Time for a quickie post before Thursday night kickoff. Week 13 was solid at 9-7, 4-1 in the Super 5 and a win in the lock. Overall, that evens me out at .500 for the season. Still need to break into double-digits wins in a week. Now that we’re finishing with a full slate of games each week, the opportunity is there. At this point of the season, the spreads are spot-on though, so it’s harder to find an advantage. But we also have a better feel for each team, so that balances out the oddsmakers’ accuracy.
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and are successfully avoiding the Black Friday craziness. It’s not worth it, people. Stay home and find a good deal online. That’s where you’ll also find good NFL picks. I apologize for the post-Thursday post, but turkey day havoc prevented me from posting when I wanted to. I also apologize for some lackluster picks last week. I went 6-8 overall, 3-2 in the Super 5 and hit the lock. But I am mad at myself for having the Giants over the Cowboys. I totally thought I went the other way on that game. Even bet on Dallas. No idea what I was thinking.
1 Koufos, Kosta
2 Davis, Glen
3 Hinrich, Kirk
4 Frye, Channing
5 Stuckey, Rodney
6 Webster, Martell
7 Williams, Marvin
8 Green, Gerald
9 Williams, Derrick
10 Barnes, Harrison
JJ Reddick is going cold as quickly as he got hot… Unless you are playing in leagues that use weekly averages, Dwayne Wade is nothing but trouble as long as he sits out half of back-to-back scenarios… Good news for Andre Iguodola owners- no surgery will be required for his injury… Well, if you own Derrick Rose, his meniscus surgery is bringing about another long season… On that note, the situation all of a sudden makes Kirk Hinrich a good waiver pick up to use for the forseeable future… click here for more
I haven’t been tearing it up this season, though I have been steadily chugging along. In 10 weeks, I had just 1 losing effort with my picks. Well, until Week 11. In a negative turn, I went just 5-10. I should’ve paid attention to the fact that I had 10 road teams. That’s a bit much. And it’s even AFTER I changed my pick from the Chiefs to the Broncos. (Yes, my whole opening last week was about how I was siding with Kansas City. I reserve the right to change my mind…gah, I hate when people say that!)
Another steady, but unspectacular performance last week. That seems to be the deal this season. Apart from one off week, it’s been about 8 wins, regardless of how many games are played. For the record, it was an 8-6 week, with a 3-2 record in the Super 5 and Seattle hit as my lock.
Didn’t I tell y’all to keep an eye on Andrea Bargnani as a useful pickup? He’s not just bench fodder. He is scoring well and rebouding adequately enough not to be wasting lienup space. He could hold that starting job beyond Tyson Chandler’s injury if he keeps up the good play… Serge Ibaka is a much better player when Russell Westbrook is playing. Ibaka should never be on the court without him… I haven’t decided if Aaron Afflalo is in the middle of a hot streak or beginning a career year, but his stats are pleasing… Jordan Crawford is an excellent pickup for at least a few more weeks if you need points and assists… click here for more
I got swamped this week, so I didn’t get to post. Obviously, this post won’t do you much good now, since games have already begun. But I’m posting anyway, for the sake of record keeping. My Super 5 were: Green Bay, St. Louis, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Oakland and Seattle. My lock was Oakland. There will be a full post next week. Until then, good luck in your pools!