Proving once again that you don’t mess with superman socks, Robert Griffin III took home a nice little statue last night, and has plenty to celebrate this weekend. Hopefully you’re in the fantasy football playoffs and your team will put up points like his did against Oklahoma. Big day in Fantasy Football as we hit week 14 which is a playoff week for most leagues. There’s already one game in the books and if you want a full breakdown of all my picks and previews for the games check out these 2 parts and the latest injury news too… I’m 1-0 for the week against the spread after taking the Browns and the points so hopefully that’s a sign of more wins to come…
Take a look at my Streak for the Cash picks after the jump (which included RGIII last night) and make sure to come back later for the latest on all those pesky game-time decisions. We’ll post around noon with the final word on who’s in and who’s out.
STREAK FOR THE CASH PICKS
Yesterday was a solid day only ruined by Villanova’s loss at Temple. Thanks to my Griffin pick and a late win by the Flames, I start today with a modest win streak of 2. Here’s how I plan on building that up:
1:00-Matt Ryan-Not as flashy of a pick or player as Cam Newton, Matty Ice is still the right pick here against a Panther secondary that can be beat early and often. This game could potentially turn into a shootout so expect both to have a lot of yards, but I like the Falcons D way better than the Panthers, plus Newton’s rushing yards don’t count in this prop. I’ll take the BC alum Matt Ryan with a confidence level (CL) of 3 out of 5.
4:15-C. J. Spiller-Both the run defenses of San Diego and Buffalo are equally bad (24 and 26 in the leageu), and both teams will try to establish the run. The reason I like Spiller a little bit more is that he’ll get all the carries while Mathews will share with Mike Tolbert, and Philip Rivers should be able to move the ball through the air effectively too, while Buffalo will be the all-Spiller show. I’m not wild about this pick just since I do think San Diego wins the game, but I’ll take Spiller with a CL:2. There’s also the possibility that the early game will go too long and we won’t be able to make it back for this pick.
7:05-Chicago Blackhawks over San Jose Sharks: These 2 Western Conference foes know each other well and may meet this year in the playoffs. This game’s in Chicago so that give the ‘Hawks an advantage. The Sharks won an earlier contest in San Jose 1-0 but have been scuffling of late losing 5 of its last 7 and being shut out in their last 2 road games. The Blackhawks power play has been good, and San Jose’s penalty killing has been bad. Anything could happen because these are two good teams, but I feel good about the Blackhawks and hopefully will be going for a W5 with a CL: 3 1/2 on this one.
current streak: W2
record for the month: 18-10