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NFL Picks: Week 10

The staff offer up NFL picks for Week 10.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
The Rams may be the best team in the NFC? What?
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Last week must have been more cut-and-dry than normal since yours truly went a shiny 11-1 on picks. The only loss was Seattle’s dud at home against a depleted Washington team. Yikes, fellas. Again, I do not know why anyone would choose to bet on the NFL, unpredictable as it is.

Anyway, here are the updated numbers from your Fake Teams staff:

Paddi: 19-6 (76%)

Ghoji: 72-42 (63.2%)

Pete: 68-46 (59.6%)

Heath: 66-48 (57.9%)

Mark: 66-48 (57.9%)

Matias: 62-52 (53.9%)

Clark: 36-38 (48.6%)

JEB: 43-46 (48.3%)

Paddi has only been at it with us for two weeks. Let’s see if this cool cat can keep it going. Ghoji still has a pretty decent lead, but if any of us keep pulling perfect weeks (or close to it) this thing may come down to the wire. Hey editor Pete, what’s the payoff when someone besides myself wins this thing?

Onward to Week 10, where we have a few unanimous choices. That isn’t true of tonight’s matchup, though. JEB is going out on a limb all by his lonesome with Arizona at home over Seattle. Maybe it isn’t the most foolhardy thing ever, given Seattle’s poor showing last week...but I like trusting Russell Wilson to get this job done eventually. Everyone else agrees. Good luck out there, JEB!

Titans, Steelers, Rams, Patriots, and Panthers...all are unanimous choices here this week. The Rams (-12) and Steelers (-10) are the largest favorites, while the Panthers (-9) and Patriots (-7.5) are pretty solid choices in their own right.

I personally do not understand the New England line—I expect the Patriots to demolish the Broncos by the end of things. I do like Brock Osweiler as an NFL DFS dart, though. As a home underdog against that mostly shoddy pass defense, how can you not? This looks like a game where the Denver defense and maybe one offensive score helps the Broncos hang around for awhile, but then Tom Terrific pulls his team away comfortably by the end of things.

The Titans (-4.5) look like they are in for a grittier sort of game against the reeling Bengals. I don’t hate the Bengals to cover, but since we are merely picking straight up I have to roll with MariGOATa at home like all of my counterparts here at Fake Teams.

The big “Vegas” head-scratcher to me is Atlanta being favored by three points over the Cowboys. Sure, Zeke is out and Dez is banged up, but as long as Dak Prescott is breathing I will take him over the Falcons ALL DAY, any day, every day, twice on Sunday, yada yada yada. Zeke’s suspension isn’t going to fix Atlanta’s offense, is it? I didn’t think so.

We are split pretty evenly on the remaining games, which seems true to form with the wacky NFL world that we all know and love. Three of us agree that Buffalo is a tough place to play, as Matias, Pete, and myself are rolling with the Bills over the Saints. The obvious caveat with the Saints and home/road splits is that this current Saints team seems far more likely to compete on the road with a good defense and a strong running game...but we’ll see how it goes. I hate picking against Brees, but he hasn’t been electric this year and the Bills are formidable. This won’t be a walk in the park for the Saints.

As always, feel free to haggle away with us in the comments. Tell us who you like this week, ladies and gents!

NFL Picks: Week 10

Games Pete Heath Ghoji Matias Paddi JEB Clark
Games Pete Heath Ghoji Matias Paddi JEB Clark
SEA @ ARI SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA ARI SEA
CLE @ DET DET DET DET DET DET DET CLE
CIN @ TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN
NO @ BUF BUF BUF NO BUF NO NO NO
LAC @ JAC JAC JAC JAC LAC JAC JAC LAC
GB @ CHI CHI CHI GB CHI CHI CHI CHI
NYJ @ TB NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ TB NYJ TB
MIN @ WAS MIN WAS MIN WAS MIN MIN MIN
PIT @ IND PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
HOU @ LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
DAL @ ATL DAL DAL DAL ATL ATL DAL DAL
NYG @ SF SF NYG SF NYG SF SF SF
NE @ DEN NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
MIA @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR