Picks and predictions for every single game on this week's schedule by Cody Benjamin @CodyJBenjamin Dec 12, 2019 at 7:10 am ET • 6 min read Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season gets underway Thursday with a battle of AFC foes, and then, this weekend, we get some anticipated matchups with serious playoff implications -- including crucial games that could help decide division races.Can the Texans rebound to stay atop the South? Or will Tennessee take control at home? Can Drew Lock's magic extend into Arrowhead Stadium? Might the Bears play spoiler at Lambeau? Will the Eagles or Cowboys go ahead in the NFC East? We'll find it all out in the coming days.A week after yours truly finished 10-6 picking Week 14 straight-up (and 9-5-2 against the spread), we've got more predictions and picks against the spread -- for every single game on tap -- as you prepare for the next wave of action. Enjoy!New York Jets at Baltimore RavensThursday, 8:20 p.m. ET (FOX, NFL … [Read more...] about NFL Week 15 picks, odds: Bears shock Packers, Bills survive Steelers, Rams roll over Cowboys
INJURY LIST FOR DECEMBER 12 Jamal Murray (#1 PG DEN 32 Min / 25 Usage $7.2K FD, $6.5K DK) The backup PG is Monte Morris. Monte Morris' average usage is 19.9% with an average of 18 minutes per game. Morris averages 14 fewer minutes with a 5.1 percentage point lower usage rate. If Murray does not play, it is possible for Morris to double his normal fantasy output. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.89 FD pts and 0.94 DK pts per minute are higher than normal. Gordon Hayward (#1 SF BOS 30 Min / 22.7 Usage $6.5K FD, $6K DK) The backup SF is Grant Williams. Williams averages 14 minutes (13 usage rate). Williams averages 16 fewer minutes with a 9.7 percentage point lower usage rate. If Hayward does not play, it is possible for Williams to double his normal fantasy output. Williams is below average in FD and DK pts per minute (0.55, 0.55) but there is substantial upside with a lot more minutes and usage. Marcus Smart (#2 SG BOS 32 Min / 17.1 Usage $5.1K FD, $5K … [Read more...] about Nuggets Have 2 Players Who Are on Injury List With Potentially 58 Minutes Up for Grabs
Out of the top 60 forwards based on total projected fantasy points between now and 12/22, 13 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their actual fantasy rank. A couple forwards who are projected to come up below their actual fantasy rank in the short term are Andrew Wiggins (#28) and Wendell Carter Jr. (#38). But of all the forwards with a lower short term ranking, Bojan Bogdanovic is the lowest ranking one at #50, down from #18 (actual rank). There are 13 forwards whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #5, Paul George is the highest ranking must start. There are a number of forwards projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Dillon Brooks, at #42, is the highest ranking forward of this waiver wire group. Visit Sportsline to get the latest lines, updated projections, best values, and picks from some of the top Vegas handicappers. We also have the best … [Read more...] about The Short Term Outlook is Not Great for Bojan Bogdanovic, Andrew Wiggins and Wendell Carter Jr.
Traditionally, players shake hands with each other and the official before play begins but five-times world champion O'Sullivan was reluctant to do just that in Glasgow because of health concerns. Instead he tried to fist bump both James Cahill and the referee before triumphing 4-0 in an all-English contest. "I'll admit I'm a bit OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) with germs," O'Sullivan told Eurosport after the match. "I don't open door handles, I always have tissues on door handles. I am a bit OCD like that," the 44-year-old added. "I have got a bit of a germ thing. It's easier to do that and I don't get any germs."Cahill recorded a shock win over O'Sullivan at last year's World Championship but 'the Rocket' was too strong for the 23-year-old on Wednesday, taking just over 30 minutes to complete a whitewash win. Meanwhile, China's Ding Junhui, who won the UK Championship title last weekend, advanced into the last 32 with a 4-0 win over compatriot Mei Xiwen secured with breaks of 132 … [Read more...] about Snooker star O’Sullivan refuses to shake hands over germ fears
CBS NFL writer Jordan Dajani gives his picks for Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season by Jordan Dajani @JordanDajani Dec 12, 2019 at 8:34 am ET • 6 min read After going a perfect 10-0 over the last two weeks, we came back to earth a little bit. We went 2-3, as the Cowboys proved they are even worse than we thought, the Rams blew out the Seahawks and the Eagles did not cover against the Giants. The NFC East is an absolute disaster, but one team has to win the division. The Eagles get a potential layup in the Redskins this week, but the Cowboys get the defending NFC Champions. We could be in for more a much more interesting race than people expect. The Bengals face off against the Patriots in the "Spygate 2" matchup, Drew Lock has a chance to take down Patrick Mahomes and we could see Eli Manning make the last home start of his career. It should be another interesting week in the NFL, so let's go ahead and jump on in to my Week 15 … [Read more...] about NFL Week 15 odds, picks, how to watch: Raiders win last game in Oakland, Rams beat Cowboys in Dallas