The Sports Script Week 13 NFL Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that jumps on board with us and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have Trent (@Fantasy_Aces) from FantasyAces.com - Make sure to check out their website and get signed up and play some daily fantasy.

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Last weeks guest @Whudey from FantasyTrader411.com went 6-8-1 and Matt Bell still holds a 7 game lead over the rest of the Sports Script Crew with 117 victories.

The Sports Script Week 13 Predictions

Week 12 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Trent
Packers vs. Lions Lions Lions Lions Lions Packers Lions
Raiders vs. Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
Steelers vs. Ravens Ravens Ravens Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Patriots vs. Texans Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Jaguars vs. Browns Browns Browns Browns jaguars Browns Browns
Titans vs. Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Titans
Bears vs. Vikings Bears Bears Vikings Bears Bears Bears
Dolphins vs. Jets Jets Jets Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Jets
Cardinals vs. Eagles Cardinals Cardinals Eagles Eagles Cardinals Cardinals
Bucs vs. Panthers Panthers Panthers Bucs Panthers Panthers Panthers
Falcons vs. Bills Bills Falcons Bills Bills Bills Bills
Rams vs. 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers Rams
Broncos vs. Chiefs Chiefs Broncos Broncos Broncos Chiefs Chiefs
Bengals vs. Chargers Chargers Chargers Bengals Bengals Chargers Chargers
Giants vs. Redskins Redskins Giants Redskins Redskins Redskins Giants
Monday Night
Saints vs. Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Saints Saints Saints Saints
117-58-1 110-65-1 107-68-1 102-72-1 109-66-1 101-74-1

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Must Start/Must Sit

One of my favorite times of the year is right around the corner. We have Black Friday shopping, we have great delicious home cooking and we have 3 games on Turkey Day. Every Thanksgiving I would enjoy waking up and spending some quality time with the family but more so being able to sit down with my family and watch some football. My Dad was a big time Cowboys fan (still is unfortunately) and of course they play every year. So it would be fun to root against them every year. I remember watching in ’98 when Randy Moss who was pretty upset that the Cowboys passed him up torched them for 163 yards and 3 Touchdowns. Another notable performance was watching Peyton dismantle the Lions for 6 touchdown passes as they won 41-9. This season we have 3 matchups happening on Turkey day and they are bound to be some great performances again this year.

With the Fantasy Playoffs starting next week (for most of you) this week could be a swing game on whether you will make it or not. I am here to help you with your lineup and give you the guys I think are Must Start and Must sit for week 13.

Week 13 Fantasy Football Must Start

Andy Dalton vs. San Diego Chargers

The Chargers let Alex Smith throw on them like he was Peyton Manning last week and have given up 8 TD passes in the last 3 games. Dalton has thrown for 2 or more TDs in 5 out of his last 6 (16 overall). Love this matchup for Dalton.

Alex Smith vs. Denver Broncos

Smith has been on fire the past two games throwing the football, throwing for 524 yards and 5 TDs including a 230 yard and 2 TD performance against the Broncos 2 weeks ago. Smith has 5 straight great matchups and should be starting this week and for the ROS the season.

Frank Gore vs. St. Louis Rams

Gore has hit a bit of a rough patch over the past 2 weeks totaling only 79 yards on the ground. Well do you know what a way to cure a RBs slump is? I do it’s the St. Louis Rams run D. They are giving up an average of 20.7 PPG to opposing RBs and Gore rushed for 153 yards and scored a TD against the Rams in week 4. Start the man!

Rashard Jennings vs. Dallas Cowboys

Jennings I always thought had a bunch of talent but didn’t show it last year when he had the chance to take over for a hurt Jones-Drew. Over the past 4 games he is averaging over 100 YPG from scrimmage. The Cowboys run D has been atrocious in 2013 and has given up 446 rushing yards over the past 2 weeks. Opposing RBs also have 83 catches and 5 TDs out of the backfield as well, even better news for Jennings.

Kendall Wright vs. Indianapolis Colts

One of my biggest regrets from the drafting this year is not having Wright on more of my teams. He has been a PPR machine this year. He has double-digit Fantasy points in all but 2 games in PPR formats. He had 9 catches for 80 yards against the Colts 2 weeks ago, this Colts secondary hasn’t gotten any better since then. Start Wright in both formats this week.

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Fitzgerald has been up and down all season long but he put together his 1st back to back double-digit fantasy points (in standard leagues, 2nd in PPR formats). The Eagles rank #1 at giving up the most receiving yards to opposing WRs and 2nd in TDs given up to them as well. Love this matchup as Fitz and Palmer have been on the same page over the last few weeks.

