My Fantasy Pick’em: Thursday Night Picks [Falcons at Buccaneers]
Welcome to our weekly My Fantasy Pick’em where Dan Schalk, Brandon Reid and Orlando Torres pick all of the NFL games straight up. At the end of the season we will crown one champion of all champions. You can check all three out on the My Fantasy Podcast airing weekly here on My Fantasy Sports Talk.
Week 8 saw Brandon and Orlando gain ground on Dan for the overall lead this season. Dan struggled with a 5-6-1 week, while Brandon was 6-5-1 and Orlando topped both guys with a 7-4-1 week. Below are the standing through eight full weeks of the NFL season.
Dan Schalk: 71-45-2
Brandon Reid: 64-53-2
Orlando Torres: 63-54-2
Thursday Night Picks
Falcons (5-3) at Buccaneers (3-4)
Dan Schalk: Atlanta Falcons. I usually lean towards the home team on Thursday night, but with the Bucs injuries at the running back position, and their bad secondary, Atlanta should pull out the win.
Brandon Reid: Atlanta Falcons. I have to go with Atlanta here fresh off their two minute drill comeback win against A-Rod and company. Keep in mind they did that without a significant weapon in Tevin Coleman. Tampa Bay is still giving up 27 points per game. Atlanta is number one in the league in scoring, and number two in passing. I just can’t see Tampa Bay winning this one. But hey, I have been wrong plenty this year already.
Orlando Torres: Atlanta Falcons. While Tampa Bay struck first blood in week 1, this Atlanta team has changed a lot since that point. Atlanta is averaging 30 points a game, while we’ve seen Tampa Bag get hot as well, they’ve had trouble with penalties and their secondary won’t hold up long enough to prevent Atlanta from staying out of the end zone.
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