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Staff Picks: Pianowski Still in the Lead

Chris Liss

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

Erickson and I went 8-3-2 to win the week, but Pianow's still in first place, 12 games over .500. We also won all of our best bets last week and both of our consensus picks, now 12-5 on the year. There are no consensus picks this week, however.

Enjoy the games.

Erickson Pianowski Liss Stopa Del Don
Chargers -1.5 at Jets Jets Chargers Chargers Chargers Jets
Seahawks +2.5 at Browns Seahawks Browns Browns Seahawks Browns
Falcons +3.5 at Lions Lions Falcons Lions Lions Lions
Redskins +2 at Panthers Redskins Panthers Redskins Redskins Panthers
Bears pick 'em vs. Buccaneers Bears Buccaneers Bears Buccaneers Bears
Broncos +1 at Dolphins Dolphins Broncos Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins
Texans +3 at Titans Titans Titans Titans Texans Titans
Steelers -3.5 at Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Steelers
Chiefs +4.5 at Raiders Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Raiders
Packers -9 at Vikings Vikings Packers Vikings Packers Vikings
Rams +12.5 at Cowboys Cowboys Rams Rams Rams Cowboys
Colts +14 at Saints Colts Saints Saints Colts Colts
Ravens -8.5 at Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Ravens Jaguars
Best Bet Dolphins Cardinals Cardinals Chiefs Jets
Last Week's Record 8-3-2 6-5-2 8-3-2 7-4-2 7-4-2
2011 Record 46-40-4 49-37-4 45-41-4 45-41-2 44-42-4
Best Bet Record 5-1 4-1-1 4-2 4-2 2-3-1
Consensus Pick Record 12-5
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 no consensus picks. Last week, we went 2-0 on consensus picks to put us at 12-5 on the year. We went 32-21-1 on consensus picks in 2010.


EricksonI think they looked better than the end result Monday, and I'm not sure why Denver is being given credit on the road with the movement of the line.
PianowskiI hate this card with the intensity of 1,000 suns.
LissI like the Cardinals getting more than a FG at home against a banged-up Steelers squad. I also like the Browns and Redskins.
StopaThe Colts are too improved on offense with Painter at QB and the Saints are too weak on defense for the Saints to be laying 14... I'm sick and tired of losing with the Rams, but so is everyone else, and with Bradford hurt, nobody wants them. That makes them a value... After the Raiders bye next week, Carson Palmer should be an upgrade for the Raiders at QB, as he'll have had two weeks to acclimate himself to the offense. For this week, though, he'll have had three days of practice with a completely new team after not having played or practiced since December. Plus, he matches up against a Chiefs squad that has been better than you realize the past few weeks - consecutive wins after a close loss at San Diego. I like them off a bye, fading the hype in Oakland... I also like fading the Tim Tebow hype, and the Dolphins won't go 0-16... I struggled with Seahawks/Browns. I feel like Seattle is better, and their last three games show it (2 wins and a close loss to the Falcons), but how much of that was due to the surprisingly improved play of Tarvaris Jackson, who looks like he won't play?... I also struggled with the Ravens. I think the Jags defense is sneaky good, but will it matter with the Ravens defense against Blaine Gabbert?
Del Don Don't feel all that great about my "best bet" this week, and for whatever it's worth, I ended up taking 10 home teams (compared to just two true road teams).

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 East Coast Offense, Beating the Book and Surviving the Week in addition to Staff Picks. Covers and roots for the Giants.

Mark Stopa: Staff Writer, 2010 Staff Picks Champ, 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.