(Who should you pick in the MNF game between Denver and Cincinnati, Courtesy Zimbio.com)
Oakland Raiders (-6) over San Diego Chargers – I feel like every week there are a couple games where no one cares about unless you’re in the fantasy football championship. This game is one of them. The Raiders at least have their pride to play for. The Chargers lost theirs a while ago. Why is this prime time?
Philadelphia Eagles (-3) over Washington Redskins – If Philadelphia loses then their season is over. Too many people are on the Skins and I think the Eagles can somehow find a way to win. Where’s DeMarco Murray?!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3) over Chicago Bears – Tampa Bay is 7-3 ATS against a team with a losing record, and 9-2 ATS following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. I think Jameis is still going to play like something is on the line. Bucs win 23-16.
Carolina Panthers (-7) over Atlanta Falcons – Panthers clinch a bye with a win, so they still have something to play for. Cam Newton is the league’s MVP and there is no chance I’ll be betting against him.
Next three games are BRUTAL / UNWATCHABLE
Dallas Cowboys (+6.5) over Buffalo Bills
Jaguars (N/A) over New Orleans Saints
Detroit Lions (-8.5) over San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs (-12.5) over Cleveland Browns – The Chiefs are riding an eight game winning streak and see no signs of stopping. Kansas City needs to be thankful for whoever gave them their second half schedule because it was the easiest in the NFL. The Chiefs also have a chance to win the division with back to back Broncos losses to end the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) over Baltimore Ravens – Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown seems to be the best combo in the NFL right now. The Steelers have scored at least 30 points in its last six games. Steelers 31-16.
Indianapolis Colts (+1.5) over Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins are the worst team against the spread this year. THE WORST. Miami doesn’t have a home field advantage. Take the points here.
New York Jets (+3.5) over New England Patriots – The Jets always play the Pats well. In fact, in the last five games, the final score ended in a one-possession game. The Jets need this to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Patriots are still banged up.
Houston Texans (N/A) over Tennessee Titans – It looks like Marcus Mariota will be out for the rest of the season for the Titans. With a Texans win and a Colts loss, the Texans can clinch the division. I’m excited to bet against them in the first round of the playoffs.
Arizona Cardinals (-4.5) over Green Bay Packers – The Packers are on a three game winning streak, and needed a miracle for one of them. Also, all three teams were below 500. I like the Cardinals to score a lot of points against a shaky Green Bay defense.
St. Louis Rams (+13.5) over Seattle Seahawks – Way too many points here. The Rams love playing the Seahawks and most importantly they believe they can beat this team. Hawks 23-17. You can blame Bill Simmons for talking me out of taking Seattle.
New York Giants (+6.5) over Minnesota Vikings – The suspension to OBJ might be the biggest suspension in Fantasy Football history. For the Giants, it means they’ll have to beat a Vikings team without their star player to keep their playoff hopes alive. I can see this being a lot closer than some people may think.
Denver Broncos (-3.5) over Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengals can secure a first round bye with a win on Monday night. I just don’t think quarterback AJ McCarron will do much against a tough Broncos defense that should get some starters back that missed last week. Maybe Brock Osweiler isn’t as good as we think he is. Broncos 24-20.
Last week: 9-6-1
Overall ATS: 119-101-4
Teaser Pick of the Week Overall: 8-7
Teaser Pick of the Week (10 points): New York Jets +13.5
Pittsburgh Steelers PK
Kansas City Chiefs PK