2017-18 NFL Week 12 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! This week was thrilling for everyone except Cowboys fans. And Giants fans. Poor Eli. How do you bench a 2x Super Bowl MVP? But hey! At least they’re starting a relevant young stud, right? Oh, they’re starting Geno Smith? Ummm. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 12 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Philip Rivers and Josh McCown

RB: Alvin Kamara, Jamaal Williams, and Joe Mixon

WR: Robby Anderson, Marvin Jones, and Jamison Crowder

TE: Ricky Seals-Jones and Hunter Henry

K: Phil Dawson and Randy Bullock

D/ST: Chargers and Panthers

Losers

QB: Dak Prescott (AGAIN) and Eli “Mr. Backup” Manning

RB: Kareem Hunt, Mark Ingram, and Jay Ajayi

WR: Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Crabtree

TE: Greg Olsen and Jared Cook

K: Dan Bailey and Brandon McManus

D/ST: Texans and Lions

Check back tomorrow for my Week 13 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and later in the week for my Week 13 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 12 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 12 matchup 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: Jets over panthers. 2. Brees vs Goff will be a tight battle all game with the latter ultimately throwing a late INT to seal the game for the Saints. You heard it here first. 3. Bold Prediction: Russell Wilson will throw for 357 yards and 3 TDs in a demolition of the 49ers. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 12 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Russell Wilson vs SF
  • Cam Newton vs NYJ

Sit Em: 

  • Derek Carr vs DEN
  • Marcus Mariota vs IND

RB:

Start Em:

  • Carlos Hyde vs SEA
  • Leonard Fournette vs ARI

Sit Em: 

  • Jordan Howard vs PHI
  • CJ Anderson vs OAK

WR:

Start Em:

  • Devin Funchess vs NYJ
  • Jarvis Landry vs NE

Sit Em:

  • Larry Fitzgerald vs JAX
  • Amari Cooper vs DEN

TE:

Start Em:

  • Jared Cook vs DEN
  • Delanie Walker vs IND

Sit Em:

  • Coby Fleener vs LAR
  • Austin Hooper vs TB

K:

Start Em:

  • Chris Boswell vs GB
  • Will Lutz vs LAR

Sit Em:

  • Blair Walsh vs SF
  • Brandon McManus vs OAK

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Steelers vs GB
  • Ravens vs HOU

Sit Em:

  • Rams vs NO
  • Falcons vs TB

That does it for my Week 12 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2017-18 NFL Week 12 Position Rankings

A few things to consider: 1. Could the Browns find a way to upset Cincy? Niners over the 12th man? Maybe even the Jets over the Panthers? Considering how crazy the season has been so far, it wouldn’t surprise me. 2. If Drew Brees can find a way to lead his team to a 9-2 record, then I like the Saints to challenge Philly for the NFC title. 3. I think the KFC Wild Card is basically a lock at this point. Lions suck, Cowboys and Packers REALLY suck, and the Falcons aren’t consistent enough. We’ll be seeing Carolina and Seattle in January. With all that said, here are my position rankings for Week 12 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Week 12 Teams who played on Thanksgiving: Dallas, Los Angeles Chargers, Detroit, Minnesota, New York Giants, and Washington

QB:

  1. Tom Brady vs MIA
  2. Drew Brees vs LAR
  3. Carson Wentz vs CHI
  4. Russell Wilson vs SF
  5. Matt Ryan vs TB
  6. Jared Goff vs NO
  7. Cam Newton vs NYJ
  8. Derek Carr vs DEN
  9. Ben Roethlisberger vs GB
  10. Alex Smith vs BUF
  11. Josh McCown vs CAR
  12. Marcus Mariota vs IND

RB:

  1. Le’Veon Bell vs GB
  2. Todd Gurley vs NO
  3. LeSean McCoy vs KC
  4. Carlos Hyde vs SEA
  5. Leonard Fournette vs ARI
  6. Jordan Howard vs PHI
  7. Jay Ajayi vs CHI
  8. Kareem Hunt vs BUF
  9. Lamar Miller vs BAL
  10. Tevin Coleman vs TB
  11. CJ Anderson vs OAK
  12. Isaiah Crowell vs CIN
  13. Adrian Peterson vs JAX
  14. DeMarco Murray vs IND
  15. Marshawn Lynch vs DEN

WR:

  1. Antonio Brown vs GB
  2. Mike Evans vs ATL
  3. AJ Green vs CLE
  4. Julio Jones vs TB
  5. Michael Thomas vs LAR
  6. Doug Baldwin vs SF
  7. Devin Funchess vs NYJ
  8. Larry Fitzgerald vs JAX
  9. Brandin Cooks vs MIA
  10. DeAndre Hopkins vs BAL
  11. Jordy Nelson vs PIT
  12. Jarvis Landry vs NE
  13. TY Hilton vs TEN
  14. Tyreek Hill vs BUF
  15. Michael Crabtree vs DEN

