This week we've got a three-time winner, a front page writer and a handful of other recognizable names in the Top Ten of our weekly BTB fantasy contest. Read on and make sure you submit your picks this week. No excuses!
Another week is in the books for our BTB Pick 6 Football contest, and we have our first three-peat: This week's winner, True Blue-liever, already took the BTB fantasy crown in weeks seven and nine and now has won the Week 12 contest as well. In this week's contest True built a team featuring Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Trent Richardson. That team was good enough to finish fifth best overall in the entire SB Nation network.
60 BTB members took part in the contest this week. In previous weeks, it had been fairly easy for the participants to beat the participating frontpage writers, and about 20-30 players routinely beat all frontpagers. Not so this week. A look at the leaderboard on the right shows a familiar face in second place. Our own Archie Barberio came in a close second for the first Top Ten finish by a frontpager.
Dave Halprin finished a respectable 19th, I came in at a middling 35th while KD Drummond took up his customary position at the end of the the rankings, finishing 57th out of 60.
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You may not make it onto the top ten leaderboard when you sign up, but there's a good chance you'll do better than at least one of us front-pagers in this contest, so submit your picks today. Click on the banner below and you'll be taken directly to the Pick 6 welcome page, where you can select the players to fit your fantasy budget. Deadline is by kickoff on Thursday night.
Here are my picks for Week 13:
- QB Tony Romo (DAL - $35.75) - Fireworks. I'm expecting fireworks on Sunday night against the Eagles. Over the last five games, the Philly defense has allowed a 75% completion rate, 13 TDs and 0 Interceptions. Even the Cowboys' vertically challenged passing game should thrive against this imploding defense.
- RB Trent Richardson (CLE - $43.50) - Over the last five games, the Raiders have given up 830 yards on the ground, the most of any team in the league. Richardson has been averaging 31 touches for the Browns over the last four games and should have a very fantasy-friendly outing against the Raiders.
- WR Danario Alexander (SD - $3.50) - Alexander is the de facto Nr. 1 receiver for the Chargers now, but because he missed time early in the season, he's undervalued.
- TE Owen Daniels (HOU - $26.75) - The high.scoring Texans offense will find a way to get Daniels the ball in the end zone - especially against a Titans defense that's allowed a 68.3 %completion rate in the last five games, the fourth highest total in the league.
- K Adam Vinatieri (IND - $7.50) - The Colts have attempted the third most field goals (28) in the league. Unfortunately, they've only made 21 for the fifth worst field goal percentage in the league. Maybe their luck will change against the Lions.
- Wildcard: WR Justin Blackmon (JAC - $1.00) - A QB-change may be just what the rookie needed in Jacksonville: In his two full games with Chad Henne, Blackmon has 12 catches for 298 yards and two TDs.
Use the comments below to trash my picks (or talk about KDs disappointing results) and to discuss your Week 13 strategies (the most important of which is to remember to actually make your picks).