Week 12 is here, and the Stampede Blue staff is back to picking game winners for the upcoming 14 games. We finally have a change at the top of the leaderboard, as Elliot Denton has claimed a one-game lead over Chris Blystone and Greg Rader after a 12-2 showing in Week 11. The top six pickers are within two percentage points of each other, with everyone still hitting at least 57 percent of their picks.
Let’s look at this week’s breakdown, some weekly awards, the updated standings and the game picks for Week 12.
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Raiders @ Jets
Now for the weekly awards ...
The boldest upset award: Chris Shepherd (MIA over CLE)
Cleveland hosts the 2-8 Dolphins this week, with Miami entered the game as double-digit underdogs. With the clunky season Cleveland has had, Shepherd sees the hard-fighting ‘Fins to come out on top.
The Chucky Chalk award: Mateo Caliz & Brett Mock
Mr. Caliz and Mr. Mock sided with the majority of the staff on every game this week, as both aim to move further up the ladder.
The road warrior award: Matt Danely & Chris Shepherd
Matt and Chris have nine road teams stealing wins in enemy territory, including some surprises like the Buccaneers beating the Falcons (Matt) and the Jaguars beating the Titans (Chris).
Take a look at the updated standings and picks for Week 10 ...
Elliot Denton: 108-53 (67.1%) / Chris Blystone: 107-54 (66.5%) / Greg Rader: 107-54 (66.5%) / Mateo Caliz: 106-55 (65.8%) / Josh Hudgens: 88-46 (65.7%) / Blake Pace: 105-56 (65.2%) / Matt Danely: 83-51 (61.9%) / Brett Mock: 104-57 (61.2%) / Stephen Reed: 95-66 (59.0%) / Chris Shepherd: 85-61 (58.2%) / Andrew Aziz: 93-68 (57.8%) / Zach Hicks: 83-62 (57.2%)
Thursday 8:20 pm ET
Colts @ Texans
Sunday 1:00 pm ET
Dolphins @ Browns (9) | Contrarian: Chris Shepherd
Lions @ Redskins
Raiders @ Jets
Giants @ Bears (8) | Contrarians: Stephen Reed, Shepherd
Panthers @ Saints
Seahawks (8) @ Eagles | Contrarians: Blake Pace, Reed
Buccaneers @ Falcons (8) | Contrarians: Andrew Aziz, Matt Danely
Broncos @ Bills (8) | Contrarians: Greg Rader, Reed
Steelers (9) @ Bengals | Contrarian: Elliot Denton
Sunday 4:05 pm ET
Jaguars @ Titans (8) | Contrarians: Danely, Shepherd
Sunday 4:25 pm ET
Cowboys @ Patriots
Sunday 8:20 pm ET
Packers (6) @ 49ers | Contrarians: Chris Blystone, Rader, Reed, Shepherd
Monday 8:15 pm ET
Ravens @ Rams
Who do you have coming out on top in Week 12?