TE:

  1. Rob Gronkowski vs MIA
  2. Travis Kelce vs BUF
  3. Jimmy Graham vs SF
  4. Zach Ertz vs CHI
  5. Delanie Walker vs IND
  6. Jared Cook vs DEN
  7. Greg Olsen vs NYJ
  8. Coby Fleener vs LAR
  9. Cameron Brate vs ATL
  10. Austin Hooper vs TB

K:

  1. Stephen Gostkowski vs MIA
  2. Greg Zuerlein vs NO
  3. Chris Boswell vs GB
  4. Will Lutz vs LAR
  5. Matt Bryant vs TB
  6. Justin Tucker vs HOU
  7. Adam Vinatieri vs TEN
  8. Harrison Butker vs BUF
  9. Blair Walsh vs SF
  10. Brandon McManus vs OAK

D/ST:

  1. Jaguars vs ARI
  2. Chiefs vs BUF
  3. Titans vs IND
  4. Seahawks vs SF
  5. Steelers vs GB
  6. Saints vs LAR
  7. Bengals vs CLE
  8. Ravens vs HOU
  9. Rams vs NO
  10. Broncos vs OAK

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

2017-18 NFL Week 12 Game Picks

Due to the NFL schedule this week with 3 games on Thanksgiving, I’ll be releasing my columns out of the normal order, starting with the one most dependent on time, my weekly game picks! Last week I barely managed to extend my streak of at least 9 correctly picked games, and as always, I intend to keep that streak going. Here are my Game Picks for Week 12 of the 2017-18 NFL Season.

Last Week: 9-5

Overall Record: 74-39

Thursday

Vikings 36 – Lions 23

Chargers 30 – Cowboys 16

Giants 23 – Redskins 28

Sunday

Browns 17 – Bengals 23

Panthers 27 – Jets 31

Titans 24 – Colts 21

Buccaneers 13 – Falcons 37

Dolphins 6 – Patriots 41

Bears 10 – Eagles 29

Bills 18 – Chiefs 22

Seahawks 34 – 49ers 20

Broncos 16 – Raiders 24

Saints 34 – Rams 27

Jaguars 20 – Cardinals 17

Packers 15 – Steelers 47

Monday

Texans 21 – Ravens 23

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

2017-18 NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! I got really good feedback from you guys about the shorter Winners and Losers column, so I am writing a simplified version of “Winners and Losers” again this week, and I once again encourage you to let me know if you want more analysis. Thank you guys all for reading. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 11 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Ben Roethlisberger and Kirk Cousins

RB: LeSean McCoy, Mark Ingram, and Alvin Kamara

WR: Keenan Allen, Kenny Stills, and Brandin Cooks

TE: Ricky Seals-Jones and OJ Howard

K: Stephen Gostkowski and Chris Boswell

D/ST: Ravens and Chargers

Losers

QB: Nathan Peterman and Brock Osweiler

RB: Kareem Hunt and Isaiah Crowell

WR: Jordy Nelson and Emmanuel Sanders

TE: Rob Gronkowski and Jared Cook

K: Greg Zuerlein and Jake Elliott

D/ST: Saints and Titans

Check back tomorrow for my Week 12 Position Rankings and later in the week for my “Game Picks” and my Week 12 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 11 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 11 matchup 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: Oakland over New England. 2. Adam Theilen will somehow find a way to have 125+ yards vs the Rams secondary in  crucial NFC game. You heard it here first. 3. Bold Prediction: Carson Wentz throws for 400+ yards and 3 TDs vs the Cowboys in a blowout. Dallas doesn’t stand a chance. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 11 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Carson Wentz vs DAL
  • Alex Smith vs NYG
  • Case Keenum vs LAR

Sit Em: 

  • Russell Wilson vs ATL
  • Matthew Stafford vs CHI
  • Philip Rivers vs BUF

RB:

Start Em:

  • Jordan Howard vs DET
  • Leonard Fournette vs CLE
  • Tevin Coleman vs SEA

Sit Em: 

  • Alfred Morris vs PHI
  • Marshawn Lynch vs NE
  • CJ Anderson vs CIN

WR:

Start Em:

  • Adam Thielen vs LAR
  • Jarvis Landry vs TB
  • Tyreek Hill vs NYG

Sit Em:

  • Brandin Cooks vs OAK
  • Dez Bryant vs PHI
  • Jordy Nelson vs BAL

TE:

Start Em:

  • Zach Ertz vs DAL
  • Jimmy Graham vs ATL
  • Vernon Davis vs NO

Sit Em:

  • Cameron Brate vs MIA
  • Jason Witten vs PHI
  • Jared Cook vs NE

K:

Start Em:

  • Greg Zuerlein vs MIN
  • Matt Prater vs CHI
  • Will Lutz vs WSH

Sit Em:

  • Brandon McManus vs CIN
  • Steven Hauschka vs LAC
  • Mike Nugent vs PHI

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Chiefs vs NYG
  • Seahawks vs ATL
  • Eagles vs DAL

Sit Em:

  • Vikings vs LAR
  • Texans vs ARI
  • Broncos vs CIN

That does it for my Week 11 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2017-18 NFL Week 11 Game Picks

Killing it! I have gotten 9 or more games picked correctly over the past 4 (!) weeks, and I intend to keep that streak going! Here are my game picks for Week 11.

Last Week: 11-3

Overall Record: 65-34

Thursday

Titans 24 – Steelers 30

Sunday

Lions 31 – Bears 17

Jaguars 38 – Browns 13

Ravens 23 – Packers 24

Cardinals 17 – Texans 14

Buccaneers 23 – Dolphins 10

Rams 33 – Vikings 27

Chiefs 34 – Giants 18

Redskins 27 – Saints 45

Bills 20 – Chargers 24

Bengals 27 – Broncos 16

Patriots 28 – Raiders 32

Eagles 41 – Cowboys 17

Monday

Falcons 21 – Seahawks 30

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

2017-18 NFL Week 11 Position Rankings

A few things to consider: 1. There are a bunch of dream matchups this week including OAK vs NE, ATL vs SEA, TEN vs PIT, and LAR vs MIN. What a week this is going to be! 2. Carson Wentz is going to light up the Cowboys. Dallas has no chance, and that’s why he’s my top ranked QB this week. 3. The game I’m most excited for this week isn’t even in the NFL, it’s my Trojans taking on UCLA. Fight On! (But if it were in the NFL, it would be Rams vs Vikings…) With all that said, here are my position rankings for Week 11 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Week 11 Teams on Bye: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco

QB:

  1. Carson Wentz vs DAL
  2. Tom Brady vs OAK
  3. Drew Brees vs WAS
  4. Matt Ryan vs SEA
  5. Derek Carr vs NE
  6. Dak Prescott vs PHI
  7. Russell Wilson vs ATL
  8. Alex Smith vs NYG
  9. Jared Goff vs MIN
  10. Case Keenum vs LAR
  11. Kirk Cousins vs NO
  12. Matthew Stafford vs CHI
  13. Marcus Mariota vs PIT
  14. Ben Roethlisberger vs TEN
  15. Philip Rivers vs BUF

RB:

  1. Le’Veon Bell vs TEN
  2. Kareem Hunt vs NYG
  3. Jordan Howard vs DET
  4. Leonard Fournette vs CLE
  5. Todd Gurley vs MIN
  6. LeSean McCoy vs LAC
  7. Melvin Gordon vs BUF
  8. Tevin Coleman vs SEA
  9. Jay Ajayi vs DAL
  10. DeMarco Murray vs PIT
  11. Ty Montgomery vs BAL
  12. Adrian Peterson vs HOU
  13. Alfred Morris vs PHI
  14. Joe Mixon vs DEN
  15. Chris Thompson vs NO
  16. Marshawn Lynch vs NE
  17. CJ Anderson vs CIN
  18. Lamar Miller vs ARI
  19. Isaiah Crowell vs JAX
  20. Ameer Abdullah vs CHI

WR:

  1. Antonio Brown vs TEN
  2. Mike Evans vs MIA
  3. Julio Jones vs SEA
  4. AJ Green vs DEN
  5. Adam Thielen vs LAR
  6. Doug Baldwin vs ATL
  7. Larry Fitzgerald vs HOU
  8. Brandin Cooks vs OAK
  9. Jarvis Landry vs TB
  10. DeAndre Hopkins vs ARI
  11. Michael Thomas vs WSH
  12. Tyreek Hill vs NYG
  13. JuJu Smith-Schuster vs TEN
  14. Jordy Nelson vs BAL
  15. Amari Cooper vs NE
  16. Dez Bryant vs PHI
  17. Demaryius Thomas vs CIN
  18. Keenan Allen vs BUF
  19. Stefon Diggs vs LAR
  20. Golden Tate vs CHI

TE:

  1. Travis Kelce vs NYG
  2. Rob Gronkowski vs OAK
  3. Zach Ertz vs DAL
  4. Jimmy Graham vs ATL
  5. Vernon Davis vs NO
  6. Delanie Walker vs PIT
  7. Evan Engram vs KC
  8. Kyle Rudolph vs LAR
  9. Cameron Brate vs MIA
  10. Hunter Henry vs BUF
  11. Jared Cook vs NE
  12. Austin Hooper vs SEA
  13. Charles Clay vs LAC
  14. Jason Witten vs PHI
  15. Coby Fleener vs WSH

K:

  1. Greg Zuerlein vs MIN
  2. Justin Tucker vs GB
  3. Stephen Gostkowski vs OAK
  4. Harrison Butker vs NYG
  5. Matt Prater vs CHI
  6. Will Lutz vs WSH
  7. Giorgio Tavecchio vs NE
  8. Jake Elliott vs DAL
  9. Brandon McManus vs CIN
  10. Steven Hauschka vs LAC
  11. Chris Boswell vs TEN
  12. Mike Nugent vs PHI

D/ST:

  1. Chiefs vs NYG
  2. Jaguars vs CLE
  3. Seahawks vs ATL
  4. Eagles vs DAL
  5. Saints vs WSH
  6. Rams vs MIN
  7. Detroit vs CHI
  8. Titans vs PIT
  9. Steelers vs TEN
  10. Vikings vs LAR
  11. Texans vs ARI
  12. Broncos vs CIN

Check back later for my weekly “Start Em, Sit Em” and Game Picks!

2017-18 Week 10 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! As always, I am trying to make this website and my columns as user-friendly as possible, so as of late, I have been experimenting with different formats throughout my website in terms of how much analysis I write if any at all. I have noticed that many of you like to take a quick glance in order to get all the info you need, so with that in mind, I am writing a simplified version of “Winners and Losers” this week, and I encourage you to let me know if you want more analysis. Thank you guys all for reading. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 10 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Cam Newton and Jared Goff

RB: Dion Lewis, Mark Ingram, and Alvin Kamara

WR: Robert Woods, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas

K: Greg Zuerlein and Josh Lambo

D/ST: Lions and Sacksonville

Losers

QB: Marcus Mariota and Tyrod Taylor

RB: Adrian Peterson and Alfred Morris

WR: Dez Bryant and TY Hilton

TE: Cameron Brate and BASICALLY EVERYONE ELSE

K: Steven Hauschka and Phil Dawson

D/ST: Bills and Cowboys

Now that was really short and to the point. Please let me know what you think of the formatting and check back tomorrow for my Week 11 Position Rankings and later in the week for my “Game Picks” and my Week 11 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 10 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 10 matchup 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. This week, I am doing something special by cutting some analysis and expanding my content over who to Start/Sit. If you have any personal questions over your players, feel free to contact me. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: San Francisco over New York. 2. Jarvis Landry will take over Antonio Brown this week as the league leader in receptions. You heard it here first. 3. Bold Prediction: Todd Gurley will run for over 200 yards vs Houston on Sunday. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 10 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Jared Goff vs HOU
  • Ben Roethlisberger vs IND
  • CJ Beathard vs NYJ

Sit Em: 

  • Marcus Mariota vs CIN
  • Kirk Cousins vs MIN
  • Philip Rivers vs JAX

RB:

Start Em:

  • Carlos Hyde vs NYG
  • Alfred Morris vs ATL
  • Jerick McKinnon vs WSH

Sit Em: 

  • DeMarco Murray vs CIN
  • CJ Anderson vs NE
  • Ty Montgomery vs CHI

WR:

Start Em:

  • Brandin Cooks vs DEN
  • Jarvis Landry vs CAR
  • Adam Theilen vs WSH

Sit Em:

  • Michael Thomas vs BUF
  • Jordy Nelson vs CHI
  • JuJu Smith-Scheuster vs IND

TE:

Start Em:

  • Evan Engram vs SF
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs TB
  • Vernon Davis vs MIN

Sit Em:

  • Hunter Henry vs JAX
  • Jason Witten vs ATL
  • Charles Clay vs NO

K:

Start Em:

  • Greg Zuerlein vs HOU
  • Ryan Succop vs CIN
  • Matt Prater vs CLE

Sit Em:

  • Graham Gano vs MIA
  • Mike Nugent vs ATL
  • Josh Lambo vs LAC

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Saints vs BUF
  • Lions vs CLE
  • Titans vs CIN

Sit Em:

  • Steelers vs IND
  • Bills vs NO
  • Bengals vs TEN

That does it for my Week 10 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!