Dwayne Bowe vs. Denver Broncos

Bowe strung together back to back 50+ yards and TD performances over the last two weeks and has shown signs of what everyone was hoping to see all season long. No better time to string some good games together than the present. Bowe had 4 catches for 57 yards and a TD against the Broncos in his last matchup he may draw a returning Champ Bailey but who is to know whether he is healthy or not. I like Bowe this week as a solid WR2.

Jordan Cameron vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

It has been tough to be a Cameron owner over the last 3 games. He has a total of 10 catches for 55 yards and zero TDs. Enter Brandon Weeden as the QB for the Browns this week and a great matchup for Cameron. I know he has been frustrating to play but the Jaguars give up the 2nd most Fantasy pints to opposing TEs, this week will be a week you would regret having him on the bench.

New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins

Even though the Giants gave up 24 points to the Cowboys they still sacked Romo 4 times and forced an INT as well. Add that to on top of the fact the Redskins aren’t playing very good football right now and this is a no brainer start for week 13.

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Must Sit

Mike Glennon vs. Carolina Panthers

Glennon is becoming one of my favorite young QBs in all of football. He has grown a ton over the past few weeks and over the past 6 games he has 10 TDs and only 1 INT. But this week he faces a tough Panthers D. He did throw for 275 and a TD against them in week 8 but I don’t see him getting as much success this time around. Find yourself another option this week and only start him in 2QBs if you have no other options.

Lamar Miller vs. New York Jets

Even with Daniel Thomas out this isn’t a great matchup for Miller who has 27 rushing yards over the last 3 games. The Jets have yet to give up a 100 yard rusher and only one RB has found the endzone over the past 4 games. Miller should continue to be on the bench for this week.

Pierre Thomas vs. Seattle Seahawks

Thomas has been on fire as of late but faces the biggest test to date. The Seahawks have been able to get ran on over the past couple of weeks but this is one of those weeks they are going to rely on Drew Brees. PPR Formats I like him to get 10 or more points but in standard he belongs on the bench this week.

The cycling of Patriots RBs vs. Houston Texans

Ridley, Blount and Bolden all are more than likely to touch the ball on Sunday and you factor in Vereen’s touches, this situation is a hot mess. The 3 of them should be on the bench until further notice, Vereen is the only one that has any Fantasy value this week and going forward.

TY Hilton vs. Tennessee Titans

The Titans haven’t surrender a TD to opposing WR since week 2 and they held Hilton in check 2 weeks ago to the tune of 44 yards. With potential Fantasy playoff implications on the line, I don’t want Hilton and a single-digit output to ruin my chances.

Tavon Austin vs. San Francisco 49ers

The Rams have finally gotten around into using Austin in a bunch of variations over the past few weeks which has resulted into 3 total TDs for him. But remember it’s playoff time and shouldn’t get cute, the 49ers are going to shut Austin down and you shouldn’t be let down in the process.

Tony Gonzalez vs. Buffalo Bills

Gonzalez hasn’t been bad this year but he hasn’t been the Gonzalez we are used to seeing. He has single-digit Fantasy outputs in all but 2 games (in standard and 6 in PPR). The Bills have been great against TEs this year only giving up 5 PPG to them. This is one of those weeks you throw Gonzo on the bench.

Kansas City D vs. Denver Broncos

They didn’t perform terrible in their 1st matchup against the Broncos but that was before Philip Rivers shredded them at home. Find yourself another option this week.

Don’t forget with the Fantasy Football Playoffs right around the corner to check out my Sextastic 10, which is an in-depth look at 10 Fantasy QBs and their Fantasy Playoff Schedule. Check it out here: http://thesportsscript.com/2013/11/21/the-sextastic-10/

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Sleepers

What a week of Fantasy Football indeed. We saw Josh Gordon show that no matter who is throwing him the football that he will catch the ball, we saw Knowshon Moreno battered and bloodied torched the Patriots for 224 yards on the ground and Philip Rivers made his presences known again by throwing for 392 yards and 3 TDs against a tough Chiefs D. The Fantasy Playoffs are a week away for most of you and this week is a big week with all teams off their byes and 3 games on Thanksgiving, so let’s get right into my week 13 Fantasy Sleepers.

Don’t forget with the Fantasy Football Playoffs right around the corner to check out my Sextastic 10, which is an in-depth look at 10 Fantasy QBs and their Fantasy Playoff Schedule. Check it out here: http://thesportsscript.com/2013/11/21/the-sextastic-10/

Week 13 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Indianapolis Colts

Fitzpatrick finished 3rd (prior to MNF) in standard scoring for QBs this week with 22 points. He faces a Colts team fresh off another embarrassing loss and giving up another pair of TDs to an opposing QB. The Colts have given up 11 TDs in the last 5 games including 1 to Fitzpatrick 2 weeks ago on Thursday Night Football. I look for the Colts to try to stop Chris Johnson and the Titans run game and if that happens look for them to open it up a little with Fitzpatrick. Fitz is a great option for this week and a sleeper of all sorts.

