NFL Week 14 Picks 2018 NFL Predictions Week 14: Jacksonville Jaguars 4-8-0 VS Tennessee Titans 6-6-0 (-4.5), New York Jets 3-9-0 VS Buffalo Bills 4-8-0 (-3.5), New York Giants 4-8-0 VS Washington Redskins 6-6-0 (-1.5), New Orleans Saints 10-2-0 (-8) VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-7-0, New England Patriots 9-3-0 (-8) VS Miami Dolphins 6-6-0, Baltimore Ravens 7-5-0 VS Kansas City Chiefs 10-2-0 (-7), Indianapolis Colts 6-6-0 VS Houston Texans 9-3-0 (-4.5), Carolina Panthers 6-6-0 (-1) VS Clevleand Browns 4-7-1, Atlanta Falcons 4-8-0 VS Green Bay Packers 4-7-1 (-6), Denver Broncos 6-6-0 (-6) VS San Francisco 49ers 2-10-0, Cincinnati Bengals 5-7-0 VS Los Angles Chargers 9-3-0 (-14), Philadelphia Eagles 6-6-0 VS Dallas Cowboys 7-5-0 (-4), Detroit Lions 4-8-0 (-2.5) VS Arizona Cardinals 3-9-0, Pittsburgh Steelers 7-4-1 (-11) VS Oakland Raiders 2-10-0, Los Angeles Rams 11-1-0 (-3) VS Chicago Bears 8-4-0, Minnesota Vikings 6-5-1 VS Seattle Seahawks 7-5-0 (-3.5)

2018 NFL Week 14 Predictions



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Jacksonville Jaguars 4-8-0
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Tennessee Titans 6-6-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Jacksonville has Cody Kessler starting over Blake Bortles. Jacksonville only scored six points on the Colts last week. Leonard Fournette may be out for this game too.


Why the Tennessee Titans Will Win: Quarterback Marcus Mariota faces a tough Jacksonville defense. At the same time, Mariota has Taylor Lewan playing at left tackle and Jack Conklin playing at right tackle unlike back in week 3 when the Titans managed to beat Jacksonville without both offensive tackles while having Blaine Gabbert at quarterback.


Brian Orakpo and Harold Landry will proably start on Thursday. Derrick Morgan is dealing with a knee injury and missed practice on Tuesday.


While Jacksonville has Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye at cornerback, Tennessee has Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, and Adoree Jackson at cornerback. Tennessee also has Kenny Vaccaro and Kevin Byard at safety to counter Jacksonville's safety tandem of Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson.


Prediction: Tennessee enters as a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $175 dollars, the maximum bet is $215 dollars with the average gambler betting around $195 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 37.5 points. I am going with Tennessee to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Titans 20 Jaguars 6





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New York Jets 3-9-0
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Buffalo Bills 4-8-0


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Why the New York Jets Will Win: Sam Darnold's status is in question for week 14. He may return and if he does, then I may consider the New York Jets. Otherwise, I like Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. Trumaine Johnson, Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, and Morris Claiborne know how to cover for the New York Jets. Buffalo cut Kelvin Benjamin, the number one receiver on their depth chart due to how badly he underperformed.


Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: Josh Allen has shown a lot of promise down the stretch since returning from his injury. He beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Buffalo two weeks ago. LeSean McCoy can take pressure off of Josh Allen.


New York will have trouble running the football on Buffalo. Defensive tackles Kyle Williams and Star Lotulellei will cause havoc up front. Middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds will also make things difficult.


Prediction: Buffalo enters as a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $155 dollars, the maximum bet is $175 dollars with the average gambler betting around $165 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 38.5 points. I am going with Buffalo to win and New York to cover with the under.


Final Score Bills 16 Jets 14





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New York Giants 4-8-0
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Washington Redskins 6-6-0


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Why the New York Giants Will Win: Eli Manning faces a formidable Washington Redskins defense led by 3-4 right outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and field cornerback Josh Norman who can blanket Odell Beckham Jr. Tight end Evan Engram and rookie running back Saquon Barkley will have to get things going for the New York Giants. Colt McCoy joined Alex Smith on injured reserve, and I'm not confident about Mark Sanchez starting the final four games for Washington.


