PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em: Week 8 Preview, Predictions, Analysis

Welcome back to the eighth edition of the extravagant PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em. Week 7 was an absolute week full of fun for most of our writers, and they’ll look to continue the stretch run as we head into Week 8 and beyond. We learned a lot in Week 7, including how bad the NFC West is, how great the LA Rams are, and the Chiefs once again showcased their dominance on the national stage with a blowout win against the Bengals. It’s starting to become the norm of this 2018 NFL season.

The PSF NFL pick’em crew is in its second season, with a few new faces, a new indefinite leader, and some of your favorite pickers. Without further ado, let’s meet everyone on the crew. Be sure to check them out on twitter and give everybody a follow. They’re genuinely great people and are worth a follow.

  • Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
  • Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
  • Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
  • Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
  • Alex Levin (@TubaDeus)
  • Pro Sports Fandom (@ProSportsFandom)
  • Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
  • Tim (@ObstructedView2)

And before we start, I’m going to remind you of the format used in the pick’em. Each week of the season, the crew will pick every NFL games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. At the end of the season, the picker with the best overall record will be crowned as the PSF NFL Pick’em Champion. Here’s the updated standings through six weeks of action!

Standings:

T1. Brian Willis (65-42)

T1. Tristan Beckmann (65-42)

3. Ian Cusick (64-43)

4. Chris Chastain (62-45)

T5. Obstructed Viewer (61-46)

T5. Alex Levin (61-46)

7. Pro Sports Fandom (56-51)

8. Eric Jensen (54-43)

Let’s start off with the game picks that everyone agreed on for the week 8 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Kansas City Chiefs over Denver Broncos.

Pittsburgh Steelers over Cleveland Browns.

Detroit Lions over Seattle Seahawks.

Indianapolis Colts over Oakland Raiders.

Los Angeles Rams over Green Bay Packers.

New England Patriots over Buffalo Bills.

Now let’s see the game picks that mostly everyone agreed on for the eighth week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Houston Texans over Miami Dolphins. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the Dolphins to win.

Philadelphia Eagles over Jacksonville Jaguars. Ian Cusick was the only writer who picked the Jaguars to win.

Washington Redskins over New York Giants. Tristan Beckmann and Pro Sports Fandom were the only writers who picked the Giants to win.

Cincinnati Bengals over Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brian Willis and Chris Chastain were the only writers who picked the Buccaneers to win.

Chicago Bears over New York Jets. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the Jets to win.

New Orleans Saints over Minnesota Vikings. Obstructed Viewer and Pro Sports Fandom were the only writers who picked the Vikings to win.

Now let’s see the game picks that the group had mixed opinions on for week 8’s games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

The writers split on the Baltimore Ravens @ Carolina Panthers. Tristan Beckmann, Eric Jensen, Obstructed Viewer, and Pro Sports Fandom all picked the Panthers to win. Alex Levin, Chris Chastain, Brian Willis, and Ian Cusick all picked the Ravens to win.

The writers split on the San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals. Tristan Beckmann, Alex Levin, Brian Willis, and Obstructed Viewer all picked the Cardinals to win. Eric Jensen, Pro Sports Fandom, Ian Cusick, and Chris Chastain all picked the 49ers to win.

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PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em: Week 4 Preview, Predictions, and Analysis

Welcome back to the fourth edition of the extravagant PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em. Week 3 was an absolute standings nightmare for most of our writers, and they’ll look to bounce back as we head into Week 4 and beyond. The Bills pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NFL history by dominating the Vikings 27-6. The Lions defeated the Patriots to push Tom Brady and company to a 1-2 record. And the Dolphins are still undefeated? The NFL has been all sorts of crazy so far this season and I expect a lot to settle itself out over the next few weeks.

The PSF NFL pick’em crew is in its second season, with a few new faces, a new indefinite leader, and some of your favorite pickers. Without further ado, let’s meet everyone on the crew. Be sure to check them out on twitter and give everybody a follow. They’re genuinely great people and are worth a follow.

  • Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
  • Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
  • Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
  • Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
  • Heath Kyser (@RollCubsRoll)
  • Alex Levin (@TubaDeus)
  • Alex (@ProSportsFandom)
  • Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
  • Tim (@ObstructedView2)

And before we start, I’m going to remind you of the format used in the pick’em. Each week of the season, the crew will pick every NFL games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. At the end of the season, the picker with the best overall record will be crowned as the PSF NFL Pick’em Champion. Here’s the updated standings through three weeks of action!

