Some Notes:

• Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin is done for the year with a torn ACL.

• Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has a hamstring issue and could be sidelined a week or two.

• Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette will miss the rest of the regular season with a hamstring issue.

• Falcons WR Julio Jones is hurt again, with a hamstring issue again.

• Washington RB J.D. McKissic was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury.

• Oh, and apparently everyone has COVID again … still … sigh.


• Thursday game: San Francisco at Tennessee

• Saturday games: Cleveland at Green Bay and Indianapolis at Cardinals

• Monday night game: Dolphins at Saints

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Read all about that here.

Last Week: Rashaad Penny, Duke Johnson, K.J. Osborn, Gabriel Davis, Jordan Howard, Dolphins defense

You Can Drop: Anyone who is not a handcuff or anyone you will not play in your playoff game.

Studs Of Week 15:

QB: Tyler Huntley, Patrick Mahomes
RB: Duke Johnson, Jonathan Taylor
WR: Tyreek Hill, Brandin Cooks, Gabriel Davis
TE: Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews

Duds Of Week 15:

QB: Tom Brady, Taysom Hill
RB: Alvin Kamara, Najee Harris, Cordarrelle Patterson
WR: Julio Jones, Mike Evans and Ja’Marr Chase
TE: Rob Gronkowski

Who-Does-KZ-Trust Meter

I am starting these guys 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, Jalen Hurts

Running Backs: Jonathan Taylor, Joe Mixon, Austin Ekeler, Alvin Kamara, James Conner, Leonard Fournette, Elijah Mitchell, Cordarrelle Patterson, Nick Chubb, AJ Dillon, Dalvin Cook, Antonio Gibson, Aaron Jones, James Robinson

Wide Receivers: Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Keenan Allen, Jaylen Waddle, Diontae Johnson, Michael Pittman Jr., CeeDee Lamb, Mike Evans, Marquise Brown, Jakobi Meyers (PPR only), Hunter Renfrow, Amon-Ra St. Brown

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

Sleepers For Week 16:

Quarterback: Matt Ryan
Running Back: Chase Edmonds
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Tyler Johnson/Darnell Mooney
Defense: Broncos

Busts For Week 16:

Quarterback: Derek Carr
Running Back: Duke Johnson
Wide Receiver/Tight End: DeVante Parker
Defense: Dolphins

NFL Picks for Week 16

Five Games I Like Against The Spread (Season Record: 34-38)

Saints -3 vs. Dolphins
Packers -7 vs. Browns
Eagles –10 vs. Giants
Chargers -9.5 vs. Texans
Rams -3 vs. Vikings

Four Over-Under Totals I Like (Season Record: 29-31)

49ers-Titans OVER 44.5
Packers-Browns OVER 44.5
Colts-Cardinals UNDER 49.5
Lions-Falcons OVER 44.0

Three Straight-Up Locks Of The Week (Season Record: 33-11)


Two UNDERDOG Player Props (Season Record: 13-16)

James Conner UNDER 54.5 rushing yards
Deebo Samuel OVER 90.5 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 (miss)
Week 14: Patrick Mahomes throws four touchdown passes (got it)
Week 15: James Robinson scores a touchdown and has more than 100 total yards (so close)
Week 16: Tom Brady throws for more than 300 yards and at least two touchdowns

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