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

Sunday

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:

Winners

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

Losers

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.

QB:

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

RB:

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

WR:

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

TE:

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

K:

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

D/ST:

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

QB:

  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

RB:

  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

WR:

  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

TE:

  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

K:

  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

D/ST:

  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

Saturday

Colts 18 – Ravens 28

Vikings 33 – Packers 27

Sunday

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

Monday

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!

2017-18 NFL Week 15 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! The Packers are officially out of playoff contention, so that leaves the 6th seed in the NFC open to just a few teams. It looks as though both wild cards will be from the NFC South, although the Lions and Seahawks may still have a chance. Over on the AFC side, the Jags have clinched for the first time in about a century, and the Bills currently sit in the 6th spot. This is your time Buffalo! Two wins and you’re in! After almost 19 years! They’re gonna blow it, aren’t they? Well, last week we were spoiled with some great games and performances, so here are my Winners and Losers for Week 15 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Cam Newton, Nick Foles, and Blake Bortles

RB: Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt, and Christian McCaffrey

WR: Keelan Cole, Jaydon Mickens, and Tavarres King

TE: Greg Olsen, Richard Rodgers, and Benjamin Watson

K: Robbie Gould and Phil Dawson

D/ST: Ravens and Rams

Losers

QB: Russell Wilson, Jared Goff, and Philip Rivers

RB: Carlos Hyde, Jamaal Williams, and Lamar Miller

WR: Antonio Brown, Adam Theilen, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jimmy Graham and Vernon Davis

K: Blair Walsh and Ka’imi Fairbairn

D/ST: Seahawks and Texans

Check back later for my Week 16 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and my Week 16 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 15 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 15 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: Rams over Seahawks. 2. Kenyan Drake will continue his streak of 100 yard performances, and Jordy Nelson will return to form vs the Panthers with Aaron Rodgers back. You heard it here first. 3. Bold Prediction: Brady and Roethlisberger will combine for 5 INTs in a back and forth game for first place in the AFC. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 15 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Aaron Rodgers vs CAR
  • Jared Goff vs SEA
  • Cam Newton vs GB

Sit Em: 

  • Ben Roethlisberger vs NE
  • Jameis Winston vs ATL
  • Nick Foles vs NYG

RB:

Start Em:

  • Kenyan Drake vs BUF
  • Jamaal Williams vs CAR
  • Jerick McKinnon vs CIN

Sit Em: 

  • Jay Ajayi vs NYG
  • Lamar Miller vs JAX
  • Isaiah Crowell vs BAL

WR:

Start Em:

  • Larry Fitzgerald vs WSH
  • Jordy Nelson vs CAR
  • Jarvis Landry vs BUF

Sit Em:

  • Mike Evans vs ATL
  • Brandin Cooks vs PIT
  • DeAndre Hopkins vs JAX

TE:

Start Em:

  • Kyle Rudolph vs CIN
  • Jared Cook vs DAL
  • Vernon Davis vs ARI

Sit Em:

  • Greg Olsen vs GB
  • Jason Witten vs OAK
  • Julius Thomas vs BUF

K:

Start Em:

  • Chris Boswell vs NE
  • Kai Forbath vs CIN
  • Josh Lambo vs HOU

Sit Em:

  • Jake Elliott vs NYG
  • Blair Walsh vs LAR
  • Dan Bailey vs OAK

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Ravens vs CLE
  • Saints vs NYJ
  • Bills vs MIA

Sit Em:

  • Eagles vs NYG
  • Seahawks vs LAR
  • Patriots vs PIT

That does it for my Week 15 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2017-18 NFL Week 15 Position Rankings

A few things to consider: 1. Steelers vs Patriots! Rams vs Seahawks! Packers Panthers: The Return of the Discount Double Check! Are you kidding me?! 2. Russell Wilson is my #1 ranked quarterback this week, and this is his chance to prove to me that he deserves to be in serious consideration for MVP. With Carson Wentz going down last week (super sad), Wilson’s path to the award is there for him to take. Let’s just see if he can get it done tomorrow in a bout for the NFC West title. 3. The game I’m most looking forward to this week is of course NE vs PIT. Almost nothing is more fun than seeing two of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation going head to head, and luckily, we’ll be treated to that maybe twice this season if these two meet again in January. With all that said, here are my position rankings for Week 15 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Week 15 Teams who played on Thursday and Saturday: Denver, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles Chargers, and Kansas City

QB:

  1. Russell Wilson vs LAR
  2. Tom Brady vs PIT
  3. Aaron Rodgers vs CAR
  4. Drew Brees vs NYJ
  5. Matt Ryan vs TB
  6. Jared Goff vs SEA
  7. Cam Newton vs GB
  8. Ben Roethlisberger vs NE
  9. Case Keenum vs CIN
  10. Derek Carr vs DAL
  11. Kirk Cousins vs ARI
  12. Jameis Winston vs ATL
  13. Dak Prescott vs OAK
  14. Marcus Mariota vs SF
  15. Nick Foles vs NYG

RB:

  1. Le’Veon Bell vs NE
  2. Todd Gurley vs SEA
  3. LeSean McCoy vs MIA
  4. Leonard Fournette vs HOU
  5. Kenyan Drake vs BUF
  6. Jamaal Williams vs CAR
  7. Devonta Freeman vs TB
  8. Alfred Morris vs OAK
  9. Carlos Hyde vs TEN
  10. Dion Lewis vs PIT
  11. Jerick McKinnon vs CIN
  12. Jay Ajayi vs NYG
  13. Lamar Miller vs JAX
  14. Isaiah Crowell vs BAL
  15. Marshawn Lynch vs DAL

WR:

  1. Antonio Brown vs NE
  2. Larry Fitzgerald vs WSH
  3. Julio Jones vs TB
  4. Jordy Nelson vs CAR
  5. AJ Green vs MIN
  6. Michael Thomas vs NYJ
  7. Doug Baldwin vs LAR
  8. Adam Thielen vs CIN
  9. Mike Evans vs ATL
  10. Brandin Cooks vs PIT
  11. Devin Funchess vs GB
  12. DeAndre Hopkins vs JAX
  13. Dez Bryant vs OAK
  14. Jarvis Landry vs BUF
  15. Josh Gordon vs BAL

TE:

  1. Rob Gronkowski vs PIT
  2. Kyle Rudolph vs CIN
  3. Zach Ertz vs NYG
  4. Delanie Walker vs SF
  5. Evan Engram vs PHI
  6. Jared Cook vs DAL
  7. Jimmy Graham vs LAR
  8. Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs NO
  9. Vernon Davis vs ARI
  10. Greg Olsen vs GB
  11. Jason Witten vs OAK
  12. Julius Thomas vs BUF

K:

  1. Greg Zuerlein vs SEA
  2. Stephen Gostkowski vs PIT
  3. Justin Tucker vs CLE
  4. Will Lutz vs NYJ
  5. Chris Boswell vs NE
  6. Kai Forbath vs CIN
  7. Josh Lambo vs HOU
  8. Graham Gano vs GB
  9. Matt Bryant vs TB
  10. Jake Elliott vs NYG
  11. Blair Walsh vs LAR
  12. Dan Bailey vs OAK

D/ST:

  1. Jaguars vs HOU
  2. Vikings vs CIN
  3. Titans vs SF
  4. Ravens vs CLE
  5. Saints vs NYJ
  6. Bills vs MIA
  7. Rams vs SEA
  8. Eagles vs NYG
  9. Seahawks vs LAR
  10. Steelers vs NE
  11. Patriots vs PIT
  12. Raiders vs DAL

Check back later for my Week 15 “Start Em, Sit Em”!

By the way, make sure to keep voting for Jay Cutler to go to the Pro Bowl… #cutlerchallenge

2017-18 NFL Week 15 Game Picks

Guys, last week was baaaaaad for picks. The streak is over, but all good things must come to an end at some point. I just wish it didn’t have to happen in such an embarrassing fashion. Feel free to skip over my record from last week. At least I picked the 49ers to beat the Texans… Here are my Game Picks for Week 15 of the 2017-18 NFL Season.

Last Week: 6-10

Overall Record: 103-58

Thursday

Broncos 13 – Colts 14

Saturday

Bears 23 – Lions 21

Chargers 33 – Chiefs 24

Sunday

Eagles 27 – Giants 14

Bengals 16 – Vikings 27

Ravens 24 – Browns 20

Cardinals 27 – Redskins 31

Packers 28 – Panthers 30

Jets 10 – Saints 38

Dolphins 22 – Bills 18

Texans 12 – Jaguars 26

Rams 28 – Seahawks 27

Titans 23 – 49ers 21

Patriots 34 – Steelers 30

Cowboys 24 – Raiders 28

Monday

Falcons 42 – Buccaneers 21

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