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Super Bowl Squares - 2014 (Fri 1/31/14)

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Sunday evening over 100 million Americans will gather in living rooms and bars across the country to watch Super Bowl XLVIII.  Some will root for Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey, John Fox, and the Denver Broncos.  Some will root for Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Pete Carroll, and the Seattle Seahawks.  Many will be more interested in the Super Bowl commercials or the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 

Regardless of which team you’re cheering for, much of the most fervent rooting will have little to do with which team is actually winning the game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  For many viewers participating in a Super Bowl squares contest organized by friends, co-workers, or the local watering hole provides more entertainment than the game itself.

 

There are many variations on Super Bowl squares contests, but they all start with a 10-by-10 grid featuring the numbers zero through nine along both the horizontal and vertical axes.  One axis is chosen to represent each of the teams playing, and in the simplest form of the squares game, participants pay a flat fee that buys them one randomly-assigned square on the grid.  At the end of each quarter and the end of the game the winning square is determined by the last digit in each team’s score at that point in the game. 

 

For example, suppose the contest organizer designates the horizontal axis to represent the Seahawks’ score and the vertical axis to represent the Broncos’ score.  Then, if the Broncos are leading 10-7 at the end of the first quarter, the person assigned to the (7,0) square would win a predetermined dollar amount or percentage of the total money raised by the selling of squares.

 

Even though the squares may be assigned randomly to participants, the history of the first 47 Super Bowls has shown that not all squares on the grid are created equal.  Here’s a mapping of the 188 quarter-ending scores; I’ve randomly assigned the horizontal axis to the visiting team and the vertical axis to the home team in each of the previous games:

 

Home/Vis

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

0

13

2

3

11

4

3

4

10

0

5

1

2

0

0

1

4

2

1

3

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

3

6

0

0

6

4

0

5

9

1

0

4

7

1

1

2

1

0

2

7

0

1

5

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

6

2

1

0

2

0

0

2

2

0

0

7

10

3

2

5

3

1

4

7

0

3

8

3

1

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

9

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

 

Before converting this to a table of probabilities by square, it’s helpful to realize that assigning teams to the horizontal or vertical axis is an arbitrary exercise, so there’s no reason to believe that the probability of winning with square (0,3) should be any different than the probability of winning with square (3,0), even if that hasn’t been the case with the empirical data.  So, instead of using the 11 empirical “hits” with square (3,0) and the 6 empirical hits with square (0,3), it makes more sense to calculate square probabilities as though both squares had hit 8.5 times.

 

Once that adjustment is made, here’s what the table of square probabilities based on historical results looks like:

 

Home/Vis

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

0

6.9%

1.1%

0.8%

4.5%

2.9%

1.1%

1.6%

5.3%

0.8%

1.9%

1

1.1%

 

 

0.3%

1.3%

1.1%

0.5%

1.6%

0.3%

0.3%

2

0.8%

 

 

 

0.3%

 

 

0.8%

0.3%

0.3%

3

4.5%

0.3%

 

3.2%

1.6%

 

1.9%

3.7%

0.3%

 

4

2.9%

1.3%

0.3%

1.6%

0.5%

 

0.5%

2.7%

 

0.5%

5

1.1%

1.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 0.3%

 

0.3%

6

1.6%

0.5%

 

1.9%

0.5%

 

1.1%

1.6%

0.8%

0.3%

7

5.3%

1.6%

0.8%

3.7%

2.7%

0.3%

1.6%

3.7%

 

0.8%

8

0.8%

0.3%

0.3%

0.3%

 

 

0.8%

 

 

0.3%

9

1.9%

0.3%

0.3%

 

0.5%

0.3%

0.3%

0.8%

0.3%

 

  

Note:  Blank squares have no “hits” during the first 47 Super Bowls.

 

 

Several observations:

 

  • The top 13 square probabilities account for over 50% of the winning squares (52.0%).

 

  • Over 40% of the squares (43, to be exact) have never been winners.  But take heart - when the score at halftime of last year’s Super Bowl was  Baltimore 21, San Francisco 6, that marked the first time that the (1,6) combination had come up in Super Bowl history!  And just one quarter (and one blackout) later, when the score stood Baltimore 28, San Francisco 23, that marked the first time that the (8,3) combination had been a winner!

 

  • In reality the blank squares in the table above have a non-zero probability of being winners.  A larger sample-size would be needed to estimate these probabilities, but keep in mind that the NFL didn’t adopt the two-point conversion until 1994.

 

  • I also suspect that coaches may make different decisions in the Super Bowl than they would in a regular season game (e.g. - keeping an injured player in the game, deciding to attempt a two-point conversion earlier than they would in a regular-season game, etc.) because they have no reason to hold back, but this factor would be impossible to quantify.

 

Enjoy the game!

The Sherpa

Week 17 Player Recommendations (Thu 12/26/13)

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Carolina at Atlanta (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Carolina 27, Atlanta 17.

  • Carolina
    • Start: RB DeAngelo Williams, TE Greg Olsen, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Cam Newton (Probable-ankle), WRs Brandon LaFell, Domenik Hixon, & Ted Ginn Jr; K Graham Gano
    • Sit: RBs Mike Tolbert & Jonathan Stewart (Out-knee), WR Steve Smith (Out-knee)
  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, WRs Roddy White & Harry Douglas, TE Tony Gonzalez (Questionable-toe)
    • Neutral: RB Steven Jackson, DEF
    • Sit: RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Questionable-concussion), WR Drew Davis, K Matt Bryant

 

Houston at Tennessee – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 24, Houston 21.

  • Houston
    • Start: WRs DeAndre Hopkins (Probable-ankle) & Andre Johnson (Probable-wrist)
    • Neutral: RBs Dennis Johnson (Questionable-hip) & Jonathan Grimes, WR Keshawn Martin, TE Ryan Griffin (Questionable-knee), DEF
    • Sit: QB Case Keenum (Probable-thumb) or QB Matt Schaub (whoever starts), TE Garrett Graham (IR-hamstring), K Randy Bullock
  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Shonn Greene, WRs Nate Washington & Kendall Wright, K Rob Bironas
    • Sit: WR Justin Hunter

 

Cleveland at Pittsburgh – Sherpa says:  Cleveland 20, Pittsburgh 17.

  • Cleveland
    • Start: WR Josh Gordon, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Jason Campbell, RB Edwin Baker, TE Jordan Cameron (Questionable-concussion)
    • Sit: RB Willis McGahee (Probable-knee), WRs Mike Tyms, Josh Cooper, & Greg Little, TE Gary Barnidge, K Billy Cundiff
  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: WRs Emmanuel Sanders (Questionable-knee) & Antonio Brown, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell, TE Heath Miller
    • Sit: WR Jerricho Cotchery, K Shaun Suisham

 

Washington at New York Giants – Sherpa says:  Washington 24, New York 17.

  • Washington
    • Start: RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Kirk Cousins, K Kai Forbath
    • Sit: WRs Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, & Josh Morgan; TE Logan Paulsen & Fred Davis
  • New York
    • Start: TE Brandon Myers
    • Neutral: QB Eli Manning, RB Andre Brown (Questionable-concussion), WRs Jerrel Jernigan, Hakeem Nicks, & Rueben Randle, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Peyton Hillis (Questionable-concussion) & Brandon Jacobs, WR Victor Cruz (Doubtful-knee), K Josh Brown

 

Baltimore at Cincinnati – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 24, Baltimore 14.

  • Baltimore
    • Start: WR Torrey Smith (Questionable-thigh)
    • Neutral: RB Ray Rice (Questionable-thigh), TEs Ed Dickson & Dennis Pitta, DEF
    • Sit: QB Joe Flacco, RB Bernard Pierce, WRs Marlon Brown, Jacoby Jones, & Tandon Doss; K Justin Tucker
  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Giovani Bernard & BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WRs Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu, K Mike Nugent
    • Sit: TEs Jermaine Gresham (Questionable-hamstring) & Tyler Eifert (Questionable-neck)

 

Jacksonville at Indianapolis – Sherpa says:  Indianapolis 28, Jacksonville 14.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: WRs Mike Brown (Probable-wrist) & Ace Sanders (Probable-finger), TE Marcedes Lewis
    • Neutral: QB Chad Henne, RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Questionable-hamstring), DEF
    • Sit: RB Jordan Todman, WR Kerry Taylor, Josh Scobee
  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, TE Coby Fleener, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Donald Brown, WRs Da’Rick Rogers, T.Y. Hilton, & Griff Whalen, K Adam Vinatieri
    • Sit: RB Trent Richardson

 

New York Jets at Miami – Sherpa says:  Miami 23, New York 20.

  • New York
    • Start: RB Chris Ivory (Probable-quad)
    • Neutral: RB Bilal Powell, DEF
    • Sit: QB Geno Smith, WRs Santonio Holmes (Questionable-hamstring/foot), David Nelson, & Jeremy Kerley (Probable-elbow); TE Kellen Winslow, K Nick Folk
  • Miami
    • Start: WRs Brian Hartline (Questionable-knee) & Mike Wallace, TE Charles Clay, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Tannehill (Probable-knee), K Caleb Sturgis
    • Sit: RBs Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas (Questionable-ankle), WR Rishard Matthews

 

Detroit at Minnesota – Sherpa says:  Detroit 31, Minnesota 24.

  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson (Questionable-knee), K David Akers
    • Neutral: RB Joique Bell (Questionable-knee), WRs Nate Burleson & Kris Durham,TE Jermaine Gresham (Questionable-hamstring), DEF
    • Sit: TE Tyler Eifert (Doubtful-neck)
  • Minnesota
    • Start: QB Matt Cassel, WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Questionable-chest)
    • Neutral: RB Adrian Peterson (Questionable-groin/foot), WRs Greg Jennings & Jerome Simpson, K Blair Walsh
    • Sit: RBs Adrian Peterson (Doubtful-groin/foot), Toby Gerhart (Questionable-hamstring), & Matt Asiata (Questionable-ankle); WR Jarius Wright, TE Rhett Ellison, DEF

 

Green Bay at Chicago (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:   Chicago 34, Green Bay 28.

  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers (Probable-collarbone), RB Eddie Lacy (Probable-ankle), WRs James Jones, Jarrett Boykin, & Jordy Nelson
    • Neutral: RB John Starks, K Mason Crosby
    • Sit: TE Anthony Quarless (Questionable-ankle), DEF
  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte, WRs Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery, TE Martellus Bennett, K Robbie Gould
    • Neutral: WR Earl Bennett
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, DEF

 

Buffalo at New England – Sherpa says:  New England 34, Buffalo 20.

