Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 16 *Updated

Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 16

Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 16. For each NFL game on Sunday, we’ll present 2-4 players at a single position group. In addition, we’ll provide a single focus statistic. Then rank the players in the order you think they will finish in that statistical category for the game. You can only rank the players presented. Furthermore, if there is a tie within the statistical category, all tied positions will be considered.

For example, let’s look at Week 14’s Ravens versus Steelers game. 

Week 14 Pittsburgh vs Baltimore

Position Group: Wide Receivers

Focus Statistic: Targets

Player Pool: Mike Wallace (BAL), Jeremy Maclin (BAL), Antonio Brown (PIT), Martavius Bryant (PIT)

The Correct Rankings would have been: 

  1. Brown – 18
  2. Maclin -11
  3. Bryant- 10
  4. Wallace- 5

To win, you must have the rankings 100% correct for every game on the slate. Email your rankings to before Sunday’s contest begin. The winner each week will be eligible for QuarterMaster prizes. 

Week 16

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

  • Position Group: Runningbacks
  • Focus Stat: Rushing Yards
  • Player Pool
    • TB- Peyton Barber
    • TB- Doug Martin
    • CAR- Jonathan Stewart
    • CAR- Christian McCaffery
  • Correct Rankings

1. Peyton Barber – 51

2. Christian McCaffery – 39

3. Jonathan Stewart – 19

4. Doug Martin – 7

Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears

  • Position Group: Kick Returners
  • Focus Stat: Return Yards
  • Player Pool: 
    • CHI- Tarik Cohen
    • CLE- Jabril Peppers
  • Correct Rankings

T1/2. Jabril Peppers – 27

T1/2. Tarik Cohen – 27

Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals

  • Position Group:  Defensive Backs
  • Focus Stat: Total Tackles
  • Player Pool: 
    • CIN – William Jackson III
    • CIN- Shawn Williams
    • DET- D.J. Hayden
    • DET- Darius Slay
  • Correct Rankings

T1/2. Shawn Williams – 6

T1/2. Darius Slay – 6

T3/4. D.J. Hayden – 1

T3/4. Williams Jackson III – 1

Los Angeles Rams at Tennessee Titans

  • Position Group: Punters
  • Focus Stat: Average Yards
  • Player Pool:
    • LAR- Johnny Hekker
    • TEN – Brett Kern
  • Correct Rankings

1. Johnny Hekker – 50.0

2. Brett Kern – 36.25

Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs

  • Position Group: Quarterbacks
  • Focus Stat: Average Distance Per Completion
  • Player Pool:
    • MIA- Jay Cutler
    • KC- Alex Smith
  • Correct Rankings

1. Jay Cutler – 15.05

2. Alex Smith – 12.16

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

  • Position Group: Runningbacks
  • Focus Stat: Touchdowns
  • Player Pool: 
    • BUF- LeSean McCoy
    • NE- Dion Lewis
    • NE- Rex Burkhead
  • Correct Rankings

1. Dion McCoy – 1

T2/3. LeSean McCoy – 0

T2/3. Rex Burkhead – 0

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

  • Position Group: Receivers
  • Focus Stat: Targets
  • Player Pool:
    • NO-Michael Thomas
    • NO- Ted Ginn Jr.
    • ATL- Julio Jones
    • ATL- Taylor Gabriel
  • Correct Rankings

1. Julio Jones – 11

T2/3. Michael Thomas – 5

T2/3. Ted Ginn Jr. – 5

4. Taylor Gabriel – 4

Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets

  • Position Group: Kickers
  • Focus Stat: Field Goals Made
  • Player Pool: 
    • NYJ- Chandler Catanzaro
    • LAC- Nick Novak
  • Correct Rankings

1. Chandler Catanzaro – 0

2. Nick Novak – Cut

Denver Broncos at Washington Redskins

  • Position Group: Defensive Line
  • Focus Stat: Tackles for Loss
  • Player Pool: 
    • WAS- Stacy McGee
    • WAS- Matt Ioannidis
    • DEN- Derek Wolfe
    • DEN- Domata Peko
  • Correct Rankings

T. McGee – 0

T. Ioannidis – 0

T. Wolfe – 0

T. Peko – 0

Jacksonville Jaguars at San Francisco 49ers

  • Position Group: Linebackers
  • Focus Stat: Total Tackles
  • Player Pool:
    • JAX- Telvin Smith
    • JAX- Myles Jack
    • SF- Reuben Foster
    • SF- Eli Harold
  • Correct Rankings

1. Tevin Smith – 7

2. Reuben Foster – 5

3. Myles Jack – 3

4. Eli Harold – 1

New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals

  • Position Group: Quarterbacks
  • Focus Stat: Touchdowns
  • Player Pool:
    • NYG- Eli Manning
    • NYG- Geno Smith
    • ARI- Blaine Gabbert
  • Correct Rankings

T. Manning – 0

T. Smith – 0

T. Gabbart – 0

Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 15 *Updated*

Last Night in the NHL (12/22)

Last Night in the NHL (12/22)

Last night in the NHL (12/22) there were four games on the slate. It was a good night to teams down in the standings. Both of the league’s bottom dwellers, Arizona and Buffalo were able to seize victory on Friday. Arizona took down Top 5 team Washington Capitals in overtime and Buffalo took down Philly behind the firepower of Jack Eichel.

