NFL Week 3 Picks 2016 NFL Predictions Week 3: Houston Texans 2-0-0 (-1) VS New England Patriots 2-0-0, Arizona Cardinals 1-1-0 (-4.5) VS Buffalo Bills 0-2-0, Oakland Raiders 1-1-0 VS Tennessee Titans 1-1-0 (-1.5), Washington Redskins 0-2-0 VS New York Giants 2-0-0 (-4.5), Cleveland Browns 0-2-0 VS Miami Dolphins 0-2-0 (-9.5), Baltimore Ravens 2-0-0 (-1) VS Jacksonville Jaguars 0-2-0, Detroit Lions 1-1-0 VS Green Bay Packers 2-0-0 (-7.5), Denver Broncos 2-0-0 VS Cincinnati Bengals 1-1-0 (-3), Minnesota Vikings 2-0-0 VS Carolina Panthers 1-1-0 (-7), Los Angeles Rams 1-1-0 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1-0 (-5), San Francisco 49ers 1-1-0 VS Seattle Seahawks 1-1-0 (-10), New York Jets 1-1-0 VS Kansas City Chiefs 1-1-0 (-3), San Diego Chargers 1-1-0 VS Indianapolis Colts 0-2-0 (-3), Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0-0 (-3.5) VS Philadelphia Eagles 2-0-0, Chicago Bears 0-2-0 VS Dallas Cowboys 1-1-0 (-7.5), Atlanta Falcons 1-1-0 VS New Orleans Saints 0-2-0 (-3)

2016 NFL Week 3 Predictions



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Chris Ransom Last Updated: September 20, 2016.



Houston Texans 2-0-0
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New England Patriots 2-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


@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. I did this last year and plan on doing it once again in 2016. Let's go with the top 5 Tweets from the Patriots win over Miami in week 2.



I cannot wait for the return of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Only two more weeks.




I think Garoppolo is lightyears better than Brissett even with his injury. Hopefully Brissett plays well enough to command a first round pick.




Way to go. Now urinate on some P.C. people.




I liked Goff. We haven't seen him play yet, but the Rams gave up way too much to get him.




Haha. That's rich.



Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Jacoby Brissett will start for the Patriots. Nate Solder returned at left tackle and so did Shaq Mason at left guard. J.J. Watt will still cause problems against the right side of that offensive line with Tre Jackson out at right guard and Sebastian Vulmer out at right tackle. Houston leads the NFL with 9 sacks after 2 weeks and they face an offensive line that isn't even at full strength along with a third string quarterback to top that off.


Why the New England Patriots Will Win: The Patriots do not lose at home. Even without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, they are always a threat to win at home. They won't have Brady or Garoppolo on Thursday which is why I am leaning Houston, but this is one of the tougher week 3 games to pick.


Prediction: Houston enters as a 1 point favorite after being initially a 2.5 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. We're now seeing people only bet up to $135, $125, and even as low as $110. There was way more action on this game yesterday, but now betting action has dropped which I find to be pretty shady. The over or under on this game is 40.5 points. I am taking Houston and going with the over in a slugfest game where both teams get in the 20's. This won't be a game where either team scores in the 30's.


Final Score Texans 24 Patriots 20





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Arizona Cardinals 1-1-0
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Buffalo Bills 0-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Arizona Cardinals Will Win: Cordy Glenn did not report to Bills practice. Chandler Jones and Markus Golden should dominate as pass rushers for Arizona. I don't think Shaq Lawson will start so Arizona can double team Jerry Hughes. Marcel Dareus still has 2 games left on his 4 game suspension. I think Buffalo could beat Arizona if their team was fully healthy, but with their first two 2016 picks Shaq Lawson and Reggie Ragland both injured, this looks like a lost season already.


Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: I think Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby will cover better in week 3 after getting embarrassed by the Jets. This game is a game where you will see Buffalo run more with Anthony Lynn being promoted to offensive coordinator. Carson Palmer will struggle at times against this defense, but he will also play well enough to defeat the Bills in Buffalo.


Prediction: Arizona enters as a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $195 dollars, the maximum bet is $225 dollars with the average gambler betting around $210 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47 points. I am taking Arizona to win and cover the spread. If Buffalo was healthy, I'd take the Bills to win and cover with the over, but too many players on Buffalo are out right now plus Arizona has a lot more depth at wide receiver than the Jets.