Why the Washington Redskins Will Win: Washington will need Jonathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne to step up on their 3-4 defensive line. They will also need their edge rushers and cornerbacks to ball out defensively with Mark Sanchez set to start for Washington on Sunday.


Prediction: Washington enters as a 1.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $105 dollars, the maximum bet is $125 dollars with the average gambler betting around $115 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42.5 points. I am going with New York to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Giants 15 Redskins 6





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New Orleans Saints 10-2-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-7-0


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Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: New Orleans has Drew Brees at quarterback. Unlike week 1 when Mark Ingram was out and Kwon Alexander was playing, now New Orleans can rotate Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram without having to worry about Kwon Alexander stopping them. Cameron Jordan, Alex Okafor, and Marcus Davenport can give Winston all kinds of hell on Sunday. If Armstead returns at left tackle this week, then the Saints will win.


Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: If Terron Armstead is out at left tackle, then Vinny Curry and Jason Pierre-Paul can pressure Drew Brees. Lavonte David ignited Tampa Bay's defense last week. Gerald McCoy and Vita Vea can get pressure on Andrus Peat and Larry Warford. Jameis Winston has balled out the last two weeks avoiding turnovers playing really smart football. DeSean Jackson may return from his injury as well even though O.J. Howard is on injured reserve along with Kwon Alexander. Winston still has Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to throw to at wide receiver.


Prediction: New Orleans enters as a 8 point favorite. The minimum bet is $320 dollars, the maximum bet is $400 dollars with the average gambler betting around $360 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 59 points. I am going with Tampa Bay to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Buccaneers 30 Saints 28





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New England Patriots 9-3-0
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Miami Dolphins 6-6-0


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@CockyBelichick is my favorite Twitter user of all time. His twitter feed is that epic. He always inserts the #kisstherings hashtag and it is badass. I'm going to post his 5 best tweets on our site every week like David Letterman does with his top 10 jokes until the owner of this twitter feed requests I take them down because his tweets are that epic. Let's start with the top 5 Tweets from week 13 in the NFL.



Kareem Hunt gets two tryouts. Alrighty then.




Oh snap. Why didn't you say this after Super Bowl 52?




Not that there's anything wrong with that. #kisstherings.




Oh boy. Here we go with the can of Kaepernick worms once again.




More Colin Kaepernick stuff. Give me an update when he signs with a team.



Why the New England Patriots Will Win: Tom Brady has Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Josh Gordon, Phillp Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Chris Hogan. Even with weaker wepaons, New England still has an abundance of wide receivers. Defensive tackles Malcolm Brown, Lawrence Guy, Danny Shelton, and Adam Butler can get by Miami's interior offensive line with left guard Josh Sitton and center Daniel Kilgore on injured reserve.


Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: Xavien Howard dominated the last two weeks as Miami's field cornerback, but he's now been ruled out for week 14 which does not bode well for Miami. Miami also has Bobby McClain at boundary cornerback and Cordrea Tankersley in the nickel, but with Howard out will it even matter? You also got Reshad Jones at strong safety, T.J. McDonald at free safety, and Minkah Fitzpatrick as a third safety. Robert Quinn and Cameron Wake can give Tom Brady hell by pressuring him. Ryan Tannehill has Laremy Tunsil at left tackle and Ju'Wuan James at right tackle. Miami will keep this closer then people think, but the loss of Howard really hurts the Dolphins. Losing Howard keeps Miami from pulling the upset even though the Dolphins can still cover the spread.


Prediction: New England enters as a 8 point favorite. The minimum bet is $320 dollars, the maximum bet is $400 dollars with the average gambler betting around $360 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47 points. I am going with New England to win and Miami to cover with the over.


Final Score Patriots 37 Dolphins 30





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Baltimore Ravens 7-5-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 10-2-0


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Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Baltimore lost Alex Collins to injured reserve. Baltimore is 3-0 since Lamar Jackson got the starting job. Kansas City's defense is awful outside of their outside linebacker situation with Dee Ford and Justin Houston.


Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: Patrick Mahomes does not have a running back like Kareem Hunt to compliment him. Baltimore has numerous cornerbacks including Jimmy Smith, Tavon Young, and Marlon Humphrey that can blanket Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Chris Conley. Kansas City is playing at home, plus thier pass rushing tandem of Dee Ford and Justin Houston will give Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley problems as well as whoever is starting at right tackle whether it be James Hurst or Orlando Brown Jr. Eric Berry may be back this week as well.


Prediction: Kansas City enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $260 dollars, the maximum bet is $320 dollars with the average gambler betting around $290 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 53 points. I am going with Kansas City to win and Baltimore to cover with the over.


Final Score Chiefs 28 Ravens 27





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Indianapolis Colts 6-6-0
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Houston Texans 9-3-0


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Why the Indianaoplis Colts Will Win: Indianapolis has a way more lethal offense. Their offensive line finally has some stability with Anthony Castonzo at left tackle, Quenton Nelson at left guard, Ryan Kelly at center, Mark Glowinski at right guard, and Braden Smith at right tackle. Andrew Luck has T.Y. Hilton as his security blanket along with a two tight end set of Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.


Doyle is still injured, but Andrew Luck has a lot of time in the pocket. Luck also has Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines to compliment him. This Colts offense, unlike other offenses that Houston has encountered can test the Houston Texans defense to a degree.


Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Houston's defensive line consists of Chris Covington, D.J. Reader, and J.J. Watt. Their front 7 also has Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus off the edge. Bernardick McKinley and Zach Cunningham are the 3-4 middle linebackers. Houston has Jonathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Justin Reid in their secondary.


Deshaun Watson can air it out with DeAndre Hopkins offensively. Lamar Miller will put the Colts away if he continues to go off at NRG Stadium like he has in Houston's last two home contests despite the brilliant play of Colts rookie middle linebacker Darius Leonard.


Prediction: Houston enters as a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $180 dollars, the maximum bet is $220 dollars with the average gambler betting around $200 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 49 points. I am going with Houston to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Texans 31 Colts 20





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Carolina Panthers 6-6-0
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Cleveland Browns 4-7-1


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Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: Both of these teams have formidable defensive lines with Mario Addison, Kawaan Short, Dontari Poe, and Julius Peppers. Carolina has one of the leagues most effective quarterbacks in Cam Newton, but his offensive line has sucked. He dominated early in the season, but a rocky third quarter where Carolina went 0-4 following a 6-2 start has the Panthers on the chopping block.


Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb can make things happen. Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly, and Shaq Thompson can limit what Chubb does. Carolina has an awful secondary and that's the biggest reason why Baker Mayfield can defeat the Carolina Panthers because Baker had a lot of success exploiting Atlanta's defense in Cleveland a few weeks ago. He can do the same thing against the Carolina Panthers. Jarvis Landry and David Njoku may be due for huge days in fantasy.


Prediction: Carolina enters as a 1 point favorite. The minimum bet is $100 dollars, the maximum bet is $120 dollars with the average gambler betting around $110 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47 points. I am going with Carolina to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Panthers 27 Browns 23





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Atlanta Falcons 4-8-0
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Green Bay Packers 4-7-1


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Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win: Atlanta has Matt Ryan at quarterback. They also have Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Calvin Ridley, and tight end Austin Hooper. Left tackle Jake Matthews and right tackle Ryan Schraeder will be tested versus Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. Who am I kidding, Matthews and Perry have 4 sacks combined this year. Plus Green Bay fired Mike McCarthy. I feel a lot more confident about Atlanta covering the point spread.


Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Green Bay has Aaron Rodgers and David Bahktiari at left tackle. The pass rush has to step up this week otherwise a change needs to be made at head coach as well as defensive coordinator. The crazy thing is, Green Bay can win this game because they are at home in December. Also DaVante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Jimmy Graham at tight end give Aaron Rodgers more then enough options. If Joe Philbin wins out and gets Green Bay to the playoffs, then Philbin will be promoted to head coach with the Green Bay Packers.