Standings:

1. Chris Chastain (28-20)

2. Brian Willis (27-21)

3. Ian Cusick (26-22)

4. Tristan Beckmann (25-23)

T5. Alex Levin (24-24)

T5. Tim (24-24)

T7. Heath Kyser (21-27)

T7. Eric Jensen (21-27)

9. Alex Mueller (20-28)

Let’s start off with the game picks that everyone agreed on for the fourth week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Jacksonville Jaguars over New York Jets.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, JAX -7.5)

Los Angeles Chargers over San Francisco 49ers.

(Sun. 9/30, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS, LAC -10.0)

Now let’s see the game picks that mostly everyone agreed on for the fourth week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Los Angeles Rams over Minnesota Vikings. Brian Willis and Chris Chastain were the only writers who picked the Vikings to win.

(Thu. 9/27, 8:20 p.m. EST, FOX, LAR -7.0)

Philadelphia Eagles over Tennessee Titans. Tristan Beckmann was the only writer who picked the Titans to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, PHI -4.0)

Houston Texans over Indianapolis Colts. Ian Cusick and Eric Jensen were the only writers who picked the Colts to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, IND -1.0)

Green Bay Packers over Buffalo Bills. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the Bills to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, GB -10.0)

Chicago Bears over Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ian Cusick and Brian Willis were the only writers who picked the Buccaneers to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, CHI -3.0)

Atlanta Falcons over Cincinnati Bengals. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the Bengals to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, ATL -5.5)

Cleveland Browns over Oakland Raiders. Tristan Beckmann and Chris Chastain were the only writers who picked the Raiders to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX, OAK -2.5)

New Orleans Saints over New York Giants. Obstructed Viewer was the only writer who picked the Giants to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS, NO -3.5)

Kansas City Chiefs over Denver Broncos. Tristan Beckmann and Brian Willis were the only writers who picked the Broncos to win.

(Mon. 10/1, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN, KC -4.5)

Now let’s see the game picks that the group had mixed opinions on for the fourth week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

New England Patriots over Miami Dolphins. Eric Jensen, Obstructed Viewer, and Chris Chastain all picked the Dolphins to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, NE -6.5)

Detroit Lions over Dallas Cowboys. Chris Chastain, Brian Willis, Alex Levin, and Ian Cusick all picked the Cowboys to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, DAL -3.0)

Seattle Seahawks over Arizona Cardinals. Tristan Beckmann, Obstructed Viewer, and Alex Mueller all picked the Cardinals to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX, SEA -3.0)

Pittsburgh Steelers over Baltimore Ravens. Ian Cusick, Eric Jensen, and Chris Chastain all picked the Ravens to win.

(Sun. 9/30, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC, PIT -3.0)

PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em: Week 3 Preview, Predictions, and Analysis

Welcome back to the third edition of the PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em. Week 2 was filled with surprises and teams that shocked us. It was not the prettiest week for our pick’em staff. But that’s okay because Week 3 is where everybody will bounce back, hopefully! Ryan Fitzpatrick is the biggest story in football right now alongside Patrick Mahomes II, whom both are playing incredible football as the quarterbacks of their respective squads. We learned a lot about many teams, but as this season goes on, we will continue to learn more. Week 3 is upon us, and the fans are pumped. This is undoubtedly the greatest time of the year!

The PSF NFL pick’em crew is returning for its second season, with a few new faces, a new indefinite leader, and some of your favorite pickers. Without further ado, let’s meet everyone on the crew. Be sure to check them out on twitter and give everybody a follow. They’re genuinely great people and are worth a follow.

  • Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
  •  Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
  •  Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
  •  Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
  •  Heath Kyser (@RollCubsRoll)
  •  Alex Levin (@TubaDeus)
  •  Alex Mueller (@ProSportsFandom)
  •  Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
  •  Tim (@ObstructedView2)

And before we start, I’m going to remind you of the format used in the pick’em. Each week of the season, the crew will pick every NFL games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. At the end of the season, the picker with the best overall record will be crowned as the PSF NFL Pick’em Champion. Here’s the updated standings through two weeks of action!

