With NFL free agency in full swing and the Draft on the horizon, FanDuel Sportsbook has released the full list of projected NFL win totals to bet on ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Raiders Win Total 2020
With plenty of teams to argue over at first glance, let's take a look at the Las Vegas Raiders, who appear to be nothing short of disrespected by an opening 2020 NFL season projected 7.5-win total.
The Raiders will officially complete their move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. With that new city, comes new expectations. After a surprising season in 2019, which saw the Raiders perform above expectations as a member of the AFC playoff race until the end of the season, they look to improve on that win total and hit the over on their projected 7.5 wins.
From a roster standpoint, the Raiders have seen a ton of improvement through the first stage of free agency. After having the No. 31 defense according to Football Outsiders' DVOA metric in 2019, they made a slew of additions which include line backer Cory Littleton, linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, defensive tackle Maliek Collins, safety Jeff Heath, defensive end Carl Nassib and cornerback Eli Apple.
Las Vegas even did some work to improve their offensive depth by adding quarterback Marcus Mariota and tight end Jason Witten, bolstering an already impressive group of skill position players.
With a total of five picks in the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, Las Vegas is in a position to add even more talent to an already upgraded roster. Between the Raiders' free-agent acquisitions and stockpile of draft assets, it's hard to imagine a result that doesn't bring at least a one-win improvement to Las Vegas by season's end.
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