QB Update for Week 11 / Best Bets Across the Board

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NFL Week 11 Betting Market Slowed by QB Uncertainty

As we know, Wednesday is a really important practice day in terms of Sunday availability. Several teams are dealing with quarterback questions this week and some teams have even made some head-scratching decisions that have impacted the lines.

Let’s start in Cleveland, where the Browns host the Lions, who have QB concerns of their own. Baker Mayfield did not practice on Wednesday and was seen limping en route to chat with reporters during the portion of the day open to the media. Mayfield is still dealing with the torn rotator cuff and fracture in his non-throwing shoulder, but added another lower-body injury in last week’s blowout loss at the hands of the Patriots. Case Keenum took his reps. It sure looks like Keenum will get the start after Jarvis Landry and other Browns told the media that Mayfield needs to get healthy.

In Detroit, Jared Goff did not practice today, leading to speculation that Tim Boyle would get the nod this week. The Lions were already +10 or +10.5, but Goff’s absence bumped the line up to 11.5. If Goff is indeed benched, expect the line to increase even more, even if Keenum gets the call for Cleveland.

The Jets, apparently scared that Mike White would look too good and create a quarterback controversy with Zach Wilson’s impending return, announced that Joe Flacco would get the start against the Dolphins. Flacco started four games for the Jets last season and completed just 55.2% of his passes with a 6/3 TD/INT ratio. Most +3s that were on the board moved to +3.5 with the Flacco announcement.

We still don’t know who will start for the Steelers this week. Ben Roethlisberger missed last week’s game with COVID and has not yet practiced for this week’s game against the Chargers. Big Ben usually doesn’t practice on Wednesday anyway, but has not been cleared to return to the team facility. Some books are off the board, while others have the Chargers -5.5 or -6 after how bad Pittsburgh looked last week.

Carolina will be "Camolina" this week, as Cam Newton, who was just signed last week, looks to get the start against Washington. Let’s face it, it doesn’t take much to beat out PJ Walker, but the markets expected Newton to start long before the announcement, which is why the line got pushed up slightly to Panthers -3.5.

Lastly, Kyler Murray is "really close" to being ready to go against the Seahawks. With Arizona now clear road favorites, it would appear that bettors are confident he plays and once it is fully announced, we’ll likely see another adjustment.

Plenty to watch as the week goes along and we’ll have you covered on VSiN.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Two football games take center stage on Thursday. Josh analyzed what we’ve seen in the market for the Patriots vs. Falcons game on Thursday Night Football and also touched on Louisville vs. Duke. GO HERE

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