Our panel of NFL experts predicts Week 10's biggest upsets, fantasy football flops and potential sleepers. Plus, they look at the biggest surprises of the opening nine weeks of the 2019 season and go out on a limb with bold predictions for the second half of the campaign.
What's your top upset pick for Week 10?
Mina Kimes, NFL writer: Raiders +1 over Chargers. The Chargers' pass rush dominated against Green Bay on Sunday, but Oakland's offensive line has been a surprising area of strength -- and a big factor behind Derek Carr's success so far this season. On the other side of the ball, I expect the Raiders' run defense, which is ranked ninth in Football Outsiders' DVOA, to shut down Los Angeles' mostly underwhelming rushing attack.
Jason Reid, The Undefeated, senior writer: Seahawks +6 over 49ers. Look, I absolutely love what Kyle Shanahan is doing with the 49ers. But here's the thing: Russell Wilson is playing at another level. The leader in the MVP race will remind everyone why he is out front on Monday night.
Aaron Schatz, editor of Football Outsiders: Lions +3 over Bears. The most stable part of a football team and the most predictive aspect for the future is passing offense. Right now, Detroit ranks fifth in passing offense in the DVOA ratings, while Chicago ranks 21st. Sure, the Lions can't run the ball very well, but frankly, neither can the Bears.