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Staff Picks: Backing the Jaguars - With Video

Chris Liss

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

It was a strong week overall with two 11-4 showings, and one 10-5. As a result, Stopa leads by two games over Pianow and me. Only one consensus pick this week - the Jaguars.

Enjoy the games.

Erickson Pianowski Liss Stopa Del Don
Browns +12.5 at Ravens Ravens Ravens Browns Browns Browns
Patriots -4 at Bills Patriots Patriots Bills Patriots Patriots
Titans +12.5 at Texans Titans Titans Titans Titans Texans
Chargers pick 'em at Chiefs Chargers Chiefs Chiefs Chargers Chiefs
Vikings +3.5 at Lions Lions Vikings Lions Vikings Vikings
Panthers +7 at Falcons Falcons Panthers Panthers Falcons Panthers
Seahawks -1 at Rams Rams Seahawks Rams Rams Rams
49ers -4 at Jets Jets 49ers Jets 49ers Jets
Dolphins +6.5 at Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Dolphins Dolphins
Raiders +6.5 at Broncos Raiders Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Bengals -1 at Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars
Saints +9 at Packers Packers Saints Packers Packers Packers
Redskins +3 at Buccaneers Buccaneers Redskins Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers
Giants +1 at Eagles Giants Eagles Giants Eagles Eagles
Bears +3.5 at Cowboys Bears Bears Cowboys Bears Bears
Best Bet Cardinals Panthers Bills Buccaneers Jets
Last Week's Record 7-8-1 11-4-1 10-5-1 11-4-1 8-7-1
2012 Record 24-22-2 27-19-2 27-19-2 29-17-2 22-24-2
Best Bet Record 1-1-1 2-1 2-1 3-0 1-2
Consensus Pick Record 8-5-1
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 one consensus pick: the Jaguars. Last week we went 2-0-1 to put us at 8-5-1 on the season. Last year we were 30-24-2 on consensus picks.


EricksonToo much chalk on my slate, including my best bet, but I'm the square of this group anyhow. I just am a believer in the AZ defense and I love them at home against Tannehill.
PianowskiWith the officiating thing hopefully settled, the NFL can shift to the next major problem: too many darn stand-alone games with the Baltimore Ravens. How can we fix this? Show me someone else, please.
LissLike a lot of these games but love none.
Stopa I struggled with this slate more than any other so far, so I'll go back to the well with Tampa, fourth straight week. They're only 1-2, but 3-0 ATS, and the losses were close games on road to Dallas and NYG. They're better than Wash (which, despite the RGIII flair, might be the worst team in the NFC), but aren't being treated as such... I like the Dolphins, as I'm not ready to treat the Cardinals as a touchdown favorite - the AZ offense isn't good, and Miami should play close to the vest and keep it close... The Bears are at least as good as Dallas, if not better, so I'll take the half-point hook... Rare that the public isn't on a big home favorite like the Packers. I like the Rodgers eff-you factor here, and that Saints defense is really bad - maybe historically bad.
Del Don I fully expect San Francisco to bounce back with a better effort, and New York is coming off an overtime win, but this is still a pretty significant spread for the west coast team to cover on the road.

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 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 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: Fantasy Expert for Yahoo! Sports, Roots for the 49ers.