Final Score Cardinals 28 Bills 21





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Oakland Raiders 1-1-0
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Tennessee Titans 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


Jason Bantle and Tanya Holmes will have their DraftKings lineups set in 2016. Tanya's week 1 lineup got her $200 dollars. Her week 2 decision to start the Jaguars defense kept her from wining money, but she didn't lose any money. Here is her week 3 lineup. If you want to enter a lineup on Draft Kings this week it ocsts $3 dollars. It's not free like last week.




Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: Derek Carr did awesome in week 1, but didn't fare as well in week 2. Austin Howard struggled in his first game back with the Raiders after Menelik Watson took his place in week 1. Derrick Morgan was inactive for the Titans in week 2 and I don't see Kevin Dodd shining against Howard. Brian Orakpo won't have as much success against Donald Penn. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree should torch cornerbacks Jason McCourty and Perrish Cox in coverage.


Why the Tennessee Titans Will Win: Taylor Lewan struggled against Khalil Mack last season. Mack has 0 sacks so far in 2016. I think Jack Conklin will do well complimenting Lewan at right tackle. Kendall Wright was inactive in week 2. Tennessee has to use their running game to win since I don't trust their receivers even against Oakland's cornerbacks.


Prediction: Tennessee enters as a 1.5 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 46.5 points. I am taking Oakland to win and the over.


Final Score Raiders 31 Titans 17





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Washington Redskins 0-2-0
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New York Giants 2-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Washington Redskins Will Win: This is a must win game for Washington in week 3. That team is already divided following an 0-2 start and their schedule will get even more brutal. The Giants defense is much tougher then the Cowboys defense. Washington won last year since the Giants had issues at cornerback with Amukamara or Rodgers-Cromartie being injured. Janoris Jenkins is an awesome replacement to Amukamara plus Eli Apple is solid in the nickel.


Why the New York Giants Will Win: Washington put Breeland on Dez Bryant instead of Josh Norman. Hopefully Washington learned from that. If they didn't, the Giants should slaughter Washington in week 3 getting a home win to start the year 3-0. Washington has a weak run defense so I love the Giants in this game.


Prediction: New York enters as a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $180 dollars, the maximum bet is $210 dollars with the average gambler betting around $195 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47 points. I am taking the under. The Giants win and cover in a defensive game.


Final Score Giants 27 Redskins 16





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Cleveland Browns 0-2-0
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Miami Dolphins 0-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: Cody Kessler is going to Miami for his first career start. I do not think Kessler will do well. Miami has Mario Williams and Cameron Wake, and both will give Kessler hell in Miami's home opener. Most teams have their home opener by week 3, but Miami is one of the teams with a week 3 home opener.


Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: Ryan Tannehill almost rallied Miami back in Gillette Stadium down 31-3. He's gaining confidence in Adam Gase's offense. Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Jordan Cameron will make plays in the passing game against Cleveland's defense. Joe Haden had 2 interceptions, but he blew two plays in coverage to Steve Smith and Mike Wallace. One of those plays was the touchdown Mike Wallace scored in the second quarter.


Prediction: Miami enters as a 9.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $400 dollars, the maximum bet is $500 dollars with the average gambler betting around $450 dollars on this game. The public panicked with the spread increasing from -4 to -10 after Josh McCown went down. Now the line is back at -9.5, but we are still seeing a lot of money being placed on this game. The over or under on this game is 41.5 points. I am taking the over in this game. I like Miami to win and Cleveland covers the point spread and the over.


Final Score Dolphins 28 Browns 20





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Baltimore Ravens 2-0-0
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Jacksonville Jaguars 0-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Baltimore is 2-0 with Elvis Dumervil still listed as inactive. Cleveland was able to pick apart Baltimore's secondary until turnovers cost them at the end. Baltimore has more depth on their secondary this year though.


Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Blake Bortles has to bounce back. He should be better in week 3 against the Ravens. Jacksonville hasn't been the same without Chris Ivory.


Prediction: Baltimore enters as a 1 point favorite after this game was initially a push with Jacksonville being slightly favored. 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 taking the under. The Jaguars win their first game of the year in an upset that should really be classified as a toss up.


Final Score Jaguars 24 Ravens 20





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Detroit Lions 1-1-0
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Green Bay Packers 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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 as Nick Saban is once again the biggest pimp in College Football.





