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Get Rich Quick With Our Gambler’s Guide to the NFL: Week 10

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Well, well, well, I had myself a nice little Sunday last weekend by going 3-1-1 with the picks, which has been my best Sunday since I started writing these picks. I even hit my Lock of the Week with Dallas, thanks for sucking Cleveland, never change.  I would have gone 4-1, but Cam Newton and the Panthers are a bunch of cowards who are only able to manage a push against the freaking Rams. Go to hell, dude. Anyway, with that successful Sunday now behind us, we move on to Week 10 which provides us with a great slate of games to choose from. My picks have been so good as of late that even Eric is using my picks as his. I wonder how many he’ll use this week. Gotta stay hot after winning week, so enough of this small talk and let’s get on with this week’s winners:

Connor’s Picks

Texans +2 @ Jaguars

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Do I feel great picking the Texans? No, no I do not because I think they’re a fraud team that benefits from playing in a shitty division. Luckily for them, the Jaguars happen to be in that division, and they’re one of the worst teams in the league. It might be a close game, but I expect Houston to win by at least a field goal. I’m also banking on Deandre Hopkins having a monster game because my fantasy is currently on a three-game win streak and making a playoff push, so I need him to break out of this slump in a big way. And by breaking out of this slump, I mean Brock Osweiler needs to stop being an asshole and throw him some goddamn touchdowns.

Packers -3 @ Titans – Lock of the Week

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Love Trumps Hates or whatever that saying is, and I love the shit out of this game. I’m well aware that the Packers are a team with a lot of flaws and probably aren’t Super Bowl contenders, but the Titans are a bad team in a bad division. Aaron Rodgers has been playing well as of late, which has been awesome for my fantasy team, and I’m looking for him to keep up his elevated play against bad Titans defense. This is a sneaky big game for Green Bay, and I think they’ll rise to the occasion with a statement win. Go Pack Go.

Buccaneers +1.5 vs Bears

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Unlike the Packers game, I do not feel great about this game. Although the Bears are pretty awful, the Bucs are quite terrible as well, but here I am taking them. I’m going with Tampa because I like how they’re the home team, and I think that Chicago is going to have trouble covering Mike Evans. I’m also not ready to write off Jameis Winston just yet. He hasn’t had the season people were expecting him to have going into his second year, but I think he’ll have a big game on Sunday and put some money in my pockets.

Broncos +3 @ Saints

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This has trap game written all over it, but guess what? I DON’T GIVE A DAMN. Denver is coming off of a loss on national television to division rival Oakland, and I think they’re going to respond by going into New Orleans and getting a W. I know the Superdome is a tough place to play, but the Broncos are the better team and they’re going to show it on Sunday. I also wouldn’t mind if Demaryius Thomas had himself a big game in the process of making this a winning pick. Need those fantasy points.

Jets vs Rams UNDER 40

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Betting on the under is for squares, especially when the point total is this low, but these are two of the worst offenses in the league. They both have horrific quarterbacks and pretty decent defenses. To be fair, the Jets’ defense hasn’t been great this year, but the Rams’ offense is one of the two worst in the league. I think the Jets will win, but it’s going to be a very low scoring game. Hopefully, all the Jets’ scores come from Matt Forte, who has been the spark plug of resurgence for my scorching hot fantasy team.

I couldn’t feel better about this week’s picks, so much so that I’d even consider parlaying all of them. Okay, I won’t do that because that’s just getting cocky, but you get my point. Let’s keep this party going into next Sunday with another week of winners.

Record on the Season (started in Week 6): 10-8-2

Locks of the Week: 2-2

Eric’s Picks

Another solid week from your boy, going 3-1-1.  I got pushed by the miserable Rams on a garbage time tuddy. F*ck Jeff Fisher and especially f*ck his mustache.  So who do I like this week? Honestly, no one. Tough week this week. Vegas has no idea what’s going on with a couple of games this week, hence all the two point lines. That being said, I gotta make some picks. So here we go.

I’m in with Connor on the Packers and the Bucs.

Jacksonville Jaguars +2 vs. Houston Texans

Going against Connor on this one. Jags are home. Not even sure if that means anything for them, but they are. And the Texans stink. I don’t care if they beat the Lions, they stink. Blake Bortles can’t possibly play any worse than he played last week, and I’m waiting for the week that Jacksonville realizes they’re the laughing stock of the league, and get their shit together. Let’s hope that is this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5 vs. Dallas Cowboys

I’ll tell you right off the bat I don’t feel spectacular about this one. Cowboys are rolling, and the Steelers have lost 3 straight. But this is a MASSIVE game for them, especially since the Ravens picked up an easy dub against the Browns on Thursday night. Even though Vegas doesn’t think so, the Steelers winning this game would be an upset, and I’m rolling with it. I expect Big Ben to shake off the rust in his second game back from injury, the Pittsburgh crowd to be LOUD, and for the Steelers to sneak out a big dub by at least a field goal.

Lock of the Week

New York Giants +1 vs. Cinncinati Bengals

Making the Giants my lock of the week is stupid and I know it. The Giants are perpetually better as underdogs and everyone knows it. But Cincy is not the team they’ve been the last couple of years, and favoring them against a slightly-hot Giants team at home during a primetime game is preposterous. Love my Jersey boys this week.

Overall: 6-2-1 (started week 7)

Lock of the Weeks: 1-1

COED Writer
Aspiring trillionaire. Fan of sports, good food, any dog over 30 pounds, and boybands. 2013 Fantasy Basketball Champion and 2016 Dek Hockey Champion. Firm believer that Lions are better than Tigers.