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Antonio Gibson bids the Cowboys defense adieu during one of his three touchdown scampers on Thanksgiving.

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I knew it was going to happen.

Not only did I fly in the face of the gambling gods and decide to comment on my little bit of good luck, I broke another cardinal rule of betting: Never put money on something just to put money on it.

Look, I couldn't resist trying to get in on some of that Taysom Hill magic. I missed on him in my fantasy leagues, and I couldn't stop myself at just taking the Saints, which did hit by the way(!), I was forced to pick an over/under on the most unknowable of the world's mysteries. Was it possible for Taysom to throw a good ball? Turns out, yes. Turns out, he can get a little more oomph on his throws, which opened up things downfield, even if they weren't always right on the money. Lessons… Noted.

For the game that sent a chill down my spine, the Dolphins lost to the Broncos. If I actually designated a "Lock of the Week," this would've been the "Lock of Lifetime." Tua had been hot, the Miami D had been stout, and the Broncos had been a state of utter disrepair. Just when you think you know football, quoting stats and pulling from trends, it absolutely humbles you into the ground.

As for the Browns covering over the Eagles that was a little bit like betting on paint drying. It was never really in doubt and it wasn't particularly interesting.

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Ryan Tannehill attempts to avoid pressure form a stout Colts defense.

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For about half the day, things were really looking up.

Week 9 Vibe Check (2-2) - Nailing that the Ravens were going to go into Indy and pull a win out at all costs and them delivering felt absolutely tremendous. I saw them at -1 earlier in the week, but by game time they were +1 at some books and I sincerely hope you got to bet an underdog Ravens team.

Going into the afternoon, something became apparent almost immediately: the Steelers were not covering 14 points. The Cowboys' fourth QB of the season, Garrett Gilbert, proved move effectively than the last two, combined. Not to mention, Big Ben was dealing with an injury most of the game. Here's a live look at his recovery now:


Ben Roethlisberger, feeling great, leaves the practice field three years ago. Ben Roethlisberger, feeling great, leaves the practice field three years ago.Jeremy Fowler/ESPN


Davante Parker laid out his case as Tua's top target and easily put up over 4.5 catches. Meanwhile, I need to start following my own advice or, at least, hold a negotiation with whatever deity the Chargers angered.


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Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.

Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.

The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. This week will be a little different than previous weeks, we'll only be focusing on players we're targeting.

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Would you normally be clinging to an NBA Finals future ticket right about now?

Perhaps you'd be buried under a mountain of stats, while trying to set the best lineup for daily fantasy baseball? Well, as we're all aware, COVID-19 had different plans for our favorite pastimes and suddenly a huge chunk of the limited betting universe revolves around golf. That's right. Golf. It's a sport played in the open air that makes socially distancing easy AND it isn't run by a gang of malevolent billionaires intent on crying poverty, negotiating in bad faith, and underpaying the talent, who're the ones willing to take on the health risks of competing through a global pandemic? You better believe it!


Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning


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