  2. Clemson Tigers

    At #2 we have the Clemson Tigers. Clemson was the runner up in 2015 and they will give opponents hell in 2016.





  3. Michigan Wolverines

    Jim Harbaugh is ready to cheat his way to a Big 10 Championship thanks to his satellite cameras. Jabrill Peppers knows how to spice up a defense.





  4. Ohio State Buckeyes

    Ohio State defeated Oklahoma. Urban Meyer wants to prove he's the biggest pimp in College Football.



  5. Previous Rank: Not Ranked





Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Ziggy Ansah and DeAndre Levy are both injured. I'm not sure how Detroit can beat the Packers on the road again.


Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Aaron Rodgers should have a big game against the Lions defense. Detroit has a bunch of holes on defense and I think this is one of the safest picks in week 3.


Prediction: Green Bay enters as a 7.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $290 dollars, the maximum bet is $350 dollars with the average gambler betting around $320 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 48 points. I am taking the over. The Packers win and cover the spread.


Final Score Packers 38 Lions 17





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Denver Broncos 2-0-0
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Cincinnati Bengals 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


NFL Big Brother has a brand new designed page for season 2 of NFL Big Brother. This week 2 teams got evicted from NFL Big Brother and the Bengals brought Harambe back to life. You can read about it here 2016 NFL Big Brother Week 2 Eviction. Just click the NFL Big Brother link to read it, that's it.


Why the Denver Broncos Will Win: Denver has a dominant defense. They are heading into Cincinnati on the road for Cincinnati's home opener. Denver's defense is much tougher than the Steelers defense the Bengals shut down.


Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Andy Dalton is not going to lose two in a row. Cincinnati pushed Denver to overtime when A.J. McCarron faced Brock Osweiler. Having Andy Dalton under center may be the difference.


Prediction: Cincinnati enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $140 dollars, the maximum bet is $160 dollars with the average gambler betting around $150 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 41 points, but was previously listed at 50 yesterday. I am taking the under. The Bengals win and cover the spread.


Final Score Bengals 23 Broncos 14





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Minnesota Vikings 2-0-0
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Carolina Panthers 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


Jason Bantle now leads with a 20-12 record. Jesse Lucas is 18-14 after two weeks. Oren Shiri is 17-15. I am in fourth place with a 15-17 record while Tanya Holmes is 14-18 after two weeks. I'm looking for a bounce back performance in week 3.


Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Xavier Rhodes is still out at cornerback for Minnesota. Trae Waynes has been awesome at boundary cornerback in coverage while Terrence Newman has struggled at field corner where Rhodes usually plays. Despite this, the Vikings are 2-0 in first place in the NFC North. Minnesota will boast the cbest cornerback tandem in this division once Rhodes returns. Sharrif Floyd was inactive in week 2 and if that's the case again, Ryan Kalil will open up the running game once again at center for the Panthers after a terrible week 1 game at Denver. Sam Bradford will have another strong game, but I think the Vikings fall short in week 3.


Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: I don't trust Minnesota without Xavier Rhodes. Kelvin Benjamin will have another monster game. Cam Newton may struggle at times against the Vikings linebackers and safeties, but Benjamin should play well enough to bail him out. I also think Luke Kuechly is stout on defense once again stopping Minnesota's running game. Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson will do well starting next to Kuechly at outside linebacker.


Prediction: Carolina enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $280 dollars, the maximum bet is $340 dollars with the average gambler betting around $310 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am taking the over. Carolina wins and Minnesota covers the point spread with this being the fourth highest game people are betting on in week 3. Only Lions VS Packers, 49ers VS Seahawks, and Browns VS Dolphins have seen more bets being placed on a game.


Final Score Panthers 27 Vikings 23





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Los Angeles Rams 1-1-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


Tony Mario posted his NFL Power Rankings and his 2017 NFL Mock Draft. Check them out for his insight on the NCAA and NFL. Tony is a huge Tampa Bay fan and he actually likes the Rams in this game. Ironically, my older brother was a huge Buccaneers fan when he was a kid and now he lives in Los Angeles. He got so pissed when the St. Louis Rams denied Tampa Bay a trip to Super Bowl 34, and now he may be rooting for the Rams on Sunday since he lives in LA. He did interrupt Roger Ales as a 2-year old, so he's still cooler than me, even though he may turn against his childhood team, the Buccaneers this Sunday.


Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: The Rams win over Seattle had to be a fluke. Tampa Bay will have a loud crowd just like the crowd the 49ers had. The Rams still have 0 touchdowns in 2 games despite being 1-1. Doug Martin did get injured in week 2 so if he's out for week 3 the Rams got a chance.


Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: Jameis Winston threw 1 passing touchdown and 4 interception in Arizona. There is no way Tampa Bay loses two in a row. Mike Evans should exploit Trumaine Johnson. I think Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferain-Jenkins step up.


Prediction: Tampa Bay enters as a 5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $190 dollars, the maximum bet is $230 dollars with the average gambler betting around $210 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42 points. I am taking the under. Tampa Bay wins and covers as Winston rebounds with 3 passing touchdowns.


Final Score Buccaneers 21 Rams 13





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San Francisco 49ers 1-1-0
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Seattle Seahawks 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: The 49ers have outscored Seattle in both weeks. San Francisco has posted a minimum of 27 points in their first two games with a 28-0 win over the Rams and a 46-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Carolina.


Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Seattle's defense has been lights out, but their offense has been stagnant with only 13 points against the Miami Dolphins. Doug Baldwin is capable of having 10 receptions, over 100 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown, but Seattle's offense has been so bad to start the year in 2016. It's tough to say what happens on Sunday.


Prediction: Seattle enters as a 10 point favorite. The minimum bet is $400 dollars, the maximum bet is $500 dollars with the average gambler betting around $450 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 40.5 points. I am taking the under as Seattle wins and San Francisco covers in a defensive game. This was the big money game before Josh McCown's injury on Monday. People are pouncing on Seattle with them hosting San Francisco.


Final Score Seahawks 17 49ers 16





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New York Jets 1-1-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


The last time I attended a Chiefs game, they played the Jets at Arrowhead in 1998. My friend Luis Tirado Jr. has some fantastic content over at The Jet Press. Check them out for more information on the Jets leading into week 3.


Why the New York Jets Will Win: The Chiefs were healthy at guard in week 1, but injuries piled up in week 2 when Parker Ehinger and their starting right guard were inactive against the Texans. New York has more depth at 3-4 defensive end than the Texans with Sheldon Richardson, Muhammed Wilkerson, and Leonard Williams. Watt had 7 solo tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery against the Chiefs. The Jets got 7 sacks on Andy Dalton in week 1 and could get 5 sacks on Alex Smith easily if Kansas City's starting guards are inactive again.


Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: Injuries have rattled the Chiefs early. I like Jeremy Maclin against Darrelle Revis in week 3. This game will come down to whether Ryan Fitzpatrick or Alex Smith avoids turnovers. I think Smith's offensive tackles step up in week 3 with left tackle Eric Fisher and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz showing up in week 3. Even though Justin Houston is out, Tamba Hali and Dee Ford can still get pressure on Fitzpatrick. Breno Giancomi was out for the week 2 contest at right tackle so I think the Chiefs can rebound on defense. Also we don't know whether Brandon Marshall will play in week 3 yet. That could go a long way in determining the outcome of Sunday's contest.


Prediction: Kansas City enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $140 dollars, the maximum bet is $160 dollars with the average gambler betting around $150 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am taking the under. Marshall is active and both of the Chiefs guards are inactive so I am going with the Jets now.


Final Score Jets 16 Chiefs 14





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San Diego Chargers 1-1-0
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Indianapolis Colts 0-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the San Diego Chargers Will Win: San Diego can win if Melvin Ingram and Jeremiah Attaochu get pressure on Andrew Luck. I have no idea why Joe Reitz is starting at right tackle again. That was the biggest reason the Colts struggled on the offensive line in 2015 before Luck got injured. Rivers has to play turnover free football against this horrendous defense if San Diego wants to win. San Diego has Denzel Perryman and Manti Te'o ready to stop Frank Gore or Robert Turbin.


Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win: Rivers is going to rely on Antonio Gates. If second year strong safety Clayton Geathers and rookie free safety T.J. Green can double team Antonio Gates they should since they can take away his ability in the deep passing game. D'Qwell Jackson can drop back into coverage to take away Gates's ability to succeed on medium passing plays. Indianapolis needs to force San Diego to beat them with Melvin Gordon on the ground.


