Three of our top four teaser legs hit in Week 1, but alas we paired our top choice, the Vikings, with the 49ers. That proved to be a huge mistake. We backed an inexperienced quarterback in sloppy conditions on the road. It proved fatal, as Trey Lance completed less than 50% of his throws in the 19-10 loss at Chicago.
On their final four drives, the 49ers amassed 74 yards on 28 plays. That's hard to believe, and hard to stomach.
So we're 0-1 (-1.2 units) on teasers. Fortunately, my official SportsLine picks went 5-2 (plus 2.8 units), my best bets article went 3-0, and my picks on the Early Edge show -- heavily tilted toward props -- went 5-4 (plus 0.4 units).
On to Week 2. Most weeks I'll be giving out two-team teasers, but this week I like three teaser legs enough to go for the +160 payout on a three-teamer. Books used to pay out +180 but they've slashed the payout due to teasers' increasing popularity.
As usual, there are a slew of potential teaser legs. I'm avoiding the Saints (+2.5 to +8.5) vs. the Buccaneers, because Tampa Bay's defense really impressed me. I'm also staying away from the Steelers (+2 to +8) vs. New England. Pittsburgh mustered 13 first downs last week and, due to a pectoral injury, lost their best overall player in T.J. Watt.
But here are four teaser legs I really like, along with my official play. Good luck!
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