It appears Santa wears a cheesehead, as the day after Christmas the Packers rolled the division-rival Bears 35-21. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Fantasy Sports Daily Rounds-December 26

Yesterday in the NBA was jam-packed with action. For all your fantasy basketball news check out the first of our “The Starting 5″ articles which you’ll be able to find each morning after NBA games to help you start your day off with a recap of the previous night’s games and help you know the moves you need to make to succeed in Fantasy Hoops this year. You may find our bloggers league featuring the best of the FanSided NBA bloggers both entertaining and informative as well.  I’m off to a good start as you can see on the scoreboard. You also want to make sure you catch this video from TNT. Spectacular stuff.

Elsewhere in the sports world, the Pack continued their roll to the playoffs by beating the Bears 35-21. The 2011 NFL Playoffs are starting to come into focus at least in the AFC, and tonight’s big game (preview coming soon) between the Saints and Falcons will go a long way to finish clearing up the NFC race. As a warm-up for that, the College Bowl season resumes tonight with a very nice game in the Independence Bowl.

Tomorrow, we’ll look at the NFC playoff scenarios as we continue our week 17 prep. On Thursday and Friday we’ll have our usual 2-part mega-preview with picks against the spread and an analysis of why I see my picks as the right ones so make sure to come back for all that. Next week, we’ll turn our attention to the many playoff fantasy football games and I’ll give you my picks for how you can succeed in those games as well.

Another highlight of yesterday’s fantasy sports schedule was the day of Christmas props over on ESPN’s Streak for the Cash. Congrats to CanadianKid93 on winning the 5K. I ended up 7-2 and won my last 5. So I start today with a W5, and you can find my picks right after the jump…STREAK FOR THE CASH PICKS

I’m on a W5 so I may not jump into each one of these games, but here’s where I’m headed:

5:05-Missouri Tigers: As outlined here.

8:35-New Orleans winning margin: I expect the Saints to give White the same treatment they gave Calvin Johnson when they shut him down with 2 defenders all game long. I think Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez will end up with more catches than Roddy, and the Saints roll by double digits at home where Drew Brees is a monster.

current streak: W5

record for the month: 44-21

Tags: Fantasy Football Playoff Edition Green Bay Packers Independence Bowl Missouri Monday Night Football NBA Recap New Orleans Saints Sunday Night Football

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