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Featured Pros: Early NFL Schedule Impact
Fri, Apr 20
Featured Pros: Early NFL Schedule Impact
Which notable player has favorable matchups in 2018 and should see a boost in value?
Love QB's DeShaun Watson and Blake Bortles (how is that for a bold one) Bortles schedule in weeks 14 thru 16 of Tennesse, Washington and Miami shouldn't scare anyone.
Also, like Corey Davis and the Titans schedule this year and he could be the breakout WR from last years draft.

Who is a player facing a difficult schedule that fantasy owners should be aware of?
I always love Mathew Stafford as the volume is there, but road games at Arizona and Buffalo in weeks 14 and 15 and the Vikings at home week 16 is not a great finish for the Lions offense. Add Golden Tate and Marvin Jones into this as well. Ben Roethlisberger has struggled on the road the last few years so week 14 and 16 road games at Oakland and New Orleans should have his owner at least pause and look for another option.

For the fantasy playoffs (weeks 14-16), is there a notable player that jumps out as having a particularly easy schedule?
Week 16 at Philly could be tough, but Weeks 14 and 15 vs. Indianapolis and the NY Jets could be a great spot for DeShaun Watson and the Texans. LeSean McCoy has home games with the Jets and Detroit in weeks 14 and 15 and should get his owners to the Championship game.

Against the Spread: Super Bowl Picks
Thu, Feb 1
Against the Spread: Super Bowl Picks
Game: Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots (-4.5)
Pick: Philadelphia Eagles (+4.5)
Philly, like the Jags, has the defensive formula to beat NE, as they can get pressure with their front 4. The Jags let their foot off the gas, a mistake I do not expect the Eagles to make.

Game: Will the combined score be over or under 48 points?
Pick: Over

Game: What will the total combined points be at the end of the game?
Pick: 52

Against the Spread: Conference Round Picks
Thu, Jan 18
Against the Spread: Conference Round Picks
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots (-9)
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars (+9)
The more everyone doubts Blake Bortles the more he seems to do enough to get it done. 9 is a big number vs. this defense.

Game: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)
Pick: Minnesota Vikings (-3)
Teams are fairly even, but edge goes to the Minnesota secondary. Keenum will be efficient vs. the weak link in this game the Philly DB's.

Which game pick are you most confident with?
Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)

Against the Spread: Divisional Round Picks
Wed, Jan 10
Against the Spread: Divisional Round Picks
Game: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles (+3)
Pick: Philadelphia Eagles (+3)

Game: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots (-13.5)
Pick: New England Patriots (-13.5)

Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars (+7)

Game: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings (-4.5)
Pick: New Orleans Saints (+4.5)

Which game pick are you most confident with?
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots (-13.5)

Against the Spread: Wild Card Picks
Thu, Jan 4
Against the Spread: Wild Card Picks
Game: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
Pick: Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
Titans have been one of the worse teams vs the pass and going to KC in January is a tough place to win a game.

Game: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams (-5)
Pick: Los Angeles Rams (-5)
Matt Ryan hasn't been good this year, I do not expect that to change all of the sudden this week as the Rams and their high powered offense will be too much for the Falcons.

Game: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars (-8.5)
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars (-8.5)
McCoy won't be at 100% even if he does play. Jags D is way too good without a healthy McCoy

Game: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (-6)
Pick: New Orleans Saints (-6)
Too many weapons for New Orleans and Cam has been so up and down this year, I just do not trust him.

Which game pick are you most confident with?
Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars (-8.5)

Fantasy Playoffs: Bold Predictions
Thu, Dec 7
Fantasy Playoffs: Bold Predictions
Please give one bold prediction (player related) for the fantasy playoffs
Jameis Winston will reward fantasy owners by being a top 5 Fantasy QB for weeks 14 thru 16. Winston faces Detroit, Atlanta, and Carolina who have allowed the 8th, 7th, and 6th most fantasy points to opposing QB's over the past 3 weeks.

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