My Fantasy Pick’em: Week 12 NFL Picks
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.
With a perfect 3-0 record on Thanksgiving Day, Brandon Reid has tied Dan for the season lead heading into the full slate of games Week 12.
Dan Schalk: 95-66-2
Brandon Reid: 95-66-2
Orlando Torres: 90-71-2
Week 12 NFL Picks
Rams at Saints
Dan Schalk: New Orleans Saints. Both teams do one thing really well, for New Orleans it’s on the offensive side of the ball and for LA it’s defensively. I tend to side with the defense, but the Saints at home to go with Jared Goff starting for the Rams–give me the home team.
Brandon Reid: New Orleans Saints. I only see one more possible win on the Rams schedule, and this ain’t it. New Orleans at home led by Drew Brees, against Los Angeles being led by Jared Goff. Next!
Orlando Torres: New Orleans Saints. Come on this is simple. Give me Brees over Goff no contest there.
Titans at Bears
Dan Schalk: Tennessee Titans. The Bears are not a good football team, especially with all of the injuries they are dealing with. Give me Mariota and the Titans to bounce back after a letdown last week.
Brandon Reid: Tennessee Titans. The Bears are next to last in the league in scoring, and are now down a bunch of receivers. Cutler is done in Chicago and their season is done. Only a monumental blizzard will stop Mariota from getting this key win.
Orlando Torres: Tennessee Titans. Matt Barkley is now filling in as starting QB for the Bears, who are also hurting all over offensively. They play pretty good defense at home, but the Titans are going to have a field day early on.
Cardinals at Falcons
Dan Schalk: Atlanta Falcons. If this game were in Arizona, I would take the Cardinals. The teams are evenly matched on paper, but the Falcons have actually performed on the field this season.
Brandon Reid: Atlanta Falcons. I think I have figured out the Cardinals this year…they can’t win on the road. Their only road win this year came against San Francisco. The high-flying Falcons are scoring 32 points per game. Arizona could get up for this game, and it should be a good battle of the birds. I think Atlanta will outgun Arizona in a hot one.
Orlando Torres: Arizona Cardinals. Upset alert!! Or is it really? Atlanta has struggled a bit lately, and although Arizona is coming off a tough defensive battle vs Minnesota last week they are the perfect team to stop Atlanta at home.
Giants at Browns
Dan Schalk: New York Giants. 0-16 for the Browns means they can’t win one game.
Brandon Reid: New York Giants. The Giants are on a five game winning streak and holding opponents to an average of 18 points during that time. The defense is finally earning their money. If you need more reasoning to pick the Giants…they’re playing Cleveland.
Orlando Torres: New York Giants. Someone tell OBJ to not pull a hammy while dancing in the end zone. The Browns have nobody on defense with the speed to contain this man. Browns can rotate QB’s all they want this is going to get ugly fast.
Jaguars at Bills
Dan Schalk: Jacksonville Jaguars. This is the type of football game the Bills lose. 17 years and counting….
Brandon Reid: Buffalo Bills. First off, the Jags have just underperformed all year-long and I have no confidence picking them against anyone this year. Even Cleveland at this point. This is more about Buffalo and the enigma they are. I can’t remember the last team that was number one in the league in rushing, but dead last in passing. They are still fighting for a playoff berth believe it or not. I got Buffalo at home.
Orlando Torres: Buffalo Bills. Look out New England, but you may actually have a contender in the AFC East. As good as we’ve thought the Jags would be this year and finally take that next step, Bortles just keeps finding ways to shoot themselves. How can a team this talented be 2-8? Either way Bills run away with this one.
Chargers at Texans
Dan Schalk: San Diego Chargers. I do not pick the Texans to win games.
Brandon Reid: San Diego Chargers. I just don’t believe in, or like the Houston Texans this year. The passing game is a mess, the defense is banged up, but they keep winning games. And doesn’t it seem like they are always playing at home? There is a good reason for that, Sunday will be their 7th home game out of 11 games this year. If San Diego can hold Miller to 60 yards and keep him out of the endzone, Chargers win no problem.
Orlando Torres: Houston Texans. Yeah yeah I know all over Rivers is the better QB than Osweiler but how many times is Rivers going to burn me from picking his Chargers when he keeps shooting him self in the foot? After the bye Osweiler looked a little better, and Hopkins should’ve had that 60 yd TD on Monday night. I got Texans containing the Bolts.
Bengals at Ravens
Dan Schalk: Baltimore Ravens. Too many injuries for the Bengals to overcome in this one.
Brandon Reid: Baltimore Ravens. There are several factors working against Cincy in this one. Number one, they haven’t been good all year. Number two, Andy Dalton lost two of his biggest passing weapons last week in A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard. Number three, Baltimore’s defense is top-tier in the NFL, and they are at home.