Prediction: Green Bay enters as a 6 point favorite. The minimum bet is $210 dollars, the maximum bet is $260 dollars with the average gambler betting around $235 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 48.5 points. I am going with Green Bay to win and Atlanta to cover with the over.


Final Score Packers 31 Falcons 27





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Denver Broncos 6-6-0
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San Francisco 49ers 2-10-0


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Why the Denver Broncos Will Win: Emmanuel Sanders tore his achiles. That helps Richard Sherman out, but Denver's defense should do enough to get the win.


Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: Nick Mullens has Joe Staley at left tackle and Mike McGlinchey at right tackle. Weston Richburg at center and Joshua Garnett at right guard have been effective. The problem is this is not the same team without Jimmy Garoppolo.


Prediction: Denver enters as a 6 point favorite. The minimum bet is $210 dollars, the maximum bet is $260 dollars with the average gambler betting around $235 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43.5 points. I am going with Denver to win and San Francisco to cover with the under.


Final Score Broncos 20 49ers 15





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Cincinnati Bengals 5-7-0
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Los Angeles Chargers 9-3-0


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Speaking of Bill Clinton. Every week leading up to the College Football Playoff we will have Bill Clinton's College Football Playoff where Bill Clinton ranks the top 4 teams in College Football. This is the third year Bill Clinton has posted his College Football Playoff.


Bill Clinton's College Football Playoff Selection Special



  1. Alabama Crimson Tide

    Alabama is the defending champion. Nick Saban is once again the biggest pimp in College Football.





  2. Clemson Tigers

    At #2 we have the Clemson Tigers. Clemson beat Alabama to win the 2017 College Football Playoff. Alabama beat Clemson in the Semifinals of the 2018 College Football Playoff.





  3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Notre Dame has their best defense since 2013. The Catholic Church and the Pied Piper have a lot to be excited about when it comes to Notre Dame Football. Yahoo man!





  4. Central Florida Golden Knights

    Central Florida had a perfect season in 2017 despite missing the 2018 College Fooball Playoff. Central Florida went perfect once again. College Football's Playoff Committee is basically like Goodfella's at this point. Fuck you POWER 5. Fuck you POWER 5! You're not in a power 5 conference fuck you and your university.






Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Cincinnati does not have Andy Dalton or A.J. Green for the rest of the year. The heart of their offense is gone and with the Chargers fully healthy, I expect the Los Angeles Chargers to dismantle the Cincinnati Bengals.


Why the Los Angeles Chargers Will Win: Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram will wreak havoc on Jeff Driskel. Philip Rivers may complete 25 passes in a row like he did against the Arizona Cardinals. Forget that, that's probably an unrealistic benchmark. The point is, I expect the Los Angeles Chargers to win this in a blowout. This will become a bloodbath if Melvin Gordon returns from an injury this week. There's speculation Melvin Gordon returns to the Chargers backfield on Sunday.


Prediction: Los Angeles enters as a 14 point favorite. The minimum bet is $800 dollars, the maximum bet is $1,500 dollars with the average gambler betting around $1,150 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47.5 points. I am going with Los Angeles to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Chargers 35 Bengals 6





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Philadelphia Eagles 6-6-0
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Dallas Cowboys 7-5-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


The Dallas Cowboys are now 45-32 under Bill Lumbergh. Lumbergh enters year five as the Dallas Cowboys GM with a 1-2 record in the Playoffs after winning a playoff game in his first year as a GM. If Lumbergh can't right the ship, I'm open to making a new ficitional character the Cowboys GM.




Here is this weeks advice from Bill Lumbergh.

Hey Dak Prescott. What's happening? If you can sweep the Philadelphia Eagles, we can knock the reigning Super Bowl Champions out of the NFC East. If you can do that, then that would be great.


Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Philadelphia got Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones, and Ronald Darby back from injuries on Monday Night Football. The Philadelphia Eagles secondary looked like the secondary that carried them to Super Bowl 52 despite the absence of Jalen Mills at cornerback and Rodney McLeod at strong safety. Their front 7 is just as lethal under Jim Schwartz. Carson Wentz started going back to his roots with games of 300 passing yards. If Golden Tate, and Zach Ertz click like they did on Monday Night Football, then Philadelphia can give the Dallas Cowboys more hell then they can handle after being embarassed at home. Travis Frederick is out for the year so Fletcher Cox has an easier path to Dak Prescott now. Tyron Smith and Zack Martin are also listed as questionable. I can't see Dallas winning against Philadelphia without Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, or Travis Frederick even though their defense has stepped up big.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Dallas does not have Tyron Smith or Sean Lee as practice begins. That makes me nervous to a point. Ezekiel Elliott should easily clear 100 rushing yards with Jordan Hicks injured for Philadelphia. If Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith ball out like they did last week, then they can really limit how effective Zach Ertz is at tight end following his solid outing against Washington.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 4 point favorite. The minimum bet is $170 dollars, the maximum bet is $200 dollars with the average gambler betting around $185 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am going with Philadelphia to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Eagles 35 Cowboys 31





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Detroit Lions 4-8-0
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Arizona Cardinals 3-9-0


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Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Detroit heads to Arizona. The Lions have Matthew Stafford at quarterback and he can keep things competitive for the Lions. Especially with an offensive line featuring Taylor Decker at left tackle, Frank Ragnow at left guard, and right tackle Ricky Wagner. Right guard T.J. Lang is on injured reserve, but that's really the only area that Arizona can exploit. I also don't believe that Arizona has the personnel to exploit that weakness.


Why the Arizona Cardinals Will Win: Arizona does however, have the personnel to limit Marvin Jones or Kenny Golloday because Patrick Peterson will blanket that receiver while Jamar Taylor gets slaughtered by the other target. Also if Chandler Jones can get by Taylor Decker, Arizona can make this game very unfortunate for Mr. Stafford. Josh Rosen is playing a secondary that his USC arch rival Sam Darnold pickpocketed. Christian Kirk may be on injured reserve, but wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will have a field day against the Lions in Arizona.


Prediction: Detroit enters as a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $115 dollars, the maximum bet is $135 dollars with the average gambler betting around $125 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am going with Arizona to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Cardinals 34 Lions 20





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Pittsburgh Steelers 7-4-1
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Oakland Raiders 3-9-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


All ten teams in the BFFL League have team logos. I'll use this section to rank where the 10 teams stand on Yahoo.



  1. The Chosen Ones 12-1

    Our league commissioner used a keeper on Cam Newton and got Tom Brady in the second round. Jason Bantle has a stacked team because I decided to wager Leonard Fournette in hopes of Jason getting Joe Mixon in the fourth round, but because of that, I ended up moving up for Drew Brees. Bantle got Fournette and still managed to trade for Joe Mixon. His receiving core consists of Tyreek Hill, Brandin Cooks, and Sammy Watkins. He has Travis Kelce at tight end. Bantle has one of the leagues best teams and can lock up the 1 seed with a win versus TD Sprinkles this weekend.






  2. Brees Nutz 12-1

    Mitch Pabst owner of Brees Nutz dodged a bullet when Ezekiel Elliott avoided his suspension. Mitch used a third round keeper on Todd Gurley and a seventeenth round keeper on Alvin Kamara. Mitch doesn't have Drew Brees, but he replaced Brees with Aaron Rodgers. This team has DaVante Adams, Adam Theilen, and Allen Robinson along with Jimmy Graham as his tight end and Matthew Stafford as his number two quarterback. Last years league champion looks like the heavy favorite to be the first BFFL league member to repeat since the league went to ten teams as the BFFL enters year sixteen. Brees Nutz won Bantle Bowl III last year, and this team reminds me of Jimmy Dicken's team a few years ago when he entered Bantle bowl II as the defending Champ before Jason got even with Jimmy after Dicken won the leagues first Bantle Bowl. Mitch led the BFFL with 186.58 fantasy points in week 1 and swept Team MouseRat in back-to-back weeks. Mitch suffered his first loss to me with all of the top three teams at 7-1, but he rebounded with the leagues biggest blowout in week 8. Brees Nutz is now 11-1 and has clinched a playoff spot, if TD Sprinkles wins and if Brees Nutz beats me then Mitch will lock up the top seed. It's worth mentioning I'm the only person who beat Mitch this season and our rematch is this weekend.