Josh McCown vs. Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings let a guy (Matt Flynn) cut by 30 teams (really 4) come off the bench and throw a TD and lead a come from behind tie (I hate ties). Even with his two late turnovers McCown still finished with a solid 352 yards and 2 TDs. He has a solid upside this week of a mid-tier QB1.

Ben Tate/Dennis Johnson vs. New England Patriots

The Patriots since losing Mayo and Wilfork have just not been very good against the run. They have given up 100+ yards on the ground in 5 out of the last 6 games plus a 224 yard performance from Knowshon Moreno last night. Johnson took advantage of Tate having a bad game rushing for 74 yards on 13 carries (caught 2 passes for 13 yards as well). Johnson is the bigger sleeper of the two but both should find some running room this week.

CJ Spiller/Fred Jackson vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons season is getting uglier as the weeks go by and this week they have a tough task of stopping the two-headed monster of Spiller/Jackson. Both of whom are fresh off their bye week and probably the healthiest they have been all season. The Falcons have given up a rushing TD in 4 out of their last 5 games. I like the matchup for either guy this week.

Chris Ogbonnaya vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Ogbonnaya (Say that 10 times fast) is getting more and more touches as each week passes. The downside has been he has fumbled back to back weeks but this team has to understand that McGahee isn’t the guy anymore. And he has a great chance to show what he has got this week against a terrible Jaguar run D.

Jarrett Boykin vs. Detroit Lions

Opposing WRs have a total of 1042 yards and 12 touchdowns against the Lions secondary over the past 5 weeks. Boykin is coming off his 5th double-digit Fantasy output in the last 6 games. Boykin should FEAST (see what I did?) this week.

Nate Burleson vs. Green Bay Packers

Welcome back Nate. In his 1st game since week 3 Burleson caught 7 balls (on 10 targets) for 77 yards and a touchdown. The Packers have given up 200+ receving yards in 3 straight games. Burleson should be added in just about every format right now and this week might be his only week as a sleeper as he may be a must start for the ROS.

Brian Hartline vs. New York Jets

Hartline has 5 catches in 3 straight games and while he hasn’t found the endzone a lot he has been great in PPR formats. The Jets will spend a lot of time focusing on Mike Wallace this week, which should leave Hartline inline for a big game.

Martellus Bennett vs. Minnesota Vikings

Bennett totaled over 60 yards for the 1st time since week 6 and found the endzone for the 1st time since week 7. He has been inconsistent all season long but was on the same page with McCown last week. The Vikings have given up 60 more yards to TEs in 3 out of the last 4 games. Good matchup for him this week.

Buffalo Bills D vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Bills have sacked the QB 4 or more times in 6 of their 11 games this season. Matt Ryan has been sacked 10 times over the last 3 games. This could go one of two ways, either really good for the Bills or really bad but with the way the Falcons are playing, I am leaning good for the Bills.

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The Sports Script NFL DuDs for Week 12

What up Sports Script fans? I’m back after another week of fantasy action with some guys that you would probably like to call our for their fantasy football performances this week. Let’s get right to it with the DuDs this week that cost you the money!

Kansas City D 41 points allowed – I don’t even know how to discuss this one, but they are the most expensive defense in daily and some people traded for them in year. (I don’t recommend ever trading for a defense) The fact that they allowed the Chargers to score 41 points is embarrassing to me and probably should be to the Chiefs fans. GEEZ!!!

Ben Tate 7 rushes 1 yard 5 catches 26 yards – When Foster went out for the year I myself as a yearly owner of Tate in multiple leagues couldn’t have been happier. That has done a complete 180 and at this point, I’m not sure he’s worth owning. Tate is a complete fantasy disaster and after today I can see why he’s a back up in the NFL. Tate if you want the starting job for your own team you better get your act together on the football field.

André Johnson 2 catches 36 yards – This makes me want to cry I touted the Texans offense all week in what I figured would be a big game against a bad Jaguars game. Instead they went out a completely laid a DuD that was as pathetic as any team I’ve ever seen. How does André Johnson one of the best wide receivers in the game only manage 2 catches against the worst team. This is just pathetic of an effort and it’s time for the Texans as a team to start calling for some people’s jobs.

Andrew Luck 20/39 for 163 1 TD 1 INT – I’m not sure he’s a DuD, but he’s a high price in daily leagues and this simply wont get it done. The running game is non-existent in the Colts offense and Andrew Luck is going to have to step it up and proof he’s an élite QB. The Colts are only going as far as he can take them and this is not getting it done for them or fantasy owners.

