RSO Staff Picks: Week 15

Updated: December 15th 2018

Week 14 Results

T1. Papson – 9-7

T3. Wendell – 7-9

T3. English – 7-9

Overall Standings

1.  English – 130-77-2

2. Papson – 129-78-2

3. Wendell 121-86-2

Kyle gave me an opening and I was unable to capitalize on it with both of us going 7-9 in an upset filled week with some crazy finishes, including a walk-off multi-lateral play to beat the Patriots. Matt fared better at 9-7 and moves within one game of the lead with three weeks to go. I am likely officially out of things, but will continue to grind, as it is all I have left after losing both my fantasy playoff matchups last week. Picks for Week 15, which includes Saturday football (we were all on the Chiefs Thursday)!

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

Papson

English

LAC @ KC

HOU @ NYJ

CLV @ DEN

GB @ CHI

DET @ BUF

TB @ BAL

ARI @ ATL

OAK @ CIN

TEN @ NYG

MIA @ MIN

WAS @ JAX

DAL @ IND

SEA @ SF

PIT @ NE

PHI @ LAR

NO @ CAR

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 14

Updated: December 9th 2018

Week 13 Results

T1. English – 9-7

T2. Wendell – 8-8

T2. Papson – 8-8

Overall Standings

1.  English – 123-68-2

2. Papson – 120-71-2

3. Wendell 114-77-2

Very average week for us with some upsets in the NFL last week. Kyle extends his lead by going 9-7 with Matt and I going 8-8. With four weeks to go, Kyle is a heavy favorite now to take home the season crown. Papson has to report in his Week 14 picks as of this writing…we will update you next week if he gets them in between now and the start of the games. Perhaps the pressure from Kyle has become too much for him. Below are Kyle and my picks for Week 14:

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

JAG @ TEN

PHI @ DAL

NYJ @ BUF

NYG @ WAS

NO @ TB

NE @ MIA

BAL @ KC

IND @ HOU

CAR @ CLV

ATL @ GB

DEN @ SF

CIN @ LAC

DET @ ARI

PIT @ OAK

LAR @ CHI

MIN @ SEA

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 13

Updated: December 2nd 2018

Week 12 Results

T1. English – 11-4

T1. Wendell – 11-4

T1. Papson – 11-4

Overall Standings

1.  English – 114-61-2

2. Papson – 112-63-2

3. Wendell 106-69-2

With Kyle and Matt picking exactly the same way last week, I had a chance to make up two games but split my differentiator picks, winning Seahawks over Panthers but losing Packers against Vikings. A solid 11-4 for all of us last week was the result. With five weeks to go, I sit eight games behind Kyle, who still has a two game lead over Matt. I am going to need to gain a couple games each week if I want to have a shot. The week started with a shocker in Dallas as the Cowboys upset the then 10-1 Saints to extend their win streak to four games (we were all on the Saints). Our picks for Week 13 are below:

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

NO @ DAL

BAL @ ATL

CHI @ NYG

BUF @ MIA

DEN @ CIN

LAR @ DET

IND @ JAX

CLV @ HOU

ARI @ GB

CAR @ TB

KC @ OAK

NYJ @ TEN

SF @ SEA

MIN @ NE

LAC @ PIT

WAS @ PHI

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 12

Updated: November 25th 2018

Week 11 Results

1. English – 6-7

T2. Wendell – 5-8

T2. Papson – 5-8

Overall Standings

1.  English – 103-57-2

2. Papson – 101-59-2

3. Wendell 95-65-2

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! It was a messy week for us picking games last week as there were a ton of tough matchups and extremely close results, culminating with the shootout of the year and one of the most entertaining games in NFL history on Monday night as the Rams and Jared Goff outlasted Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs 54-51 (the combined 105 points were the most ever scored on MNF). We had three games on Thanksgiving as usual this week and Kyle, Matt and I were all on the Bears, Cowboys and Saints so we are a perfect 3-0 to start the week. The rest of our picks for today are below. Enjoy the games!

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

CHI @ DET

WAS @ DAL

ATL @ NO

JAX @ BUF

CLV @ CIN

NE @ NYJ

NYG @ PHI

SF @ TB

SEA @ CAR

OAK @ BAL

ARI @ LAC

PIT @ DEN

MIA @ IND

GB @ MIN

TEN @ HOU

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 11

Updated: November 18th 2018

Week 10 Results

T1. Wendell – 9-5

T1. English 9-5

3. Papson – 7-7

Overall Standings

1.  English – 97-50-2

2. Papson – 96-51-2

3. Wendell 90-57-2

Papson stumbles at 7-7 and English takes over the season long lead. I matched Kyle at 9-5 for the week so was not able to make up any ground on him but now sit only 7 games out of first. Packers and Seahawks started the week off with a great game where the Seahawks very much kept their playoff hopes alive by defending home turf against Aaron Rodgers, who continues to look prolific and pedestrian in the same game. A great slate of games this week will provide for some awesome pre-Thanksgiving week action, but all eyes will be on the MNF thriller in LA (moved from Mexico City due to bad turf conditions) as Mahomes and Goff take center stage in what could be a Super Bowl preview. Our picks are below, enjoy the games!

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

CIN @ BAL

CAR @ DET

TEN @ IND

DAL @ ATL

TB @ NYG

HOU @ WAS

PIT @ JAX

DEN @ LAC

OAK @ ARI

PHI @ NO

MIN @ CHI

KC @ LAR

GB @ SEA

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 10

Updated: November 11th 2018

Week 9 Results

1. Papson – 10-3

2. Wendell – 9-4

3. English 8-5

Overall Standings

1. Papson – 89-44-2

2.  English – 88-45-2

3. Wendell 81-52-2

A big week by Papson (10-3) and a slightly off one by English (8-5) flips the standings with Papson now in first at 89-44-2. We were all on the Steelers on Thursday as they crushed the Panthers (seems like Big Ben is good for a 5 TD game almost every year), and it looks like they will be without Bell for the rest of the year. Still, at 6-2-1, the Steelers are now in first in the AFC North and look like a true contender in the AFC. Not a ton of great games this week and not a lot of differences in our picks, but with it being Week 10, GMs will be surely watching every down as they make a push for the fantasy playoffs. Our picks for Week 10 are below:

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

English

Papson

CAR @ PIT

NO @ CIN

ATL @ CLV

JAX @ IND

DET @ CHI

ARI @ KC

NE @ TEN

WAS @ TB

BUF @ NYJ

LAC @ OAK

MIA @ GB

SEA @ LAR

DAL @ PHI

NYG @ SF

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