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Texans vs Broncos Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Texans vs. Broncos expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game.
Texans vs. Broncos expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

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 Houston Texans and Denver Broncos.

Although the Texans didn't pick up a win in Week 1, their 20-20 tie with the Indianapolis Colts was a better outcome than many projected. However, they must deal with an angry Broncos team that's out to avenge their 17-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Do the Texans have what it takes to hand Russell Wilson an 0-2 start to his Denver tenure? Or will the Broncos live up to their hype by crushing Houston?

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

Texans vs Broncos Projections

ESPN FPIBroncos (75.8%)
numberFireBroncos (80.7%)
FiveThirtyEightBroncos (76%)
Betting FavoriteBroncos (-9.5)

Projected Winner: Broncos (4)

Texans vs Broncos Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Broncos (10)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsBroncos (5)
CBS Sports ExpertsTexans (4), Broncos (3)

Expert Totals: Broncos (18), Texans (4)

All four of the highlighted projections call for the Broncos to win on Sunday. Furthermore, 81.8% of experts are also siding with Denver.

The projections don't give the Texans much of a shot at an upset. Their best chance of winning comes in at 24.2% on ESPN. Even their +385 moneyline odds on FanDuel Sportsbook only equate to an implied probability of 20.6%.

Assuming that the Broncos have learned from their loss in Seattle, look for Denver to establish its dominance against the Texans.

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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.