Deep Football Thoughts 2014. Week 1
Fantasy Plays and Picks Against the Spread
A year ago I contacted some dude about writing for a website I wasn’t familiar with at all. A year later, a beautiful friendship continues. I want to give a huge Bleed Big Blue shout out to the “CEO” of Bleed Big Blue, my man Marco.
As we get ready to kick-off another season, hopefully one better than what we went through last year, I wanted to take this time to say thank you. You gave me a chance to write about the only thing, other than my little girl, that I am passionate about…and for that I can never repay you.
This opportunity to write about the franchise that we all love so much over the last year has opened new doors for me. Seeing how what I write has inspired some and pissed off others at times makes me smile. I write to do just that…piss you off, inspire you and make you think outside the box. It is what I will continue to do in my own unique way and I will do my best to give you the honesty, passion and knowledge that has brought me this far.
Thank you Marco…Thank you for letting me rant and rave on your site. Thank you for letting me write uncensored in my articles so that people can get the real and raw emotion of a fan who cares just as much as the person reading the article. Thank you for giving me a chance. Here is to season number #2…many more my good man. #TEAM
Now enough of the sentimental shit, lets get to the picks against the spread and fantasy football plays for week one.
NFL PICKS WEEK ONE — New season and I am kicking it off picking every game against the spread. Last year I went .500 on the season, but ended on a good note by predicting the dismantling of the Broncos in the Super Bowl. What am I thinking this week? UNDER!! 16 games and I picked the “under” in 12…why?
Week one is tough, 1st teamers haven’t played a full game yet and usually, earlier in the season the defense has the advantage….I’m rolling with it.
Underdog Pick of the Week – I got two…Packers and the New York Football Giants.
Packers / Under At Seattle -5.5 Green Bay – 47
Falcons / Over New Orleans -3 At Atlanta 51.5
Vikings / Under At St. Louis -4 Minnesota 44
Steelers / Under At Pittsburgh -6 Cleveland 41.5
Eagles / Under At Philadelphia -10.5 Jacksonville 52.5
Raiders / Over At NY Jets -5 Oakland 40
Bengals / Under At Baltimore -1.5 Cincinnati 43
Bears / Over At Chicago -7 Buffalo 47.5
Texans / Under At Houston -3 Washington 45.5
Titans / Under At Kansas City -4 Tennessee 43.5
Patriots / Under New England -5 At Miami 47.5
Buccaneers / Under At Tampa Bay -2 Carolina 39
49ers / Under San Francisco -5 At Dallas 51.5
Broncos / Under At Denver -7.5 Indianapolis 55.5
Monday Night Football Line
Giants / Over At Detroit -5.5 NY Giants 47
Cardinals / Under At Arizona -3 San Diego 45
FANTASY PLAYS WEEK ONE:
QB – JAY CUTLER – BEARS – Cutler goes HAM in week one at home against the Bills. Anyone you have on Chicago, play em.
QB – JAKE LOCKER – TITANS – This kid might be putting it all together and he has some weapons. Love him against the Chiefs.
QB – TOM BRADY – PATRIOTS – If last year was a down year for Brady, which is bullshit, he will totally redeem himself this season. Brady last year had 6 WR’s tackled on the 1 yard line after completions (Tied for most in the NFL with Matt Stafford) and had 40+ passes straight up dropped on him. The man they call Handsome can be in store for an MVP type season.
RB – MARK INGRAM – SAINTS – I’m buying the hype. Ingram has passed the “eye” test all preseason long. Looks like the light finally went on for him. The fact that it’s a contract year don’t hurt either.
RB – FRANK GORE – 49ERS – Whoever plays that Dallas D you start. Period, end of sentence.
RB – ZAC STACY – RAMS – Bradford is out and Stacy is at home against suspect Vikings D. Stacy showed enough last year to be pugged into your lineups no questions asked.
WR – CORDARELLE PATERSON – VIKINGS – See what Norv Turner did for Josh Gordon last year? Now watch this kid.
WR – ALSHON JEFFREY – BEARS – See Jay Cutler
WR – CODY LATIMER – BRONCOS – Impressed everyone during camp and was in line to get snaps before Welker got all “Molly’d” up. Beat your buddies to the waiver wire for this kid now.
WR – BRANDON LAFELL – PATRIOTS – Brady loves him and from reports, Lafell could line up all over the place in this offense. Play him! You’re welcome.
WR – SANTONIO HOLMES – BEARS – Yep, Santonio is on the Bears…and he will be wide up open with defenses trying to stop Forte, Marshall and Jeffrey.
TE – ZACH ERTZ – EAGLES – I am the leader of the Zach Ertz band wagon, remember you heard it here first. Kid has an All-Pro season.
TE – GREG OLSON – PANTHERS -Olson should find room against the new Tampa 2 defensive being used by Lovie Smith in Tampa.
TE – KYLE RUDOLPH – VIKINGS – Norv Turner did wonders for Novacek, Gates, Jordan Cameron and now Rudolph.
FOOTBALL IS BACK!!! … THANK THE LORD OUR GOD
ENJOY THE GAMES AND I WILL SEE YOU IN PHILLY ON MONDAY NIGHT FOR THE BLEED BIG BLUE KICK-OFF EVENT AT MAD RIVER MANAYUNK WHERE WE WILL BE CROWNING A MS. BLEED BIG BLUE AND RAISING MONEY FOR “PRAYERS FOR JOEY #TEAMJOEY“, JOEY IS AN 8 YEAR OLD BOY FIGHTING CANCER TOOTH AND NAIL, COME OUT AND HELP US DO WHAT WE CAN FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. THANK YOU…AND AS ALWAYS….BLEED BIG BLUE!!!
Considering Ellington’s injury and the prowess of Phillip Rivers, do you want to reconsider your Cardinals pick?
James, Thank you for the kind words!