StarStreet Pick 5 for Week 19
Josh Collacchi takes a look at this week's StarStreet Pick 5 for the Divisional Playoffs.
StarStreet Pick 5 for Week 19
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The game is simple. There’s five player vs. player matchups, and you pick who you think will score more that week. The best part is that you can play straight from our site by clicking here.
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Here’s this week’s Pick 5:
Tom Brady vs. Andrew Luck
Colin Kaepernick vs. Cam Newton
Marshawn Lynch vs. Knowshon Moreno
Eric Decker vs. T.Y. Hilton
Michael Crabtree vs. Keenan Allen
There’s some pretty tough choices here, but here are my picks for Week 19:
Tom Brady vs. the Colts
It is playoff time, which means it is Tom Brady’s time to shine. The Patriots will be at home, and after seeing Andrew Luck carve the Chiefs defense in the second half, the Patriots will need to score some points. Tom Brady is on another level at home in the playoffs, and should throw multiple touchdowns.
Colin Kaepernick vs. the Panthers
Colin Kaepernick has been unleashed since it is the postseason. The 49ers held him back in the regular season, relying on the ground game more and not allowing him to leave the pocket often. But as we saw last year in the playoffs, when he is able to run free, he is nearly unstoppable. Despite only playing in two seasons, Kaepernick is already in the top five in terms of rushing yards for a quarterback in the playoffs all-time. Start Kaepernick again this week against a good Panthers defense, but not good enough to contain the former Nevada quarterback.
Marshawn Lynch vs. the Saints
Does everyone remember the last time the Saints traveled to Seattle for a playoff game? Without a doubt we all do, Marshawn Lynch went “beast mode” for one of the best runs in the history of the NFL. The Seahawks will rely on him again to carry them into the next round, and Lynch should have no problem running against the New Orleans Saints. Lynch is Seattle’s featured player on offense, and should get over twenty touches, that is tough to pick against.
Eric Decker vs. the Chargers
Last week, T.Y. Hilton had a career day against the Chiefs, but be sure that Bill Belichick will not allow that to happen to his defense, especially if Aqib Talib is the one on Hilton all day long. Eric Decker takes on the Chargers for the third time this season, and in the two team’s first two meetings, Decker only amassed five catches for 94 yards total, which actually bodes well for the weekend. If you have seen Peyton Manning play over the last decade, you know he will spread the ball around, and throw the ball to players you would not expect. Since Decker was not the feature in the earlier two games, he should be in for a big day. Decker will get his share of touches, and the return of Wes Welker benefits him, since now he will be on the outside for the majority of the snaps.
Keenan Allen vs. the Broncos
For the Chargers to be able to win, Keenan Allen will need to carry the passing game to the next level. Allen has been a beast in his rookie season, and the old cliché “Big players make big plays in big games” is barking his name. Expect Allen to continue his dominance in the red zone, and score at least one touchdown against the Broncos secondary.
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In addition to PFF, Josh writes for eDraft and ProFootballCentral. With any comments or questions, each him on Twitter @PFF_JCollacchi !