2 – Philadelphia Flyers (15-13-7)

4 – Buffalo Sabres (9-19-7)

In Buffalo, the Sabres notched a win against the Flyers behind Jack Eichel’s twelfth and thirteenth goals of the season. The Sabres are now one game away from earning double-digit wins this season.

Robin Lehner took home the victory between the pipes for the Sabres.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • Buffalo (1-0)
    • Ryan O’Reilly (9)
      • Evander Kane
  • Buffalo (2-0)
    • Kane (15)
      • Josh Gorges
      • Kyle Okposo
  • Philadelphia (1-2)
    • Michael Raffl (6) (PP)
      • Claude Giroux
      • Jakub Voracek
  • Buffalo (3-1)
    • Jack Eichel (12)
      • Marco Scandella
      • O’Reilly
  • Philadelphia (2-3)
    • Shayne Gostisbehere (7)
      • Giroux
      • Voracek
  • Buffalo (4-2)
    • Jack Eichel (13)
      • Scandella

2 – Minnesota Wild (18-14-3)

4- Florida Panthers (14-16-5)

It’s official, the Florida Panthers are on a winning streak. Almost a month has passed since the last time Florida was able to string together two victories. In his eighth straight start for the Panthers, James Reimer earned his fourth victory over that span (4-3-1). He can thank Jonathan Huberdeau’s two third period goals for Thursday’s victory.

Just when you think the Wild are becoming respectable, this happens. If you take a lead into the third, you must win. The Wild didn’t. That’s why they are the epitome of NHL mediocrity.

1st Period

  • Minnesota (1-0)
    • Ryan Suter (5) (PP)
      • Matt Dumba
      • Mikael Granlund
  • Florida (1-1)
    • Vincent Trocheck (14)
      • Alex Petrovic
      • Denis Malgin

2nd Period

  • Minnesota (2-1)
    • Daniel Winnik (3)

3rd Period

  • Florida (2-2)
    • Jonathan Huberdeau (10)
      • Aleksander Barkov
  • Florida (3-2)
    • Connor Brickley (3)
      • Keith Yandle
  • Florida (4-2)
    • Huberdeau (11)
      • Barkov

3 – Montreal Canadiens (16-15-4)

2 – Calgary Flames (18-15-3)

Carey Price continues to carry the Canadiens. Since returning from injury, Montreal is 8-3-1. Last night’s victim: Calgary. For the first time in 22 months, Byron Froese scored a goal, a deflection in the first. Calgary added two goals in the third to keep the game close, but it wasn’t enough. While Calgary seems to be treading water, Montreal is on the move to make up the games they lost without Price.

1st Period

  • Montreal (1-0)
    • Byron Froese (1)
      • Jordie Benn
      • Alex Galchneyuk

2nd Period

  • Montreal (2-0)
    • Nicolas Deslauriers (4)
      • Froese
      • Daniel Carr

3rd Period

  • Montreal (3-0) 
    • Brendan Gallagher (14)
      • Artturi Lehkonen
      • Tomas Plekanec
  • Calgary (1-3)
    • Micheal Ferland (14)
      • Michael Frolik
      • Sean Monahan
  • Calgary (2-3)
    • Matthew Tkachuk (8)
      • Mikael Backlund
      • Johnny Gaudreau

2- Washington Capitals (22-12-2)

3- Arizona Coyotes (8-24-5)


Despite being one of the worst teams in the league, the Coyotes used a late goal by Christian Fischer in the third period to push the game to overtime. In the extra session, Clayton Keller drained the game-winner to down the Caps in Phoenix. TJ Oshie put home his eleventh goal of the season in the loss. Five of Arizona’s eight wins this season have come in overtime. The Coyotes are 3-24 in games not decided in overtime this season. They are 5-5 in overtime games.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • Washington (1-0)
    • TJ Oshie (11)
      • Jakub Vrana
      • Evgeny Kuznetsov

3rd Period

  • Arizona (1-1)
    • Christian Dvorak (5)
      • Alex Goligoski
      • Jakob Chychrun
  • Washington (2-1)
    • Kuznetsov (12)
      • Christian Djoos
      • John Carlson
  • Arizona (2-2)
    • Christian Fischer (9)
      • Clayton Keller
      • Jason Demers


  • Arizona (3-2)
    • Keller (13)
      • Max Domi
      • Goligoski


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