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Memphis Express-Orlando Apollos AAF Betting Guide: Is This Our Last Chance to Fade Christian Hackenberg?

Feb 23, 2019 4:00 PM EST
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Courtesy of @aafexpress/Twitter. Pictured: Christian Hackenberg

Betting Odds: Memphis Express at Orlando Apollos

  • Spread: Orlando -15
  • Over/Under: 45
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET on Saturday
  • TV: NFL Network

Betting market: Surprise! The public is still fully on #TeamFadeHackenberg.

Orlando stands alongside Arizona as the league’s consensus top two teams. The Apollos opened as 14-point favorites before being bet up. The total has fallen to 45 points after opening at 45.5.

Week 2 Takeaways

Memphis’ 20-18 Loss to Arizona

  • Christian Hackenberg was awful aside from several surprisingly-nimble scrambles that resulted in multiple unnecessarily huge hits. Backup Brandon Silvers was warming up on the sideline midway through the third quarter, indicating Hackenberg’s starting position is far from secure.
  • Alton “Pig” Howard led the way in Week 2 with seven targets and is one of eight players in the AAF with 12-plus targets. Still, anyone involved in the league’s least efficient pass offense is probably better off left alone in fantasy.
  • Zac Stacy managed to become the first AAF back to break the century mark on the ground by converting 19 carries into 101 yards and a touchdown. Terrence Magee (six carries) and Rajion Neal (five) were involved, although both were released this week in favor of free agent Sherman Badie. Every backfield outside of Birmingham is basically a committee, but these recent roster moves and Week 2 usage suggest it might be #StacySzn.

Orlando’s 37-29 Win Over San Antonio