RSO Staff Picks: Week 17

Updated: December 30th 2017

Week 16 Results

T1. Papson – 13-3

T1. English – 13-3

3. Wendell – 12-4

Overall Standings

1. Papson – 162-78

2. Wendell – 160-80

3. English – 159-82

Papson comes up with another solid week at 13-3 with his Jimmy G 49ers pick proving pivotal, giving him a two game lead over Wendell and a three game lead over English instead of being even with Wendell and one game ahead of English. Alas, 16 more games this week to decide the season long crown in what has been an extremely close race all year long. Papson trails only Mike Clay (165-75) out of the 11 ESPN experts. Here are our picks for the final week of the regular season. Happy New Year!

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

DAL @ PHI

GB @ DET

HOU @ IND

CHI @ MIN

NYJ @ NE

WAS @ NYG

CLV @ PIT

CAR @ ATL

CIN @ BAL

BUF @ MIA

NO @ TB

JAX @ TEN

KC @ DEN

OAK @ LAC

SF @ LAR

ARI @ SEA

 

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 16

Updated: December 22nd 2017

Week 15 Results

1. Papson – 15-1

2. English – 13-3

3. Wendell – 12-4

Overall Standings

1. Papson – 149-75

2. Wendell – 148-76

3. English – 146-78

Big week from Papson who goes 15-1 and leaps into first place with only two weeks to go. English is only three games back and Wendell is now one game back after leading for most of the season. 32 games to go! Good luck to those playing for fantasy immortality this week and happy holidays to all of our GMs. Our picks for Week 16 are below:

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

IND @ BAL

MIN @ GB

TB @ CAR

CLV @ CHI

DET @ CIN

MIA @ KC

BUF @ NE

ATL @ NO

LAC @ NYJ

LAR @ TEN

DEN @ WAS

JAX @ SF

NYG @ ARI

SEA @ DAL

OAK @ PHI

PIT @ HOU

 

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 15

Updated: December 14th 2017

Week 14 Results

1. Papson – 11-5

2. Wendell – 9-7

3.  English – 8-8

Overall Standings

1. Wendell – 136-72

2. Papson – 134-74

3. English – 133-75

Big time move made by Matt last week as he got huge wins out of the Panthers, Cardinals and Broncos, and he finished 11-5 for the week, two games ahead of Wendell’s 9-7 and three games ahead of English at 8-8. Wendell keeps a two game edge over second place, now held by Papson at 134-74. Kyle sites just one game behind Matt and three behind Wendell with three crucial weeks to go. With no college football other than Bowl Games, we have a couple Saturday games this weekend with three of the four teams competing for their playoff lives. All eyes will be on Pittsburgh Sunday though as the Patriots come to town off a humiliating loss in Miami on Monday Night Football in what will likely be an AFC Championship Game warmup. Look for the Steelers to show the world (and themselves) that they can handle Brady and the Patriots, but more importantly secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Here are our picks for Week 15:

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

DEN @ IND

CHI @ DET

LAC @ KC

PHI @ NYG

MIA @ BUF

BAL @ CLV

CIN @ MIN

NYJ @ NO

ARI @ WAS

GB @ CAR

HOU @ JAX

LAR @ SEA

NE @ PIT

TEN @ SF

DAL @ OAK

ATL @ TB

 

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 14

Updated: December 10th 2017

Week 13 Results

1. Wendell – 12-4

2. English – 11-5

3.  Papson – 9-7

Overall Standings

1. Wendell – 127-65

2. English – 125-67

3. Papson – 123-69

Decent week last week from all three of us with Wendell leading the way, increasing his lead over Kyle and Matt. Wendell leads the way at 127-65 but is only four games ahead of 3rd place Matt with Kyle in the middle two games behind. All three missed the Saints on Thursday night so each will start Sunday 0-1. Some great games with huge playoff indications on the slate today. Congrats to all GMs in the playoffs this week! Enjoy the games and good luck. Week 14 picks are below:

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

NO @ ATL

IND @ BUF

MIN @ CAR

CHI @ CIN

GB @ CLV

SF @ HOU

OAK @ KC

DET @ TB

DAL @ NYG

TEN @ ARI

NYJ @ DEN

WAS @ LAC

SEA @ JAX

PHI @ LAR

BAL @ PIT

NE @ MIA

 

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 13

Updated: November 30th 2017

Week 12 Results

1. English – 12-4

T2. Papson – 11-5

T2. Wendell 11-5

Overall Standings

1. Wendell – 115-61

2T. Papson – 114-62

2T. English – 114-62

Well, I did not think it could get any closer, and it sure did. Kyle wins the week going 12-4, hitting both the Vikings and the Rams right on solo picks, but both Matt and I went a respectable 11-4, leaving just one game separating me (115-61) over both Matt and Kyle (both 114-62). With only five weeks to go, this is going to be one tight race down the stretch. The Redskins travel to Dallas in what essentially amounts to an elimination game for both teams (neither will be able to make the playoffs with a loss). Here are our picks for the Week! Enjoy the games and best of luck making the playoffs in your leagues.

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

WAS @ DAL

MIN @ ATL

DET @ BAL

NE @ BUF

SF @ CHI

TB @ GB

IND @ JAX

DEN @ MIA

KC @ NYJ

HOU @ TEN

CLV @ LAC

CAR @ NO

LAR @ ARI

NYG @ OAK

PHI @ SEA

PIT @ CIN

 

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 12

Updated: November 23rd 2017

Week 11 Results

1. Papson – 9-5

2. English – 8-6

3. Wendell 6-8

Overall Standings

1. Wendell – 104-56

2. Papson – 103-57

3. English – 102-58

There were lots of differences in picks last week and Wendell was on the wrong side of most of them. A subpar 6-8 week from him and an above average 9-5 from Papson and 8-6 from English in what was a tough week of picking games has all three neck and neck as we head into Thanksgiving week. Wendell is 104-56 and has a one game lead over Papson (103-57) and two games over English (102-58). The final six weeks are sure to be exciting. Below are our picks for this week. Only difference today is that Kyle likes his hometown Vikings and Wendell/Papson are on the Lions playing at home! Enjoy the games today and this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

MIN @ DET

LAC @ DAL

NYG @ WAS

CHI @ PHI

TB @ ATL

CLV @ CIN

TEN @ IND

BUF @ KC

MIA @ NE

CAR @ NYJ

SEA @ SF

NO @ LAR

JAX @ ARI

DEN @ OAK

GB @ PIT

     

HOU @ BAL

     

 

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