  3. Gangster Squad 10-3

    Despite being an underdog versus Team MouseRat, I ended up winning with 168 points in week 1. The decision to trade for Drew Brees paid off in week 1. The other player I used a keeper on was a fourteenth round keeper on Jared Goff. I also have Melvin Gordon, Golden Tate, T.Y. Hilton, Cooper Kupp, Chris Hogan, and Michael Crabtree. Royce Freeman is my number two running back behind Melvin Gordon. I started Jack Doyle over George Kittle and somehow ended up winning in week 1. I picked up a critical win versus Avengers to start 2-0 which really helps my playoff chances. I picked up two more wins since week two putting me at 4-0. My team that I drafted by taking Drew Brees from Breez Nuts is 6-0. This is my strongest start for a Fantasy Team ever. Then Mark Sciubba got even with me for what happened in week 1 and that caused me to drop to 6-1. I rebounded defeating a team that I thought I would have no chance of defeating. I ended my losing streak despite losing Coper Kupp for the season. My team clinched the third playoff spot and has the three seed locked up. I'm not sure if I'll face Jason Bantle or Mitch Pabst in the playoffs.






  4. Taco Corp 6-7

    Last year three of the five league owners Brees Nutz, H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes, and Anti Bantle all started 1-0 and made the playoffs. Brees Nutz, The Chosen Ones, Gangster Squad, and Taco Corp all started 1-0. Taco Corp has a losing record and they still control their own destiny since they have outscored me in terms of regular season points through 13 games. All Taco Corp has to do is beat Car RamRod this weekend and they are in.





  5. TD Sprinkles 6-7

    Sorry Jimmy. Sprinkles are for winners. I've said this so much, that I'm afraid Progressive may sue me, but I'm going to keep saying this until TD Sprinkles has a winning record. I've basically used this catchphrase whenever Jimmy had a losing record. The crazy thing is if Jimmy beats Jason and Taco Corp loses to Car RamRod, then Jimmy still has a chance to get the final wild card at 7-7.






  6. Team Mouserat 6-7

    Mark drafted a really good team featuring Julio Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Odell Beckham Jr. The thing is he made the same rookie mistake I did last season when I neglected the quarterback position in a two quarterback league. He's one game back of a playoff spot right now despite having the talent to put together a contender. Team Mouserat is 3-4 after getting even with me in week 7. Mark has lost three in a row since getting even with me due to a tough schedule. Mark has an easy schedule for the last two games following a win. I honestly see this team being the only team with a shot to supplant Taco Corp. Team Mouserat is now 6-7 and if they win against H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes then they can find a way to coast into the playoffs in the event that Taco Corp loses.






  7. Avengers 5-8

    Avengers drafted a really good team that lost the League Title to Brees Nutz last year. They won't have Le'Veon Bell, but this a team to watch out for. Kareem Hunt got released by the Kansas City Chiefs too so this team is probably done. They'd need to win and have the top 3 owners ahead of them all lose. Even then they'd still manage to trail Taco Corp unless they set a perfect lineup, but even then, they trail Taco Corp by 200 points in terms of points scored so they'd have to outscore Taco Corp by 200 points so they are done.






  8. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 5-8

    H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes has dealt with some injuries this season. This team is on the right track with a winning record and is now fully healthy. Heath Bergman drafted Carson Wentz one pick before I did two years ago when I knew Wentz would break out after his rookie season. I even tried to move up with him. He also has Deshaun Watson playing the Bills this week. His wide receiver tandem features DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green. I barely got by H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes who now sits at 4-5 on the season. With no A.J. Green for the next two weeks, I don't like their playoff odds. They have to beat me without A.J. Green and that could be a challenge for them.