  • Buffalo
    • Start: RBs Fred Jackson (Probable-ribs) & C.J. Spiller, TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: WRs Robert Woods & T.J. Graham
    • Sit: QBs E.J. Manuel (Out-knee) & Thad Lewis (Probable-shoulder), WR Steve Johnson (Out-personal), K Dan Carpenter, DEF
  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, WRs Danny Amendola (Probable-groin) & Julian Edelman, K Stephen Gostkowski, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Stevan Ridley
    • Sit: RBs LeGarrette Blount, Shane Vereen (Questionable-groin), & Brandon Bolden, TE Michael Hoomanawanui (Probable-knee)

 

Tampa Bay at New Orleans – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 24, Tampa Bay 7.

  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Bobby Gainey, WR Vincent Jackson, TE Tim Wright
    • Neutral: DEF
    • Sit: QB Mike Glennon, WRs Tiquan Underwood & Chris Owusu, K Rian Lindell
  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees (Probable-knee), WR Marques Colston (Probable-back), TE Jimmy Graham, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Lance Moore & Kenny Stills, K Shayne Graham
    • Sit: RBs Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram, & Pierre Thomas (Probable-eye)

 

Denver at Oakland – Sherpa says:  Denver 31, Oakland 24.

  • Denver
    • Start: K Matt Prater
    • Neutral: QB Peyton Manning, RBs Montee Ball & Knowshon Moreno, WRs Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, & Andre Caldwell; TE Julius Thomas, DEF
    • Sit: QB Brock Osweiler, WR Wes Welker (Out-concussion)
  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Rashad Jennings, TE Mychal Rivera
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor, WR Andre Holmes, K Sebastian Janikowski
    • Sit: QB Matt McGloin, RBs Darren McFadden & Marcel Reece, WR Denarius Moore (Probable-shoulder), DEF

 

San Francisco at Arizona – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 20, Arizona 17.

  • San Francisco
    • Start: QB Colin Kaepernick, WRs Anquan Boldin & Michael Crabtree (Probable-wrist/ankle), TE Vernon Davis, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Frank Gore (Probable-knee)
    • Sit: WR Mario Manningham, K Phil Dawson
  • Arizona
    • Start: DEF
    • Neutral: QB Carson Palmer, RBs Andre Ellington & Rashard Mendenhall, WRs Larry Fitzgerald & Michael Floyd
    • Sit: WR Andre Roberts, TEs Jake Ballard, Jim Dray, & Rob Housler; K Jay Feely

 

Kansas City at San Diego – Sherpa says:  San Diego 37, Kansas City 14.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: N/A
    • Neutral: RB Knile Davis, WRs Donnie Avery & Dexter McCluster
    • Sit: QBs Alex Smith & Chase Daniels, RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe (Out-concussion), TEs Anthony Fasano & Sean McGrath, K Ryan Succop (Probable-groin), DEF
  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, WRs Keenan Allen & Vincent Brown, TE Antonio Gates, DEF, K Nick Novak
    • Neutral: RB Ryan Mathews (Questionable-ankle), WR Eddie Royal (Questionable-toe)
    • Sit: N/A

 

St. Louis at Seattle – Sherpa says:  Seattle 24, St. Louis 14.

  • St. Louis
    • Start: RB Zac Stacy
    • Neutral: TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Sit: QB Kellen Clemens, WRs Brian Quick, Tavon Austin (Questionable-ankle), Stedman Bailey, & Austin Pettis; TEs Corey Harkey & Lance Kendricks, K Greg Zuerlein
  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Golden Tate & Doug Baldwin, TE Zach Miller, K Steven Hauschka
    • Sit: WRs Jermaine Kearse (Questionable-ankle) & Percy Harvin (Doubtful-hip)

  

Philadelphia at Dallas (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 44, Dallas 27.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson & Riley Cooper, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WR Jason Avant, TEs Brent Celek & Zach Ertz, DEF
    • Sit: RB Bryce Brown
  • Dallas
    • Start: RB DeMarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: QB Kyle Orton, WRs Miles Austin & Terrence Williams, K Dan Bailey
    • Sit: QB Tony Romo (IR-back), DEF

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 16 Player Recommendations (Sat 12/21/13)

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Miami at Buffalo (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Miami 21, Buffalo 20.

  • Miami
    • Start: QB Ryan Tannehill, WRs Mike Wallace & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay DEF
    • Neutral: WR Rishard Matthews
    • Sit: RBs Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas (Questionable-ankle), K Caleb Sturgis
  • Buffalo
    • Start: RBs Fred Jackson (Probable-ribs) & C.J. Spiller, TE Scott Chandler, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Robert Woods
    • Sit: QBs E.J. Manuel (Out-knee) & Thaddeus Lewis, WR Steve Johnson (Out-personal), K Dan Carpenter

 

New Orleans at Carolina – Sherpa says:  Carolina 20, New Orleans 17.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, TE Jimmy Graham, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Darren Sproles & Pierre Thomas, WRs Lance Moore & Kenny Stills
    • Sit: RB Mark Ingram, K Shayne Graham
  • Carolina
    • Start: RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Steve Smith (Probable-finger), TE Greg Olsen (Probable-foot), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Cam Newton, WRs Brandon LaFell & Ted Ginn Jr
    • Sit: RBs Jonathan Stewart (Out-knee) & Mike Tolbert, K Graham Gano

 

Minnesota at Cincinnati – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 31, Minnesota 24.

  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson (Questionable-groin), WR Cordarelle Patterson
    • Neutral: QB Matt Cassel, WRs Jerome Simpson & Greg Jennings, K Blair Walsh
    • Sit: RBs Toby Gerhart (Probable-hamstring) & Matt Asiata (Questionable-ankle), WR Jarius WRight, TEs John Carlson (IR-concussion) & Chase Ford, DEF
  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green, K Mike Nugent
    • Neutral: RB Giovani Bernard, WRs Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu, TE Tyler Eifert, DEF
    • Sit: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, TE Jermaine Gresham (Probable-abdomen)

 

Denver at Houston – Sherpa says:  Denver 34, Houston 21.

  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning (Probable-ankle), WRs Demaryius Thomas (Probable-shoulder) & Eric Decker, TE Julius Thomas (Probable-knee), K Matt Prater, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Montee Ball & Knowshon Moreno, WR Andre Caldwell
    • Sit: WR Wes Welker (Out-concussion), TE Jacob Tamme
  • Houston
    • Start: QB Matt Schaub, RB Ben Tate, WRs DeAndre Hopkins (Probable-ankle) & Andre Johnson (Probable-wrist), TE Ryan Griffin
    • Neutral: N/A
    • Sit: QB Case Keenum (Out-thumb), TE Garrett Graham (Questionable-hamstring), K Randy Bullock, DEF

 

Tennessee at Jacksonville – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 27, Jacksonville 3.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Chris Johnson (Probable-knee), WR Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Justin Hunter & Nate Washington, K Rob Bironas
    • Sit: RB Shonn Greene, WR Kenny Britt
  • Jacksonville
    • Start: N/A
    • Neutral: TE Marcedes Lewis (Probable-thigh), DEF
    • Sit: QB Chad Henne, RBs Maurice Jones-Drew (Questionable-hamstring) & Jordan Todman, WRs Mike Brown & Ace Sanders, TE Clay Harbor, K Josh Scobee

 

Indianapolis at Kansas City – Sherpa says:  Kansas City 30, Indianapolis 27.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, WR T.Y. Hilton (Questionable-shoulder), TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: RBs Trent Richardson & Donald Brown (Probable-neck), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, K Adam Vinatieri
    • Sit: WRs LaVon Brazill (Probable-foot), Griff Whalen, & Da’Rick Rogers, DEF
  • Kansas City
    • Start: QB Alex Smith, RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe, K Ryan Sucop
    • Neutral: WR Donnie Avery, DEF
    • Sit: RB Knile Davis, WR Dexter McCluster (Probable-ankle), TEs Anthony Fasano (Probable-concussion) & Sean McGrath (Probable-knee)

 

Dallas at Washington – Sherpa says:  Dallas 27, Washington 24.

  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, RB DeMarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: K Dan Bailey, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Terrence Williams (Questionable-hamstring), Miles Austin, & Cole Beasley
  • Washington
    • Start: QB Kirk Cousins, RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon
    • Neutral: WRs Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, & Josh Morgan; K Kai Forbath, DEF
    • Sit: TEs Jordan Reed (Out-concussion), Logan Paulsen & Fred Davis

 

Cleveland at New York Jets – Sherpa says:  Cleveland 20, New York 13.

  • Cleveland
    • Start: QB Jason Campbell, WR Josh Gordon, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Greg Little
    • Sit: RBs Willis McGahee (Probable-concussion), Chris Ogbannaya, & Edwin Baker; WR Davone Bess (Out-personal), TE Jordan Cameron (Out-concussion), K Billy Cundiff
  • New York Jets
    • Start: RB Chris Ivory, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Jeremy Kerley (Probable-elbow), David Nelson (Probable-ribs), & Santonio Holmes (Probable-foot)
    • Sit: QB Gino Smith, RB Bilal Powell, TEs Jeff Cumberland & Kellen Winslow Jr (Probable-elbow), K Nick Folk

 

Tampa Bay at St. Louis – Sherpa says:   St. Louis 17, Tampa Bay 13.

  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Bobby Rainey, WR Vincent Jackson (Probable-hamstring), TE Tim Wright, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Mike Glennon
    • Sit: WRs Tiquan Underwood & Chris Owusu, K Rian Lindell
  • St. Louis
    • Start: RB Zac Stacy, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Chris Givens, Austin Pettis, & Stedman Bailey
    • Sit: QB Kellen Clemens, WRs Brian Quick & Tavon Austin (Questionable-ankle), TEs Jared Cook, Lance Kendricks, & Corey Harkey; K Greg Zuerlein

 

Arizona at Seattle (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Seattle 24, Arizona 17.

  • Arizona
    • Start: RB Rashard Mendenhall (Probable-finger)
    • Neutral: QB Carson Palmer (Questionable-ankle), RB Andre Ellington (Probable-quadricep), WRs Larry Fitzgerald (Questionable-concussion) & Michael Floyd (Probable-ankle), DEF
    • Sit: WR Andre Roberts, TEs Rob Housler (Questionable-groin) & Jake Ballard, K Jay Feely
  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Doug Baldwin & Golden Tate, TE Zach Miller (Probable-rib), K Steven Hauschka
    • Sit: WRs Percy Harvin (Out-hip) & Jermaine Kearse

 

New York Giants at Detroit – Sherpa says:  Detroit 35, New York 13.

