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NFL Week 16: Betting, Fantasy, Breakdowns, Matchups and More

As many prepare to celebrate Christmas on Sunday, the NFL is playing the majority of Week 16 on Christmas Eve. So a day before gifts are opened under trees across the nation, which teams will find presents a day early?

As a winter storm sweeps through the central and eastern portions of the U.S., how will teams playing in those regions deal with sub-zero wind chills?

Will any of the three teams with a chance to clinch a playoff spot — Baltimore, the Los Angeles Chargers, and New York Giants — follow through and extend their seasons beyond Week 18?

As we get set for this weekend’s Week 16 matchups, The 33rd Team’s experts — with more than 1,000 years of NFL coaching, playing and executive experience — break down the weekend’s games, including fantasy, DFS and betting analysis from some of the industry’s best.

Betting Advice

>> Odds, Predictions for Every Game (Reynolds)

>> Picks, Teasers, Survivors (Reynolds, Constable, Farley)

>> Examining the Betting Lines (Farley)

>> Betting Narratives (Farley)

>> Early-Game Bets to Take (Constable)

>> Weekend’s Best Bets (Farley)

>> Underdog High/Low Picks (Brian O’Connell)

>> 15 Player Props (Larky, Wolby, Reynolds)

>> Fantasy, Betting, DFS Info to Know (Bobal)

Fantasy Advice

>> Larky’s PPR Rankings (Larky)

>> Hill’s Rankings (Hill)

>> Wheeler’s Rankings (Wheeler)

>> Potential League-Winners (Larky, Reynolds, Caruso)

>> Defenses, Kickers to Stream (Cohen)

>> Dynasty Stock Report (Young)

>> Answering Your Questions (Larky)

>> Fantasy, Betting, DFS Info to Know (Bobal)

DFS Advice

>> Osborn a Value Play vs. Giants (Vanek, Jennings)

>> Gallup Must Go Off for Cowboys Win (Vanek, Jennings)

>> Pass, Run Game Targets (Bobal)

>> Main Slate Tournament Advice (Vanek)

>> Cheap Value Plays (Kaplan)

Week 16 Games (All Times ET)

Atlanta at Baltimore (1 p.m.)

>> Examining Lamar Jackson’s Contract Situation (Lewand)

>> Fantasy: Get Tyler Allgeier in Your Lineups (Fewster)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Detroit at Carolina (1 p.m.)

>> Detroit’s Should Set Higher Goals Than Playoffs (Lewand)

>> Lions Defense Gets Plus Matchup vs. Carolina (Smith)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Buffalo at Chicago (1 p.m.)

>> Josh Allen Clear MVP (Rousseau)

>> Bears Building Winning Foundation (Wannstedt)

>> Fields Charging for QB Rushing Record (Johnson)

>> What Makes Fields Unique (St. Brown, St. Brown)

>> Fields One of NFL’s Best Dual-Threat QBs (Rousseau)

>> Betting: Bills-Bears Breakdown (Williams, Farley)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

New Orleans at Cleveland (1 p.m.)

>> Betting Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

N.Y. Giants at Minnesota (1 p.m.)

>> Jones Deserves Giants’ 2023 Starting Job (Gannon)

>> Cousins Still Has Playoff Test to Pass (Diamond)

>> Vikings’ Defense Must Catch Up to Offense (Lewis)

>> Fantasy: Slayton a Potential League-Winner (Caruso)

>> DFS: Slayton Set For Huge Week vs. Vikings (Vanek)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Seattle at Kansas City (1 p.m.)

>> Seahawks Face Challenge of Containing Mahomes, Kelce (Nwosu)

>> Tariq Woolen One of 2022 Draft’s Biggest Steals (Diamond)

>> Leadership Ability Makes Pete Carroll Successful (Nwosu)

>> Betting: Lock In Multiple Touchdowns for Geno Smith (Wolby)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Cincinnati at New England (1 p.m.)

>> Betting: Bengals-Patriots Breakdown (Farley, Williams)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Houston at Tennessee (1 p.m.)

>> How Titans Can Snap Rough Stretch (Johnson)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Washington at San Francisco (4:05 p.m.)

>> 49ers’ Super Bowl Chances Under Brock Purdy (Trestman)

>> Fantasy: Purdy a Legit Streaming Option (Fewster)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Philadelphia at Dallas (4:25 p.m.)

>> Prescott, Cowboys Present Challenge (Lewis, Zimmer)

>> How to Defend Brown, Smith (Trevon Diggs)

>> How Eagles Can Win Under Minshew (Daniel)

>> Affect of Hurts’ Injury on Playoff Hopes (SIS)

>> Eagles Must Emphasize Ground Game (Johnson)

>> Eagles’ Pass Rush Upgrade From Super Bowl Team (Long)

>> Betting: Eagles-Cowboys Breakdown (Williams, Farley)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Las Vegas at Pittsburgh (8:15 p.m.)

>> Franco Harris’ Impact (Tony Dungy)

>> Remembering Franco Harris (Wannstedt)

>> Betting: Odds, Predictions (Reynolds)

Week 16 Rankings

>> 1-32 Team Power Rankings (Paul Domowitch)

>> 1-32 Quarterback Rankings (Cassel)

>> 1-32 Offensive Efficiency Rankings (Sports Info Solutions)

>> 1-32 Defensive Efficiency Rankings (Sports Info Solutions)

>> Five Most Underrated Players (Nwosu)

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