Victor Cruz 2 catches 27 yards – This is sad in my opinion. The Giants have forgotten he’s an élite wide receiver or he’s forgotten how to get open one. Cruz is the type of guy you expect to break double teams and get down the field. It’s simply not happening and he’s killing owners on a weekly basis lately. Hey Cruz how bout finding that end zone again, so we can all do that salsa dance.

HONORABLE MENTION

Bobby Rainey 18 rushes 35 yards – Rainey the one week wonder???

Alshon Jeffrey 4 catches 52 yards – He is a #2 wide receiver.

Permanent DuDs

This is a new section where I will put people who seem to be showing up weekly. They will simply earn their way out by having a good game. The guys you see featured here will not have a discussion, because if I put them here at this point I don’t even want to talk about that guy.

Trent Richardson

CJ Spiller

Lamar Miller

Ray Rice ( I’m not wasting my time putting him elsewhere the game last week was a fluke I feel)

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Lone Survivor Review

I saw a special screening of the movie Lone Survivor last Thursday. I was really looking forward to seeing this as the trailer really caught my eye and I had some high hopes with Peter Berg directing and an awesome cast to go along with it. After taking a few days to think about it and get the right words together and are some of the things I liked and didn’t like about the film.

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Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings“. Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

1. Peter Berg - Peter Berg wrote and directed this movie based off a true story of “Operation Red Wings”. Berg is an unbelievable director and his work on FNL (Friday Night Lights) hasn’t been matched. Berg brought his A game to this film and from start to finish he paints an amazing picture of this brotherhood that is known as our military.

The movie starts off with some great banter among the soldiers and just goes off from there.

He made it believable, these soldiers were shot and broken down by calling down flights of mountains but still fought with the big picture in mind. The detailing of the gun battle is some of the best you will ever see in a movie.

In one scene he built you up and all hope was found for the two soldiers that were left and bam, Berg took it away and made you realize that it’s not as easy as a chopper coming to save the day. It was a gut-wrenching scene that left you on the edge of your seat.

He made you understand the battles of not only what the soldiers go through but what Afganhistan and the Taliban have done as well.

2. The Action - The 40+ minute gun battle was just perfect. It also painted this picture of how inexperienced the younger Taliban soldiers were and not being accurate with their shots and showed the soldiers plucking them off with accuracy and precision.

I also enjoyed how the soldiers fought. They got shot but still kept fighting, took the hits and kept reeling. You don’t always get that with movies and how chilling it is that this being a true story hits even harder knowing that there are man and woman going through this on a daily basis.

Berg never let it get to personable, you knew only bits and pieces about each character and he let the acting and action do the talking throughout the film.

Berg belongs in the Best screenplay/Best director/Best picture for what he brought to the table in this film.

3. Mark WahlbergHe was unbelievable in this film. Easily one of his best acting jobs he has done in any film. He was smart, funny, witty and when it came time to get down he did. Just the way he clicked with the other guys and how he portrayed such an important and pivotal role in this film was amazing. I would have no problem with him being nominated for Best Actor for this.

4. The Supporting Cast - The rest of this cast was out of this world. It was nice to see Berg use Tyler Klitsch (FNL fame) who has been in a bit of a rut as of late (Battleship, John Carter). Berg brought out the best in him in this film. He has great chemistry with Wahlberg/Foster/Hirsch.

I won’t lie I didn’t know much about Ben Foster prior to this film but I will be looking up some earlier films and checking them out. He played a true bad ass. He took the biggest beating of the four and the way it came off was awesome. Just the way he handled how his character took the gun shots and still kept fighting for his life and fighting for his fellow soldiers was great.

Emile Hirsch I have seen play in multiple films in the past (boy he’s come a long way from when he was in “Girl Next Door”). He was the 4th and last piece of this awesome casting.

Eric Bana (Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen) and Alexander Ludwig (Shane Patton) both had small but meaningful roles that also added to the film.

5. The Score - Berg reunited with Explosion in the sky who he used a bunch in Friday Night Lights. EITS were amazing in this and the score for this film was brilliantly put together.

6. The Credits - After a little over hour and half gut wrenching film, they did an amazing montage of the actual soldiers that were involved “Operation Red Wings”. You just watched a movie surrounding the story of what happened and how these guys fought for their lives and seeing the photos of them with their families was surreal.

The Verdict

5 out of 5 stars

Just a chilling and mind-blowing look into what happened “Operation Red Wings”. The acting from the entire cast (Wahlberg Oscar Worthy performance included) combined with Berg’s writing and directing makes this one of the best films of 2013 and quite possibly one of the best films I have ever seen.

Special Thanks goes out to all the men and woman that sacrifice theirs lives to protect me and my family every single day. Thank you for what you do.

