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Guys, I'd like to start things off here by saying that I have some good news and some bad news.The bad news it that tonight's game between the Chargers and the Raiders is the final Thursday game of the season. Although, I suppose this could also qualify as good news, because it now means you'll have your Thursdays free going forward to watch old episodes Chase Daniel Jersey of "Mr. Belvedere," which is what I generally do with my Thursdays during the offseason.As for the good news, which is actually great news: We're giving away FREE STUFF here at CBS Sports. Just in time for the holidays, CBS Sports digital is giving away a prize package that includes 10 cutting-edge products from Westinghouse. Everyone loves free stuff and if you want to win some, all you . The worst thing about working at CBS Sports is that I'm not eligible to win things like this, which is actually good news for you, because it means there's one le s person to go up against to win the grand prize. If you sign up -- and you should -- I'll be rooting for you to win and if you do win, maybe I can borrow one of your 10 new gadgets? Please say yes. I love new gadgets.I'd love to keep talking about free stuff with you, but we've got a newsletter to get to. As always, if you want to share this newsletter with everyone you know -- it's a cheap and easy Holiday gift -- just . That's what I did with everyone in my fantasy league. Alright, let's get to the rundown. 1. Today's Show: Daily fantasy advice for Week 15Apparently, Will Brinson forgot to tell me that it's tight end week on the Pick Six podcast or maybe he told me and I just ignored him, which is completely po sible. For Thursday's podcast, Brinson brought on fantasy guru Frank Stampfl to about the best daily fantasy plays for Week 15. The pair went over all the best fantasy options for the 12 games that are being played on Sunday and surprise, surprise, they mentioned a few tight ends.During the podcast, the duo offered their best value plays for the week, so let's take a quick look at those (These are guys you can purchase for $4,000 or le s).Brinson: Vikings TE Irv Smith ($3,600).After battling injuries for most of the year, Smith is finally healthy and it showed in Week 14 when he caught four pa ses for 63 yards and a TD against the Buccaneers. When you combine that with the fact that Kyle Rudolph is dealing with a foot injury, that means this could be a big week for Smith. Stampfl:Saints TE Jared Cook ($3,400).Over the past two weeks, Cook has been getting quite a few looks from Taysom Hill. Not Tarik Cohen Jersey only has he been targeted nine times, but he's turned those targets into six catches, 65 yards, and two touchdowns. Now, he gets to go up against a Chiefs defense that struggled against the tight end position in Week 14, surrendering 65 yards and two touchdowns to Miami's Mike Gesicki.Find the link below to listen to today's episode -- and be sure to subscribe to the podcast -- . 2. Getting you ready for Chargers-Raiders in Las VegasI'm not sure what you' Jonathan Bullard Jersey re doing tonight -- and to be honest, it would be kind of creepy if I did -- but if I were you, I'd definitely make plans to watch this game and that's because it's the FINAL Thursday night game of the season. Under normal circumstances, I probably would have begged my bo ses to send me to Vegas for this game, but since there's a pandemic, I won't be doing that, which is probably for the best, because if I went to Vegas for work, there's a 100% chance I'd rack up the largest expense report in CBS history and I'm gue sing it would probably cost me my job. For some reason, I don't think my wife would be happy about that.Anyway, let's take a look at a few keys for each team tonight in a game where the Raiders are favored by three points:Chargers:The Raiders defense has been so bad this season that they fired their defensive coordinator this week even though they were playing on a Thursday, which means the new guy (Rod Marinelli) has only had three days to prepare. Basically, don't be surprised if Justin Herbert has a huge game. The one thing to watch here is the health of wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Both guys are listed as questionable and if they can't go, the Chargers will lose some serious offensive firepower.Raiders:The Chargers haven't been very good at stopping the run this Dan Hampton Jersey season, which means the Raiders should just keep feeding Josh Jacobs until he can't eat anymore. If Jacobs gets rolling, that will open things up for Derek Carr and if you've ever watched Carr, he may not be the NFL's best quarterback, but he can be deadly when the defense is more focused on stopping the run than they are on stopping him. Breech's prediction:Raiders 30-23 over Chargers.For a more in-depth preview on this game . If you're thinking about betting on the game, Jordan Dajani put together a full gambling preview.ONE PROP JORDAN LIKES: Agholor total receiving yards OVER 55.5 (-115):The Raiders aren't going to have Henry Ruggs tonight, which means Agholor could see a few more targets. If that happens, the yards should pile up and if he can just hit one big play, this prop will pay. Agholor had 100 yards against the Colts in Week 14.ONE PROP I LIKE: Daniel Carlson over 7.5 total kicking points (-105):All Carlson has to do to win this prop for you is hit three field goals. The Raiders kicker has gone over 7.5 points in nine of 13 games this season. Jon Gruden is a coach who will take points however he can get them and a lot of times, that means kicking a field goal on fourth-and-short when other coaches might consider going for it. It's hard to get good value on kicking props, but -105 is pretty solid.You can check out .3. Five teams can clinch a playoff spot in Week 15If the Bills make the playoffs this year, it will mark the first time in more than 20 years that they'll have made the playoffs in consecutive seasons. That drought could end as soon as Sunday and that's because the Bills are one of five teams that could clinch a playoff berth this weekend.Let's take a quick look Mike Ditka Jersey at a few of the clinching scenarios for each team. I'm not going to mention any of the scenarios that involve ties, but if you're . If you do click over, be sure to bring your abacus, because things get complicated when you include clinching scenarios that involve ties. If you don't own an abacus because you don't trust medieval calculators, that's probably for the best. TitansEasiest way to clinch:Beat Lions AND Ravens lose to Jaguars.Other ways:Beat Lions PLUS Raiders lo s to Chargers PLUS Dolphins lo s to Patriots PLUS Browns win over Giants.Call me crazy, but I don't think the Ravens are going to lose, which means the only way the Titans will be getting in is if they win, the

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