A bit shorter, bare-bones primer this week!

Some Notes:

• Jaguars RB James Robinson has an Achilles injury and will miss the rest of the year.
• Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is dealing with a shoulder issue and could miss Week 17 at a minimum.
• Eagles RB Miles Sanders is out with a hand injury.
• 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has a hand injury and is expected to miss some time.
• Rams RB Darrell Henderson went on IR with an MCL sprain.
• Oh, and apparently everyone has COVID again … still … sigh … still going.
• Monday night game: Cleveland at Pittsburgh

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Boston Scott, Trey Lance, Dare Ogunbowale, K.J. Osborn, Braxton Berrios, Josh Palmer, Sam Ehlinger, Cam Akers?

Week 16 Studs Of The Week:

Quarterback: Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott and Josh Allen
Running Back: Damien Harris, Rex Burkhead, Justin Jackson and Joe Mixon
Wide Receiver: Tee Higgins, Davante Adams and A.J. Brown
Tight End: Mark Andrews

Week 16 Duds Of The Week:

Quarterback: Matthew Stafford
Running Back: Saquon Barkley and James Robinson (due to injury)
Wide Receiver: Russell Gage, Tyreek Hill Van Jefferson
Tight End: Mike Gesicki and Dallas Goedert

Week 17 Sleepers Of The Week:

Quarterback: Trey Lance
Running Back: Ke’Shawn Vaughn
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Van Jefferson
Defense: Chicago Bears

Week 17 Busts Of The Week:

Quarterback: Joe Burrow
Running Back: Michael Carter
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Kyle Pitts
Defense: Vikings

NFL Picks For Week 17

Five Games I Like Against The Spread (Season Record: 36-41)

Rams -3.5 vs. Ravens
Bills -14.5 vs. Falcons
Eagles -4 vs. Washington
Steelers +3 vs. Browns
Arizona +5.5 vs. Cowboys

Four Over-Under Totals I Like (Season Record: 31-33)

Bears-Giants UNDER 37.5
Buccaneers-Jets UNDER 46
Bills-Falcons OVER 44.5
Rams-Ravens OVER 46.5

Three Straight-Up Locks Of The Week (Season Record: 35-12)


Two UNDERDOG Player Props (Season Record: 14-16)

David Montgomery OVER 64.5 rushing yards
DeVonta Smith OVER 48.5 receiving 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 (miss)
Week 17: Sam Ehlinger has more than 250 yards and two touchdown passes

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