  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, TE Brandon Myers
    • Neutral: RB Andre Brown, WRs Hakeem Nicks & Rueben Randle
    • Sit: RBs Brandon Jacobs & Peyton Hillis (Out-concussion), WRs Victor Cruz (Out-knee) & Jerrel Jernigan (Questionable-knee), K Josh Brown, DEF
  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson (Questionable-knee), K David Akers, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Nate Bureleson & Kris Durham
    • Sit: RB Joique Bell, TEs Brandon Pettigrew (Out-ankle) & Joseph Fauria

 

New England at Baltimore – Sherpa says:  New England 27, Baltimore 17.

  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, WRs Danny Amendola (Probable-groin) & Julian Edelman, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Stevan Riddley, TE Michael Hoomanawanui (Probable-knee), K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RBs Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount, & Brandon Bolden, WRs Josh Boyce (Out-ankle), Aaron Dobson (Questionable-foot), & Kenbrell Thompkins (Questionable-hip)
  • Baltimore
    • Start: WR Torrey Smith
    • Neutral: QB Joe Flacco (Questionable-knee), RB Ray Rice (Questionable-thigh), WRs Marlon Brown & Jacoby Jones, DEF
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce, TEs Dennis Pitta & Ed Dickson, K Justin Tucker

 

Oakland at San Diego – Sherpa says:  San Diego 34, Oakland 27.

  • Oakland
    • Start: QB Matt McGloin, RB Rashad Jennings
    • Neutral: RB Marcel Reece, WRs Rod Streater, Andre Holmes, & Denarius Moore; TE Mychal Rivera, K Sebastian Janikowski
    • Sit: RB Darren McFadden (Probable-knee), DEF
  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, RB Ryan Mathews (Probable-foot), WR Keenan Allen (Probable-shoulder), TE Antonio Gates, K Nick Novak
    • Neutral: WRs Vincent Brown & Eddie Royal (Questionable-toe), DEF
    • Sit: RB Danny Woodhead

 

Pittsburgh at Green Bay – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 27.

  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WRs Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders (Probable-foot), TE Heath Miller
    • Neutral: RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Jerricho Cotchery (Probable-shoulder), K Shaun Suisham
    • Sit: DEF
  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Matt Flynn, RB Eddie Lacy (Probable-ankle), WRs Jarrett Boykin, Jordy Nelson, & James Jones; K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: TE Anthony Quarless, DEF
    • Sit: QB Aaron Rodgers (Out-collarbone)

 

Chicago at Philadelphia (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 41, Chicago 37.

  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte, WRs Brandon Marshall (Probable-hamstring) & Alshon Jeffery, TE Martellus Bennett, K Robbie Gould
    • Neutral: WR Earl Bennett
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, DEF
  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jacckson, TE Zach Ertz, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WRs Riley Cooper & Jason Avant
    • Sit: TE Brent Celek, DEF

  

Atlanta at San Francisco (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 20, Atlanta 17.

  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, WRs Roddy White & Harry Douglas, TE Tony Gonzalez (Questionable-toe), DEF
    • Neutral: RB Steven Jackson
    • Sit: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Darius Johnson (Out-ankle), K Matt Bryant
  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore (Probable-ankle), WRs Michael Crabtree (Probable-ankle) & Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick
    • Sit: WR Mario Manningham, K Phil Dawson

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 15 Player Recommendations (Wed 12/11/13)

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

San Diego at Denver (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Denver 41, San Diego 27.

  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, WR Keenan Allen (Probable-shoulder), TE Anthony Gates
    • Neutral: RBs Ryan Mathews & Danny Woodhead, WR Vincent Brown, K Nick Novak
    • Sit: WR Eddie Royal (Questionable-toe), TE Ladarius Green, DEF
  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, WRs Demaryius Thomas & Eric Decker, K Jason Elam
    • Neutral: RBs Knowshon Moreno & Montee Ball, TEs Julius Thomas & Jacob Tamme, DEF
    • Sit: WR Wes Welker (Out-concussion)

 

Washington at Atlanta (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Washington 31, Atlanta 24.

  • Washington
    • Start: QB Kirk Cousins, RB Alfred Morris, K Kai Forbath
    • Neutral: WR Pierre Garcon, DEF
    • Sit: QB Robert Griffin III (Out for season-knee), WRs Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, Aldrick Robinson, & Leonard Hankerson; TEs Logan Paulsen & Jordan Reed (Questionable-concussion)
  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, WR Harry Douglas, TE Tony Gonzalez (Questionable-toe)
    • Neutral: RB Steven Jackson, WR Roddy White (Questionable-knee), K Matt Bryant
    • Sit: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, DEF

 

San Francisco at Tampa Bay – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 20, Tampa Bay 10.

  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore (Probable-ankle), WRs Anquan Boldin & Michael Crabtree (Probable-ankle), TE Vernon Davis, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick
    • Sit: RB Kendall Hunter, WR Mario Manningham (Questionable-knee), K Phil Dawson
  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: WR Vincent Jackson (Probable-hamstring), TE Timothy Wright, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Bobby Rainey
    • Sit: QB Mike Glennon, WR Tiquan Underwood, K Rian Lindell

 

Seattle at New York Giants – Sherpa says:  Seattle 24, New York 17.

  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch (Probable-shoulder), WR Golden Tate
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WR Doug Baldwin (Probable-neck), TE Zach Miller
    • Sit: WRs Jermaine Kearse & Percy Harvin (Out-hip)
  • New York
    • Start: WR Victor Cruz, TE Brandon Myers
    • Neutral: QB Eli Manning, RB Andre Brown, WRs Hakeem Nicks & Rueben Randle, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Peyton Hillis & Brandon Jacobs, K Josh Brown

 

Philadelphia at Minnesota – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 41, Minnesota 27.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WRs DeSean Jackson & Riley Cooper, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WR Jason Avant, DEF
    • Sit: TEs Brent Celek & Zach Ertz
  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson (Questionable-foot) or RB Toby Gerhart (Questionable-hamstring) (whoever starts), WRs Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson & Cordarrelle Patterson
    • Neutral: QB Matt Cassel, K Blair Walsh
    • Sit: QB Christian Ponder, TE John Carlson (Out-concussion), DEF

 

New England at Miami – Sherpa says:  New England 34, Miami 24.

  • New England
    • Start:  QB Tom Brady, WRs Julian Edelman & Danny Amendola (Probable-groin), K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Neutral: RBs Stevan Ridley & Shane Vereen (Probable-wrist), DEF
    • Sit: RBs LeGarrette Blount & Brandon Bolden, WRs Kenbrell Thompkins (Questionable-hip) & Aaron Dobson (Questionable-foot), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (Questionable-knee)
  • Miami
    • Start:  QB Ryan Tannehill, WRs Brian Hartline & Mike Wallace, TE Charles Clay,
    • Neutral: RB Daniel Thomas, K Caleb Sturgis
    • Sit: RB Lamar Miller (Probable-concussion), DEF

 

Buffalo at Jacksonville – Sherpa says:  Buffalo 23, Jacksonville 10.

  • Buffalo
    • Start: RBs C.J. Spiller & Fred Jackson, WR Steve Johnson, TE Scott Chandler, DEF
    • Neutral: QB E.J. Manuel, K Dan Carpenter
    • Sit: WRs Robert Woods, T.J. Graham, & Marquise Goodwin
  • Jacksonville
    • Start: TE Marcedes Lewis
    • Neutral: QB Chad Henne, RB Jordan Todd (Probable-shoulder), WRs Mike Brown & Ace Sanders, DEF
    • Sit: RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Doubtful-hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (Questionable-groin), K Josh Scobee (Probable-hip)

 

Houston at Indianapolis – Sherpa says:  Houston 28, Indianapolis 20.

  • Houston
    • Start: RB Ben Tate (Probable-ribs), WRs DeAndre Hopkins (Questionable-ankle) & Andre Johnson, TE Garrett Graham (Questionable-hamstring), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Case Keenum (Probable-shoulder) or QB Matt Schaub (whoever starts), K Randy Bullock
    • Sit: RB Dennis Johnson, WR Keshawn Martin
  • Indianapolis
    • Start: RB Donald Brown, TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: QB Andrew Luck, RB Trent Richardson, WRs T.Y. Hilton, Da’Rick Rogers, Lavon Brazill (Questionable-foot), & Darius Heyward-Bey; DEF
    • Sit: K Adam Vinatieri

 

Chicago at Cleveland – Sherpa says:   Chicago 27, Cleveland 24.

  • Chicago
    • Start: RB Matt Forte, WRs Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery
    • Neutral: QB Josh McCown or QB Jay Cutler (Probable-ankle) (whoever starts), TE Martellus Bennett, K Robbie Gould, DEF
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, WR Earl Bennett
  • Cleveland
    • Start: QB Jason Campbell or QB Brandon Weeden (Probable-concussion) (whoever starts), WR Josh Gordon, TE Jordan Cameron (Probable-ribs)
    • Neutral: WRs Greg Little & Davone Bess, K Billy Cundiff, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Willis McGahee (Out-concussion), Chris Ogbannaya, & Fozzy Whittaker

 

Kansas City at Oakland (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Kansas City 27, Oakland 24.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WR Donnie Avery
    • Sit: RB Knile Davis, WR Dexter McCluster (Out-ankle), TEs Sean McGrath (Probable-knee) & Anthony Fasano (Out-concussion)
  • Oakland
    • Start: QB Matt McGloin, RB Marcel Reece
    • Neutral: WRs Denarius Moore (Questionable-shoulder), Rod Streater, & Andre Holmes; TE Mychal Rivera, K Sebastian Janikowski, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Darren McFadden (Out-ankle) & Rashad Jennings (Probable-concussion)

 

New York Jets at Carolina – Sherpa says:  Carolina 24, New York 20.

  • New York
    • Start: TE Kellen Winslow, Jr (Probable-knee)
    • Neutral: RB Chris Ivory, WRs Santonio Holmes (Probable-foot), Jeremy Kerley (Probable-elbow), & David Nelson (Probable-ribs), DEF
    • Sit: QB Geno Smith, RB Bilal Powell, K Nick Folk
  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen (Probable-foot), DEF
    • Neutral: RB DeAngelo Williams, WRs Brandon LaFell & Ted Ginn Jr, K Graham Gano
    • Sit: RBs Jonathan Stewart (Out-knee) & Mike Tolbert

 

Green Bay at Dallas – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 34, Dallas 24.

  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Matt Flynn, RB Eddie Lacy (Probable-ankle), WRs Jordy Nelson, Garrett Boykins, & James Jones, K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: DEF
    • Sit: QB Aaron Rodgers (Out-shoulder), TE Anthony Quarless
  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, RB DeMarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: WRs Terrence Williams & Miles Austin, K Dan Bailey
    • Sit: RB Joseph Randle, DEF

 

Arizona at Tennessee – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 24, Arizona 21.

