2017-18 NFL Super Bowl LII Game Pick

This is it, everyone. The final game. The final pick. My final post of this season. It really is a bummer, isn’t it? Also, to make matters worse, I blew it on both my picks last week, and now we’re down to arguably the two teams in the country that nobody but Pats and Eagles fans want to win. However, the great thing is that tomorrow is the FREAKING SUPER BOWL! It’s the best day in sports, and honestly, who cares who’s playing in the game? I’m excited, you’re excited, and I’m glad that we should all be in for some great action tomorrow. Will Brady win his 6th ring? Is Nick Foles the new Tom Brady? One of those questions can easily be answered with a big YES! Can you guess which one? Anyway, I can’t thank all of you who have stuck with me throughout the year enough, and luckily, it’s never too early to start prepping for next season…. So FINALLY, with all that said, here is my FINAL game pick of the 2017-18 NFL Season. The following team will become Super Bowl LII Champions in just a few short hours…

Last Week: 0-2

Overall Record: 141-82


Super Bowl LII: 1 Philadelphia vs 1 New England

Eagles 23 – Patriots 27

That is my Super Bowl LII game pick considering who the home team is (Patriots) , crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and thank you all for a great season!

PS: Take the Eagles +4.5 if you can. Keep in mind that until last year, the Patriots had never won nor lost a Super Bowl by greater than 4 points with Tom Brady playing QB.


2017-18 NFL Playoffs Conference Championships Game picks

Sound the alarms everyone! Tom Brady is hurt, and the Vegas lines are changing! I heard that TB12 has some stitches on his throwing hand, and that’s what the gloves at the press conference were for, but are we absolutely sure that this Brady-being-hurt thing isn’t just a huge mind trick the Pats are playing on the Jags? I hope it isn’t, because the Jags are my upset pick this week. Wow. I just made half my game picks in the intro. I’m so sad the season is almost over. It’s this then the Super Bowl. I’m still excited though! Here are my Game Picks for the Conference Championships this week!

Last Week: 2-2

Overall Record: 141-80


AFC Championship: 3 Jacksonville @ 1 New England

Jaguars 27 – Patriots 24

NFC Championship: 2 Minnesota @ 1 Philadelphia

Minnesota 23 – Philadelphia 17

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and keep checking back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

PS: Am I the only one who really hopes that we get a Jags vs Vikings SB LII?

2017-18 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Game Picks

I have to credit the Titans on a fantastic comeback last week to make me get my game pick wrong, but I’m hoping I get my picks perfect this week. We’re going to have some crazy matchups next week in the Conference Championships. Are you ready for some more playoff football? Here are my Game Picks for this week’s Divisional Round.

Last Week: 2-2

Overall Record: 139-78


6 Atlanta @ 1 Philadelphia:

Falcons 23 – Eagles 17

5 Tennessee @ 1 New England

Titans 18 – Patriots 27


3 Jacksonville @ 2 Pittsburgh

Jaguars 24 – Steelers 28

4 New Orleans @ 2 Minnesota

Saints 27 – Minnesota 33

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and keep checking back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

2017-18 NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round Game Picks

After 17 weeks of regular season play, we are finally down to 12 teams! Out of those twelve (congrats to the Bills by the way), 8 will face off this weekend with the hope of advancing to the Divisional Round. I honestly don’t know what to expect out of these games, except for the idea of at least one major upset. One last thing: Are the Patriots having a power struggle? Probably. Will they still win the Super Bowl? Probably. Anyway, here is a look back at how I did this season on my Game Picks as well my picks for this week’s Wild Card Round.

Last Week: 9-7

Overall Record: 133-76


5 Tennessee @ 4 Kansas City:

Titans 13 – Chiefs 30

6 Atlanta @ 3 Los Angeles

Falcons 24 – Rams 23


6 Buffalo @ 3 Jacksonville

Bills 20 – Jaguars 17

5 Carolina @ 4 New Orleans

Panthers 27 – Saints 31

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and keep checking back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

2017-18 NFL Week 17 Game Picks

This is it everyone. It’s the last week of the regular season. It has gone by so fast, but I am definitely excited for the playoffs. My new streak continues, so that makes me happy, obviously! Happy New Year Everyone! Here are my Game Picks for Week 17 of the 2017-18 NFL Season.

