Top 5 Pick ‘Em
Season Record: 22-18
Green Bay -7 (vs. Indianapolis) – Andrew Luck has been running for his life behind a league-worst offensive line when it comes to pass blocking. The Packers have the 2nd best ranked defensive line through 8 weeks and this is one of the biggest mismatches on Sunday.
Jacksonville +9 (@ Kansas City) – The Jaguars are at an all-time low and this line reflects that. Nine points is a wide margin for a Chiefs team that has an offense ranked just outside the top 3rd. Alex Smith is already out for this game and Spencer Ware’s availability is looking iffy as well.
Carolina -3 (@ Los Angeles) – The Panthers are better than their record reflects. They aren’t quite the 15-1 team from 2015, but they match up extremely well against the Rams who are coming in as the 31st ranked defense.
San Diego -5.5 (vs. Tennessee) – The Titans just finished a three game home stretch against some of the league’s worst teams. Don’t let the current record fool you.
Oakland (0) (vs. Denver) – The Raiders top-five offense versus the Broncos top-five defense. The difference in this game? The Broncos not having C.J. Anderson and a likely limited Devontae Booker will put an even bigger burden on Trevor Siemian.
Top Survivor Pick
Green Bay (vs. Indianapolis) – See above.
Dallas (@ Cleveland) – The Cowboys are the most popular pick this week and that shouldn’t be surprising. The Browns, while still winless, have hung in most games and ended up keeping them close. Save the Cowboys for some easy matchups later in the season if you haven’t used them yet.