  • Arizona
    • Start: RBs Rashard Mendenhall & Andre Ellington (Probable-knee) (whoever starts), WR Larry Fitzgerald, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Carson Palmer (Questionable-elbow), WR Michael Floyd (Questionable-ankle), K Jay Feely
    • Sit: WR Andre Roberts, TE Rob Housler (Doubtful-groin)
  • Tennessee
    • Start: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Chris Johnson, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Shonn Greene, WRs Justin Hunter, Nate Washington, & Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker (Probable-concussion), K Rob Bironas
    • Sit: N/A

 

New Orleans at St. Louis – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 27, St. Louis 13.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, TE Jimmy Graham, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Darren Sproles & Pierre Thomas, WRs Lance Moore & Kenny Stills, K Garrett Graham
    • Sit: RB Mark Ingram
  • St. Louis
    • Start: RB Zac Stacy
    • Neutral: QB Kellen Clemens, WR Chris Givens, TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Tavon Austin (Questionable-ankle), Brian Quick, & Stedman Bailey, K Greg Zuerlein

 

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 24, Pittsburgh 20.

  • Cincinnati
    • Start: WR A.J. Green
    • Neutral: QB Andy Dalton, RBs Giovani Bernard & BenJarvus Green-Ellis, K Mike Nugent, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Mohamed Sanu & Marvin Jones (Probable-shoulder), TEs Jermaine Gresham & Tyler Eifert
  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WRs Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders (Probable-foot), TE Heath Miller
    • Neutral: RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Jerricho Cotchery (Probable-shoulder), DEF
    • Sit: K Shaun Suisham

 

Baltimore at Detroit (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Detroit 27, Baltimore 20.

  • Baltimore
    • Start: RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Philip Rivers, WRs Jacoby Jones & Marlon Brown, TEs Dennis Pitta, Ed Dickson, & Dallas Clark
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce, K Justin Tucker
  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, WR Calvin Johnson (Probable-knee), DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Reggie Bush (Questionable-calf) & Joique Bell, WRs Nate Burleson & Kris Durham, TEs Brandon Pettigrew & Tyler Eifert, K David Akers
    • Sit: N/A

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 14 Player Recommendations (Wed 12/4/13)

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Houston at Jacksonville (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Houston 34, Jacksonville 10.

  • Houston
    • Start: QB Case Keenum, RB Ben Tate (Probable-ribs/ankle), WRs Andre Johnson & DeAndre Hopkins, TE Garrett Graham, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Neutral: N/A
    • Sit: RB Dennis Johnson
  • Jacksonville
    • Start: TE Marcedes Lewis
    • Neutral: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WRs Ace Sanders & Cecil Shorts
    • Sit: QB Chad Henne, WR Mike Brown (Probable-shoulder), K Josh Scobee, DEF

 

Minnesota at Baltimore (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Baltimore 24, Minnesota 20.

  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson
    • Neutral: WRs Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson, & Greg Jennings; TE John Carlson, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Matt Cassel & Christian Ponder (Doubtful-concussion), K Blair Walsh
  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, WR Torrey Smith, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Ray Rice, WR Jacoby Jones, TEs Dallas Clark & Dennis Pitta, K Justin Tucker
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce, WRs Marlon Brown & Tandon Doss

 

Atlanta at Green Bay – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 31, Atlanta 24.

  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, RB Steven Jackson, WR Harry Douglas, TE Tony Gonzalez
    • Neutral: WR Roddy White, K Matt Bryant
    • Sit: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, DEF
  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers (Questionable-shoulder) (if he starts), RB Eddie Lacy, WRs James Jones, Jordy Nelson, & Jarrett Boykin; K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: QB Matt Flynn (if he starts), DEF
    • Sit: TE Anthony Quarless

 

Kansas City at Washington – Sherpa says:  Washington 27, Kansas City 24.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WR Donnie Avery, K Ryan Succop, DEF
    • Sit: TEs Anthony Fasano (Questionable-concussion) & Sean McGrath, WR Dexter McCluster
  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon
    • Neutral: TE Logan Paulsen, K Kai Forbath, DEF
    • Sit: RB Roy Helu, WRs Santana Moss, Josh Morgan, & Leonard Hankerson, TEs Jordan Reed (Doubtful-concussion) & Fred Davis

 

Buffalo at Tampa Bay – Sherpa says:  Buffalo 24, Tampa Bay 13.

  • Buffalo
    • Start: RBs C.J. Spiller & Fred Jackson, TE Scott Chandler, DEF
    • Neutral: QB E.J. Manuel, WRs Steve Johnson & T.J. Graham, K Dan Carpenter
    • Sit: WR Robert Woods
  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Bobby Rainey, WR Vincent Jackson
    • Neutral: WR Tiquan Underwood, TE Timothy Wright, DEF
    • Sit: QB Mike Glennon, K Rian Lindell

 

Miami at Pittsburgh – Sherpa says:  Pittsburgh 20, Miami 17.

  • Miami
    • Start: WRs Mike Wallace & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Lamar Miller, WR Rishard Matthews
    • Sit: QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Daniel Thomas (Questionable-ankle), K Caleb Sturgis
  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell (Probable-concussion), WRs Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Jerricho Cotchery, TE Heath Miller
    • Sit: K Shaun Suisham

 

Detroit at Philadelphia – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 37, Detroit 35.

  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson, K David Akers
    • Neutral: RB Joique Bell, WR Nate Burleson, TE Brandon Pettigrew
    • Sit: WR Kris Durham (Questionable-shoulder), TE Joseph Fauria, DEF
  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WRs DeSean Jackson & Riley Cooper, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WR Jason Avant, TEs Zach Ertz & Brent Celek
    • Sit: DEF

 

Indianapolis at Cincinnati – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 28, Indianapolis 20.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: WR T.Y. Hilton, TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: RB Donald Brown, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, DEF
    • Sit: QB Andrew Luck, RB Trent Richardson, WR LaVon Brazille, K Adam Vinatieri
  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis & Giovani Bernard, WR A.J. Green, DEF
    • Neutral: TE Jermaine Gresham & Tyler Eifert, K Mike Nugent
    • Sit: WRs Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu

 

Cleveland at New England – Sherpa says:   New England 28, Cleveland 21.

  • Cleveland
    • Start: WR Josh Gordon, TE Jordan Cameron
    • Neutral: RB Willis McGahee, WR Davone Bess, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Jason Campbell (Questionable-concussion), Brandon Weeden (Questionable-concussion), Alex Tanney, & Caleb Hanie (whoever starts); RB Chris Ogbannaya, WR Greg Little, K Billy Cundiff
  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, WRs Danny Amendola & Julian Edelman, TE Rob Gronkowski, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Stevan Ridley, K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RBs LeGarrette Blount, Brandon Bolden, & Shane Vereen, WRs Kenbrell Thompkins (Questionable-hip) & Aaron Dobson (Questionable-foot)

 

Oakland at New York Jets – Sherpa says:  Oakland 24, New York 17.

  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Rashad Jennings (Questionable-concussion), WR Denarius Moore (Questionable-shoulder), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Matt McGloin, WRs Andre Holmes & Rod Streater, TE Mychal Rivera, K Sebastian Janikowski
    • Sit: RB Darren McFadden (Questionable-ankle)
  • New York
    • Start: RB Chris Ivory, TE Kellen Winslow
    • Neutral: RB Bilal Powell, WRs Santonio Holmes & Jeremy Kerley (Questionable-elbow) (if he plays), DEF
    • Sit: QB Geno Smith, WR David Nelson, K Nick Folk

 

Tennessee at Denver (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Denver 35, Tennessee 21.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, WR Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker (Questionable-concussion)
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WRs Nate Washington & Justin Hunter
    • Sit: RB Shonn Greene, K Rob Bironas, DEF
  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, WRs Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, & Wes Welker, K Matt Prater, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Montee Ball & Knowshon Moreno, TE Julius Thomas (Questionable-knee)
    • Sit: TE Jacob Tamme

 

Seattle at San Francisco – Sherpa says:  Seattle 20, San Francisco 17.

  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch, TE Zach Miller, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Golden Tate & Doug Baldwin
    • Sit: RB Robert Turbin, WR Percy Harvin (Questionable-hip) (if he plays), K Steven Hauschka
  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore, WRs Anquan Boldin & Michael Crabtree, TE Vernon Davis, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick
    • Sit: K Phil Dawson

 

New York Giants at San Diego – Sherpa says:  San Diego 28, New York 21.

  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, WR Victor Cruz, TE Brandon Myers
    • Neutral: RB Andre Brown, WR Hakeem Nicks, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Brandon Jacobs (Questionable-knee) & Peyton Hillis, WR Rueben Randle, K Josh Brown
  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, WR Keenan Allen, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Ryan Mathews, TEs Antonio Gates & Ladarius Green, K Nick Novak
    • Sit: RB Danny Woodhead, WRs Vincent Brown & Eddie Royal (Doubtful-toe/chest)

 

St. Louis at Arizona – Sherpa says:  Arizona 17, St. Louis 13.

  • St. Louis
    • Start: TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Zac Stacy, WRs Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, & Brian Quick
    • Sit: QB Kellen Clemens, K Jay Feely
  • Arizona
    • Start: QB Carson Palmer, RB Rashard Mendenhall, WR Larry Fitzgerald, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Michael Floyd (Questionable-ankle), TE Rob Housler
    • Sit: RB Andre Ellington (Questionable-knee), WR Andre Roberts, K Jay Feely

 

Carolina at New Orleans (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 24, Carolina 20.

  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen
    • Neutral: RB DeAngelo Williams (Questionable-quad), WRs Brandon LaFell & Ted Ginn Jr, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Jonathan Stewart & Mike Tolbert, K Graham Gano
  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, TE Jimmy Graham, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Darren Sproles, WRs Marques Colston, Lance Moore, & Kenny Stills, K Garrett Hartley
    • Sit: RBs Mark Ingram & Pierre Thomas

 

Dallas at Chicago (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Chicago 27, Dallas 21.

  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, RB DeMarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: DEF
    • Sit: WRs Miles Austin & Terrence Williams, K Dan Bailey
  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Jay Cutler (Questionable-ankle) (if he starts), RB Matt Forte, WRs Alshon Jeffery & Brandon Marshall, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Josh McCown (if he starts), TE Martellus Bennett, K Robbie Gould
    • Sit: WR Earl Bennett

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 13 Player Recommendations (Wed 11/27/13)

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Green Bay at Detroit (Thursday early) – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 31, Detroit 27.