Last Week: 11-5

Overall Record: 124-69


Packers 23 – Lions 27

Bears 14 – Vikings 31

Texans 17 – Colts 23

Browns 27 – Steelers 24

Jets 18 – Patriots 27

Redskins 28 – Giants 12

Cowboys 23 – Eagles 13

Jaguars 30 – Titans 15

Bills 13 – Dolphins 16

Bengals 19 – Ravens 22

Raiders 10 – Chargers 33

Cardinals 17 – Seahawks 20

49ers 32 – Rams 27

Panthers 24 – Falcons 27

Chiefs 29 – Broncos 13

Saints 37 – Buccaneers 24

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and check back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

2017-18 NFL Dez-ed and Confused Inaugural Season Thank You Note

Dear Readers,

It’s okay to be sad. I get it. There’s no shame in crying because there won’t be anymore fantasy football for a while. However, being serious, this season has been one to remember. This website has helped me realize a passion of mine, and I have all of you who read my articles week in and week out to thank. There is no way I could have kept this site going without loyal readers, and for your support, I am truly grateful. This will be the end of my weekly posts for now, but I will be posting Game Picks every week until after the Super Bowl as well as posting some occasional updates from time to time. I look forward to keeping Dez-ed and Confused going for years to come, and I look forward to expanding my fan-base and weekly following as the years go on, so please tell everyone you can about this site. This experience has been something that I will never forget, so I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Until Next Season,

Justin Tuell

Editor of Dez-ed and Confused

2017-18 NFL Week 16 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! There is only one spot left in the NFC playoffs after this week, but the AFC wild card round is WIDE OPEN. Last week was the end of the road for many teams, but with it came some remarkable performances, especially from guys like Todd Gurley. So with that said, here are my Winners and Losers for Week 16 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:


QB: Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins, and Jimmy Garoppolo

RB: Todd Gurley, Dion Lewis, and Giovanni Bernard

WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Jakeem Grant, and Ted Ginn

TE: Antonio Gates, Eric Ebron, and James O’Shaughnnessy

K: Harrison Butker and Randy Bullock

D/ST: Cardinals and Vikings


QB: Dak Prescott, Nick Foles, and Case Keenum

RB: Joe Mixon, Devonta Freeman, and Isaiah Crowell

WR: Brandin Cooks, Adam Theilen, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jared Cook and Evan Engram

K: Blair Walsh and Sam Ficken

D/ST: Ravens and Jaguars

Guys, that does it for my season tools to victory! I hope you all did well in your championships! It has been fun, but more on that later…

2017-18 NFL Week 16 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 16 matchup, likely the league championship for most of you, can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Browns over Bears. 2. Nick Foles will continue to show people that the Eagles can still be a great team without Carson Wentz, and the Seahawks will all but crush the Cowboys’ playoff hopes. You heard it here first. 3. Bold Prediction: Th Browns will get their first win of the season by kicking a game winning field goal vs the Bears, and they will act like they just won the Super Bowl. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 16 of the NFL season.


Start Em:

  • Nick Foles vs OAK
  • Blake Bortles vs SF
  • Philip Rivers vs NYJ

Sit Em: 

  • Matthew Stafford vs CIN
  • Dak Prescott vs SEA
  • Marcus Mariota vs LAR


Start Em:

  • Jordan Howard vs CLE
  • Christian McCaffrey vs TB
  • Kapri Bibbs vs DEN

Sit Em: 

  • Leonard Fournette vs SF
  • Lamar Miller vs PIT
  • Carlos Hyde vs JAX


Start Em:

  • DeAndre Hopkins vs PIT
  • Robby Anderson vs LAC
  • JuJu Smith Schuster vs HOU

Sit Em:

  • Michael Thomas vs ATL
  • Tyreek Hill vs MIA
  • Larry Fitzgerald vs NYG


Start Em:

  • Jimmy Graham vs DAL
  • Greg Olsen vs TB
  • Charles Clay vs NE

Sit Em:

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs LAC
  • Jared Cook vs PHI
  • Vernon Davis vs DEN


Start Em:

  • Chris Boswell vs HOU
  • Graham Gano vs TB
  • Blair Walsh vs DAL

Sit Em:

  • Jake Elliott vs OAK
  • Dan Bailey vs SEA
  • Brandon McManus vs WSH


Start Em:

  • Steelers vs HOU
  • Bears vs CLE
  • Lions vs CIN

Sit Em:

  • Bills vs NE
  • Buccaneers vs CAR
  • Cowboys vs SEA

That does it for my Week 16 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2017-18 NFL Week 16 Position Rankings

A few things to consider: 1. I’m keeping my eye on Bills vs Patriots this week, as is everyone in Buffalo, as the Bills Mafia actually has a chance to make the playoffs in the AFC if they win out. If Tom Brady can stay healthy in this game though, their chances look slim. 2. Jimmy Graham has been quiet these past few weeks, so look for him to light up the Cowboys secondary this week in Dallas. It’ll either be him or another Seahawks TE. 3. The game I’m most looking forward to this week is definitely Saints vs Falcons. If this game is anything like the one a few Thursdays ago, then we are in for a good time. With all that said, here are my position rankings for Week 16 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Week 16 Teams who played on Saturday: Indianapolis, Baltimore, Minnesota, Green Bay


