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Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Erickson went 9-7 to win the week, though apparently he thinks he went 10-6. This week is bizarre in that we have a whopping seven consensus picks (something that almost never happens, especially late in the year). Moreover, despite all the agreement, Erickson and Pianowski's best bets are the Jaguars, while mine is the Bills.

Erickson Pianowski Liss Stopa Del Don
Chargers +10.5 at Broncos Chargers Chargers Chargers Broncos Broncos
Redskins +7 at Falcons Redskins Falcons Redskins Redskins Falcons
49ers -5.5 at Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers
Seahawks -7 at Giants Giants Seahawks Giants Giants Seahawks
Eagles -5 at Vikings Vikings Vikings Eagles Eagles Vikings
Patriots -2.5 at Dolphins Patriots Patriots Dolphins Patriots Patriots
Bills -2 at Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Bills Bills Bills
Texans +6 at Colts Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans
Bears pick 'em at Browns Browns Bears Browns Browns Bears
Chiefs -4.5 at Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders Chiefs Chiefs
Jets +11 at Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers
Packers +7 at Cowboys Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
Cardinals -3 at Titans Titans Titans Ttans Cardinals Titans
Saints -5.5 at Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams
Bengals -3 at Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Ravens +6 at Lions Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
Best Bet Jaguars Jaguars Bills Panthers Falcons
Last Week's Record 9-7 7-9 7-9 8-8 8-8
2013 Record 111-88-9 94-105-9 99-100-9 88-111-9 102-97-9
Best Bet Record 8-5-1 4-10 6-8 8-6 6-8
2013 Consensus Pick Record 15-23-3
2012 Record 110-140-6 124-126-6 121-129-6 143-107-6 123-127-6
2011 Record 121-128-7 134-115-7 124-125-7 123-126-7 127-122-7
2010 Record 129-122-5 134-117-5 126-125-5 136-115-5 134-117-5
2009 Record 123-130-3 132-121-3 131-122-3 130-123-3 126-127-3
2008 Record 132-114-10 128-118-10 124-122-10 125-121-10 130-116-10
2007 Record 127-120 118-129 127-120 N/A 130-117
2006 Record 118-129 N/A 139-108 N/A N/A
2005 Record 121-126 N/A 127-120 N/A N/A
2004 Record 124-124 N/A 130-118 N/A N/A
2003 Record 121-126 118-129 124-123 N/A N/A
2002 Record 113-136 123-126 141-108 N/A N/A
2001 Record 124-113 117-120 118-119 N/A N/A
2000 Record 123-117 134-106 141-99 N/A N/A

Consensus Picks

This week we have seven consensus picks: the Buccaneers, Texans, Panthers, Packers, Rams, Steelers and Ravens. Last week we went 1-1 to put us at 15-23-3 on the season.

Comments:

WriterComment
Erickson I don't understand how the Bills can be laying points on the road against anyone right now, even the Jaguars... Weird, I went 9-7 last week yet lost my two best bets... Once again, the sportsbooks take the cowards way out with not even issuing any line for fear that Rodgers plays. We always shoulder the risk - sports betting is perilous work, peeps... Second best bet is the Browns.
PianowskiGus Bradley is doing a nifty job with Jacksonville. I don't understand why the ordinary Bills are favored.
LissWhat a strange set of picks with two best bets opposed to mine and seven consenus ones. The Texans really should have beaten the Jaguars last week, and I think the Bills will handle them. I hate my Raiders pick but at least Erickson and Pianow will go down with me. My second best bet is the Dolphins, another one no one likes.
StopaThere aren't many guarantees in the NFL, but Geno Smith on the road against this Panthers defense is as close as we can get... I have to buy the Bills low and sell the Jags high, even though I don't like it... The Redskins might be better with Cousins at QB, and I like how that line moved three points in their favor after it opened... The Cowboys never cover big spreads at home. It's really that simple. Green Bay would be my second best bet.
Del Don I picked Atlanta as my best bet before it was announced Kirk Cousins would start over Robert Griffin (when the line was below 7.0), and I don't feel as good about it now but will stand pat. Washington truly looks like it has thrown in the towel, and Matt Ryan has played at an elite level at home this season. I'm backing the Pats fully aware it's likely the sucker side. The Chiefs would be my second best bet.

The players:

Jeff Erickson: RotoWire Senior editor, 2001, 2008 Staff Picks Champ. Writes the Weekly Rankings. Covers and roots for the Bengals.

Scott Pianowski: Fantasy expert for Yahoo! Sports, and also contributes to Rotowire.com. 2009 and 2011 Staff Picks Champ. Roots for the Patriots.

Chris Liss: RotoWire Managing Editor, 2000, 2002, 2006 Staff Picks Champ, 2003, 2004 co-champ. Writes East Coast Offense, Beating the Book and the Survivor column in addition to Staff Picks. Covers and roots for the Giants.

Mark Stopa: Staff Writer, 2010, 2012 Staff Picks Champ, Writes Run 'N' Shoot. Roots for the Bills.

Dalton Del Don: Fantasy Expert for Yahoo! Sports, 2007 Staff Picks Champ. Roots for the 49ers.