Happy New Year everyone!
We hope that Santa was good to you, that you avoided this nasty flu that’s going around, and you made it to the finals of your NFL Fantasy Playoffs.
Wade and Ryan are back for another cross-Atlantic podcast, as we bid adieu to 2021, and hope for better things in 2022.
Week 17 is almost upon us, and the COVID exemptions are already starting to pile up, with over 200 players expected to be affected by Sunday.
If you’re in the know, and good at betting, you should be able to find some juicy picks out of the rumble of games slated to kickoff for Week 17 in our Auld Langs podcast.
We’ve got our podcast locked and loaded for you, so that you listen, relax and let the Joe Average aura of the guys take you to your happy place.
Among some of the games the guys look at this week.
Dolphins (8-7) vs -3.5 Titans (10-5) +39.5
Tua and the fopping fish have had a heck of a season, winning seven straight games after losing 7 straight games, the only team to ever accomplish such a feat.
They sunk the Saints, but now look to a desperate Tennessee team who need the home crowd to help them take it over the top.
The Titans have suffered since losing Derek Henry earlier in the season. Without a smack in the face running game, they have had to rely on a Ryan Tannehill who lost most of the tools in his belt.
Ryan and Wade both like Tennessee to win, but Wade thinks that Miami should be able to keep in close with some of their receivers returning to health.
Ryan-Titans 23 Dolphins 16
Wade-Titans 21 Dolphins 18
-3.5 LA Rams (11-4) vs Ravens (8-7) +47
Matt Stafford and the Rams have everyone scratching their heads.
What was thought to be a wham bam, thank you kick in the West coast, has many wondering if Matt can carry the load he was expected to.
Bad back, defence that allows plenty of points, and losing Robert Woods took notch out of their depth.
Baltimore has been a steaming hot mess since Lamar went down, losing most of their D in the process.
Huntley was good, until he got injured, and hopefully one of them should be back this week.
Wade & Ryan agree that this is going to be one heck of a game, but that for the Ravens, this might be the more desperate time.
Ryan likes the Rams to grab and hold a good lead, while Wade figures the Ravens to be feisty enough to keep it close.
Ryan-Rams 27 Ravens 20
Wade-Rams 26 Ravens 25
-3.5 Eagles (8-7) vs Washington FT (6-9) +45
Jalen Hurts is starting to play like his career depends on it, as the Eagles desperately chase one of the final playoff spots.
The Eagles have found some nuggets of gold in their roster this season, but have failed to develop their fortitude when it matters.
WFT is coming off a blowout by the Cowboys last week, in a game where they played every string left in the roster. They will have some of their main dudes back for Week 17, but with season slipping away, the motivation might be hard to come by.
Ryan is all over the Eagles in this one, taking Hurts and the boys for a smooth ride over a roughshot Washington team.
Wade believes that in these key moments, some teams just poop the bed, and this will be the case this week. When you want a win that bad, you often mess it up to spite yourself.
Ryan-Eagles 27 WFT 17
Wade-WFT 21 Eagles 20
That’s it for Week 17 picks, hopefully you find some wisdom in the ramblings.
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