  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Matt Flynn or QB Scott Tolzien (whoever starts), WRs James Jones, Jarrett Boykin, & Jordy Nelson, K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: RB Eddie Lacy, DEF
    • Sit: QB Aaron Rodgers (Doubtful-collarbone), TE Anthony Quarless
  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson (Probable-knee)
    • Neutral: RB Joique Bell (Questionable-Achilles’), WRs Kris Durham & Nate Burleson (Probable-forearm), TE Brandon Pettigrew (Probable-knee), K David Akers
    • Sit: TE Joseph Fauria, DEF

 

Oakland at Dallas (Thursday late) – Sherpa says:  Oakland 27, Dallas 20.

  • Oakland
    • Start: RBs Rashad Jennings & Darren McFadden (Questionable-hamstring), WR Denarius Moore
    • Neutral: QB Matt McGloin or QB Terrelle Pryor (Questionable-knee) (whoever starts), RB Marcel Reece, WR Rod Streater
    • Sit: TE Mychal Rivera (Questionable-concussion)
  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, RB DeMarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant (Probable-back), TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: DEF
    • Sit: WRs Miles Austin (Probable-hamstring) & Terrence Williams, K Dan Bailey

 

Pittsburgh at Baltimore (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Pittsburgh 20, Baltimore 13.

  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WRs Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders (Probable-foot), DEF
    • Neutral: RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Jerricho Cotchery, TE Heath Miller
    • Sit: K Shaun Suisham
  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, WR Torrey Smith, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Ray Rice, WR Jacoby Jones
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce, WR Marlon Brown (Probable-knee), TEs Dallas Clark & Ed Dickson, K Justin Tucker

 

Tennessee at Indianapolis (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 24, Indianapolis 20.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Chris Johnson, WR Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Justin Hunter (Probable-concussion) & Nate Washington, K Rob Bironas
    • Sit: RB Shonn Greene, WR Damian Williams (Questionable-hip)
  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, WR T.Y. Hilton, TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Probable-ankle), DEF
    • Sit: RBs Trent Richardson (Questionable-calf), Donald Brown & Dan Herron; WR Lavon Brazill, K Adam Vinatieri

 

Jacksonville at Cleveland – Sherpa says:  Cleveland 20, Jacksonville 7.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR Cecil Shorts (Probable-groin), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Chad Henne, TE Marcedes Lewis
    • Sit: RB Jordan Todman, WRs Mike Brown (Questionable-shoulder) & Ace Sanders, K Josh Scobee
  • Cleveland
    • Start: WR Josh Gordon, TE Jordan Cameron, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Brandon Weeden, WR Davone Bess
    • Sit: QB Jason Campbell (Questionable-concussion), RBs Willis McGahee (Probable-knee), Chris Ogbannaya, & Fozzy Whitaker (Probable-ankle), WR Greg Little, K Billy Cundiff

 

Tampa Bay at Carolina – Sherpa says:  Carolina 20, Tampa Bay 13.

  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: WR Vincent Jackson, TE Timothy Wright, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Mike Glennon, RB Bobby Rainey, WR Tiquan Underwood
    • Sit: K Rian Lindell
  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen, DEF
    • Neutral: RB DeAngelo Williams, WRs Brandon LaFell & Ted Ginn Jr
    • Sit: RBs Jonathan Stewart & Mike Tolbert, K Graham Gano

 

Chicago at Minnesota – Sherpa says:  Chicago 33, Minnesota 23.

  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Josh McCown, RB Matt Forte, WRs Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery, TE Martellus Bennett, K Robbie Gould
    • Neutral: DEF
    • Sit: WR Earl Bennett
  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson (Questionable-groin)
    • Neutral: QB Christian Ponder (Probable-shoulder), WRs Cordarrelle Patterson & Greg Jennings (Questionable-Achilles’), TE John Carlson, K Blair Walsh
    • Sit: WR Jarrius Wright & Jerome Simpson, DEF

 

New England at Houston – Sherpa says:  New England 30, Houston 24.

  • New England
    • Start: RB Stevan Ridley, WR Julian Edelman, TE Rob Gronkowski (Probable-back), K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Neutral: QB Tom Brady, RBs Shane Vereen (Probable-wrist) & Brandon Bolden, WR Danny Amendola (Probable-groin), DEF
    • Sit: RB LeGarrette Blount, WRs Kenbrell Thompkins & Aaron Dobson
  • Houston
    • Start: QB Case Keenum, WRs DeAndre Hopkins & Andre Johnson, TE Garrett Graham
    • Neutral: RBs Ben Tate (Probable-ribs/ankle/toe) & Dennis Johnson, K Randy Bullock
    • Sit: DEF

 

Arizona at Philadelphia – Sherpa says:   Philadelphia 34, Arizona 27.

  • Arizona
    • Start: QB Carson Palmer (Probable-hand), WRs Larry Fitzgerald & Michael Floyd (Probable-shoulder)
    • Neutral: RBs Rashard Mendenhall & Andre Ellington, TE Rob Housler, K Jay Feely
    • Sit: WR Andre Roberts, DEF
  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WRs DeSean Jackson & Riley Cooper, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WR Jason Avant, TEs Brent Celek & Zach Ertz, DEF
    • Sit: QB Michael Vick

 

Miami at New York Jets – Sherpa says:  New York 23, Miami 20.

  • Miami
    • Start: WRs Mike Wallace (Probable-hamstring) & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Rishard Matthews (Probable-back), DEF
    • Sit: RBs Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas (Probable-ribs), K Caleb Sturgis
  • New York
    • Start: WR Santonio Holmes (Probable-foot), TE Kellen Winslow Jr (Probable-knee), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith, RBs Chris Ivory (Questionable-ankle) & Bilal Powell, K Nick Folk
    • Sit: WRs Jeremy Kerley (Doubtful-elbow), David Nelson, & Stephen Hill (Probable-knee), TE Jeff Cumberland

 

Atlanta at Buffalo (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Buffalo 27, Atlanta 24.

  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, WR Harry Douglas, TE Tony Gonzalez (Questionable-toe)
    • Neutral: RB Steven Jackson, K Matt Bryant, DEF
    • Sit: RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Probable-hamstring), WR Roddy White
  • Buffalo
    • Start: QB E.J. Manuel, RBs Fred Jackson & C.J. Spiller, WR Steve Johnson (Questionable-groin), TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: WRs T.J. Graham & Marquise Goodwin, K Dan Carpenter, DEF
    • Sit: WR Robert Woods (Questionable-ankle)

 

St. Louis at San Francisco – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 20, St. Louis 17.

  • St. Louis
    • Start: RB Zac Stacy (Questionable-concussion), WR Chris Givens, TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Kellen Clemens, WR Tavon Austin
    • Sit: RB Bennie Cunningham, WR Brian Quick, K Greg Zuerlein
  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore (Probable-ankle), WR Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Michael Crabtree
    • Sit: WR Mario Manningham (Questionable-knee), K Phil Dawson

 

Cincinnati at San Diego – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 30, San Diego 27.

  • Cincinnati
    • Start: WR A.J. Green, K Mike Nugent
    • Neutral: QB Andy Dalton, RBs Giovani Bernard & BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WRs Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu, TEs Jermaine Gresham & Tyler Eifert, DEF
    • Sit: N/A
  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, WR Keenan Allen (Probable-knee), TE Antonio Gates
    • Neutral: RBs Ryan Mathews (Questionable-hamstring) & Danny Woodhead, TE Ladarius Green, K Nick Novak
    • Sit: WRs Vincent Brown (Probable-knee) & Eddie Royal (Questionable-toe), DEF

 

Denver at Kansas City – Sherpa says:  Denver 38, Kansas City 24.

  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning (Probable-ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno (Questionable-ankle), WRs Demaryius Thomas & Eric Decker, K Matt Prater, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Wes Welker (Probable-neck), TEs Julius Thomas (Questionable-knee) & Jacob Tamme
    • Sit: RB Montee Ball
  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WRs Dexter McCluster & Donnie Avery, K Ryan Succop
    • Sit: TEs Anthony Fasano (Probable-knee) & Sean McGrath, DEF

 

New York Giants at Washington (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Washington 27, New York 21.

  • New York
    • Start: RB Andre Brown, WR Victor Cruz, TE Brandon Myers,
    • Neutral: QB Eli Manning, RB Brandon Jacobs (Questionable-knee), WRs Hakeem Nicks (Questionable-ribs) & Rueben Randle, DEF
    • Sit: K Josh Brown
  • Washington
    • Start: RB Alfred Morris, K Kai Forbath, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Robert Griffin III, WRs Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson, & Pierre Garcon
    • Sit: TEs Logan Paulsen & Jordan Reed (Questionable-concussion)

 

New Orleans at Seattle (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Seattle 28, New Orleans 27.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: RB Pierre Thomas, TE Jimmy Graham (Probable-elbow)
    • Neutral: QB Drew Brees, RBs Mark Ingram & Darren Sproles (Questionable-ankle), WRs Marques Colston & Lance Moore, K Garrett Hartley, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Robert Meachem & Kenny Stills
  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch,
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, & Percy Harvin, TE Zach Miller, K Steven Hauschka, DEF
    • Sit: WR Jermaine Kearse (Questionable-concussion)

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 12 Player Recommendations (Wed 11/20/13)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Week 12 byes:  Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle.

New Orleans at Atlanta (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 34, Atlanta 17.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, TE Jimmy Graham (Probable-elbow/foot), K Garrett Hartley, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Pierre Thomas, WRs Marques Colston, Lance Moore, & Kenny Stills
    • Sit: RB Mark Ingram, WR Robert Meachem
  • Atlanta
    • Start: TE Tony Gonzalez (Questionable-toe)
    • Neutral: QB Matt Ryan, WR Harry Douglas (Questionable-knee)
    • Sit: RBs Steven Jackson (Probable-toe) & Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Roddy White (Probable-shoulder), K Matt Bryant, DEF

 

Pittsburgh at Cleveland (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Pittsburgh 17, Cleveland 14.

  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: WR Antonio Brown, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell, WRs Emmanuel Sanders (Probable-foot) & Jerricho Cotchery, TE Heath Miller
    • Sit: K Shaun Suisham
  • Cleveland
    • Start: WR Josh Gordon, TE Jordan Cameron, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Jason Campbell
    • Sit: RBs Willis McGahee (Probable-knee), Chris Ogbannya & Fozzy Whitaker (Probable-ankle); WRs Davone Bess & Greg Little, K Billy Cundiff

 

Tampa Bay at Detroit – Sherpa says:  Detroit 28, Tampa Bay 24.