Standings:

T1. Chris Chastain (20-12)

T1. Alex Mueller (20-12)

3. Tristan Beckmann (18-14)

T4. Brian Willis (17-15)

T4. Alex Levin (17-15)

T4. Ian Cusick (17-15)

T6. Heath Kyser (16-16)

T6. Eric Jensen (16-16)

T6. Tim (16-16)

Let’s start off with the game picks that everyone agreed on for the third week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Green Bay Packers over Washington Redskins.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, GB -3.0)

Minnesota Vikings over Buffalo Bills.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, MIN -16.5)

Jacksonville Jaguars over Tennessee Titans.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, JAX -1.0)

Kansas City Chiefs over San Francisco 49ers.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, KC -6.5)

Los Angeles Rams over Los Angeles Chargers.

(Sun. 9/23, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS, LAR -7.0)

Chicago Bears over Arizona Cardinals.

(Sun. 9/23, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX, CHI -5.5)

New England Patriots over Detroit Lions.

(Sun. 9/23, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC, NE -7.0)

Now let’s see the game picks that mostly everyone agreed on for the third week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Cleveland Browns over New York Jets. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the New York Jets to win.

(Thu. 9/20, 8:20 p.m. EST, NFLN, CLE -3.0)

Philadelphia Eagles over Indianapolis Colts. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the Indianapolis Colts to win.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, PHI -6.5)

Miami Dolphins over Oakland Raiders. Tristan Beckmann was the only writer who picked the Oakland Raiders to win.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, MIA -3.0)

Houston Texans over New York Giants. Chris Chastain and Brian Willis were the only writers who picked the New York Giants to win.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, HOU -6.0)

Dallas Cowboys over Seattle Seahawks. Brian Willis was the only writer who picked the Seattle Seahawks to win.

(Sun. 9/23, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX, SEA -1.5)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Pittsburgh Steelers. Tristan Beckmann was the only writer who picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to win.

(Mon. 9/24, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN, PIT -1.5)

Now let’s see the game picks that everyone has mixed views on for the third week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

New Orleans Saints over Atlanta Falcons. Tristan Beckmann, Alex Levin, and Obstructed Viewer were the writers who picked the Atlanta Falcons to win.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, ATL -3.0)

Baltimore Ravens over Denver Broncos. Tristan Beckmann, Eric Jensen, and Chris Chastain were the writers who picked the Denver Broncos to win.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, BAL -5.5)

Cincinnati Bengals over Carolina Panthers. Tristan Beckmann, Ian Cusick, and Obstructed Viewer were the writers who picked the Carolina Panthers to win.

(Sun. 9/23, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, CAR -3.0)

PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em: Week 2 Preview, Predictions, and Analysis

Week 1 was an absolute slugfest and we couldn’t be happier that NFL football is finally back in full storm. We witnessed upsets such as the Ryan Fitzpatrick leading the Buccaneers to a massive, high-scoring road win against the Saints. We saw James Conner and Tyreek Hill start off their season at full speed with terrific games. We learned a lot about many teams, but as this season goes on, we will continue to learn more. Week 2 is upon us, and the fans are pumped. This is the greatest time of year!

The PSF NFL pick’em crew is returning for its second season, with a few new faces, a new indefinite leader, and some of your favorite pickers. Without further ado, let’s meet everyone on the crew. Be sure to check them out on twitter and give everybody a follow. They’re genuinely great people and are worth a follow.

Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)

▪ Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)

▪ Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)

▪ Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)

▪ Heath Kyser (@RollCubsRoll)

▪ Alex Levin (@TubaDeus)

▪ Alex (@ProSportsFandom)

▪ Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)

▪ Tim (@ObstructedView2)

And before we start, I’m going to remind you of the format used in the pick’em. Each week of the season, the crew will pick every NFL games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. At the end of the season, the picker with the best overall record will be crowned as the PSF NFL Pick’em Champion. Here’s the updated standings through one week of action!

Standings:

T1. Alex Levin (10-6)

T1. Chris Chastain (10-6)

T1. PSF (10-6)

T4. Brian Willis (9-7)

T4. Ian Cusick (9-7)

T6. Tristan Beckmann (8-8)

T6. Heath Kyser (8-8)

T6. Eric Jensen (8-8)

9. Obstructed Viewer (7-9)

Let’s start off with the two game picks that everyone agreed on for the second week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Philadelphia Eagles over Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, PHI -3.5)

Los Angeles Rams over Arizona Cardinals.

