind Smith, Hunt, Kelce, and Tyreek Hill.
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