Top 5 Pick ‘Em
Season Record: 34-25-1
Dallas -3.5 (@ Minnesota) – The Vikings offense is ranked 25th in the league and they don’t have enough firepower to keep pace with the Cowboys juggernaut. No one has come close to stopping or even containing Ezekiel Elliott.
Los Angeles +13.5 (@ New England) – Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have yet to practice this week and even if they do play, they will both be used in a conservative fashion. 13.5 points is a lot to cover with a below average and easily exposed defense.
Green Bay -6 (vs. Houston) – *Only if Aaron Rodgers is playing, even on a limited basis. His hamstring injury doesn’t seem that serious and I expect him to play on Sunday.
Washington +2.5 (@ Arizona) – The Redskins are the best team in the league that does not currently lead a division through 12 weeks. Carson Palmer continues to be atrocious and the Cardinals are already playing for next year.
Oakland -3 (vs. Buffalo) – The Bills have been barely beating the worst teams in the league all year while losing to every team with at least a .500 record (not including the Tom Brady-less Patriots) while the Raiders look to improve their lead on top of the AFC South.
Top Survivor Pick
Oakland (vs. Buffalo) – See above.
Pittsburgh (vs. New York Giants) – The Giants are stingy. The Steelers have three easier matchups to finish the regular season as well.