(Sun. 9/16, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX, LAR -13.0)

Now let’s see the game picks that mostly everyone agreed on for the second week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Washington Redskins over Indianapolis Colts. Ian Cusick was the only writer who picked the Colts to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, WSH -6.0)

Houston Texans over Tennessee Titans. Obstructed Viewer and Pro Sports Fandom were the only writers who picked the Titans to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, HOU -1.5)

Pittsburgh Steelers over Kansas City Chiefs. Eric Jensen and Heath Kyser were the only writers who picked the Chiefs to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, PIT -4.5)

New York Jets over Miami Dolphins. Brian Willis and Chris Chastain were the only writers who picked the Dolphins to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, NYJ -2.5)

Los Angeles Chargers over Buffalo Bills. Heath Kyser was the only writer who picked the Bills to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, LAC -7.5)

New Orleans Saints over Cleveland Browns. Brian Willis was the only writer who picked the Browns to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, NO -8.5)

San Francisco 49ers over Detroit Lions. Alex Levin and Eric Jensen were the only writers who picked the Lions to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX, SF -6.0)

Denver Broncos over Oakland Raiders. Ian Cusick and Chris Chastain were the only writers who picked the Raiders to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS, DEN -6.0)

New York Giants over Dallas Cowboys. Chris Chastain was the only writer who picked the Cowboys to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC, DAL -3.0)

Chicago Bears over Seattle Seahawks. Brian Willis was the only writer who picked the Seahawks to win.

(Mon. 9/17, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN, CHI -3.5)

Now let’s see the game picks that everyone has mixed views on for the second week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Baltimore Ravens over Cincinnati Bengals. Tristan Beckmann, Eric Jensen, and Heath Kyser all picked the Bengals to win.

(Thu. 9/13, 8:20 p.m. EST, NFLN, BAL -1.0)

Atlanta Falcons over Carolina Panthers. Eric Jensen, Heath Kyser, and Obstructed Viewer all picked the Panthers to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, ATL -6.0)

Minnesota Vikings over Green Bay Packers. Tristan Beckmann, Alex Levin, Brian Willis, and Obstructed Viewer all picked the Packers to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, GB -1.0)

Jacksonville Jaguars over New England Patriots. Alex Levin, Ian Cusick, and Heath Kyser all picked the Patriots to win.

(Sun. 9/16, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS, JAX -1.0)

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Feel free to share your thoughts and concerns with us on Twitter! Share with your friends and family too! Peace!

The NFL Is Back Baby! PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em: Week 1 Preview, Predictions, and Analysis

We are backkkkkk!! We are 48 hours or so away from the NFL season beginning with the Falcons taking on the Eagles in Philly on Thursday night. It’s been a long, and hard offseason without some classic NFL football and fans across the world will rejoice when the season gets kicked off on Thursday night. It’s going to be a great season but it usually always is in the NFL.

The PSF NFL pick’em crew is returning for its second season, with a few new faces, a new indefinite leader, and some of your favorite pickers. We’d personally like to welcome back our defending champion, Ian Cusick, a college student, Boston sports fan, and an all-around podcast host @IWHPodcast. He’s excited to defend his title and fully expects to compete at full strength all season long. But without further ado, let’s meet everyone on the crew. Be sure to check them out on twitter and give everybody a follow. They’re genuinely great people and are worth a follow.

  • Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
  • Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
  • Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
  • Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
  • Heath Kyser (@RollCubsRoll)
  • Alex Levin (@TubaDeus)
  • Alex (@ProSportsFandom)
  • Tyler Reynolds (@ReynoldsT58)
  • Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
  • Tim (@ObstructedView2)

And before we start, I’m going to remind you of the format used in the pick’em. Each week of the season, the crew will pick every NFL games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. At the end of the season, the picker with the best overall record will be crowned as the PSF NFL Pick’em Champion.

Let’s start off with the game picks that everyone agreed on for the opening week games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Baltimore Ravens over Buffalo Bills.

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, BAL -7.0)

New Orleans Saints over Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, NO -9.5)

Minnesota Vikings over San Francisco 49ers.

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, MIN -6.0)

Now let’s take a look at some of the games in which a majority of our staff agreed on the pick but one, two, or even three staff writers had other plans. (The predicted winners are noted in bold).

Tennessee Titans over Miami Dolphins. Brian Willis and Beau were the only writers who picked the Dolphins to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, FOX, TEN -1.5)

Pittsburgh Steelers over Cleveland Browns. Eric Jensen and Beau were the only writers who picked the Browns to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, PIT -3.5)

Los Angeles Chargers over Kansas City Chiefs. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the Chiefs to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS, LAC -3.5)

Carolina Panthers over Dallas Cowboys. Eric Jensen, Brian Willis, and Heath Kyser were the only writers who picked the Cowboys to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX, CAR -3.0)

Denver Broncos over Seattle Seahawks. Alex Levin, Ian Cusick, and Eric Jensen were the only writers who picked the Seahawks to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX, DEN -3.0)

Washington Redskins over Arizona Cardinals. Tristan Beckmann, Heath Kyser, and Tim were the only writers who picked the Cardinals to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX, ARI -1.0)

Green Bay Packers over Chicago Bears. Heath Kyser and Beau were the only writers who picked the Bears to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC, GB -7.5)

Detroit Lions over New York Jets. Beau was the only writer who picked the Jets to win.

