Staff Picks: Lions, Redskins, Bengals, and Broncos
Staff Picks: Lions, Redskins, Bengals, and Broncos

This article is part of our Staff Picks series.

DDD won Week 14 with a 10-4-2 mark, but Pianow added another game to his lead, going 9-5-2. We also went 4-1-1 on unanimous picks, bringing our season total to 21-11-1. 

This week we all like the Lions, Redskins, Bengals and Broncos, and Erickson and Payne have opposing best bets, the Titans and Texans, respectively. 

 EricksonPianowskiLissPayneDel Don
Jets +14.5 at RavensJetsJetsRavensRavensJets
Buccaneers -3.5 at LionsLionsLionsLionsLionsLions
Eagles -4.5 at RedskinsRedskinsRedskinsRedskinsRedskinsRedskins 
Bears +4.5 at PackersPackersBearsBearsBearsBears
Patriots -9.5 at BengalsBengalsBengalsBengalsBengalsBengals
Texans +3 at TitansTitansTexansTexansTexansTitans
Seahawks -6 at PanthersSeahawksSeahawksSeahawksPanthersPanthers
Broncos +9.5 at ChiefsBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncos
Dolphins +3.5 at GiantsDolphinsDolphinsDolphinsDolphinsGiants
Jaguars +6.5 at RaidersRaidersJaguarsJaguarsJaguarsJaguars
Browns -2.5 at CardinalsBrownsCardinalsCardinalsCardinalsCardinals
Vikings -2.5 at ChargersChargersChargersChargersVikingsVikings
Falcons +11 at 49ers49ersFalcons49ersFalconsFalcons
Rams -1 at CowboysRamsCowboysRamsCowboysRams 
Bills +2 at SteelersBillsSteelersSteelersBillsSteelers
Colts +9 at SaintsSaintsSaintsSaintsColtsSaints
Best BetTitansDolphinsRamsTexansSteelers
Last week's Record8-6-29-5-28-6-26-8-210-4-2
2019 Record108-96-4119-85-4101-103-4104-100-4108-96-4
Best Bet Record8-68-5-17-79-4-16-8
Unanimous Pick Record21-11-1    
Majority Pick Record106-98-4    
2018 Record125-122-9134-113-9141-106-9N/A120-127-9
2017 Record117-125-14128-114-14117-125-14N/A98-144-14
2016 Record140-111-5130-121-5123-128-5N/A132-119-5
2015 Record134-114-8120-128-8114-134-8N/A121-127-8
2014 Record123-128-5140-111-5135-116-5N/A128-123-5
2013 Record132-114-10118-128-10123-123-10N/A128-118-10
2012 Record110-140-6125-125-6121-129-6N/A123-127-6
2011 Record121-128-7134-115-7124-125-7N/A127-122-7
2010 Record129-122-5134-117-5126-125-5N/A134-117-5
2009 Record123-130-3132-121-3131-122-3N/A126-127-3
2008 Record132-114-10128-118-10124-122-10N/A130-116-10
2007 Record127-120118-129127-120N/A130-117
2006 Record118-129N/A139-108N/AN/A
2005 Record121-126N/A127-120N/AN/A
2004 Record124-124N/A130-118N/AN/A
2003 Record121-126118-129124-123N/AN/A
2002 Record113-136123-126141-108N/AN/A
2001 Record124-113117-120118-119N/AN/A
2000 Record123-117134-106141-99N/AN/A

This week we have four unanimous picks, the Lions, Redskins, Bengals and Broncos. Last week, we won with the Redskins, Broncos, Bengals and Rams, but pushed with the Lions and lost with the Jaguars, bringing our record to 21-11-1 on unanimous picks. We also went 8-6-2 on majority picks (three or more writers) to go 106-98-4 on the year. We were 26-21-1 on unanimous picks and 132-115-9 on majority picks in 2018. 

WriterComment
EricksonThe Titans are a better team than the Texans now and deserve more than the standard three points. I also really like the Seahawks, Saints and Niners. I'm in full McSquareickson mode.
PianowskiWhen in doubt, walk the earth with the 2019 Dolphins. Brian Flores has them playing hard, and they can move the ball against almost anyone. I'm on a lot of ugly dogs this week, as a slew of favorites are getting line respect for all sorts of curious reasons. So what, it's the last game in Oakland? That team hasn't had a pulse for almost a month. 
LissI just don't see the Rams getting knocked out of the playoffs by the Cowboys, who still have a safety net when they play the Eagles next week. I also like the Redskins, and the more I think about it, the Seahawks. 
PayneSeems like a good week to take the dogs, generally speaking. It'll be hilarious if we see another Cowboys loss this week.
Del DonI switched off my 49ers, expecting a letdown game while dealing with a bunch of injuries, and I debated Arizona with Pittsburgh as my best bet. I absolutely loved the Rams when they somehow opened +4, but that line has predictably moved a ton. 

The players:

• Jeff Erickson: RotoWire Senior editor, 2001, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016 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, 2011, 2014 and 2017 Staff Picks Champ. Roots for the Patriots.

• Chris Liss: RotoWire Managing Editor, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2018 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.

• Kevin Payne: Staff Writer, Writes our Waiver Wire column. Roots for the Bills.

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

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