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Fans First Week 4: "Fantasy, ATS, O/U, ML... You Name It" Thread

With the Cowboys off until Monday Night, you don't have to feel like you're cheating on Dallas by paying close attention to the 13 games on the NFL Sunday schedule.

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It seems like forever since Cowboys fans got to sit back and enjoy a Sunday full of football without having to worry about their team's fortunes. Week One, what a distant memory.

Week Four continues and tries to pick up where Week Three left off; barnburners and statement games galore. For fantasy footballers and gamblers alike; things were pretty interesting. In FF, the Top 6 Quarterbacks were Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton, Jake Locker, Matt Schaub, Joe Flacco and Andrew Luck. The Top 5 running backs included Mikel LeShoure and Andre Brown.

For gamblers, woah... were things interesting. Three overtime games with two of them in contests that had a one-score spread. For some reason, it took Vegas until Week Four to realize that the Saints are a shipwreck; but if you listened to me last week you could have cashed in big.

Although I finished last week 9-7 against the spread, I feel like I'm hitting my stride. Of my seven losses, one was the Dolphins missing an overtime field goal and another was the horrific Green Bay-Seattle ending. Add in there I had the Colts straight up in a few parlays (Gabbert-Shorts 80 yard TD with 45 seconds left!?!?) and utopia avoided me last week.

Before we get into the Fantasy stuff, let's go to the Prognosticator's Big Board. A couple notes, since Dallas plays on Monday night. In 2012, the "Under" is now 7-0 on Weeknight games (Mon + Thur). Also, non-NFCE road teams are 1-4 straight up on weeknight road contests (Dallas, NY Giants both won on the road). That leads me to believe that Dallas should win a low scoring contest. Maybe, 20-16.

Started the week off right on Thursday night, going three-for-three.

MATCHUP Kickoff Underdog Line Favorite O/U S/U ATS O/U
Cleveland @ BALTIMORE 1p Browns 12 RAVENS 43.5 RAVENS Browns Under
New England @ BUFFALO 1p BILLS 3.5 Patriots 50.5 BILLS BILLS Over
Minnesota @ DETROIT 1p Vikings 4 LIONS 48.5 LIONS Vikings Over
Carolina @ ATLANTA 1p Panthers 7 FALCONS 48.5 FALCONS FALCONS Under
San Francisco @ NY JETS 1p JETS 4 49ers 41 49ers 49ers Over
San Diego @ KANSAS CITY 1p CHIEFS 1.5 Chargers 44 Chargers Chargers Over
Tennessee @ HOUSTON 1p Titans 11.5 TEXANS 44.5 TEXANS TEXANS Under
Seattle @ ST. LOUIS 1p RAMS 3 Seahawks 39 Seahawks Seahawks Under
Oakland @ DENVER 405p Raiders 7 BRONCOS 48 BRONCOS Raiders Under
Cincinnati @ JACKSONVILLE 405p JAGUARS 1 Bengals 44.5 Bengals Bengals Under
New Orleans @ GREEN BAY 425p Saints 7.5 PACKERS 53 PACKERS PACKERS Under
Washington @ TAMPA BAY 425p Redskins 2 BUCS 47.5 Redskins Redskins Under
Chicago @ DALLAS M835p Bears 3.5 COWBOYS 41.5 COWBOYS COWBOYS Under
Week 3 5-11 9-7 8-8
Season Total 26-22 25-23 27-21


Fantasy Football

CBS Week 4 Rankings Bears Avg Rank Cowboys Avg Rank
Quarterback Jay Cutler 25 Tony Romo 17
Running Back Matt Forte 25 DeMarco Murray 11
RB 2 Michael Bush 32
Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall 28 Miles Austin 15
WR 2 Alshon Jeffery 51 Dez Bryant 27
TE Kellen Davis 24 Jason Witten 20
Defense/ST D/ST 30 D/ST
K Robbie Gould 12 Dan Bailey 21

  • WR Pierre Garcon looks like he will give it a go; I still wouldn't start him until I see proof he's healthy.
  • Reggie Bush is uncertain; early game so you can wait until the last minute to make sure he suits up and is getting the start.
  • WR Dwayne Bowe and TE Rob Gronkowski are both playing despite late additions to injury reports.
  • WR Hakeem Nicks is out with a knee. He has two, only one is working. This sucks for his owners. Don't be surprised in Domenique Hixon is the benefactor this week instead of Ramses Barden. And yes, this upgrades Martellus Bennett who should already be a starter if you own him.
  • RB Matt Forte is expected to play on Monday night.
  • K Nate Kaeding is out. Don't be the guy starting a injured kicker.
  • CBS' Jaime Eisenberg's Start'Em / Sit'Em column for Week 4
  • PPR Running Back Rankings
  • ESPN's Matthew Berry's Love/Hate


Also, don't forget to get your KDP 10 for 10 entries in! If you played Thursday night, you have nine picks to go. If ou didn't, pick 10 of the remaining 14 games and see what you can do! Click here to jump to that post.

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