  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: WR Vincent Jackson, TE Timothy Wright
    • Neutral: QB Mike Glennon, RB Bobby Rainey, K Rian Lindell, DEF
    • Sit: RB Brian Leonard, WR Tiquan Underwood
  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WRs Calvin Johnson (Probable-knee) & Kris Durham
    • Neutral: TE Brandon Pettigrew (Probable-knee), K David Akers, DEF
    • Sit: RB Joique Bell (Questionable-Achilles’), WR Nate Burleson (Probable-forearm), TE Joseph Fauria

 

Minnesota at Green Bay – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 28, Minnesota 21.

  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson (Questionable-groin), TE John Carlson
    • Neutral: QB Christian Ponder (Probable-shoulder) or QB Matt Cassel (whoever starts), WRs Greg Jennings (Questionable-Achilles’), Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson, & Jarrius Wright, DEF
    • Sit: K Blair Walsh
  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Scott Tolzien, RB Eddie Lacy, WRs Jarrett Boykin & Jordy Nelson, DEF
    • Neutral: WR James Jones, K Mason Crosby
    • Sit: QB Aaron Rodgers (Out-collarbone), TE Anthony Quarless

 

Jacksonville at Houston – Sherpa says:  Houston 35, Jacksonville 10.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: TE Marcedes Lewis
    • Neutral: RB Maurice Jones-Drew
    • Sit: QB Chad Henne, WRs Cecil Shorts (Probable-groin) & Mike Brown (Questionable-shoulder), K Josh Scobee, DEF
  • Houston
    • Start: QB Case Keenum or QB Matt Schaub (whoever starts), RB Ben Tate (Probable-ribs/toe/ankle), WRs DeAndre Hopkins & Andre Johnson, TE Garrett Graham, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Neutral: N/A
    • Sit: N/A

 

New York Jets at Baltimore – Sherpa says:  Baltimore 20, New York 17.

  • New York
    • Start: RB Chris Ivory, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Santonio Holmes (Probable-foot) & David Wilson, TE Kellen Winslow (Probable-knee)
    • Sit: QB Geno Smith, WRs  Stephen Hill (Probable-knee) & Jeremy Kerley (Out-elbow), TE Jeff Cumberland, K Nick Folk
  • Baltimore
    • Start: RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Joe Flacco, WR Tandon Doss, TE Dallas Clark
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce, WR Marlon Brown (Probable-knee), TE Ed Pitta, K Justin Tucker

 

San Diego at Kansas City – Sherpa says:  San Diego 28, Kansas City 24.

  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, RB Ryan Mathews (Probable-hamstring), WR Keenan Allen (Probable-knee), TE Antonio Gates
    • Neutral: WR Vincent Brown (Probable-shoulder), K Nick Novak, DEF
    • Sit: RB Danny Woodhead, WR Eddie Royal (Questionable-toe), TE Ladarius Green
  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WRs Donnie Avery & Dexter McCluster, K Ryan Succop, DEF
    • Sit: TEs Anthony Fasano (Probable-knee) & Sean McGrath

 

Chicago at St. Louis – Sherpa says:  Chicago 27, St. Louis 23.

  • Chicago
    • Start: RB Matt Forte, WRs Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery
    • Neutral: QB Josh McCown, TE Martellus Bennett, K Robbie Gould, DEF
    • Sit: QB Jay Cutler (Out-ankle), WR Earl Bennett
  • St. Louis
    • Start: RB Zac Stacy, WRs Chris Givens & Tavon Austin
    • Neutral: QB Kellen Clemens, WRs Brian Quick & Austin Pettis, TE Jared Cook, K Greg Zuerlein, DEF
    • Sit: RB Daryl Richardson, TE Lance Kendricks

 

Carolina at Miami – Sherpa says:   Carolina 24, Miami 17.

  • Carolina
    • Start: RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Cam Newton, WRs Ted Ginn Jr & Brandon LaFell, K Graham Gano
    • Sit: RBs Mike Tolbert & Jonathan Stewart
  • Miami
    • Start: WRs Mike Wallace (Probable-hamstring) & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Rishard Matthews (Probable-back), DEF
    • Sit: RBs Daniel Thomas (Probable-ribs) & Lamar Miller, K Caleb Sturgis

 

Indianapolis at Arizona (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Arizona 27, Indianapolis 24.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, WR T.Y. Hilton, TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: RBs Trent Richardson (Questionable-calf) & Donald Brown, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Probable-ankle), K Adam Vinatieri, DEF
    • Sit: N/A
  • Arizona
    • Start: QB Carson Palmer (Probable-hand), WRs Michael Floyd (Probable-shoulder) & Larry Fitzgerald
    • Neutral: RBs Rashard Mendenhall & Andre Arrington, K Jay Feely, DEF
    • Sit: WR Andre Roberts, TE Rob Housler

 

Tennessee at Oakland – Sherpa says:  Oakland 20, Tennessee 17.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Chris Johnson, WRs Nate Washington & Justin Hunter (Probable-concussion)
    • Sit: RB Shonn Greene, K Rob Bironas
  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Rashad Jennings, WR Denarius Moore, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Matt McGloin or QB Terrelle Pryor (Questionable-knee) (whoever starts), WR Rod Streater
    • Sit: RB Darren McFadden (Out-hamstring), WR Juron Criner (Questionable-shoulder), TE Mychal Rivera, K Sebastian Janikowski

 

Dallas at New York Giants – Sherpa says:  New York 27, Dallas 17.

  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, WR Dez Bryant (Probable-back), TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: RB DeMarco Murray, WR Terrence Wiliams, DEF
    • Sit: WR Miles Austin (Probable-hamstring), K Dan Bailey
  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, RB Andre Brown, WRs Victor Cruz & Hakeem Nicks (Questionable-abdomen), DEF
    • Neutral: WR Rueben Randle, TE Brandon Myers, K Josh Brown
    • Sit: RB Brandon Jacobs (Questionable-knee)

 

Denver at New England (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Denver 31, New England 27.

  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, RB Knowshon Moreno, WRs Demaryius Thomas & Eric Decker, TE Julius Thomas, K Matt Prater
    • Neutral: WR Wes Welker (Probable-concussion), DEF
    • Sit: RB Montee Ball
  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski (Probable-back)
    • Neutral: RB Stevan Ridley, WRs Danny Amendola (Probable-groin), Kenbrell Thompkins, & Aaron Dobson, K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RBs Shane Vereen (Probable-wrist), Brandon Bolden, & LeGarrette Blount, DEF

 

San Francisco at Washington (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Washington 31, San Francisco 24.

  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore (Probable-ankle), WR Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick (Probable-back), WR Mario Manningham (Questionable-knee), K Phil Dawson
    • Sit: RBs Kendall Hunter & LaMichael James, WR Jonathan Baldwin, TE Vance McDonald, DEF
  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, TE Jordan Reed (Questionable-concussion), K Kai Forbath
    • Neutral: WRs Leonard Hankerson (Questionable-knee), Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, & Josh Morgan; DEF
    • Sit: RB Roy Helu

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 11 Player Recommendations (Wed 11/13/13)

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Week 11 byes:  Dallas, St. Louis.

Indianapolis at Tennessee (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 27, Indianapolis 24.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: RB Trent Richardson, TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: RB Donald Brown, WR T.Y. Hilton, K Adam Vinatieri, DEF
    • Sit: QB Andrew Luck, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, WR Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Shonn Greene, K Rob Bironas, DEF
    • Sit: QB Jake Locker (IR-foot), WRs Justin Hunter, Nate Washington, & Kenny Britt

 

New York Jets at Buffalo (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  New York 27, Buffalo 21.

  • New York
    • Start: RB Chris Ivory (Probable-knee), TE Kellen Winslow Jr (Probable-knee), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith, RB Bilal Powell, WRs Stephen Hill (Probable-foot) & David Nelson, K Nick Folk
    • Sit: WR Santonio Holmes (Probable-foot) & Jeremy Kerley (Out-elbow), TE Jeff Cumberland (Probable-concussion)
  • Buffalo
    • Start: QB E.J. Manuel, RB C.J. Spiller, WR Steve Johnson, TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: RB Fred Jackson, WR T.J. Graham, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Robert Woods (Out-ankle) & Marquise Goodwin, K Dan Carpenter

 

Atlanta at Tampa Bay – Sherpa says:  Tampa Bay 21, Atlanta 20.

  • Atlanta
    • Start: WR Harry Douglas (Questionable-knee), TE Tony Gonzalez (Questionable-toe), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Matt Ryan, RB Jacquizz Rodgers
    • Sit: RB Steven Jackson (Probable-toe), WR Roddy White (Probable-shoulder), K Matt Bryant
  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: WR Vincent Jackson (Probable-knee0, TE Timothy Wright, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Mike Glennon, RB Brian Leonard, WR Tiquan Underwood
    • Sit: RBs Mike James (IR-ankle) & Bobby Rainey, K Rian Lindell

 

Detroit at Pittsburgh – Sherpa says:  Detroit 28, Pittsburgh 27.

  • Detroit
    • Start: RB Reggie Bush (Probable-knee), WR Calvin Johnson (Probable-knee)
    • Neutral: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Joique Bell, WR Kris Durham, TE Brandon Pettigrew, K David Akers, DEF
    • Sit: WR Nate Burleson (Doubtful-forearm), TE Joseph Fauria
  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WRs Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, & Jerricho Cotchery
    • Neutral: RB Le’Veon Bell, TE Heath Miller, K Shaun Suisham, DEF
    • Sit: RB Jonathan Dwyer

 

Washington at Philadelphia – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 42, Washington 38.

  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin Jr, RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon, TE Jordan Reed, K Kai Forbath
    • Neutral: WRs Leonard Hankerson (Probable-hamstring) & Santana Moss,
    • Sit: RB Roy Helu, WR Josh Morgan, DEF
  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WRs DeSean Jackson & Riley Cooper (Probable-knee), K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WR Jason Avant, TEs Brent Celek (Probable-hip) & Zach Ertz
    • Sit: DEF

 

Arizona at Jacksonville – Sherpa says:  Arizona 20, Jacksonville 13.

  • Arizona
    • Start: RBs Andre Ellington & Rashard Mendenhall, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Larry Fitzgerald, TE Rob Housler
    • Sit: QB Carson Palmer, WRs Michael Floyd (Questionable-shoulder) & Andre Roberts (Probable-knee), TE Jake Ballard, K Jay Feely
  • Jacksonville
    • Start: WR Cecil Shorts (Probable-groin) & Mike Brown (Probable-ankle), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Chad Henne, RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Probable-knee), WR Ace Sanders, TE Marcedes Lewis
    • Sit: K Josh Scobee

 

Oakland at Houston – Sherpa says:  Houston 31, Oakland 20.