  1. Tom Brady vs BUF
  2. Russell Wilson vs DAL
  3. Drew Brees vs ATL
  4. Nick Foles vs OAK
  5. Matt Ryan vs NO
  6. Blake Bortles vs SF
  7. Philip Rivers vs NYJ
  8. Kirk Cousins vs DEN
  9. Jared Goff vs TEN
  10. Cam Newton vs TB
  11. Ben Roethlisberger vs HOU
  12. Jimmy Garoppolo vs JAX
  13. Jameis Winston vs CAR
  14. Matthew Stafford vs CIN
  15. Dak Prescott vs SEA


  1. Le’Veon Bell vs HOU
  2. Todd Gurley vs TEN
  3. Alvin Kamara vs ATL
  4. LeSean McCoy vs NE
  5. Ezekiel Elliott vs SEA
  6. Melvin Gordon vs NYJ
  7. Devonta Freeman vs NO
  8. Mark Ingram vs ATL
  9. Kareem Hunt vs MIA
  10. Jordan Howard vs CLE
  11. Leonard Fournette vs SF
  12. Christian McCaffrey vs TB
  13. Carlos Hyde vs JAX
  14. Kapri Bibbs vs DEN
  15. Dion Lewis vs BUF


  1. Julio Jones vs NO
  2. AJ Green vs DET
  3. Keenan Allen vs NYJ
  4. DeAndre Hopkins vs PIT
  5. Mike Evans vs CAR
  6. Doug Baldwin vs DAL
  7. Brandin Cooks vs BUF
  8. Robby Anderson vs LAC
  9. Jarvis Landry vs KC
  10. Michael Thomas vs ATL / JuJu Smith Schuster vs HOU
  11. Tyreek Hill vs MIA
  12. Dez Bryant vs SEA
  13. Larry Fitzgerald vs NYG
  14. Josh Gordon vs CHI
  15. Devin Funchess vs TB


  1. Rob Gronkowski vs BUF
  2. Zach Ertz vs OAK
  3. Travis Kelce vs MIA
  4. Jimmy Graham vs DAL
  5. Delanie Walker vs LAR
  6. Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs LAC
  7. Evan Engram vs ARI
  8. Jared Cook vs PHI
  9. Hunter Henry vs NYJ
  10. Greg Olsen vs TB
  11. Charles Clay vs NE
  12. Julius Thomas vs KC
  13. OJ Howard vs CAR
  14. Vernon Davis vs DEN
  15. Jason Witten vs SEA


  1. Chris Boswell vs HOU
  2. Stephen Gostkowski vs BUF
  3. Graham Gano vs TB
  4. Matt Bryant vs NO
  5. Will Lutz vs ATL
  6. Matt Prater vs CIN
  7. Josh Lambo vs SF
  8. Harrison Butker vs MIA
  9. Blair Walsh vs DAL
  10. Jake Elliott vs OAK
  11. Dan Bailey vs SEA
  12. Brandon McManus vs WSH


  1. Rams vs TEN
  2. Jaguars vs SF
  3. Steelers vs HOU
  4. Bears vs CLE
  5. Lions vs CIN
  6. Eagles vs OAK
  7. Patriots vs BUF
  8. Chiefs vs MIA
  9. Seahawks vs DAL
  10. Chargers vs NYJ
  11. Titans vs LAR
  12. Giants vs ARI

Check back later for my Week 16 “Start Em, Sit Em”!

2017-18 NFL Week 16 Game Picks

A new streak has begun! I’m hyped that I got my Rams pick right. Shows that you can tell a lot about a matchup just by knowing the history of both teams’ previous meetings. We’re down to crunch time people! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here are my Game Picks for Week 16 of the 2017-18 NFL Season.

Last Week: 10-6

Overall Record: 113-64


Colts 18 – Ravens 28

Vikings 33 – Packers 27


Rams 38 – Titans 24

Bills 17 – Patriots 28

Browns 23 – Bears 20

Falcons 30 – Saints 28

Lions 26 – Bengals 14

Buccaneers 24 – Panthers 27

Dolphins 23 – Chiefs 24

Broncos 10 – Redskins 31

Chargers 47 – Jets 13

Jaguars 32 – 49ers 17

Seahawks 30 – Cowboys 23

Giants 21 – Cardinals 20


Steelers 36 – Texans 16

Raiders 12 – Eagles 34

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching!