Cowboys PK versus Panthers
Packers -8 versus Bears
Have I mentioned that I hate Thursday games? I should have known better than to think Philadelphia would make a last push for the playoffs in their poor division since they apparently quit on Chip Kelly; shouldn't have gotten too cute thinking this was the week Carolina finally stumbles just because of the schedule; and should have went with my first instinct of taking the points with Chicago, with a healthy skill position group, given Green Bay's inconsistency this year. That will put a dent in my season total listed below.
Texans -3 versus Saints
Every fantasy football player in the world knows Brian Hoyer and all Houston players are strong plays this week against the league's worst defense, even if Rob Ryan was replaced with Dennis Allen. New Orleans coming off a bye is a little bit of a concern, but rookie Kevin Johnson and this Texans defenders are hitting their stride.
Vikings +2 at Falcons
I can see why Atlanta is favored considering that they're at home and have Julio Jones going against an up and down secondary, but Minnesota is just the better team. Although I like Tevin Coleman's chances as the starter again with Devonta Freeman out with a concussion, Mike Zimmer's defense and Adrian Peterson should pull out the win.
|Yo, Adrian! (You'll be hearing that a lot this weekend with Creed out and what should be a big game)|