PFF Pick’em: Week 9

Ben's climb continues and we offer six consensus winners for the short schedule in Week 9.

| 2 years ago
2014-Pickem

PFF Pick’em: Week 9


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After spotting the field an early-season lead, Ben is making a push with a hot streak that has seen him go 35-9-1 over the past three weeks. He’s climbed the ranks to catch up to Sam and pass three others. Doesn’t quite have Gordon in his sights yet, but with half the season still to go, he’s positioning for a challenge at the wire.

Last week’s Monday Night miss of our consensus Dallas pick kept the group from a 7-0 card, but our season mark rose again to a more-respectable-by-the-week 76.2%. Working toward that 80% figure, we’ve got six hopefuls to add in the short Week 9 as the Browns, Chiefs, Bengals, Dolphins, 49ers and Seahawks all got the nod from each of our pickers.

 

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NO @ CAR
 NewOrleans100  NewOrleans100  NewOrleans100  NewOrleans100  NewOrleans100  NewOrleans100  Carolina100  Carolina100
TB @ CLE
 Cleveland100  Cleveland100  Cleveland100  Cleveland100  Cleveland100  Cleveland100  Cleveland100  Cleveland100
ARZ @ DAL
 Dallas100  Dallas100  Dallas100  Dallas100  Dallas100  Dallas100  Dallas100  Arizona100
PHI @ HOU
 Philadelphia100  Houston100  Philadelphia100  Philadelphia100  Philadelphia100  Philadelphia100  Houston100  Philadelphia100
NYJ @ KC  KansasCity100  KansasCity100  KansasCity100  KansasCity100  KansasCity100  KansasCity100  KansasCity100  KansasCity100
JAX @ CIN
 Cincinnati100  Cincinnati100  Cincinnati100  Cincinnati100  Cincinnati100  Cincinnati100  Cincinnati100  Cincinnati100
SD @ MIA
 Miami100  Miami100  Miami100  Miami100  Miami100  Miami100  Miami100  Miami100
WAS @ MIN  Minnesota100  Minnesota100  Minnesota100  Washington100  Minnesota100  Minnesota100  Minnesota100  Minnesota100
STL @ SF  SanFrancisco100  SanFrancisco100  SanFrancisco100  SanFrancisco100  SanFrancisco100  SanFrancisco100  SanFrancisco100  SanFrancisco100
DEN @ NE
 NewEngland100  NewEngland100  Denver100  Denver100  NewEngland100  NewEngland100  NewEngland100  NewEngland100
OAK @ SEA
 seattleNEW100  seattleNEW100  seattleNEW100  seattleNEW100  seattleNEW100  seattleNEW100  seattleNEW100  seattleNEW100
BAL @ PIT  Pittsburgh100  Pittsburgh100  Baltimore100  Baltimore100  Baltimore100  Pittsburgh100  Baltimore100  Baltimore100
IND @ NYG
 Indianapolis100  Indianapolis100  NewYorkGiants100  Indianapolis100  Indianapolis100  Indianapolis100  Indianapolis100  NewYorkGiants100
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This week: 11-2 10-3 8-5 8-5 10-3 11-2 8-5 9-4
2014 87-46-1 95-38-1 85-48-1 82-51-1 85-48-1 83-50-1 84-49-1 88-45-1
2014 Win % 65.5% 71.5% 64.0% 61.8% 64.0% 62.5% 63.3% 66.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • http://theislandofmisfitdroids.com Ken_Standish

    Thats an awful lot of picks in favor of the Patriots, not that I’m disagreeing, but why pray tell did you all come to this coclusion? Just curious, thanks in advance!

    • [email protected]

      I think thats about right. New England is at home, Gronk is healthy. New England has that 2 tight end thing working again so well that i think Aaron Hernandez is catching a TD pass next week.

      • http://theislandofmisfitdroids.com Ken_Standish

        I can see the two tight end sets causing a defensive confusion, especially when running out of base look sets against knickle defenses. That with home field advantage is a powerful weapon, my concern however is how well a rookie center can hold up against Terrance Knighton and then slow the pass rush to maintain a clean pocket for Brady to complete play action passes.

        • [email protected]

          Terrance Knighton is a rock, you just can’t run on him. He’s not a big pass rusher though.

          • Chris

            He ranked 13th last year in pass rushing for all DTs. He ranked 16th in total pressures, 11th in sacks, and 7th in pass rushing efficiency.

          • [email protected]

            Exactly, he’s only a little better than average against the pass, nothing to lose sleep over. He is dominant against the run, nobody can run inside on the broncos.

    • Chris

      Denver -3 is a terrible line. Broncos have the strength of schedule, Pats have the home field edge. I’d call it a toss up, so getting 3 points I’d nice.

      • [email protected]

        Well, its a good line because Vegas will get action on New England at -3 and then when it swings back towards even they’ll get action on the Denver side. Apart from the betting, i agree New England is a completely different team with a healthy Gronkowski.

      • Troll Chris

        Bruh, you said Brady was done, like, three weeks ago

        • Chris

          Brah, I also had the Pats as the #2 team behind the Broncos preseason. It’s amazing what some time in the pocket and some better pass catchers will do for a QB.

