RSO Staff Picks: Week 17

Updated: December 28th 2018

Week 16 Results

1. Wendell – 12-4

2. Papson – 11-5

3. English – 10-6

Overall Standings

1.  English – 150-89-2

2. Papson – 148-91-2

3. Wendell 140-99-2

I can take some solace in winning a week but at a full ten games behind Kyle and eight games behind Matt, I will be officially riding the caboose for the season. Kyle lost a game to Matt and so only two games separate them heading into our final week of the season where there will be a handful of super meaningful games, including a win and in game between the Titans and Colts to finish out the regular season on Sunday night. Our picks for the final week of the year are below. Enjoy the games!

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

Papson

English

MIA @ BUF

DET @ GB

NYJ @ NE

CAR @ NO

DAL @ NYG

ATL @ TB

JAX @ HOU

LAC @ DEN

OAK @ KC

SF @ LAR

CHI @ MIN

CIN @ PIT

ARI @ SEA

PHI @ WAS

CLV @ BAL

IND @ TEN

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RSO Staff Picks: Week 16

Updated: December 22nd 2018

Week 15 Results

1. English – 10-6

2. Papson – 8-8

3. Wendell – 7-9

Overall Standings

1.  English – 140-83-2

2. Papson – 137-86-2

3. Wendell 128-95-2

Kyle takes a commanding lead with two weeks to go by going 10-6. Matt was too focused on keeping his perfect season going in the RSO Writers League. Kyle just needs a normal last two weeks here to maintain the crown. Papson could overcome and I am so far out of it now it is not even funny. No Thursday football this week but two playoff implication games for all four teams involved tomorrow as the Redskins travel to Nashville to take on the Titans and the Ravens go to LA to take on the red hot Chargers, who need to keep winning to try to win the AFC West and get a first-round bye in the playoffs. Our picks for those games and the rest of the slate on Sunday are below. Good luck to everyone playing for an RSO championship this weekend!

NFL Game Picks

Game

Wendell

Papson

English

WAS @ TEN

BAL @ LAC

HOU @ PHI

NYG @ IND

JAX @ MIA

GB @ NYJ

CIN @ CLV

TB @ DAL

MIN @ DET

BUF @ NE

ATL @ CAR

CHI @ SF

LAR @ ARI

PIT @ NO

KC @ SEA

DEN @ OAK

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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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