After winning the NFL’s NFC East division in 2015, Washington should have high hopes for the 2016 season. They should, in theory, be a bettor’s staple—a team that is a reliable play, even if you’re not always laying down wagers in their favor. But they aren’t. Some of the teams around them, in both their division and the NFC in general, have done more to improve the roster, and it’s difficult to tell whether their “success” last year was due to a rising stock or feeble competition.
That’s going to make for tough, back and forth betting as we look ahead to 2016.
Offensively, Washington should be fine. Quarterback Kirk Cousins has another year of experience under his belt, tight end Jordan Reed is healthy and amazing, Alfred Morris is a solid No. 1 running back option, DeSean Jackson is still really fast, and rookie receiver Josh Doctson should be able to make some immediate noise, even as neophyte.
At the very least, Washington should be able to maintain another top 10 or 12 offense. That will allow them to win some ball games, maybe even guarantee them, at minimum, another nine wins in what is still a wide open NFC conference.
Defense is more of a mystery for them. The signing of Josh Norman, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, helps a great deal, but Washington was absolutely atrocious on that end of the field last season.
Norman alone won’t be enough to dig them out of the bottom 10 of defensive squads, and Washington hasn’t done nearly enough elsewhere to guarantee they’ll get additional defensive boosts.
Factor this into your betting as you begin the season. Washington is a week by week mystery to start the year, just like many other teams.
And on the futures front, they’re nothing more than a low end division play. Dabble in their over and under on win totals if you please, but steer clear of conference and Super Bowl wagers. Those are a waste of money.
Truthfully, a division laydown could end up being for naught, too. But the long shot nature of that bet isn’t too unrealistic, yielding a lucrative payoff for what is, even if only barely, a justifiable play.
Washington Redskins Next Regular Season Game
Take a look at Washington’s next regular season game. This glance will show you all upcoming moneylines, spreads, overs and unders.
Return here frequently leading up to your actual bet, as NFL lines are subject to change over the week.
Washington Redskins Game Schedule
Here is Washington’s complete schedule at a glance. Use it to plan ahead on your bets. There is a ton of time to research during the NFL’s season, so looking forward and studying Washington’s imminent matchups, even before game lines become official, goes a long way in improving your chances at the sportsbooks.
This schedule is also valuable because it lets you look at previous matchups and scores. Try using Washington’s past performances against certain teams, on the road, at home, et al. to show you how skilled or handicapped they are under different circumstances.
Doing this increases the likelihood that you lay down a winning wager.
What Are The Current Washington Redskins Standings
For the futures enthusiasts, Washington’s standings are super important. They tell you where this team stands relative to the rest of its division, conference and the entire league.
That information can, and should, shape your bets. Said information, of course, isn’t everything. You should still do other research as noted above.
But it’s nevertheless pivotal to monitor where Washington sits, as that gives you insight into their chances of making good on any division, conference or Super Bowl plays.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
Washington Redskins Online Betting Tips
Some food for thought when it comes to betting on Washington: Choose the over until this teams proves it’s a bad decision.
Last year, Washington fielded a pretty good to great offense with a terrible defense. And anytime you have that combination, you’ll want to live in the overs section.
Despite the addition of Josh Norman, and the fact that a defense as bad as Washington’s was last year should improve organically, that’s still the route to take this season. Washington figures to hand a lot of points on their opponents, while giving up just as much, if not more.
Ultimately, everything about Washington, from immense success to catastrophic failure, will be traced back to quarterback Kirk Cousins. Monitor his performance throughout the 2016 season carefully, and frequently, with the primary goal of finding out if he’s matching or exceeding last year’s production.
The 27 year old is, to put it simply, Washington’s barometer. If he flames out or proves to be mediocre, so will his team. They not only won’t be a good futures option, but they’ll be a team you’ll want to avoid on a weekly basis.
Should he build upon the momentum he established in 2015, though, you are in business. There are a dearth of excellent quarterbacks in the league right now. This is not to say the position is barren of talent. It’s still there. But the premier flamethrowers are getting older, while many of the should-be replacements are still young, inexperienced and/or figuring things out. Think along the lines of Derek Carr in Oakland, Blake Bortles in Jacksonville and Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota, among a few other names. Cousins is in that same conversation, albeit as an older head.
The point? Quality quarterbacks have always gone a long way in the NFL. This season, and in the few seasons to come, they will go even further. And while Cousins doesn’t have the ability to turn Washinton into a viable conference and Super Bowl play, not a serious one anyway, his performance within the first few weeks of the season should help determine your NFC East futures.
Where Can I Bet On Washington Redskins Online
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