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NFL Week 18: Betting, Fantasy, Breakdowns, Matchups and More

Who will clinch the final available spots in the NFL postseason, with two available berths in the AFC and one spot in the NFC?

On the opposite end of the standings, will it be the Houston Texans or Chicago Bears who secure the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and which head coaches are likely to be let go on Monday?

As we get set for this weekend’s Week 18 matchups, The 33rd Team’s experts — with more than 1,000 years of NFL coaching, playing and executive experience — break down Sunday’s games.

Betting Advice

>> Line Reports, Notes for Every Sunday Game (Ryan Reynolds)

>> Game Picks, Teasers, Survivor Plays (Reynolds, Kate Constable, Chris Farley)

>> Examining Motivation of Each Team Before Betting (Farley)

>> Previewing the Week’s Betting Lines (Farley)

>> First-Half Bets (Constable)

>> Best Bets (Farley)

>> 15 Best Player Props (Josh Larky, Ben Wolbransky, Reynolds)

>> Underdog High/Low Picks Part 1 (Brian O’Connell)

>> Underdog High/Low Picks Part 2 (Larky, Wolbransky)

Fantasy Advice

>> Wheeler’s Rankings (Kev Wheeler)

>> Season-Long Recap of Expected Points (Larky)

>> Dynasty Stock Report (Corbin Young)

>> 2022 Rookies to Target Early Next Season (Alex Caruso)

>> How to Value Receivers Next Season (Josh Fewster)

DFS Advice

>> Main Slate Tournament Advice (Vanek)

>> Previewing Five Games from DFS Perspective (Jordan Vanek)

>> Cheap Value Plays (Alex Kaplan)

Week 18 Games (All Times ET)

Tampa Bay at Atlanta (1 p.m.)

>> Handicapping Ronde Barber’s HOF Chances (Clark Judge)

New England at Buffalo (1 p.m.)

>> Credit First Responders for Saving Hamlin’s Life (Bill Polian)

>> Motivated Bills Will Beat Patriots (Chris Johnson)

>> Coaching Leads Struggling Pats to Edge of Playoffs (Dave Wannstedt)

Baltimore at Cincinnati (1 p.m.)

>> Bengals’ Ben Callahan Under the Radar Head Coaching Candidate (Ari Meirov)

Minnesota at Chicago (1 p.m.)

>> Week 18 Win Important for Vikings’ Momentum (K.J. Osborn)

>> Vikings Don’t Care About Playoff Opponent (Osborn)

>> Are Vikings a Pretender or Contender (Ed Reed)

Carolina at New Orleans (1 p.m.)

>> Wilks, Allen No Guarantee to Stay Head Coaches (Joe Banner)

N.Y. Jets at Miami (1 p.m.)

>> Jets Should Move on from OC LaFleur (Wayne Chrebet, Laveranues Coles)

>> Is Anthony Richardson a Option for Jets’ QB? (Chrebet, Coles)

>> Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions (Reynolds)

Cleveland at Pittsburgh (1 p.m.)

>> Tomlin Still Adding to Hall of Fame Resume (Chuck Pagano, Marvin Lewis)

>> Betting: Game Breakdown (Tank Williams, Farley)

>> Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions (Reynolds)

Houston at Indianapolis (1 p.m.)

>> Offbeat Awards: Broncos-Colts Worst Game of 2022 Season

Arizona at San Francisco (4:25 p.m.)

>> Could ‘Retired’ J.J. Watt Return in 2023? (Chris Long)

>> Fantasy: Christian McCaffrey is Next Year’s No. 1 Pick (Fewster)

>> DFS: Dortch, McBride Sleeper Plays (Ryan Ripken)

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

>> Dallas Must Consider Options at Head Coach (Banner)

>> Week 18 Chance for Commanders to Evaluate Young Players (Lewis, Mike Zimmer)

>> Commanders are a Train Wreck (Jeff Diamond)

L.A. Rams at Seattle (4:25 p.m.)

>> DFS: Geno in Store for Big Game (Vanek)

>> Betting: Kenneth Walker Carrying Seahawks vs. Rams (David Mendelson)

N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia (4:25 p.m.)

>> Giants, Eagles Should Hold Nothing Back (Pagano, Lewis)

>> The Case for Jalen Hurts to Play Week 18 (Marty Mornhinweg, Matt Cassel)

>> Betting: Game Breakdown (Williams, Farley)

L.A. Chargers at Denver (4:25 p.m.)

>> Chargers Built for Postseason Run (Johnson)

Detroit at Green Bay (8:20 p.m.)

>> Will Packers or Lions be Cinderella Team? (Pagano, Lewis)

>> Win or Go Home for Packers (A.J. Dillon)

>> Upstart Lions Could Take Down Experienced Packers (Lewis, Zimmer)

>> DFS: St. Brown gets Tough Draw vs. Alexander (Vanek, Greg Jennings)

>> DFS: Lazard or Watson vs. Lions? (Vanek, Jennings)

>> Betting: Game Breakdown (Williams, Farley)

>> Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions (Reynolds)

Week 18 Rankings

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

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

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

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