Lone Survivor hits theaters limited on December 25th and worldwide January 10th, 2014.

The Sextastic 10

So the Fantasy Playoffs are right around the corner and not everyone in the Fantasy world have the opportunity to own the Peyton Manning or Drew Brees’s. Some owners like to stream QBs week to week or some play the wire and pick up guys like Philip Rivers or Nick Foles. But when it comes down this year has been tough on Fantasy QBs. We have had Tom Brady struggle all year-long, we have seen Matt McGloin/Case Keenum/Josh McCown top starters in certain weeks and a top Fantasy QB (Aaron Rodgers) go down and questions surrounding his availability come Fantasy playoff time.

I am going to break down matchups for my 10 Sextastic Fantasy QBs that are available in a lot of fantasy leagues across the board and steer you in the right direction of who should be starting for you come Fantasy playoff time. They may not be the sexiest of names but they sure will get the job done.

I took the owning percentage from ESPN, CBS, Fox and Yahoo leagues across the board. This was recorded on 11/19 and may have changed prior to this being published.

Nick Foles (932 yards and 11 total TDs over the last 3 games)he is owned in 66% in ESPN, 78% Fox, 81% Yahoo and 98% CBS.

Week 14 vs. Detroit Lions – The Lions give up the 13th (17 PPG) most Fantasy points including giving up an average of 3 TDs to opposing QBs per game over the past 4 games.
Week 15 @ Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings give up the 3rd(19 PPG) most Fantasy Points. This team isn’t what they were last year and he would be a top 10 option maybe top 5 option for week 15.
Week 16 vs. Chicago Bears (be cautious of weather) – The Bears give up the 9th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs but can be thrown on. This isn’t’t the ideal matchup for Foles considering this would be mostly everyone Fantasy Championship game but guys like Stafford, Brees and RGIII had success against the Bears, so I find no reason Foles couldn’t as well.
Week 17 @ Dallas Cowboys The Cowboys are giving up the most Fantasy points to opposing QBs this year. In the 1st matchup between these two Foles was off to a terrible game in which he threw for only 80 yards before being knocked by concussion since that game he has been on fire. This is the matchup you would want if you with a title on the line.

I was surprised to see that Foles is still available in so many leagues across the board. Foles is the upper tier of QBs to own down the stretch and if he is available I would definitely pick him.

Jay Cutler/Josh McCown (800 yards and 5 TDs combined over the last 3 games) they are owned in 53/2.3% in ESPN, 43/7% Fox, 36/16% Yahoo and 69/34% CBS.

Now I don’t think it really matters who is playing at QB for any of these games. They both have succeeded under Trestman’s offense and both can be trusted in match-ups. The big upside with McCown is hasn’t thrown an INT in any of the 3 games he has appeared and Cutler can be a bit erratic sometimes.

Week 14 vs. Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys are giving up the most Fantasy points to opposing QBs this year. This Cowboy D haven’t been healthy all year-long and have been torched for 3 or more touchdowns on 4 different occasions.
Week 15 @ Cleveland Browns  (be cautious of weather) The Browns rank 16th against opposing QBs and is giving up an average of 15 PPG. Over the course of the 1st 5 weeks of the season the Browns D held opposing QBs to 2 TDs since than they have given up 14 TDs. The Browns can be thrown on and this gives the pair a 2nd straight top matchup in a row.
Week 16 @ Philadelphia Eagles  (be cautious of weather) The Eagles are giving up the 8th most points to opposing QBs this year. This seems to be a different Eagles team over their 5 game winning streak but let’s not forget that Scott Tolzein and Terrell Pryor passed for a total of 680 yards on them. Cutler/McCown are both better than those guys. Fantasy QBs have scored 15 or more Fantasy points 7 out of 11 games.
Week 17 vs. Green Bay Packers –The Packers have given up the 10th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. McCown threw for 272 yards and 2 TDs against the Packers in week 9 and there is no reason to think that whoever is starting at QB couldn’t do the same again.

The Bears combo has an impressive slate down the stretch and they aren’t owned in very many leagues. My only concern with the pair is that the weather conditions of the last 3 games. Cold weather and snow may affect the passing game. If you can handcuff one with the other that would be perfect as we don’t know who will be playing QB week to week. Along with Foles (maybe even better) are the best QBs of the group to own for the ROS.

Alex Smith (579 passing yards, 99 rushing yards and 4 total TDs over the last 3 games) he is owned in 63% in ESPN, 54% in Fox, 58% in Yahoo and 65% in CBS.