(Mon. 9/10, 7:10 p.m. EST, ESPN, DET -6.5)

Los Angeles Rams over Oakland Raiders. Eric Jensen, Tim, and Beau were the only writers who picked the Raiders to win.

(Mon. 9/10, 10:15 p.m. EST, ESPN, LAR -4.0)

Only a fraction of the Week 1 games are mixed in terms of predictions from our staff, but let’s see what our staff thinks about those very few games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Atlanta Falcons over Philadelphia Eagles. Alex Levin, Ian Cusick, Brian Willis, and Heath Kyser were the writers who picked the Eagles to win.

(Thu. 9/6, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC, PHI -2.0)

New York Giants over Jacksonville Jaguars. Alex Levin, Ian Cusick, Heath Kyser, and Chris Chastain were the writers who picked the Jaguars to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, JAX -3.0)

Indianapolis Colts over Cincinnati Bengals. Alex Levin, Eric Jensen, Chris Chastain, and Beau were the writers who picked the Bengals to win.

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, IND -3.0)

With all of that said, it is time for us to dive right into the picks and analysis for this week’s PSF Game of the Week.

The PSF Game of the Week:

Houston Texans @ New England Patriots

(Sun. 9/9, 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS, NE -6.5)

Ian Cusick: There’s a lot of questions about this Houston Texans team, mostly because of injury. How will Deshaun Watson bounce back? How will JJ Watt bounce back? Watson looked to be a potential MVP candidate, and Watt, of course, looked to be the defensive monster he always is. With these two powerhouse teams squaring off Week 1, I’ll give it to the Patriots in an offensive shootout. There’s just too many questions with this Houston team. New England Patriots 37, Houston Texans 31.

Tristan Beckmann: In the opening week of the season, there are many great matchups on paper, but perhaps there are none as exciting as the Houston Texans traveling to Gillette Stadium to take on last year’s runner up New England Patriots. The questions that linger around this game are aplenty and a lot of it will ride and die with the quarterback play. We will finally get to see Deshaun Watson return from a torn ACL injury that cut short his stellar run last year. Tom Brady will be playing with a thin core around him and we will see how he reacts to a few injuries and losses on the offensive line as well. Houston’s defense has improved on paper and if they can stay healthy, they can be one of the best units in the league. The Patriots gave a solid defense but will look to rebuild a secondary that is coming off the loss of Malcolm Butler. I’m going with the Texans in a thrilling opening week game. I tend to believe in the Deshaun Watson hype and I think that this Texans team is one of the best in the AFC when healthy. The Patriots are the best in the AFC, but in the past, Bill Belichick’s teams have struggled to open up the regular season. It will certainly be close and I think it’ll be the true game of the week. Houston Texans 31, New England Patriots 26.

Other Writers Picks:

Alex Levin, Brian Willis, Chris Chastain, and Beau all picked the Texans to win.

Eric Jensen, Heath Kyser, and Tim all picked the Patriots to win.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Let us know what you think about our picks and give us your picks on Twitter! Peace out!

Tristan Beckmann’s Ultimate 2018 NFL Season Preview: Predicting the Standings, Playoffs, and Awards for the Upcoming Season

We are getting closer to the time of year where families and friends gather around the television on Sunday afternoons to watch true NFL football. It’s one of the best times of year and each year everybody is making their predictions to try to luckily guess the Super Bowl or what not. I’ve decided to follow suit but I’ve gone a little bolder with some of my predictions, and I will say that some of my picks may shock you. Fantasy Football Drafting has commenced and the football fever is ready to be in full swing. And just remember if you disagree with any of my predictions, these are just predictions and I’m not assuring that any of these will actually happen. The Pro Sport’s Fandom’s site-wide NFL Preview will release in the first week of September, but this is just a sneak peek of what’s to come there.

