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Staff Picks: DDD Goes 14-2

Chris Liss

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

DDD went 14-2 and got back in the thick of it. Stopa went 11-5 and built his lead. Should be a good race down the stretch. My 8-8 probably cemented last place for me - can't remember if that's ever happened before. Also buying steaks in the steak league for the first time. Won't be sad to see 2010 go. Maybe I'll make ending it my new year's resolution.

Happy holidays.

Erickson Pianowski Liss Stopa Del Don
Panthers +15 at Steelers Steelers Steelers Panthers Steelers Steelers
Cowboys -7 at Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cowboys
Lions +3.5 at Dolphins Dolphins Lions Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins
49ers +2.5 at Rams Rams Rams 49ers 49ers Rams
Jets +1 at Bears Jets Jets Bears Jets Bears
Patriots -8 at Bills Patriots Bills Bills Bills Patriots
Redskins +7 at Jaguars Redskins Redskins Jaguars Jaguars Redskins
Titans +5 at Chiefs Chiefs Titans Titans Chiefs Titans
Ravens -3.5 at Browns Ravens Browns Browns Ravens Browns
Colts -3 at Raiders Colts Colts Raiders Raiders Colts
Texans -3 at Broncos Texans Broncos Broncos Texans Texans
Chargers -7.5 at Bengals Chargers Chargers Bengals Chargers Bengals
Seahawks +6 at Buccaneers Buccaneers Seahawks Buccaneers Seahawks Seahawks
Giants +3 at Packers Packers Packers Giants Packers Packers
Vikings +15 at Eagles Eagles Eagles Vikings Vikings Eagles
Saints +2.5 at Falcons Falcons Saints Saints Saints Saints
Best Bet Redskins Rams Raiders Chargers Rams
Last Week's Record 6-10 9-7 8-8 11-5 14-2
2010 Record 110-109-5 115-104-5 108-111-5 118-101-5 113-106-5
Best Bet Record 5-9-1 7-7-1 8-7 10-4-1 9-5-1
Consensus Pick Record 27-21-1
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 no consenus picks.

Last week we went 2-0, putting us at 27-21-1 on the year. We finished 2009 at 19-23-1 on consensus picks, and were 24-19-2 on them in 2008.


EricksonEven the Redskins die like dogs - I don't like Jacksonville blowing out anyone. Meanwhile, there's a lot of self-hate among these picks. Too many favorites, and worse, too many road favorites. But that alone is not enough to change of them. Blech.
PianowskiAll season the Rams have been undervalued and the Niners overvalued. Even with the recent St. Louis slump, I love taking the Rams at home giving less than the standard three points.
LissI despise my picks this week, but differ widely from everyone else's. Don't know whether that's good or bad. Probably bad.
Stopaoe Public's reaction upon seeing the Rams and Falcons giving less than the standard three is to think the value lies with those teams. But therein lies the trap. The Saints need this game more than the Falcons, who are a bit overrated. As for the NFC West, it would seem poetic that a Niners team that's been way under .500 all season would be alive for the division crown into the final weekend... I think the Jaguars bounce back and destroy a bad Redskins run defense... The Colts aren't the same team without Austin Collie. ... The Bears are due for a letdown, as they played on Monday night, clinched their division, and face the Packers next week. The Jets need this game more. ... Remember when the Texans shut out the Titans when the Titans had a rookie QB starting? Tebow isn't good enough to exploit the Texans anemic pass defense - I see the Texans rolling... The Chiefs have nice value, as they're 6-0 at home, playing a must-win game, and laying just five against an inferior Titans squad. I believe in the Chargers, and I think they'll name their score again. That's been their M.O. - destroy the bad teams.
Del Don I'm taking way too many favorites, including ones on the road that are almost assuredly on the sucker side. After I went 14-2 last week, the smart play would be to fade me in Week 16.

The players:

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

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

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

Mark Stopa: Staff Writer, Writes Working the Wire. Roots for the Bills.

Dalton Del Don: RotoWire Senior Staff Writer. 2007 Staff Picks Champ. Writes the Game Capsules and the Barometer. Covers the Eagles and roots for the 49ers.