  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Rashad Jennings, WR Denarius Moore
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor, WR Rod Streater
    • Sit: QBs Terrelle Pryor (Out-knee) & Matt McGloin, RB Darren McFadden (Out-hamstring), WRs Jacoby Ford & Juron Criner (Out-shoulder), TE Mychal Rivera, K Sebastian Janikowski (Probable-ribs), DEF
  • Houston
    • Start: QB Case Keenum, WRs Andre Johnson & DeAndre Hopkins, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Neutral:  RB Ben Tate (Probable-ribs), TE Garrett Graham
    • Sit: RBs Arian Foster (IR-back) & Dennis Johnson

Baltimore at Chicago – Sherpa says:  Chicago 24, Baltimore 21.

  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith
    • Neutral: RB Bernard Pierce, WRs Marlon Brown (Questionable-knee), Tandon Doss, & Jacoby Jones; TE Dallas Clark, DEF
    • Sit: TE Ed Dickson, K Justin Tucker
  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Josh McCown, RB Matt Forte, WRs Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery, DEF
    • Neutral: TE Martellus Bennett (Questionable-ankle), K Robbie Gould
    • Sit: QB Jay Cutler (Out-ankle), RB Michael Bush, WR Earl Bennett

 

Cleveland at Cincinnati – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 27, Cleveland 13.

  • Cleveland
    • Start: WR Josh Gordon, TE Jordan Cameron
    • Neutral: QB Jason Campbell (Probable-ribs), WR Davone Bess, DEF
    • Sit: RB Willis McGahee, WR Greg Little, K Billy Cundiff
  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, RB Giovani Bernard, WR A.J. Green, DEF
    • Neutral: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WRs Mohamed Sanu & Marvin Jones, TE Tyler Eifert, K Mike Nugent
    • Sit: TE Jermaine Gresham (Probable-groin)

 

San Diego at Miami (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:   San Diego 27, Miami 21.

  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, WR Keenan Allen, TE Antonio Gates, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Ryan Mathews (Probable-hamstring) & Danny Woodhead, WRs Vincent Brown & Eddie Royal (Questionable-toe), K Nick Novak
    • Sit: N/A
  • Miami
    • Start: QB Ryan Tannehill, WRs Mike Wallace (Questionable-hamstring) & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: RB Lamar Miller, WR Rishard Matthews, DEF
    • Sit: RB Daniel Thomas (Probable-ankle), K Caleb Sturgis

 

Green Bay at New York Giants – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 27, New York 21.

  • Green Bay
    • Start: RB Eddie Lacy, WR Jordy Nelson, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Scott Tolzien, WR Jarrett Boykin & James Jones, K Mason Crosby
    • Sit: QBs Aaron Rodgers (Out-clavicle), Seneca Wallace (IR), & Matt Flynn, TE Anthony Quarless
  • New York
    • Start: WRs Victor Cruz & Hakeem Nicks
    • Neutral: QB Eli Manning, RB Andre Brown, TE Brandon Myers, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Peyton Hillis & Brandon Jacobs (Questionable-hamstring), K Josh Brown

 

Minnesota at Seattle – Sherpa says:  Seattle 27, Minnesota 13.

  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson (Probable-groin), WR Greg Jennings (Probable-Achilles), TE John Carlson
    • Neutral: WRs Jerome Simpson & Cordarrelle Patterson, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Christian Ponder (Probable-shoulder), Matt Cassel, & Josh Freeman (whoever starts), TE Kyle Rudolph (Out-foot), K Blair Walsh
  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch (Probable-knee), WR Golden Tate, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Percy Harvin (Probable-hip) & Doug Baldwin, TE Zach Miller, K Steven Hauschka
    • Sit: WR Jermaine Kearse

 

San Francisco at New Orleans – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 24, San Francisco 20.

  • San Francisco
    • Start: QB Colin Kaepernick, RB Frank Gore (Probable-ankle), TE Vernon Davis (Questionable-concussion)
    • Neutral: RB Kendall Hunter, WR Anquan Boldin, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Mario Manningham (Questionable-knee) & Jonathan Baldwin, K Phil Dawson
  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, TE Jimmy Graham (Probable-elbow)
    • Neutral: RBs Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram, & Pierre Thomas; WRs Marques Colston, Lance Moore, & Kenny Stills
    • Sit: WRs Nick Toon & Robert Meachem

 

Kansas City at Denver (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Denver 27, Kansas City 21.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WRs Dwayne Bowe & Donnie Avery (Probable-shoulder), DEF
    • Sit: TEs Sean McGrath & Anthony Fasano, WR Dexter McCluster (Probable-ankle), K Ryan Succop
  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning (Probable-ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno, WRs Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker (Probable-ankle), & Eric Decker; TE Julius Thomas (Probable-ankle), DEF
    • Neutral: K Matt Prater
    • Sit: RBs Montee Ball & Ronnie Hillman

 

New England at Carolina (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  New England 24, Carolina 20.

  • New England
    • Start: RB Stevan Ridley, WR Julian Edelman, TE Rob Gronkowski (Probable-back), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Tom Brady (Probable-shoulder), WRs Aaron Dobson & Kenbrell Thompkins, K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RBs LeGarrette Blount & Brandon Bolden, WR Danny Amendola (Probable-groin)
  • Carolina
    • Start: RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen
    • Neutral: QB Cam Newton, WRs Brandon LaFell & Ted Ginn Jr, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Jonathan Stewart & Mike Tolbert, K Graham Gano

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 10 Player Recommendations (Wed 11/6/13)

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Week 10 byes:  Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets.

Washington at Minnesota (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Washington 34, Minnesota 24.

  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, TE Jordan Reed, K Kai Forbath
    • Neutral: RB Roy Helu, WRs Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson (Questionable-hamstring), Joshua Morgan, & Pierre Garcon, DEF
    • Sit: TE Logan Paulsen (Probable-knee)
  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson, WR Greg Jennings
    • Neutral: QB Christian Ponder, WRs Jerome Simpson & Jarius Wright, TE John Carlson, K Blair Walsh
    • Sit: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, TE Kyle Rudolph (Out-foot), DEF

 

Cincinnati at Baltimore (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 27, Baltimore 21.

  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green, TE Tyler Eifert, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis & Giovani Bernard, WRs Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu, K Mike Nugent
    • Sit: TE Jermaine Gresham (Out-groin)
  • Baltimore
    • Start: RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith
    • Neutral: QB Joe Flacco, WRs Marlon Brown, Tandon Doss, & Jacoby Jones; TE Dallas Clark, DEF
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce, K Justin Tucker

 

Detroit at Chicago – Sherpa says:  Detroit 34, Chicago 31.

  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WRs Calvin Johnson & Kris Durham, K David Akers
    • Neutral: RB Joique Bell, TEs Brandon Pettigrew & Joseph Fauria
    • Sit: WR Nate Burleson (Out-arm), DEF
  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte, WRs Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery, TE Martellus Bennett, K Robbie Gould
    • Neutral: N/A
    • Sit: QB Josh McCown, DEF

 

Philadelphia at Green Bay – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 34, Philadelphia 31.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WRs Riley Cooper & Jason Avant, TEs Brent Celek & Zach Ertz
    • Sit: QB Michael Vick (Out-hamstring), RB Bryce Brown, DEF
  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Seneca Wallace, RB Eddie Lacy, WRs Jordy Nelson & Jarrett Boykin, K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: TE Anthony Quarless
    • Sit: QB Aaron Rodgers (Out-collarbone), TE Jermichael Finley (IR-neck), DEF

 

St. Louis at Indianapolis – Sherpa says:  Indianapolis 27, St. Louis 17.

  • St. Louis
    • Start: RB Zac Stacy, WR Chris Givens, TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Kellen Clemens
    • Sit: RB Daryl Richardson (Out-foot), WRs Brian Quick, Austin Pettis, & Tavon Austin; TE Lance Kendricks (Out-hand), K Greg Zuerlein
  • Indianapolis
    • Start: RB Trent Richardson, WR T.Y. Hilton, TE Coby Fleener, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Andrew Luck, RB Donald Brown, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, K Adam Vinatieri
    • Sit: N/A

 

Seattle at Atlanta – Sherpa says:  Seattle 28, Atlanta 24.

  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch, TE Zach Miller
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Golden Tate & Doug Baldwin, K Steven Hauschka, DEF
    • Sit: RB Robert Turbin
  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, WR Harry Douglas, TE Tony Gonzalez
    • Neutral: RB Steven Jackson, K Matt Bryant, DEF
    • Sit: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Roddy White

 

Oakland at New York Giants – Sherpa says:  Oakland 21, New York 20.

  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Rashad Jennings, WR Denarius Moore, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor
    • Sit: RB Darren McFadden (Out-hamstring), WRs Rod Streater, Juron Criner (Out-shoulder), & Jacoby Ford; TE Mychal Rivera, K Sebastian Janikowski
  • New York
    • Start: WR Victor Cruz, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Eli Manning, RB Peyton Hillis, WRs Hakeem Nicks & Rueben Randle, TE Brandon Myers
    • Sit: RB Brandon Jacobs (Out-hamstring), Andre Brown, Michael Cox, & David Wilson (IR-neck); K Josh Brown

Jacksonville at Tennessee – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 17.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Chad Henne, WR Cecil Shorts & Mike Brown, TE Marcedes Lewis
    • Sit: WR Justin Blackmon (Suspended for the season) & Ace Sanders, K Josh Scobee
  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, WR Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Shonn Greene, WR Nate Washington
    • Sit: QB Jake Locker, K Rob Bironas

 

Buffalo at Pittsburgh – Sherpa says:  Pittsburgh 23, Buffalo 20.

  • Buffalo
    • Start: RBs C.J. Spiller & Fred Jackson, TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: WR Steve Johnson
    • Sit: QB Jeff Tuel (Inactive), QB E.J. Manuel, & QB Thaddeus Lewis, RB Tashard Choice, WRs Robert Woods, T.J. Graham, & Marquise Goodwin
  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WRs Emmanuel Sanders & Jerricho Cotchery, TE Heath Miller, K Shaun Suisham
    • Sit: N/A

 

Carolina at San Francisco (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:   Carolina 24, San Francisco 20.

  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen, DEF
    • Neutral: RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Brandon LaFell, K Graham Gano
    • Sit: RBs Mike Tolbert & Jonathan Stewart, WR Ted Ginn Jr
  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore (Probable-ankle), WR Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Mario Manningham, DEF
    • Sit: RB Kendall Hunter, WR Kyle Williams, K Phil Dawson

 

Houston at Arizona – Sherpa says:  Houston 31, Arizona 17.