Week 14 @ Washington Redskins – The Redskins are giving up the 5th most Fantasy Points to opposing QBs. Smith has a chance to be in the top 6-7 in Fantasy points for this week. As we all know Andy Reid likes to throw the football (Jamaal Charles owners know this) and Smith is averaging 36 attempts a game and is completing 58% of his passes. Now we also have to factor in that the Redskins are also terrible against the run and could hurt his value for this game but the matchup is enticing none to less.
Week 15 @ Oakland Raiders – The Raiders are giving up the 9th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. While on paper this matchup looks good but outside the 7 TD game to Foles this defense has only given up 3 passing TDs in their last 4 gamesand this includes holding Smith to 128 yards passing in week 6. I wouldn’t consider Smith a good option for this week.
Week 16 vs. Indianapolis Colts The Colts give up the 15th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. This could be a high scoring affair between these two teams and I think could be an ideal matchup to start Smith. The Colts are giving up an average of 273 yards and 2 TDs over the last 3 weeks to QBs.
Week 17 @ San Diego Chargers – The Chargers are given up the 4th most Fantasy Points against opposing QBs. Now we will know more about this matchup after Sunday when they play their 1st game against them but this matchup is another top 10 potential for Smith. The Chargers have also given up the 2nd most rushing yards to opposing QBs which could play a factor with Smith’s fantasy total.

Outside the matchup with the Raiders, Smith would be a great stream for weeks 14, 15 and 17. His ability to run the football is key as well as he has amassed 317 rushing yards this year which is already double than any years past. Of course there can be a cause for concern since he has 3 single digit outputs this year but other than the guys mentioned above he has some great value come playoff time.

Andy Dalton (705 yards, 5 TDs but 9 turnovers in his last 3 games) he is owned in 55% in ESPN, 79% in Fox, 81% in Yahoo and 97% in CBS.

Week 14 vs. Indianapolis Colts – The Colts give up the 15th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. As I stated earlier the Colts secondary has been exposed over the past couple weeks (819 yards and 6 TDs). The weapons that Dalton has at his disposal could create a huge mismatch for the Colts of defense. Love this matchup for him this week.
Week 15 @ Pittsburgh Steelers (be cautious of weather) –The Steelers give up the 11th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Dalton threw for 280 yards and a TD in the 1st matchup between the two but has struggled against the Steelers in Pittsburgh (412 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs in two games). I don’t like this matchup for him especially with the Steelers and the way they have played as of late.
Week 16 vs. Minnesota Vikings (be cautious of weather) The Vikings give up the 3rd most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. This is what I like to call a “money matchup”. The only potential problem with this game is the weather but outside of that this is the “ideal” matchup to have heading into a Fantasy Championship.
Week 17 vs. Baltimore Ravens (be cautious of weather) – The Ravens give up the 14th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs.Dalton really shot himself in the foot this game by throwing 3 INTs and the team lost in OT to the Ravens. I am not a fan of this matchup at all.

While the #GingaNinja (coined on Twitter) hasn’t been the most consistent fantasy QBs this year he has been good at the right times. With a great matchup in week 14 and an even better matchup in championship week (16) if Dalton is available I would definitely try to stash him now.

Joe Flacco (552 yards, 5 TDs and 5 INTs over the last 3 games) he is owned in 54% in ESPN, 58% in Fox, 54% in Yahoo and 61 % in CBS.

Week 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings give up the 3rd most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. I understand it has been a rocky season for Joe Cool and he has been really annoying, unreliable and downright unstartable in leagues but this is the week that if you own him, he wins you a playoff game. The Vikings are terrible against the pass and Flacco will take advantage of that and you should too.
Week 15 @ Detroit Lions – The Lions give up the 13th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. It took until week 7 before the Lions gave up over 20 points to opposing QBs. They have done it now in 3 out of their last 4 games. This game will be a shootout and I really like Flacco to have a solid game.
Week 16 vs. New England Patriots (be cautious of weather) –The Patriots give up the 17th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. As much as it pains me to say it Flacco owns the Patriots over their last 3 meetings. He has thrown for 928 yards and 8 TDs against them. Flacco could slump all year and he always brings it to the Pats.
Week 17 vs. Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengals give up 8th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Flacco only threw for 140 yards while tossing 2 TDs but also had 2 INTs. Not a good matchup for him.

Joe Cool has been anything but cool this year (yeah I know weak joke) but he has the right matchups for the Fantasy playoff run to give an honest look at. You would probably trust some of the other guys on this list first but Joe has been clutch in the past and who knows if the Ravens are in the playoff hunt he might turn it on.

Case Keenum (750 yards and 7 TDs over the last 3 games) he is owned in 17% in ESPN, 38% in Fox, 49% in Yahoo and 86% in CBS.

Now of course we have to be concerned that Kubiak pulled the plug on Keenum in the 3rd quarter of the game against the Raiders. It is definitely something worth monitoring but as of right now Kubiak says Keenum is his guy.