Feel free to contact me on Twitter @TBeckmann24 with any questions you may have about the NFL, MLB, NBA, Golf, or College Football/Basketball. I’ll try my best to answer every question I see. For these predictions, I used the Playoff Predictor site and I highly recommend using this site even if you just want to predict the entire NFL season for fun or to waste time. I’ll also be releasing a lot of content for the college football landscape once that season starts up, which will include a ton of way too early mock drafts and rankings. This preview is split up into three sections (standings, playoffs, awards), and I go in-depth at times. I will be releasing a midseason update preview and it will definitely go way more in-depth as we will know more about the league at that point of the season.

2018 Denver Broncos Season Preview: Predictions, Draft Grades, And Projected Depth Chart

Three days of elongated waiting for some prospects are finally in the books, as the 2018 NFL Draft concludes this afternoon with its third day of nonstop action, in which we saw the fourth through seventh rounds play out. The next step for all NFL teams is to bring in undrafted free agents before camps start getting underway. With that said, this is a season preview for the 2018 Denver Broncos, but it’s coming with my initial reactions immediately after the draft. I will cover everything from Draft Grades to Season Predictions in this article. I hope you enjoy! If you’d like to see more content like this for other teams, be sure to let me know on my personal Twitter account at @TBeckmannPSF! Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!

PSF’s Ultimate Multi-Man Final 2018 NFL Mock Draft

Welcome to the final, ultimate version of my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. Well with a twist at least. For this final try at mocking the first round of this year’s draft, I asked a few of my colleagues here at Pro Sports Fandom to help me out and participate in a multi man mock draft. We are exactly one week away from the draft and teams are winding down their list of roster needs. Scouts have traveled across the country to get great looks at some of the top prospects in this year’s draft class. After viewing all the tape I could handle from College Football to the Pro Days, I feel ready to release the final version of my 2018 mock draft.

So let’s get to the point right. Over the last few months, I scouted this 2018 draft class, position by position, player by player, as the college football season chipped away. I’ve watched enough tape on some of the guys to be able to put together rankings of them and now the final version of my mock draft for the 2018 NFL Draft. This mock draft is marking my final thoughts as we are one week away from the NFL Draft kicking off. In my opinion, this feels like a very good mock draft. Right now, I’ve enlisted the help of three colleagues and we’ve worked together and projected the first 32 selections in the draft, (with no trading predictions). And now, with all of that said, it is time to unveil the final version of my 2018 NFL Mock Draft! Don’t forget to go check out my colleagues and I on Twitter!

*Note: The initials in parentheses represent who made the pick for that respective team.

Tristan Beckmann (TB) (@TBeckmannPSF)

Brian Willis (BW) (@RealBrianWillis)

Eric Jensen (EJ) (@Eric18Utah)

Chris Chastain (CC) (@ChrisC_01)

And be sure to check out Eric and Chris’s amazing podcast on ITunes or Podbean, the Endzone Podcast, it’s a great place to listen to the guys just talking football! But enough of the talk, let’s get right into these picks.

1. Cleveland Browns (0-16) (TB):

Wyoming QB Josh Allen

2. New York Giants (3-13) (EJ):

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

3. New York Jets (from IND) (4-12) (BW):

USC QB Sam Darnold

4. Cleveland Browns (from HOU) (4-12) (CC):

Ohio State CB Denzel Ward

5. Denver Broncos (5-11) (TB):

UCLA QB Josh Rosen

6. Indianapolis Colts (from NYJ) (5-11) (EJ):

NC State EDGE Bradley Chubb

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) (BW):

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick

8. Chicago Bears (5-11) (CC):

Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson

9. San Francisco 49ers (6-10) (TB):

Georgia LB Roquan Smith

10. Oakland Raiders (6-10) (EJ):

Florida State S Derwin James

11. Miami Dolphins (6-10) (BW):

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

12. Buffalo Bills (from CIN) (6-10) (CC):

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

13. Washington Redskins (7-9) (TB):

Washington DT Vita Vea

14. Green Bay Packers (7-9) (EJ):

Louisville CB Jaire Alexander

15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8) (BW):

Iowa CB Josh Jackson

16. Baltimore Ravens (9-7) (CC):

Alabama WR Calvin Ridley

17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) (TB):

Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne

18. Seattle Seahawks (9-7) (EJ):

Texas OT Connor Williams

19. Dallas Cowboys (9-7) (BW):

UTSA EDGE Marcus Davenport

20. Detroit Lions (9-7) (CC):

Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds

21. Cincinnati Bengals (from BUF) (9-7) (TB):

UTEP OG Will Hernandez

22. Buffalo Bills (from KC) (9-7) (EJ):

SMU WR Courtland Sutton

23. New England Patriots (from LAR) (11-5) (BW):

Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch

24. Carolina Panthers (11-5) (CC):

Maryland WR D.J. Moore

25. Tennessee Titans (9-7) (TB):

Boston College OLB Harold Landry

26. Atlanta Falcons (10-6) (EJ):

Michigan DT Maurice Hurst

27. New Orleans Saints (11-5) (BW):

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki

28. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) (CC):

UCF CB Mike Hughes

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5) (TB):

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk

30. Minnesota Vikings (13-3) (EJ):

Georgia OG Isaiah Wynn

31. New England Patriots (13-3) BW):

UCLA OT Kolton Miller

32. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) (CC):

South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Be sure to share with your friends and family! Feel free to give me and my colleagues your thoughts on Twitter @TBeckmannPSF! Peace!

Tristan Beckmann’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft Version 6.0 (Post-Week 1 of Free Agency)

Welcome to the sixth version of my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. We are one week through free agency and players are making moves and teams are winding down their list of roster needs. College Pro Days have gone into full effect and coaches/scouts are traveling across the country to get an even better look at some of the top prospects in this year’s draft class. After viewing even more tape since the combine ended in Indy a few weeks ago, I feel even more obliged to release the sixth version of my mock draft series.

So let’s get to the point right. Over the last few months, I’ve been scouting this draft class, position by position, player by player, as the college football season chipped away. I’ve watched enough tape on some of the guys to be able to put together rankings of them and now the sixth version of my mock draft for the 2018 NFL Draft. This mock draft is immediately after the first week of free agency and contains the reactions to some of the big free agency moves that we’ve seen thus far. In my opinion, this feels like a very good mock draft. Right now, I’ve projected the first 32 selections in the draft, (with no trading predictions). And now, with all of that said, it is time to unveil version 6.0 of Tristan Beckmann’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft!

1. Cleveland Browns (0-16):

USC QB Sam Darnold

2. New York Giants (3-13):

Wyoming QB Josh Allen

3. New York Jets (from IND) (4-12):

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

4. Cleveland Browns (from HOU) (4-12):

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

5. Denver Broncos (5-11):

Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson

6. Indianapolis Colts (from NYJ) (5-11):

NC State EDGE Bradley Chubb

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11):

Florida State S Derwin James (Was: Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick)

8. Chicago Bears (5-11):

Alabama WR Calvin Ridley

9. San Francisco 49ers (6-10):

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Was: Florida State S Derwin James)

10. Oakland Raiders (6-10):

Georgia LB Roquan Smith

11. Miami Dolphins (6-10):

UCLA QB Josh Rosen (Was: Texas OT Connor Williams)

12. Buffalo Bills (from CIN) (6-10):

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

13. Washington Redskins (7-9):

Washington DL Vita Vea

14. Green Bay Packers (7-9):

Ohio State CB Denzel Ward

15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8):

Louisville DB Jaire Alexander (Was: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield)

16. Baltimore Ravens (9-7):

SMU WR Courtland Sutton

17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7):

Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds

18. Seattle Seahawks (9-7):

Texas OT Connor Williams (Was: Ohio State OL Billy Price)

19. Dallas Cowboys (9-7):

Alabama DL Da’Ron Payne (Was: Iowa CB Josh Jackson)

20. Detroit Lions (9-7):

UTSA EDGE Marcus Davenport

21. Cincinnati Bengals (from BUF) (9-7):

UTEP OG Will Hernandez (Was: Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne)

22. Buffalo Bills (9-7) (from KC):

Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey

23. Los Angeles Rams (11-5):

Alabama LB Rashaan Evans (Was: Louisville CB Jaire Alexander)

24. Carolina Panthers (11-5):

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk

25. Tennessee Titans (9-7):

LSU EDGE Arden Key (Was: Michigan DT Maurice Hurst)

26. Atlanta Falcons (10-6):

Michigan DT Maurice Hurst (Was: Maryland WR D.J. Moore)

27. New Orleans Saints (11-5):

Maryland WR D.J. Moore (Was: Oklahoma State WR James Washington)

28. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3):

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph (Was: Alabama LB Rashaan Evans)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5):

Boston College LB Harold Landry

30. Minnesota Vikings (13-3):

Ohio State OL Billy Price (Was: UCLA OT Kolton Miller)

31. New England Patriots (13-3):

Iowa CB Josh Jackson (Was: LSU EDGE Arden Key)

32. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3):

Texas LB Malik Jefferson

Side Note: I used the NFL Draft Pick Value Chart to complete a trade between the Broncos and the Browns. Denver will send its fifth overall selection, its third round selection, and a third round pick from next year to Cleveland. Cleveland will send the fourth overall selection to Denver.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Be sure to share with you friends and family! Feel free to give me your thoughts on Twitter @TBeckmannPSF! Peace!