  • Houston
    • Start: QB Case Keenum, WR Andre Johnson, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Ben Tate (Probable-ribs), WR DeAndre Hopkins, TE Garrett Graham
    • Sit: RB Arian Foster (IR-back)
  • Arizona
    • Start: N/A
    • Neutral: RBs Andre Ellington & Rashard Mendenhall, WRs Larry Fitzgerald & Michael Floyd, TE Rob Housler
    • Sit: QB Carson Palmer, WR Andre Roberts, K Jay Feely, DEF

 

Denver at San Diego – Sherpa says:  Denver 38, San Diego 31.

  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno, WRs Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas, & Wes Welker; K Matt Prater
    • Neutral: TE Julius Thomas (Probable-ankle)
    • Sit: RBs Montee Ball & Ronnie Hillman, TEs Joel Dreessen & Jacob Tamme, DEF
  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, WR Keenan Allen, TE Antonio Gates, K Nick Novak
    • Neutral: WRs Eddie Royal & Vincent Brown
    • Sit: RBs Danny Woodhead & Ryan Mathews, DEF

 

Dallas at New Orleans (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 31, Dallas 24.

  • Dallas
    • Start: RB DeMarco Murray (Probable-knee), WR Dez Bryant (Probable-back), TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: QB Tony Romo, WR Terrence Williams, K Dan Bailey
    • Sit: WRs Miles Austin (Doubtful-hamstring), Dwayne Harris (Probable-hip), & Cole Beasley, DEF
  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, TE Jimmy Graham (Questionable-elbow), K Garrett Hartley
    • Neutral: RBs Pierre Thomas & Darren Sproles (Probable-concussion), WRs Marques Colston (Questionable-knee), Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, & Robert Meachem; DEF
    • Sit: RB Mark Ingram

 

Miami at Tampa Bay (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Miami 21, Tampa Bay 17.

  • Miami
    • Start: RB Lamar Miller, WRs Mike Wallace & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Ryan Tannehill
    • Sit: RB Daniel Thomas, WR Rishard Matthews, K Caleb Sturgis (Probable-groin)
  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Mike James, WR Vincent Jackson, TE Tim Wright, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Mike Glennon, WR Tiquan Underwood
    • Sit: RB Doug Martin (IR-shoulder), TE Tom Crabtree, K Rian Lindell

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 9 Player Recommendations (Wed 10/30/13)

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Week 9 byes:  Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York Giants, San Francisco.

Cincinnati at Miami (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 31, Miami 10.

  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green, K Mike Nugent, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Giovani Bernard & BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WR Marvin Jones, TEs Jermaine Gresham & Tyler Eifert
    • Sit: WR Mohamed Sanu (Questionable-shoulder)
  • Miami
    • Start: WRs Mike Wallace & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Tannehill,
    • Sit: RBs Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas, WRs Brandon Gibson (IR-knee) & Rishard Matthews, K Caleb Sturgis, DEF

 

Atlanta at Carolina (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Carolina 27, Atlanta 17.

  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, WR Harry Douglas, TE Tony Gonzalez
    • Neutral: TE Levine Toilolo, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Jacquizz Rodgers & Steven Jackson, WRs Roddy White (Questionable-hamstring), Kevin Cone, & Drew Davis, K Matt Bryant
  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, RB Mike Tolbert, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen, DEF
    • Neutral: RB DeAngelo Williams (Probable-thigh), WRs Brandon LaFell & Ted Ginn Jr, K Graham Gano
    • Sit: N/A

 

Minnesota at Dallas – Sherpa says:  Dallas 27, Minnesota 24.

  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson, WR Greg Jennings (Probable-knee), TE Kyle Rudolph
    • Neutral: QBs Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, & Josh Freeman (Questionable-concussion) (whoever starts), WRs Jerome Simpson, K Blair Walsh (Probable-hamstring), DEF
    • Sit: RB Toby Gerhart, WRs Cordarrelle Patterson & Jarius Wright
  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, WRs Dez Bryant & Terrence Williams, TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: RB DeMarco Murray (Probable-knee), K Dan Bailey, DEF
    • Sit: RB Joseph Randle, WR Miles Austin (Doubtful-hamstring)

 

New Orleans at New York Jets – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 27, New York 24.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, WRs Marques Colston (Questionable-knee) & Kenny Stills, TE Jimmy Graham (Questionable-foot)
    • Neutral: RB Pierre Thomas, WR Lance Moore, K Garrett Hartley, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Mark Ingram & Khiry Robinson, TE Ben Watson
  • New York
    • Start: WR David Nelson (Probable-quad)
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith, RBs Bilal Powell & Chris Ivory, WRs Stephen Hill (Probable-foot) & Jeremy Kerley, K Nick Folk, DEF
    • Sit: WR Santonio Holmes (Out-hamstring), TE Jeff Cumberland (Questionable-concussion)

 

Tennessee at St. Louis – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 21, St. Louis 17.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Jake Locker, WRs Nate Washington & Kendall Wright
    • Sit: WR Kenny Britt, K Rob Bironas
  • St. Louis
    • Start: WR Chris Givens, TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Kellen Clemens (Probable-shoulder), RBs Zac Stacy (Questionable-ankle) & Daryl Richardson (Questionable-foot), WRs Austin Pettis (Probable-thigh), Tavon Austin, & Brian Quick; TE Lance Kendricks
    • Sit: K Greg Zuerlein

 

Kansas City at Buffalo – Sherpa says:  Kansas City 27, Buffalo 17.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles (Probable-knee), DEF
    • Neutral:  QB Alex Smith, WRs Dwayne Bowe (Probable-groin), Dexter McCluster, & Donnie Avery (Probable-shoulder), K Ryan Succop
    • Sit: TEs Anthony Fasano (Probable-knee) & Sean McGrath (Probable-knee)
  • Buffalo
    • Start: RB Fred Jackson (Probable-knee), WR Steve Johnson (Probable-hip), TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: RB C.J. Spiller (Probable-ankle), DEF
    • Sit: QBs Jeff Tuel, E.J. Manuel (Out-knee) & Thaddeus Lewis (Doubtful-ribs); RB Tashard Choice, WR Robert Woods, T.J. Graham, & Marquise Goodwin (Probable-elbow), K Dan Carpenter

 

San Diego at Washington – Sherpa says:  Washington 37, San Diego 34.

  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, RB Ryan Mathews, WR Keenan Allen, TE Antonio Gates, K Nick Novak
    • Neutral: WRs Eddie Royal (Questionable-toe) & Vincent Brown
    • Sit: RB Danny Woodhead, TE Ladarius Green, DEF
  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III (Probable-knee), RB Alfred Morris, TE Jordan Reed, K Kai Forbath
    • Neutral: RB Roy Helu, WRs Leonard Hankerson (Probable-foot), Santana Moss, Josh Morgan, & Pierre Garcon (Probable-calf)
    • Sit: TEs Fred Davis & Logan Paulsen (Probable-knee), DEF

Philadelphia at Oakland (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 28, Oakland 27.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start:  QB Nick Foles (Probable-concussion) or QB Matt Barkley (whoever starts), RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson (Probable-ankle)
    • Neutral: WRs Jason Avant & Riley Cooper, K Alex Henery, DEF
    • Sit: QB Michael Vick (Out-hamstring), TEs Zach Ertz & Brent Celek
  • Oakland
    • Start:  QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Darren McFadden, WR Denarius Moore
    • Neutral: WR Rod Streater, K Sebastian Janikowski, DEF
    • Sit: TE Mychal Rivera

 

Tampa Bay at Seattle – Sherpa says:   Seattle 21, Tampa Bay 14.

  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: WR Vincent Jackson, TE Timothy Wright, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Mike Glennon, RB Mike James
    • Sit: RB Doug Martin (Out-shoulder), WRs Mike Williams (IR) & Tiquan Underwood, TE Tom Crabtree, K Rian Lindell
  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch (Probable-knee), WR Golden Tate, TE Zach Miller, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WR Doug Baldwin
    • Sit: WRs Sidney Rice (IR-knee) & Jermaine Kearse, K Steven Hauschka

 

Baltimore at Cleveland – Sherpa says:  Cleveland 21, Baltimore 17.

  • Baltimore
    • Start: RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith, TE Dallas Clark, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Joe Flacco, WRs Marlon Brown & Tandon Doss
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce (Probable-thigh), K Justin Tucker
  • Cleveland
    • Start: WR Josh Gordon, TE Jordan Cameron, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Jason Campbell, RB Willis McGahee (Probable-knee), WRs Davone Bess & Greg Little
    • Sit: QB Brandon Weeden, RBs Chris Ogbannaya (Probable-ribs) & Fozzy Whitaker, WR Travis Benjamin (IR-knee), K Billy Cundiff

 

Pittsburgh at New England – Sherpa says:  Pittsburgh 21, New England 20.

  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Emmanuel Sanders, TE Heath Miller
    • Sit: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Jerricho Cotchery, K Shaun Suisham
  • New England
    • Start: RB Stevan Ridley, WR Julian Edelman (Probable-thigh), TE Rob Gronkowski (Probable-back), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Tom Brady (Probable-shoulder), WRs Austin Collie, Kenbrell Thompkins, & Aaron Dobson
    • Sit: RBs LeGarrette Blount & Brandon Bolden (Probable-knee), WR Danny Amendola (Probable-groin), K Stephen Gostkowski

 

Indianapolis at Houston (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Houston 31, Indianapolis 27.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, RB Trent Richardson, WR T.Y. Hilton, TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: RB Donald Brown, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Questionable-hamstring), K Adam Vinatieri
    • Sit: WR Reggie Wayne (IR-knee), DEF
  • Houston
    • Start: QB Case Keenum, RBs Arian Foster (Questionable-hamstring) & Ben Tate (Probable-ribs), WRs Andre Johnson & DeAndre Hopkins, K Randy Bullock
    • Neutral: TE Garrett Graham, DEF
    • Sit: QB Matt Schaub (Probable-ankle)

 

Chicago at Green Bay (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 40, Chicago 24.

  • Chicago
    • Start: RB Matt Forte, TEs Brandon Marshall (Questionable-wrist) & Alshon Jeffery, TE Martellus Bennett
    • Neutral: QB Josh McCown, RB Michael Bush, K Robbie Gould
    • Sit: QB Jay Cutler (Out-groin), WR Earl Bennett, DEF
  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers, RB Eddie Lacy, WRs Jordy Nelson & Jarrett Boykin, K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: WR Myles White, TE Andrew Quarless, DEF
    • Sit: RB James Starks, WR James Jones (Questionable-knee), TE Jermichael Finley (Out-neck)

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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