Week 14 @ Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jaguars are giving up the 2nd most Fantasy Points to opposing QBs and they are also tied for the least amount of INTs made by opposing teams against QBs. As we have seen over the past couple of games Keenum can sling the football and he has the weapons to do so. We will get to see what he does this Sunday against the Jaguars and be able to tell more what to expect in week 14 but they are coming a game which they let Carson Palmer man handle them by throwing for 419 yards and 2 TDs. Keenum is a top 5 option for available QBs for this week.
Week 15 @ Indianapolis Colts – The Colts are giving up the 15th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. If you haven’t seen highlights from the 1st matchup between Keenum and the Colts you might want to look that up. He threw for 350 yards and 3 TDs against the Colts in week 9 which could be a sign of things to come for him in week 15.
Week 16 vs. Denver Broncos – The Broncos are giving up the 11th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. The one thing I do like about this game is that Keenum is playing at home it would be a totally different story if this game was in Denver. Whether they are playing from behind or keeping pace, they are going to have to throw the football. You can find better options but if you want to ride with Keenum I see no problem with that.
Week 17 @ Tennessee Titans – The Titans ranks as one the best teams against the pass this year (29th). I would completely recommend against starting Keenum this week against Tennessee. Since week 5 they have only given up 1 TD pass. Look elsewhere for this game.

Keenum of course has to keep the job (which being 2-8 would make sense) in order for any of this to matter but if he does he has 2 ½ potentially awesome matchups. If you own good luck and expect big things, if not he is available in a TON of leagues.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (486 yards passing, 39 yards rushing and 4 total TDs over the last 2 games since taking over for Jake Locker) he is owned in 1% in ESPN, 3% in Fox, 6% in Yahoo and 17% in CBS.

Week 14 @ Denver Broncos – The Broncos rank as the 11th worst team against opposing Fantasy QBs this year. I am not a big fan of this matchup for Fitzpatrick at all even though the Broncos are giving up 17 PPG this year. The Broncos D has also created 13 INTs this year and Fitzpatrick has been known as a “gunslinger”. I would search other options for this week.
Week 15 vs. Arizona Cardinals – The Cardinals are giving up the 13th fewest Fantasy points against opposing QBs. Even though the Cardinals have been so good this year they haven’t been that great on the road against the pass. Quarterbacks are averaging 268 yards and almost 2 TDs a game in their 5 road games. This doesn’t rank as a top option for Fitz but I don’t think you could go wrong starting him this week either.
Week 16 @ Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jaguars are giving up the 2nd most Fantasy Points against opposing QBs. Fitzpatrick had a great game filling in for an injured Jake Locker in week 10 against the Jaguars. He threw for 264 yards, 2 TDs and even added one on the ground as he almost came back and beat the Jaguars after being down early. If you have a choice between Fitz and any of the guys on the list this week Fitz will probably trump them. This the best possible matchup for you in a Championship week and having streamed QBs all season.
Week 17 vs. Houston Texans – The Texans are giving up the12th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Jake Locker threw for 148 yards and 2 TDs against the Texans in week 2 loss to the Texans and while the Texans have been good against the pass as of late the story has been different. Their past three games they have given up 8 TD pass (including 3 by rookie Matt McGloin) and aren’t the same team the Titans faced in week 2. If you rode Fitz last week, I would have no problem doing so this week as well.

Fitzpatrick isn’t the “stud” fantasy QB you have always dreamed of but he will get the job done. Other than the game at Denver, Fitzpatrick has a juicy schedule for Fantasy owners and if you look at those percentages he is owned, you may be able to pick him up the week of his week 16 matchup against the Jaguars and have him carry you to a title.

Ryan Tannehill (705 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs over the last 3 games) he is owned in 15% in ESPN, 27% in Fox, 26% in Yahoo and 42% in CBS.

Week 14 @ Pittsburgh Steelers (be cautious of weather) –The Steelers give up the 11th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. On the road Tannehill has 10 total turnovers and at Pittsburgh, no thanks.
Week 15 vs. New England Patriots – The Patriots give up the 17th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Late turnovers are what really cost Tannehill from having a good game. If he can duplicate success he had in the 1st half against New England at home, he could have a solid double-digit fantasy day.
Week 16 @ Buffalo Bills (be cautious of weather) – The Bills give up the 19th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Another turnover frenzy (3 total) cost him another solid performance. He did finish with 16 Fantasy points in the game and if many of the options above are gone he really isn’t a bad choice for this week.
Week 17 vs. New York Jets – The Jets give up the 12th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. We will get a better feel for this matchup after week 13 as he faces the Jets on the road but the Jets have been rocked by QBs over the past few weeks. I’d like to see the matchup 1st but this seems like his best matchup of the playoff season.