Orlando Torres: Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati has been in a hole, but now their team is a bit depleted. Dalton is going to need Boyd, Hill, Eifert and other playmakers to step up ASAP. With out AJ Green, Baltimore will have an easier time containing Dalton.
49ers at Dolphins
Dan Schalk: Miami Dolphins. The 49ers roster is bad, Cleveland Browns bad. I’ll take a decently-talented Miami team to roll.
Brandon Reid: Miami Dolphins. I am all for giving coaches at least 3 years once you hire them, but not in this case. Chip Kelly is a clown on, and off the field. Their defense is horrible, mainly due to lack of talent, but the deficiencies in the passing game are Chip Kelly and his nutty schemes. They should not be this bad. Dolphins and their D are rolling.
Orlando Torres: Miami Dolphins. Well this won’t a blowout that’s for sure. Last week the 49ers actually got to Brady, and shook him up a bit in the game. The Niners have played really good defense as of late, but I expect Tannehill to give the rock to Ajayi here and continue to get Parker into the mix.
Seahawks at Buccaneers
Dan Schalk: Seattle Seahawks. Jameis Winston struggles against elite defenses and Seattle is as close to elite as they get.
Brandon Reid: Seattle Seahawks. Tampa Bay is playing .500 ball as of late and I think they will be a good franchise moving forward. But Seattle is playing Super Bowl ball as of late. Jameis has struggled against top secondaries this year, and he will struggle Sunday. Seattle rolls on.
Orlando Torres: Seattle Seahawks. Last week the Bucs pulled off an upset in KC. This week rides on the arm of Winston if he can not turn the ball over, and if Doug Martin can get right in this game helping the overall time of possession. The Seahawks on the other hand usually get this hot this time of the season, and Doug Baldwin comes out of nowhere to score 3 TD’s in a half.
Patriots at Jets
Dan Schalk: New England Patriots. Duh.
Brandon Reid: New England Patriots. I heard Belichick is coaching, and Brady is quarterbacking. Next!
Orlando Torres: New England Patriots. Tom Brady showed up on the injury report this week with a knee injury and the Jets usually play the Patriots tough at home. This marks the four-year anniversary of the infamous “butt fumble” so tune in early to the pregame show for countless replays of that.
Panthers at Raiders
Dan Schalk: Oakland Raiders. I’ll take Derek Carr at home.
Brandon Reid: Carolina Panthers. The Raiders have been outstanding this year. Is it 2016, or 1989? No doubt that the Raiders are better than the Panthers this year. But this will be a physical game that smacks the Raiders back down to earth a bit. This will be a case of an aging big brother showing a younger, more athletic brother, just who big brother still is. Hope I’m wrong for the sake of my fantasy team, but call this a gut feeling.
Orlando Torres: Carolina Panthers. I know the Panthers are 4-6 but it doesn’t mean you should count them out. They’ve played better defense lately, and the NFC South is still up for grabs. I think Oakland won’t be able to have their way through the air as they would like, and Cam Newton will put his team on his back when it matters late in the game.
Chiefs at Broncos
Dan Schalk: Denver Broncos. I’ll take the better defense and maybe the better quarterback?
Brandon Reid: Kansas City Chiefs. Can’t believe I’m saying this but I have more confidence in the Chiefs offense than I do the Broncos. I like the emergence of Tyreek Hill as a legitimate weapon to go along with Travis Kelce. The Chiefs defense is also playing better than the Broncos at this point. I honestly believe the Chiefs are the better team this year and Denver is on a decline. We’ll find out Sunday. Big time division showdown.
Orlando Torres: Denver Broncos. Fresh off a bye I hope Kubiak and Siemian and figured out a way to get one of the most explosive WR combos in the NFL going. KC can match up perfectly with Denver’s defense, but offensively not so much.
Packers at Eagles
Dan Schalk: Green Bay Packers. The Packers have to win a game soon right?
Brandon Reid: Green Bay Packers. I am seriously torn on this one. Will the Packers really lose five in a row? The Eagles on the other hand are undefeated at home this year. My head tells me Philly’s defense is good and they should beat a Packers team that just isn’t that good this year. My gut is telling me not to write Aaron Rodgers off. Especially on Monday Night Football.
Orlando Torres: Green Bay Packers. This is a tough game to predict. Yeah I can take the easy route and say Philly just straight up demolishes them, but the Eagles are hurting in the running game, and that helps the Packers who can’t stop the run if their lives depended on it. If it becomes a shoot out, I’m going to give the slight edge to Rodgers to finally stop this drought on Monday night.
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