NFL Parlay Picks Preseason Week 4Josh Bailey
Week 4 of the NFL Preseason is here! New England battles the New York Giants. Who will win in this sneaky great rivalry? Tampa Bay hosts Washington. Can the DC’ers take out the Bucs? What will happen when Houston battles Dallas in a Texas showdown?
NFL Preseason Week 4 Two-Team Parlay
- New England
- Tampa Bay
New England at New York Giants
When: Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 pm ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Analysis: New England battles the New York Giants in NFL Preseason Week 4 with absolutely nothing at stake. It’s doubtful that either team does more than just play their back-ups. Week 4 of the NFL Preseason is usually where players on the bubble get a shot to make either the full team or the practice squad. Some practice squad players do end up playing on Sundays.
In this case, the Patriots appear to have more depth at more positions than the Giants do. I think that New England wins this straight up since the G-Men are almost assured of sitting their best players on offense. New England’s system on offense is designed to work no matter what players are on the field.
Pick: New England
Washington at Tampa Bay
When: Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Analysis: Tampa Bay should play both Ryan Griffin and Mike Glennon extensively in this matchup. It’s doubtful that Washington even plays back-up Colt McCoy. Protecting McCoy is important to Washington since McCoy is great insurance if starter Kirk Cousins misses time during the season.
Tampa has to be considered the play because of that. Both Griffin and Glennon have been solid during the preseason. The Buccaneers are also deep at wide receiver where guys like Louis Murphy and Russell Shepard will hit the field for Griffin and Glennon. Tampa should win and cover in this matchup.
Pick: Tampa Bay
NFL Preseason Week 4 Three-Team Parlay
- New England
- Tampa Bay
Houston at Dallas
When: Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Analysis: It makes sense to go with Houston. Dallas doesn’t have the depth that the Texans have. Houston running backs Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes have starting experience in the NFL. They should both play some in Week 4.
Not only that, but both Brandon Weeden and Tom Savage, Houston’s back-up QBs, have been in the NFL for a number of years. Weeden in particular knows how to run an NFL offense. Houston’s deep enough on defense to play their third-stringers and still win this game.
Dallas would be taking a huge gamble by playing first-string impressive rookie QB Dak Prescott in this game. Prescott may get some work, but don’t expect him to get too much work. What it means is that Jameill Showers gets the nod.
Oh, yes, Prescott is Dallas’ first string QB because Tony Romo broke a bone in his back. He’s out until at least mid-season.