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Staff Picks: Backing the Jaguars, Broncos and Jets

Chris Liss

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

Thank God for Erickson who also went 4-11. Otherwise, I would have lost significant ground to everyone - as Stopa and DDD went 10-5, and Pianow went 9-6. Stopa's off to a ridiculous 39-22 start, while Pianow is three games back.

Three consensus picks this week, the Jaguars, Broncos and Jets.

Erickson Pianowski Liss Stopa Del Don
Cardinals -1 at Rams Rams Rams Cardinals Rams Rams
Falcons -3 at Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Falcons Falcons
Eagles +3 at Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Eagles Eagles
Packers -7 at Colts Colts Packers Packers Colts Colts
Browns +9 at Giants Browns Giants Browns Giants Browns
Dolphins +4 at Bengals Bengals Bengals Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins
Ravens -5 at Chiefs Ravens Chiefs Chiefs Ravens Chiefs
Seahawks +3 at Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Seahawks Seahawks
Bears -5.5 at Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars
Titans +5.5 at Vikings Vikings Titans Titans Vikings Titans
Broncos +7 at Patriots Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Bills +10 at 49ers 49ers Bills 49ers 49ers Bills
Chargers +3.5 at Saints Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Saints
Texans -9 at Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets
Best Bet Redskins Steelers Redskins 49ers Rams
Last Week's Record 4-11 9-6 4-11 10-5 10-5
2012 Record 28-33-2 36-25-2 31-30-2 39-22-2 32-29-2
Best Bet Record 1-2-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-3
Consensus Pick Record 8-6-1
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 three consensus picks: the Jaguars, Broncos and Jets. Last week lost with the Jaguars to put us at 8-6-1 on the season. Last year we were 30-24-2 on consensus picks.


EricksonThis is two years in a row where I'm seemingly on the wrong side every week with my own team (the Bengals) - suffice to say I won't ever be taking a side on them as a best bet.
Pianowski know you can say this about many teams, but the Eagles are probably three plays away from being 0-4. They get Pittsburgh at the wrong time - rested and desperate.
Liss I really like the Steelers, Dolphins and 49ers, but the Redskins are my best bet because I picked them in East Coast Offense, and I don't want to have two sets of best bets to navigate.
StopaAt this time last week, the Bills were said to have the best offensive line in the NFL, and I was looking forward to seeing them match up with the 49ers front seven. But Buffalo lost two starting linemen against the Pats (which most people don't know, so it's probably not factored into the line), and neither C.J. Spiller nor Fred Jackson is 100 percent, so when Ryan Fitzpatrick has to throw, it won't be pretty. Plus, the Bills defense got dominated against the two decent teams they've played this year. Expect San Fran to have its way... I need the Packers to start blowing people out before I lay 7 on the road... I have to go ugly with the Jaguars and Jets... The Vikings should be giving 7 against a bad Titans team at home... My favorite bet of the year is over 46.5 points in KC. Every Chiefs game has been played in the 50s, the Ravens defense is overrated, and Bowe and Charles will put up points, even if it's garbage time.
Del Don As a 49ers fan, I'm glad I sufficiently jinxed the Jets by making them my best bet last week, but I'm certainly not happy with my performance there to start the year. I also had a tough time coming up with one for Week 5, ultimately banking on the home team in a divisional matchup in a short week. As for the full slate, I continued my theme this year by going dog heavy, backing 12 of them. Took the Saints purely as a contrarian pick. That line seems a bit nuts.

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. <