“Turnover Tanny” (coined by @bdtitup) has his problems but has scored 14 or more Fantasy points in all but 3 games this season. If he can limit the turnovers before playoff season, he could be a solid Fantasy playoff QB.

Terrelle Pryor/Matt McGloin (498 yards passing, 219 yards rushing, 2 rushing TDs but 6 turnover over his last 3 games. McGloin threw for 197 yards and 3 TDs in his only start of the season.) The pair is owned in 28%/1% in ESPN, 21%/1% in Fox, 30%/1% in Yahoo and 54%/1% in CBS.

Now Pryor has struggled as of late (with 6 turnovers in 3 games) and been dealing with an injured knee which may ultimately cost him his job after the performance by McGloin in week 11. Pryor of course makes up for some/not all his mistakes by making plays on his feet.

Week 14 @ New York Jets – The Jets give up the 12th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. While the Jets have played some great D (mostly against the run) they have been exposed by QBs over the last 3 weeks (gave up 9 TDs in last 3 games). I don’t think this ranks among my favorite plays of the week but both guys would be serviceable for 15 to 20 points against the Jets.
Week 15 vs. Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs are giving up the 7th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Pryor was beat down by the Chiefs D in his 1st matchup against them. He was sacked 9 times and they forced 3 INTs. This is a terrible matchup for either QB and should look elsewhere.
Week 16 @ San Diego Chargers – The Chargers give up the 4th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Pryor combined for 252 yards and 2 TDs against the Chargers in week 5 as they beat them 27-17. As the Chargers have improved against the pass over the course of  for 281 yards (added 36 on the ground) and tossed 1 TD pass against the Broncos in week 3. It was early in the season and I truly don’t like this matchup for the pair at all.

Now a ton of questions surround who will be the starter for the team and going forward you really shouldn’t own one without the other if you have to start either guy. We have only seen one game out of McGloin but there is no reason not to like what he did against a tough Texans pass D. He isn’t owned in a lot of leagues so you can monitor what he is doing from game to game basis to find out if he can sustain what we saw. Pryor isn’t the most reliable Fantasy QB but he can make plays with his legs and that can make him dangerous. They have 2 potentially good matchups during the playoffs and are definitely worth keeping an eye on in all leagues.

Mike Glennon (538 yards, 5 TDs and 1 INT over the last 3 games) he is owned in 1% in ESPN, 7% in Fox, 11% in Yahoo and 34% in CBS.

Week 14 vs. Buffalo Bills – The Bills are giving up the 19th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs. This isn’t the best matchup in the world for Glennon but it’s not as bad as it seems. He throws the ball a lot and does not turnover the ball. If none of these other guys are available, I wouldn’t mind if you ride with Glennon as an option.
Week 15 vs. San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers give up the 6th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. I can’t recommend him at all for this matchup.
Week 16 @ ST. Louis Rams – The Rams give up the 10th fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Another matchup like the Bills that I don’t love but don’t hate. This could really go either way for Glennon.
Week 17 vs. New Orléans Saints – The Saints give up the 3rd fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs. Glennon wasn’t around for their 1st matchup and I don’t like him in this matchup.

Glennon has himself a running game over the past few weeks and his throwing the ball less and less each week. While Glennon doesn’t have a favorable schedule he could be serviceable in week 14 and 15 in 2QB leagues. Not the best option out but far from the worst you could do.

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The Sports Script Week 12 Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that jumps on board with us and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have @Whudey from FantasyTrade411 to help us pick these games. You can find his work here www.fantasytrade411.com and his podcast right here, “Perusing the Perimeter“.

@Bealski06 went 9-6 on the week, and Matt Bell maintained his strong lead of eight games over the next closest competitor.

Week 12 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky @Whudey
Saints vs. Falcons Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints
Bucs vs. Lions Lions Lions Lions Lions Bucs Lions
Vikings vs. Packers Packers Packers Packers Vikings Packers Packers
Jaguars vs. Texans Texans Texans Jaguars Texans Texans Texans
Chargers vs. Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Panthers vs. Dolphins Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers
Steelers vs Browns Steelers Browns Steelers Steelers Steelers Browns
Bears vs. Rams Bears Bears Rams Bears Rams Bears
Jets vs. Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
Titans vs. Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders Titans Raiders Titans
Colts vs. Cardinals Colts Cardinals Colts Colts Cardinals Cardinals
Cowboys vs. Giants Giants Cowboys Cowboys Giants Cowboys Giants
Broncos vs. Patriots Patriots Patriots Broncos Broncos Patriots Broncos
Monday Night
49ers vs. Redskins 49ers 49ers Redskins Redskins 49ers 49ers
Season Record 111-51 103-59 100-62 98-64 99-63 95-67