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Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 1

Chris Liss

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

This column is back for its 19th year, believe it or not. The first 10 were better than the last nine, results-wise, and while there are many possible explanations for that, I'm bored of going over it obsessively and trying to recapture the "magic touch." It is what it is, and this year I'll pick the teams I want to pick for the reasons I want to pick them without feigning any kind of faux-rigor or bogus process. To hell with the process and to hell with the results. I'm doing this for the love of it.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Chiefs +8.5 at Patriots

Despite being a public team, the Patriots have been spread-covering machines since 2001 when they won their first Super Bowl. Last year, they took it to a new level going 13-3 against the number despite bookmakers knowing the public was likely to be on them. How is that possible? My guess is that it's because the Pats don't trade margin of victory for time on the the clock very often. In other words, un

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