  9. RES Express 2-11

    Riley, the owner of RES Express is replacing Anti Bantle in the league. I'm not sure what Anti Bantle did to piss off the rest of the league, but its not my business to comment on. I thought Riley had the worst draft of any of the leagues owners. Riley managed to best my 1-13 record good job Riley.






  10. Car RamRod 2-11

    Andrew Kermish one of the co hosts from our podcast is 2-11. He's dominating his other league on ESPN though.






  11. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: Pittsburgh will be able to carve the Oakland Raiders as long as Ben Roethliserger plays. James Conner is out for this week, but that won't matter as long as Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster play. Neither player practiced today. Florida Gators offensive linemen Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert. T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree will make Derek Carr's life a living hell on Sunday.


    Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: Oakland cut Derrick Johnson at middle linebacker. Donald Penn is on injured reserve so is Marshawn Lynch. Oakland traded Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper for draft picks. The Raiders will be in a rebuild until their new stadium in Las Vegas opens in 2020.


    Prediction: Pittsburgh enters as a 11 point favorite. The minimum bet is $550 dollars, the maximum bet is $800 dollars with the average gambler betting around $675 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 51,5 points. I am going with Pittsburgh to win and Oakland to cover with the under.


    Final Score Steelers 20 Raiders 17





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    Los Angeles Rams 11-1-0
    Versus
    Chicago Bears 8-4-0


    Chris Ransom's Pick


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    Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: Jared Goff and Todd Gurley will continue to lead the Los Angeles Rams offense. Even with Cooper Kupp on injured reserve, you still got Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks along with Josh Reynolds taking over for Kupp in the slot. You also got Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett at tight end. The Los Angeles Rams may just have too many weapons plus they got the defensive player of the year in Aaron Donald.


    Why the Chicago Bears Will Win: Mitchell Trubisky is expected to play on Sunday Night Football. Chicago can win this game if Trubisky wins the turnover battle versus Jared Goff and if Jordan Howard can get more rushing yards then Todd Gurley. Chicago also has Khalil Mack leading their defense. These teams are more evenly matched then many realize, but I'd probably pick the Rams to win in a playoff game even if Chicago shocked people by pulling a fast one on the Los Angeles Rams.


    Prediction: Los Angeles enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $145 dollars, the maximum bet is $165 dollars with the average gambler betting around $155 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42 points. I am going with Los Angeles to win and to cover with the over.


    Final Score Rams 30 Bears 16





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    Minnesota Vikings 6-5-1
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    Seattle Seahawks 7-5-0


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    I just cannot stand ESPN's Monday Night Football Coverage. Monday Night Football On KDKA is back with Bob Pompieni, Mark Madden, and Andrew Filiponi. Tonight the gang is in Seattle.


    Pompieni: Welcome to Monday Night Football. Bob Pompieni along with Mark Madden and Andrew Filiponi covering ESPN Monday Night Football on KDKA from Seattle. Mark what are your thoughts on this game?

    Madden: If either team needs a kicker for tonight, Blair Walsh is still a Free Agent.

    Filiponi: There's a reason the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks both cut the cord on Blair Walsh.

    Pompieni: Tonights game is brought to you by Century Link.

    Madden: No tonights game is brought to you by Paul Allen.

    Pompieni: Very classy with the tribute to Paul Allen even though its one month late asshole. We'll be right back with kickoff after torturing you guys with Century Link ads along with a tribute to Paul Allen.





    Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Kirk Cousins faces a formidable Seattle Seahawks defense. Seattle has a winning record for the first time all season and now they get the Minnesota Vikings in front of their home crowd on Monday Night Football.


    Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Russell Wilson faces a formidable Minnesota Vikings defense that is at full health. Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin have been clicking. Also this is a home game and Seattle has one of the NFL's best crowds when they have a winning record so their crowd may allow them to win. This is the loudest Seattle's fans will be all season considering its a prime time game along with the fact that Seattle has a winning record.


    Prediction: Seattle enters as a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $160 dollars, the maximum bet is $180 dollars with the average gambler betting around $170 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45 points. I am going with Seattle to win and Minnesota to cover with the over.




    Final Score Seahawks 24 Vikings 23





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