    • Robert Mahaney

      New England is playing in a very weak division . . . with weak out of division opponents as well. Denver has been going up against a murder’s row with a team that had yet to gel . . . and they still only lost one game. Sorry, but New England are paper tigers (like they were last year). Homefield advantage is huge, but I don’t by this ‘analysis’ or picks

  • DrAWNiloc

    I can understand the S.D.-Miami game being a unanimous pick but…for Miami?!?

    • Pygskyn

      Well, considering that the Chargers are at a serious disadvantage in the trenches on both sides of the ball and assuming that Dion Jordan gets coverage duty on Gates for most of the game (he has excellent coverage skills and shut down Gronk last year) and the key injuries in the Chargers secondary putting Wallace and Landry in position to have big days makes it not a terribly surprising pick. That said, Rivers is still Rivers and he’s playing like a beast and should keep it close. Game should be a dogfight start to finish.

      • DrAWNiloc

        Agreed. I would expect a split decision and a close game but if there were a consensus I’d think it would be in favor of the consistent overperformers (if that isn’t an oxymoron).

        • Pygskyn

          If the game were in San Diego, I would not be shocked if the pick had gone the other way. In Miami though… well, I don’t have to tell you how the Chargers tend to fare down there. Even so, if Miami doesn’t bring it’s “A” game, they will be .500 by Sunday afternoon.

          • eYeDEF

            They brought their A game and more. Tannehill is looking like the real deal.

  • http://www.sportslingo.com/ sportslingo

    Kind of shocked that Patriots got most of the votes over the Broncos. I know Brady tends to own Manning in games, but that was the past. Now Manning owns Welker and the Thomas boys, so you gotta go with Manning and the Broncos.

    • eYeDEF

      You do?

  • Aaron Bloch

    Groupthink: the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility….everyone picks Miami? Only 1 takes Washington? Only 1 takes Arizona?

    • Chris

      Where are your picks?

      I personally thought Miami and Minnesota were great picks. I also thought Arizona was. Houston let me down for my only loss of the day.

      • [email protected]

        I benched Phillip Rivers in fantasy for Andy Dalton. First time all year he didn’t start for me.

        • Chris

          Well that was a great time to bench him. I had Dalton in my other league but unfortunately in the league I care about I have Wilson and he severely let me down. I’m going to make him run laps.

          • [email protected]

            Thats the thing with Wilson in fantasy, you can’t stream him because the rushing yards he gets are so unpredictable. Sometimes he’ll score the most against the tougher defenses.

          • Chris

            He’s the only QB I have on roster in that league. I got him in the 9th round so it was really good value I thought.

          • [email protected]

            He was 3rd before this game. Not sure how much that dropped him.

          • Chris

            Yep but he’s tanked 3 of the last 4 weeks after a good start. 9 TDs in the first 4 games and only 5 in the last 4. Gotta pick it up again.

          • eYeDEF

            You might want to consider taking a flyer on Sanchez on the very real chance he could outscore Wilson in the stretch run. I did in the league I’m using Wilson as a primary starter just in case his current malaise lingers.

          • Chris

            The problem is I don’t have room. I’m in a 12 team league and don’t have room to add another QB haha

            Unless I decide to pull the plug on Andre Johnson.

          • eYeDEF

            Andre Johnson?! What are you doing still hanging onto him? What has he done for you this season exactly? Scored in double digits once in the only game he’s happened to catch a TD and you’re hanging onto him for that? I can see how reliable receivers might be sparse in a competitive 12 team league, but there’s got to be a waiver wire pickup that will give you more consistent production than him. Martavis Bryant? Mohamed Sanu? Denard Robinson? LaFell? You probably already lost out on picking up super stud Odell Beckham Jr but any of those guys would be an upgrade over Andre Johnson who has been consistently garbage this year.

          • Chris

            Bryant, Sanu, Robinson, and LaFell are all already gone. I’m holding on to him in the hopes that a QB change would increase his production. The best options out there are Steve Smith, who I debated, and Tre Mason.

          • eYeDEF

            Tough call. You’d be better off grabbing Josh Gordon if he’s still available. At least you know he’ll be money playing for a shot at a guaranteed contract when he sees the field. Hoyer’s in the same boat and won’t hesitate making him his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd read. What makes you think Mallet will be any more partial to Andre than Fitz? After holding out from all offseason OTAs in protest, it seems like O’Brien prefers not to have him a focal point of the offense anymore if he’s no longer in the long term plans for the team. It seems like a redshirt rookie like Mallet would be more inclined to build rapport with Hopkins since they know he’s going to be around. Now you’re stuck holding probable dead weight for another week during Houston’s bye at the mercy of Fitz’s benching so AJ *might* get more looks. Playing the probabilities, I can’t say I like those odds unless you’ve got inside info. IMO Steve Smith would prove a more reliable option even though he’s been quiet lately. Flacco seems to give him plenty of looks still, though I wouldn’t get too wedded to Tre Mason until Fisher ends his long term infatuation with Zac Stacy.

  • corners

    Wow. Im a phin fan, and im shocked at the unanimous voting. Thats not a good signs for the dolphins usually.

  • corners

    The weather was horrible in new england today.