FanEx Sports: Tips for EasyScore Pick’em Games - NFL Week 12

Chet G.

November 23rd, 2013

Week 12 of the NFL season is fast approaching and it’s time to take home some cash in the QB Throwdown, RB Rushing Roulette and WR Downfield Threat. Each EasyScore Pick’em game focuses on one position and gives you three tiers from each position to choose from. So in the end you’ll have three players on your team, either QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs or even Kickers!

Here are my three teams for this week:


QB Throwdown
  • Tier 1: Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, Tony Romo
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Peyton Manning: Manning didn’t get knocked down once last week against Kansas City, so I think we’ll see a little healthier Manning in this primetime matchup. Tom Brady has his full arsenal back and should be able to score on the Broncos and that will keep Manning in attack mode all game.

  • Tier 2: Philip Rivers, Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, Colin Kaepernick, Joe Flacco, Alex Smith, Jake Locker
Alex Smith: I’m not a big fan of any of these plays so I’m going with the guy facing the worst defense. San Diego allows 295 yards passing per game to opposing quarterbacks. Yes, Alex Smith isn’t going to blow anybody away with his arm, but we saw him throwing the ball more downfield against Denver last week and they know they’ll have to be able to score more for the next time they meet. I think they’ll work on their passing against the Chargers easy pass defense.

  • Tier 3: Jay Cutler, Eli Manning, Terrelle Pryor, Ryan Tannehill, Tom Brady
Tom Brady: The only other possibility in this one is Eli Manning, but it’s very hard to trust him so I’m going with Brady who know has his receivers back and will be in a shootout with Denver who are giving up 298 yards passing per game.


Rushing Roulette

  • Tier 1: Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Frank Gore, DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy, Arian Foster
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Frank Gore: There are a lot of good matchups here, but I’m going with Gore. I don’t see Washington putting up a bunch of points on the 49ers which will help keep Gore in the game. On the season Washington is giving up 94.5 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs on 4.2 yards per carry.

  • Tier 2: Knowshon Moreno, Alfred Morris, Chris Johnson, Rashad Jennings, Darren McFadden, Andre Ellington, Lamar Miller, Le'Veon Bell
Rashad Jennings: I like Knowshon Moreno against the depleted Patriots front line, but I think Jennings will see more carries. Jennings has been playing very well in relief of Darren McFadden. In his last three games he’s averaging 113.3 rushing yards per game. He gets the Titans this week who have been soft against the run, giving up 96.6 rushing yards per game.

  • Tier 3: Danny Woodhead, DeAngelo Williams, Maurice Jones-Drew, Zac Stacy, Johnathan Franklin, Chris Ivory, Ray Rice, Bilal Powell
Zac Stacy: Since Week 4 the Bears have given up 139 yard rushing to opposing running backs per game.  The only team giving up more since then are the Falcons.  Stacy is the no doubt go to guy in St. Louis and will get a ton of opportunitirs/


Downfield Threat
  • Tier 1: Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Jordy Nelson, T.Y. Hilton, Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Marshall, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson
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Vincent Jackson: There are plenty of great options here. Megatron of course is always poised to go off, even with Darrelle Revis covering him. Dez Bryant should be in a shootout out against the Giants and Demaryius Thomas will be prime timing it against Denver.  But the Lions have been playing against the pass and the way Mike Glennon targeted Jackson last week gives me high hopes.

  • Tier 2: Wes Welker, Victor Cruz, Antonio Brown, Alshon Jeffery, Terrance Williams, Josh Gordon, Eric Decker, Santonio Holmes
Wes Welker: This one goes under the “revenge game against your old team” file. It looks like Welker will play after his head injury last week and he’ll be motivated against his old team who let him go.

  • Tier 3: Hakeem Nicks, Justin Blackmon, James Jones, Nate Washington, Brandon LaFell, Rueben Randle, Mike Wallace, Pierre Garcon
Hakeem Nicks: This one goes under “the squeaky wheel get’s the grease” file. Nicks didn’t appear too happy last week with his involvement in the game and Eli Manning said a three touchdown game was coming his way soon.  That could easily be this week against Dallas who is giving up the fourth most receiving yards to wide receivers with 191.7. The last time these two met Nicks finished with 114 yards.