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Last Week’s Results:  7-9  (Just about everybody let him down)
Season Results:  141-99 (.588)
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My six-year old son wants to see how he does over the course of the season picking the NFL winners. Here are his Week 17 picks. Click here to see my picks.
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Atlanta over Carolina
Pittsburgh over Cleveland
Minnesota over Detroit
Kansas City over Oakland
New England over Miami
New Orleans over Tampa Bay
New York Jets over Buffalo
Baltimore over Cincinnati
Houston over Jacksonville
New York Giants over Washington
Dallas over Philadelphia
Arizona over San Francisco
Chicago over Green Bay
Tennessee over Indianapolis
San Diego over Denver
St. Louis over Seattle

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Here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night.
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Shawne Williams, New York Knicks
Williams scored 15 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 FT, 3-5 3PM) with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block. He’s not a fantasy option at this point.
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Ryan Anderson & J.J. Redick, Orlando Magic
They each scored 14 points against the Knicks. Anderson (5-8 FG, 1-2 FT, 3-5 3PM) had 5 rebounds and 2 steals. He’s averaging 10.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in his past four games. Redick (5-9 FG, 3-3 FT, 1-2 3PM) had a rebound, 2 assists, and a steal. He’s averaging 14.2 points and 2.8 three-pointers in his past five games.
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Gary Neal, San Antonio Spurs
Neal scored 21 points (6-10 FG, 4-4 FT, 5-8 3PM) with 5 rebounds. His scoring will be more inconsistent with George Hill back in the lineup.

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Here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night.
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Ramon Sessions, Cleveland Cavaliers
Sessions scored 22 points (6-13 FG, 10-11 FG) with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. He had 12 points and 6 assists in his previous game so monitor his production.
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Tracy McGrady, Detroit Pistons
T-Mac scored 21 points (7-11 FG, 6-6 FT, 1-1 3PM) with 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. He’s averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 assists in his past four games. I’m still skeptical.
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Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets
Lawson scored 19 points (7-15 FG, 5-7 FT) with 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal. He’ll see a dip when Carmelo Anthony returns.
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Luke Ridnour & Martell Webster, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ridnour scored 20 (8-10 FG, 3-3 FT, 1-1 3PM) with 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals. Webster added 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 FT, 2-5 3PM) with 3 rebounds and an assist. Both are solid fantasy options.
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Andres Nocioni & Evan Turner Philadelphia 76ers
Nocioni scored 22 points (7-10 FG, 7-7 FT, 1-2 3PM) with 12 rebounds and 2 assists. Turner added 23 points (9-12 FG, 4-4 FT, 1-1 3PM) with 5 rebounds, an assist, and 2 steals. They both get a short-term boost as long as Iggy is out.
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Mickael Pietrus, Phoenix Suns
Pietrus scored 15 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT, 3-5 3PM) with 2 rebounds, an assist, and 2 blocks. He scored 25 in his previous game so he’s worth watching.
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Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
Hayward scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT, 3-5 3PM) with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. He played 40+ minutes in this one and has a chance to be productive if he gets enough run.
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Al-Farouq Aminu, Los Angeles Clippers
Aminu scored 13 points (4-8 FG, 2-2 FT, 3-6 3PM)  with 8 rebounds, an assist, and a steal. He’s averaging 12.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in his past two games, but only 6.7 and 3.5 on the year.

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University of  Maryland wide Receiver Torrey Smith has declared for the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft. The 6’1″, 200 pound receiver caught 65 passes for 1045 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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While his touchdown tally and his overall production was impressive, he had four games that yielded 689 yards (172.3 per game) and eight touchdowns. That gave him 366 yards (40.7 ypg) and four touchdowns in his remaining nine games.
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Smith has great speed and athleticism. He developed into a legitimate receiving threat this year. He;ll likely go in the late first round or in the second.
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My guess is that he’ll make his biggest splash next year returning kicks. It will take him some time to adjust to the speed and complexity of the NFL. Depending on where he gets drafted, he’s the type of guy you take a flier on late in your draft.


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Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
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Trent Edwards, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
With David Garrard out, Trent Edwards gets a chance to start against Houston’s league worst pass defense. They are allowing 277.1 yards per game with 32 passing touchdowns allowed. After giving up 300+ yards to Tim Tebow, anything is possible.
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Correll Buckhalter, RB, Denver Nuggets
Knowshon Moreno’s ribs could keep him out of action this week against San Diego. The Chargers don’t allow many yards, but they are in the lower 50 percent in rushing touchdowns allowed (13).
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Derek Hagan, WR, New York Giants
Hakeem Nicks is out again, meaning Hagan should get additional looks against Washington. The Skins have allowed the second most passing yards per game (262.9) this season. Hagan had seven catches for 65 yards against them in Week 13.
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Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
My assumption is that New England won’t risk Wes Welker to a serious injury at the end of this year after losing him last year. If he’s out, Edelman could get some looks because he’s basically a Welker clone.
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Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
In his past three games against the Browns Miller has averaged 63 receiving yards with two touchdowns. Look for a strong finish to a disappointing 2010 season.
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Miami Dolphins Defense
I may be reaching a bit here, but if New England plays it safe this week, the Dolphins defense could turn in a fine performance. They are a risky play because the Patriots don’t tend to conform.
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2010 NFL Picks – Week 17

29 December 2010

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Week 16 Results:   7-9 (DAL, NYJ, TENN, JAX, MIA, SD, HOU, NYG, PHI let me down)
Week 16 Lock Picks
:  0-2 (DAL, PHI let me down)

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Previous Lock to Win Picks:  SF (L), GB (W),  NE (W), NO (W), ATL (W), PIT (W), BAL (W), KC (W), MIN (W), NYG (L), TEN (L), NYJ (W), SD (L), TB (W), OAK (W), DAL (L)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  DET (W), ARI (W), CLE (W), JAX (L), CAR (W), STL (L), CIN (W), HOU (W), DAL (W), CIN (W), SEA (W), BUF (W), DEN (W), MIA (L), GB (W), MIN (L)

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Regular Season Lock Picks:  23-9 (.719)
Regular Season Total:  149-91 (.621)

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Week 17 Locks:
Lock to Win:  Indianapolis Colts
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Week 17 Picks:
Atlanta over Carolina
Pittsburgh over Cleveland
Detroit over Minnesota
Kansas City over Oakland
New England over Miami
New Orleans over Tampa Bay Loser Lock
New York Jets over Buffalo
Baltimore over Cincinnati
Jacksonville over Houston
New York Giants over Washington
Philadelphia over Dallas
San Francisco over Arizona
Chicago over Green Bay
Indianapolis over Tennessee  Winner Lock
San Diego over Denver
St. Louis over Seattle

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These are heads-up picks. We’re doing picks with the spread on Yahoo. If you want to get in on the action, leave me a message in the comment section with your e-mail or send one to me at contact@lesterslegends.com.

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Here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night.
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Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Miami Heat
Z scored 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 FT) with 10 rebound and a block. Credit the double-double to facing the Knicks.
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Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee Bucks
Luc had 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 FT) with 10 rebounds, a steal, and a block. He’s not a fantasy option at this point.
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Ed Davis, Toronto Raptors
Davis scored 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-8 FT) with 12 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 blocks for the short-handed Raptors. Perhaps this will lead to more run going forward, but he shouldn’t be on rosters yet.
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DeJuan Blair, San Antonio Spurs
On a night when Tim Duncan couldn’t get going Blair shouldered the load with 17 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 FT), 15 rebounds, and 2 steals. He’s only a low-end option for rebounds at this point.

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