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Three Teams To Pick (And Avoid) Entering Week 18

If you happen to deliberate forward, Week 18 needs to be a bit much less irritating (*18*)

The ultimate week of the 2021 common season is upon us, and meaning for NFL survivor league gamers who stay alive, it’s one closing week for all of the marbles.(*18*)

Relying on the way you’ve strategized this season, there’s a great likelihood you had an concept as to who your Week 18 alternative could be a month in the past. If that’s the case — maybe you may have the Buffalo Payments, Tennessee Titans, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, and so on. nonetheless remaining — kudos for trying forward. (*18*)

There additionally will probably be gamers, nonetheless, who opted for a unique technique — doing all they might to safe a short-term win, with the considered Week 18 far within the distance. For these gamers, particularly in a league the place a jackpot is awarded on the finish, we’d advise hedging your Week 18 decide so there’s a buck to be made come what may.(*18*)

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Anyway, listed here are three groups to contemplate and three others to keep away from. Of word, all costs are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.(*18*)

Teams to decide on:
Buffalo Payments (-16.5, -1375 moneyline)
Opponent: vs. New York Jets (+800 moneyline)
When you have the Payments remaining, it’s not by mistake. And whereas it’s been a quite unusual season of upsets, it’s best to really feel very assured on this decide provided that Buffalo nonetheless has one thing to play for. The Payments will repeat as AFC East champions with a win, and thus safe a house playoff sport. It additionally sounds just like the 4-12 Jets could be without two of their high playmakers, making a troublesome activity all of the tougher.(*18*)

Indianapolis Colts (-15, -1000)
Opponent: at Jacksonville Jaguars (+650 moneyline)
Right here’s one other very strong choice in the event you nonetheless have it. The Colts are in want of a win to earn a wild-card spot. The two-14 Jaguars, who shockingly have beat Indianapolis in every of the final six matchups in Jacksonville, are on the quick observe to the No. 1 total decide within the 2022 NFL Draft. It may not be sensible to choose the Colts to cowl the 15-point unfold, however in what basically is a moneyline guess, Indy is extremely engaging.(*18*)

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Washington Soccer Staff (-7, -300)
Opponent: at New York Giants (+235)
Admittedly, that is way more of a contrarian decide than the earlier two. However for survivor league gamers who’ve exhausted all the most effective choices, the 6-10 Soccer Staff would possibly be capable to get you to the place you need to go. And it’s extra so as a result of the 4-12 Giants are abysmal with completely nothing to play for. New York nearly definitely will fireplace common supervisor Dave Gettleman, and maybe head coach Joe Decide is on his means out, too. Washington, whereas out of the playoff image, nonetheless looks like a group that may proceed to compete. This undoubtedly qualifies as a type of smart-for-hedging picks, although.(*18*)

Honorable point out: (-10.5) Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (+385)(*18*)

Teams To Avoid 8

Teams to keep away from:
Cleveland Browns (-6, -250)
Opponent: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
It shouldn’t shock anybody to see the AFC North champion Bengals, even when they’re with out quarterback Joe Burrow and operating again Joe Mixon, beat the Baker Mayfield-less Browns on the highway. Cleveland isn’t a group that ought to invoke a lot confidence, particularly on this state of affairs.(*18*)

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Inexperienced Bay Packers (-3.5, -180)
Opponent: at Detroit Lions
The 13-3 Packers have completely nothing to play for, with the highest spot within the NFC already locked up. Inexperienced Bay head coach Matt LaFleur stated the starters will play this week, however who is aware of in the event that they’ll be in for the entire sport. Hopefully you already used the Packers prior, as Week 18 isn’t the most effective spot for them with a lot uncertainty.(*18*)

Dallas Cowboys (-4, -190)
Opponent: at Philadelphia Eagles
One other sport with plenty of uncertainty. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy additionally stated the NFC East champions will probably be enjoying to win, however each groups have already got made the playoffs, and Dallas has had plenty of gamers present up on the damage report. It triggered Dallas to go from favored by 6.5 all the way down to 4. Whereas NFC playoff scenarios will probably be impacted by Cowboys-Eagles, there’s way more to it. Dallas simply doesn’t really feel like a certain factor right here, and there have been loads of different possibilities to have used them.(*18*)

Week 18 decide? Washington Soccer Staff(*18*)

Teams picked (12-5): San Francisco 49ers (Week 1 win), Cleveland Browns (Week 2 win), Denver Broncos (Week 3 win), New Orleans Saints (Week 4 loss), Dallas Cowboys (Week 5 win), Indianapolis Colts (Week 6 win), Arizona Cardinals (Week 7 win), Cincinnati Bengals (Week 8 loss), Buffalo Payments (Week 9 loss), Baltimore Ravens (Week 10 loss), Tennessee Titans (Week 11 loss), New England Patriots (Week 12 win), Los Angeles Rams (Week 13 win), Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (Week 14 win), Miami Dolphins (Week 15 win), Inexperienced Bay Packers (Week 16 win), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 17 win)(*18*)

Thumbnail photograph through Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports activities Photos (*18*)

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