Prediction: Indianapolis enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $130 dollars, the maximum bet is $150 dollars with the average gambler betting around $140 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 52 points. I like the Colts and the over in this game.


Final Score Colts 35 Chargers 27





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Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 2-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick




Stephen Colbert: Nation, Season 1 of the Bantle Fantasy Football League is now in the books. We're already 2 weeks into season 2 of the Bantle Fantasy Football league with Jim from the Colbert Report starting 2-0 after his victory over Breez Nuts who got off to a 1-0 start before losing to Jimmy in week 2. Matt Forte and Julio Jones helped Jimmy Dicken get his second win of the season with Forte having 30.90 fantasy points at running back while Jones had 21.60 points at wide receiver.


The other 2-0 team currently holding the first place tiebreaker over Jim is Anti-Bantle. Pittsburgh helped Anti-Bantle in week 1. DeAngelo Williams had another strong week in fantasy. Antonio Brown didn't fare as well, but Kelvin Benjmamin had 29.80 fantasy points in Anti-Bantle's win over Stolty's Stars. Anti-Bantle has DeAngelo Williams, LeGarrette Blount, and Giovani Bernard in their backfield, and boy are they benefiting from Le'Veon Bell's suspension and Dion Lewis's injury. Anti-Bantle was the laughing stock in 2015, but they won the league title in 2014 and are poised for another championship run outscoring every other owner for the second week in a row.


Six other owners are 1-1 fighting for the final two playoff spots. Last year Hobo Jungle, The Chosen One's, and Jimmy were the only 2-0 teams heading into week 3 and all of those teams ade the playoffs. Starting 2-0 is huge in fantasy because you get wins out of the way before the bye weeks.


H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes entered week 2 in second place. Carson Palmer had 24.32 fantasy points at quarterback while third overall pick DeAndre Hopkins had 24.30 fantasy points at wide receiver. Unfortunately, Car RamRod pulled a huge upset thanks to the play of tight end Greg Olsen and quarterback Dak Prescott. Even though H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes, lost they are still the projected 3 seed at the moment. Failing to defeat Car RamRod shows me that Heath is not ready to contend yet despite drafting an impressive teeam.


Hobo Jungle now rebranded as Gangster Squad invaded Taco Corp like a bunch of notorius gangsters. Just like the three felons in that photo.



The Denver Broncos defense led Gangster Squad with 22.00 points in their win over Taco Corp. Taco Corp traded Winston as a backup to Hobo Jungle and Hobo Jungle also moved up for Blake Bortles who had the most points for Gangster Squad outside of Denver's defense finishing with 20.56 fantasy points despite having a meager -2.58 fantasy points heading into halftime.


Taco Corp entered this week as the projected 4 seed in the Bantle Fantasy Football league. I guess Gangster Squad took that seed when they invaded Taco Crop. Adrian Peterson is out though for Gangster Squad, but Chris Ransom picked up Tevin Coleman off the waiver wire like a notorious drug lord.


The other team that won is The Chosen One's. Jason Bantle may have defeated his father in Fantasy Football, but he's the lowest ranked of the current 1-1 teams meaning H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes, Hobo Jungle, Breez Nuts, Taco Corp, and Car RamRod all rank ahead of Jason in that exact order. Nation, Jason may very well have the leagues best team. At the same time, it will be an uphill battle for Mr. Bantle. Sorry on being 0-2 Gary, I was referring to Jason when I said Mr. Bantle, but Sue is also 0-2 so you're not the only winless team heading into week 3. Not having Rob Gronkowski is really what's crippling your team right now pops.


Looking ahead to week 3, Jimmy has a great chance to start 3-0 with a win over Taco Corp. Gangster Squad is still favored to beat The winless Avengers team that would struggle against D.C. supervillan Lex Luther. Even with Adrian Peterson in the starting lineup, Gangster Squad will be favored by even more once they put Tevin Coleman in the starting lineup. The other exciting game features The Chosen One's facing a 2-0 Anti-Bantle team. The Chosen One's is fighting for their fantasy lives when you consider they are losing the tiebreaker to the remaining 1-1 teams while Anti-Bantle hopes to get one more early regular season win agaisnt Jason Bantle before Le'Veon Bell returns from his 3 game suspension to take fantasy points away from DeAngelo Williams and Anti-Bantle.


