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Staff Picks: Saints and Packers

Chris Liss

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

Last week was a strong one for the Staff with Pianow going 9-4-1, and DDD and I going 8-5-1. I hate to throw a guy under the bus on his birthday, but what the hell - there's a bigger gap between fourth (Pianow) and fifth (Stopa - happy birthday, by the way) than first (Erickson) and fourth. Put differently, it's hard to spot Stopa in the rearview due to the curvature of the earth.

Two consenus picks this week - the Saints and Packers.

Erickson Pianowski Liss Stopa Del Don
Colts -3 at Titans Colts Colts Titans Titans Colts
Falcons -1.5 at Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers Falcons Buccaneers
Jets +1 at Bills Jets Bills Bills Jets Bills
Lions -2.5 at Steelers Steelers Lions Steelers Lions Steelers
Redskins +3.5 at Eagles Eagles Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins
Chargers -1.5 at Dolphins Chargers Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Chargers
Ravens +3 at Bears Bears Bears Ravens Ravens Bears
Browns +6 at Bengals Bengals Browns Browns Browns Browns
Raiders +7 at Texans Raiders Raiders Texans Raiders Texans
Cardinals -7 at Jaguars Cardinals Jaguars Jaguars Cardinals Jaguars
Vikings +12.5 at Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Vikings Seahawks Seahawks
49ers +3 at Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints
Packers +5.5 at Giants Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
Chiefs +8 at Broncos Broncos Chiefs Broncos Chiefs Broncos
Patriots +2.5 at Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Patriots
Best Bet Bears Redskins Texans Cardinals Broncos
Last Week's Record 7-6-1 9-4-1 8-5-1 6-7-1 8-5-1
2013 Record 79-63-5 68-74-5 70-72-5 62-80-5 75-68-5
Best Bet Record 7-3 4-6 4-6 6-4 3-7
2013 Consensus Pick Record 13-19-2
2012 Record 110-140-6 124-126-6 121-129-6 143-107-6 123-127-6
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 two consensus picks: the Saints and Packers. Last week we went 2-2 to put us at 13-19-2 on the season.


EricksonBack to the well with the Bears again; the Ravens offense is a big mess, and I don't think their pass rush will work nearly as well on the road... If the sharps are right, the Chiefs are set up for the fall. Of course, all bets are off if Manning doesn't play. Broncos are my second best bet... Feel pretty weird, taking so many favorites, but there you are.
PianowskiRon Jaworski was the star in Philly's last home win.
LissI think the Texans will take out their frustrations on the Raiders this week. Other than that, the decisions on the Bucs, Browns and Saints were fairly obvious for me, but it's a suspicious obvious. Not enough suspicion to change the picks, but it's always off-putting when you don't have to think about it much.
StopaI get to sell the Jaguars high? That's possible? Sign me up. Massey-Peabody says AZ is 13 points better on a neutral field anyway... The Jets have been an awful matchup for the Bills in recent years, including earlier this season. The Texans are laying seven having lost seven straight games. That math doesn't add up... I'm surprised the Saints aren't laying 3.5 at home.
Del DonTo go along with the Broncos, my two other favorite bets this week are the Buccaneers and Saints.

The players:

Jeff Erickson: RotoWire Senior editor, 2001, 2008 Staff Picks Champ. Writes the Weekly Rankings. 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 the Survivor column in addition to Staff Picks. Covers and roots for the Giants.

Mark Stopa: Staff Writer, 2010, 2012 Staff Picks Champ, Writes Run 'N' Shoot. Roots for the Bills.

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