Commanders vs Lions Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Commanders vs. Lions expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game.
Commanders vs. Lions expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game. / AP Photos/Rick Osentoski
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The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 2 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is a tilt between the Washington Commanders and Detroit Lions.

The Commanders were successful in their first game of the season, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 28-22, in Week 1. While it was an all-around team effort, quarterback Carson Wentz led the way in his debut, completing 27 passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns with a pair of interceptions.

The Lions weren't as fortunate, losing in a 38-35 shootout to the Philadelphia Eagles. Still, Detroit running back D'Andre Swift impressed with 175 total yards from scrimmage and a TD, while wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown hauled in eight catches for 64 yards and a

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Commanders vs Lions Week 2 matchup.

Commanders vs Lions Projections

ESPN FPICommanders (55.9%)
numberFireLions (51.1%)
FiveThirtyEightCommanders (56%)
Betting FavoriteLions (-1.5)

Projected Winner: Commanders (2), Lions (2)

Commanders vs Lions Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Lions (6), Commanders (4)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsLions (4), Commanders (1)
CBS Sports ExpertsLions (4), Commanders (3)

Expert Totals: Lions (14), Commanders (8)

While the projections show that this game could go either way, experts have a clear-cut favorite. A total of 63.6% of experts are favoring a Lions victory in Week 2.

On the other hand, it's important to point out that FiveThirtyEight is giving the Commanders a 56% chance of winning.

Nevertheless, while the Lions are the overall favorites here and likely to win, fans should expect a close-fought game.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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