Happy New Year Cash with Flash family, and a happy Week 17. Johnny Sawbucks back and I am extremely excited for all that is to come in 2021. We have a huge month of NFL football coming up. Next week I will have the best bets on all 6 wild card games, but first we need to dive into the action of the final regular season week in the NFL. This week is extremely important to pay attention to who is playing for something and who is not. Also who might be playing a hybrid technique of playing hard and scoreboard watching. For instance if the Bills are winning 10-3 at halftime and the see Pittsburgh is down 35 to Cleveland, don’t expect to see Josh Allen back on that field.
The Week 17 Double Sawbucks Free Pick of the week comes from the Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams game. The Rams have owned the Cardinals for a long time. If I was writing about a feel good story I would write about how Kyler Murray could start to be the hero the Cardinals drafted 1st overall and this could be his first big game against this Rams team that could turn the fortunes of the franchise. But that’s not what I am here to write about. Truth is you cant ignore the trends and the fact that the Rams have swept the series 3 years in a row going for 4. The Rams beat the Cardinals by 10 in their stadium earlier this season. This years story in Arizona ends with a good season coming up just short. Rams +3 is the play of the week.
DFS is another this that will be harder than usual to play this week. Look for players that are going to be a big part of big games. My DFS value player of the week is, for the first time this season, is a defense. The Los Angeles Chargers defense at only $2,800 should be a lock in your lineup to play the Chiefs backup players including Chad Henne.
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