Tristan Beckmann’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft Version 5.0 (Post Combine)

This weekend was a major weekend for draft implications as the NFL Draft Combine was in full swing in Indy. Prospects worked out in front of tons of scouts and attempted to raise their draft stock. Every NFL team has shifted its agenda into scouting each draft prospect and creating their draft board. The defensive backs will end off the Combine with their on-field workouts tomorrow. But I’ve seen enough to release the fifth version of my 2018 NFL Mock Draft.

So let’s get to the point right. Over the last few months, I’ve been scouting this draft class, position by position, player by player, as the college football season chipped away. I’ve watched enough tape on some of the guys to be able to put together rankings of them and now the fifth version of my mock draft for the 2018 NFL Draft. This mock draft is immediately after the Combine and contains all of my reactions to some of the on-field workouts. In my opinion, this feels like a very good mock draft. Right now, I’ve projected the first 32 selections in the draft, (no trading predictions). And now, with all of that said, it is time to unveil version 5.0 of Tristan Beckmann’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft!

1. Cleveland Browns (0-16):

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

2. New York Giants (3-13):

Wyoming QB Josh Allen

3. Indianapolis Colts (4-12):

NC State EDGE Bradley Chubb

4. Cleveland Browns (from HOU) (4-12):

USC QB Sam Darnold

5. Denver Broncos (5-11):

Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson

6. New York Jets (5-11):

UCLA QB Josh Rosen

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11):

UTSA EDGE Marcus Davenport

8. Chicago Bears (5-11):

Alabama WR Calvin Ridley

9. San Francisco 49ers (6-10):

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick

10. Oakland Raiders (6-10):

Georgia LB Roquan Smith

11. Miami Dolphins (6-10):

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

12. Cincinnati Bengals (6-10):

Texas OT Connor Williams

13. Washington Redskins (7-9):

Florida State S Derwin James

14. Green Bay Packers (7-9):

Iowa CB Josh Jackson

15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8):

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

16. Baltimore Ravens (9-7):

SMU WR Courtland Sutton

17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7):

Ohio State OL Billy Price

18. Seattle Seahawks (9-7):

UCF LB Shaquem Griffin

19. Dallas Cowboys (9-7):

Ohio State CB Denzel Ward

20. Detroit Lions (9-7):

LSU EDGE Arden Key

21. Buffalo Bills (9-7):

Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne

22. Buffalo Bills (9-7) (from KC):

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph

23. Los Angeles Rams (11-5):

Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edwards

24. Carolina Panthers (11-5):

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk

25. Tennessee Titans (9-7):

Washington DT Vita Vea

26. Atlanta Falcons (10-6):

Michigan DT Maurice Hurst

27. New Orleans Saints (11-5):

Oklahoma State WR James Washington

28. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3):

Alabama LB Rashaan Evans

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5):

Boston College LB Harold Landry

30. Minnesota Vikings (13-3):

Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown

31. New England Patriots (13-3):

Louisville CB Jaire Alexander

32. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3):

Texas LB Malik Jefferson

And here’s an extra added bonus for you reading. So far, here’s my stock watch report for some prospects at the Combine.

NFL Combine Stock Watch:

Up:

NC State EDGE Bradley Chubb

UTSA EDGE Marcus Davenport

Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson

Alabama DL Da’Ron Payne

Wyoming QB Josh Allen

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

UTEP G Will Hernandez

UCLA OT Kolton Miller

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki

Florida State DE Josh Sweat

Washington DT Vita Vea

UCF LB Shaquem Griffin

SMU WR Courtland Sutton

NC State TE Jaylen Samuels

LSU WR D.J. Chark

Florida WR Antonio Callaway

Maryland WR D.J. Moore

Down:

Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown

USC RB Ronald Jones II

UCLA QB Josh Rosen

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

UCLA WR Jordan Lasley

Michigan DT Maurice Hurst*

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Be sure to share with you friends and family! Feel free to give me your thoughts on Twitter @TBeckmannPSF! Peace