We'll either of the 2-0 or 0-2 teams get to 3-0 or 0-3? What will find out with the 6 1-1 teams fighting for playoff spots? Stay tuned, I'll answer these questions next week Nation.


Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: Pittsubrgh should win this game. Antonio Brown should have a huge game against these Eagles corners. I can see Sammie Coates getting 100 receiving yards as well as Antonio Brown. If that happens, Pittsburgh should win.


Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Carson Wentz had both of his bookend offensive tackles left tackle Jason Peters and right tackle Lane Johnson for the first two games. I thought Johnson was serving a suspension, but apperently he appealed that, and the ruling for his appeal hasn't been announced yet meaning he can play. Both teams did an awesome job at cornerback in week 2, but you cannot expect me to believe that William Gay or Jalen Mills is a #1 field corner. I think we see an offensive shootout in this game.


Prediction: Pittsburgh 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 46 points. Pittsburgh was favored by 5.5 prior to the Monday Night game, but is now favored by only 3.5 as a lot of people bet on the Eagles on Tuesday Morning causing the points spread to decrease. Outside of myself Tanya and Oren went with the Eagles while Jason and Jesse took the Steelers. I hold the tiebreaker and feel like Philadelphia will pull the upset to go to 3-0. If Carson Wentz beats the Steelers, the Browns will look like real fools for trading Wentz to Philadelphia leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, even though Wentz already embarrassed the Browns in the Eagles home opener.


Final Score Eagles 37 Steelers 31





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Chicago Bears 0-2-0
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Dallas Cowboys 1-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


The Dallas Cowboys are now 18-17 under Bill Lumbergh even after the Cowboys 4-12 season. Lumbergh went 12-3 after taking over for Stephen Jones following the week 1 loss to the 49ers back in 2014. Lumbergh now has to give Coach Garrett advice while dealing with more suspensions than he's used to. If Lumbergh cannot maintain a winning record after year 3, I am open to making a new fictional character the Cowboys GM. Right now Dallas is 1-1.




Here is this weeks advice from Bill Lumbergh.

Hey Dak Prescott. What's happening? If you can get us to 2-1 that would be terrific. This is your chance at redemption after losing to the Giants at home. Glad you understand that. Great.



Why the Chicago Bears Will Win: Jay Cutler may not even play in this game. I love Dallas at home in this contest coming off a win against the Redskins at FedEx Field.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott got to taste victory for the first time in their NFL careers. I think the two rookies continue to make big plays happen against Chicago's defense in week 3.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 7.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $310 dollars, the maximum bet is $370 dollars with the average gambler betting around $340 dollars on this game. The average gambler was only betting $170 dollars on this game prior to Monday Night's game against the Chicago Bears. Now the pubic is pouncing on Dallas to win at home in week 3. The over or under on this game is 45 points. I am taking the over. The Cowboys win and cover the spread.


Final Score Cowboys 31 Bears 17





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Atlanta Falcons 1-1-0
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New Orleans Saints 0-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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 New Orleans.


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

Madden: Welcome back to New Orleans. Bam! Tonight we see two red state teams in a shootout and the reason I say these are red state teams is because both states have educated people that want Trump in office.

Filiponi: Well, I like the Saints tonight also. I think Drew Brees delivers in a shootout. Anyone who votes for Trump is a moron.

Madden: Drew Brees and Tom Benson will get hammered on Nyquill and Viagara to celebrate the teams first win on tonight. Also Trump will smoke Hillary in tonights debate.

Pompieni: That' totally inappropriate Mark. Tonights game is sponsored by Popeyes. Travin Dural gained 30 lbs eating Popeyes and so can you if you want to ruin your NFL Draft stock.

Madden: Tonights game is sponsored by Popeye's. Bam!



Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win: Both Delvin Breaux and P.J. Williams are injured at cornerback for the Saints. That's why Atlanta has a chance.


Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: New Orleans should secure their first victory. I cannot wait to see Drew Brees pick apart this defense at home like he did against the Raiders.


Prediction: New Orleans enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $140 dollars, the maximum bet is $160 dollars with the average gambler betting around $150 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 53.5 points. I like the Saints to win while the Falcons cover and the over in this game.


Final Score Saints 35 Falcons 34





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