Some Notes:

• Jets WR Corey Davis is done for the year with a core injury.

• Raiders RB Kenyan Drake broke a bone in his ankle and is headed to injured reserve.

• Vikings WR Adam Thielen has a high ankle sprain and will miss some time.

• Washington TE Logan Thomas has a knee injury and could miss the rest of the year.

• Bengals QB Joe Burrow has a dislocated pinky but played through it.

• Texans QB Tyrod Taylor is dealing with a wrist injury and will miss some time.

• Patriots RB Damien Harris left Monday night’s game with a hamstring issue.

• Saints QB Taysom Hill is dealing with a finger issue on his throwing hand.

• 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell is in the concussion protocol.

• Chargers WR Keenan Allen was placed on the COVID list.

• Byes: Indianapolis, New England, Philadelphia and Miami

• Thursday game: Steelers at Vikings

• Monday night game: Rams at Cardinals

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Russell Gage, Jake Fromm, JaMycal Hasty, Broncos defense

Last Week: Jamaal Williams, Alexander Mattison, Matt Breida, Boston Scott, Foster Moreau, Jack Doyle, DeVante Parker, Kenny Golladay, Taysom Hill, Chuba Hubbard

You Can Drop: Ty Johnson, all the Seattle running backs, Rashod Bateman, Marvin Jones Jr., Kenny Golladay

Trade Away/For: Most trade deadlines are over, but here is just some advice — go buy your handcuffs!!

Studs Of The Week:

Quarterback: Kyler Murray, Tom Brady
Running Back: Jonathan Taylor, David Montgomery, Javonte Williams
Wide Receiver: Justin Jefferson, Diontae Johnson, Tee Higgins
Tight End: George Kittle, Dallas Goedert

Duds Of The Week:

Quarterback : Patrick Mahomes
Running Back: James Robinson, Mark Ingram
Wide Receiver: Amari Cooper, Kenny Golladay
Tight End: Zach Ertz

Who-Does KZ-Trust Meter

I am starting these guys in half-PPR leagues regardless of their matchup, when healthy. Anyone else check the weekly rankings!!

Quarterbacks: Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford

Running Backs: Jonathan Taylor, Joe Mixon, Austin Ekeler, Alvin Kamara, Nick Chubb, James Conner, Leonard Fournette, Elijah Mitchell, Cordarrelle Patterson, Nick Chubb, AJ Dillon, Dalvin Cook, Antonio Gibson, James Robinson (trust him, not his coach)

Wide Receivers: Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, Tyreek Hill, Darnell Mooney, Davante Adams, Keenan Allen, Adam Thielen, Jaylen Waddle, Diontae Johnson, Michael Pittman Jr., CeeDee Lamb, Mike Evans, Marquise Brown, Elijah Moore, Chris Godwin, Jakobi Meyers (PPR only), Hunter Renfrow (PPR only), DeAndre Hopkins

Tight Ends: Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Dawson Knox, George Kittle, Rob Gronkowski, Pat Freiermuth, Darren Waller

Sleepers Of The Week:

Quarterback: Cam Newton
Running Back: Peyton Barber
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
Defense: Broncos

Busts Of The Week:

Quarterback: Russell Wilson
Running Back: Jamaal Williams
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Dawson Knox
Defense: Chargers

NFL Picks For Week 14

Five Games I Like Against The Spread (Season Record: 29-33)

Browns -2 vs. Ravens
Chiefs -9.5 vs. Raiders
Saints -5.5 vs. Jets
Chargers -10.5 vs. Giants
Broncos -8 vs. Lions

Four Over-Under Totals I Like (Season Record: 24-28)

Ravens-Browns OVER 42.5
Steelers-Vikings OVER 44.5
Titans-Jaguars UNDER 44
Packers-Bears UNDER 44

Three Straight-Up Locks of the Week (Season Record: 28-10)

Chargers
Broncos
Titans

Two UNDERDOG Player Props (Season Record: 13-12)

Baker Mayfield OVER 224.5 pass yards
Cordarrelle Patterson OVER 76.5 total yards

One Bold Pick Of The Week:

Week 1: Tua Tagovailoa throws three touchdown passes (miss)
Week 2: Najee Harris scores two touchdowns (miss)
Week 3: Mark Andrews scores two touchdowns (miss)
Week 4: Patrick Mahomes throws five touchdowns passes (got one)
Week 5: Ezekiel Elliott scores two rushing touchdowns (miss)
Week 6: Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams both score touchdowns (miss)
Week 7: Rashod Bateman catches a touchdown pass (miss)
Week 8: James Robinson, Joe Mixon and Josh Allen all score rushing touchdowns (miss)
Week 9: Jonathan Taylor scores three touchdowns (so close)
Week 10: Najee Harris and Dalvin Cook both score two touchdowns (miss)
Week 11: Cam Newton, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson all score rushing touchdowns (miss)
Week 12: Tim Boyle and Andy Dalton will both have a touchdown pass and an interception
(Boyle didn’t play, but Dalton I got right. Half credit?)
Week 13: Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams each score a rushing touchdown
Week 14: Patrick Mahomes throws four touchdown passes

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