clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL Picks for Week 15 of the 2023 season

Here are my picks for the games across the NFL for week 15 of the NFL season this Sunday.

Houston Texans v New York Jets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The New York Jets are on the road this week as they take on the Miami Dolphins in Miami, Florida. The weather conditions are likely to be difficult for Miami this time of year. Winds may be gusting well in excess of 20 mph. That may favor the Jets, as the Dolphins rely on a prolific passing game that could have problems on Sunday.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Jets are 9 point road underdogs against the Dolphins. That spread seems fair. The 9-4 Dolphins have clearly been the better team this year, and they are at home. However, the Jets have some things going in their favor. The weather conditions could hold down the Dolphins passing attack. Tyreek Hill may miss the game with an ankle injury. If he ends up playing, Hill may be hobbled. The Dolphins offensive line is in disarray, with multiple starters possibly missing this game. De’Von Achane has a toe injury that makes him questionable for the game.

This all adds up to an opportunity for the Jets. There’s a pretty good chance the Jets defense will be able to contain the Dolphins offense in this game. However, the Jets offense has to be good enough to take advantage, and that has rarely been the case this season. The Jets’ hopes hang on Zach Wilson and the rest of the Jets offense reprising the second half of last week’s game against the Houston Texans, when the Jets looked like a real NFL offense for one of the only times this season. If Wilson and the Jets offense can turn in another effective offensive performance, the Jets have a real chance at an upset in Miami. If Wilson and the Jets offense revert to what we’ve seen most of this season, the Jets’ chances in this game will be close to nil. I am skeptical about a repeat performance from the Jets offense. Consequently, though I think the Jets will keep this game much closer than the game between these two teams a few weeks ago, in the end I’m picking the Dolphins to prevail.

There are plenty of other games to watch on Sunday, and I’ll be fearlessly (and probably wrongly) predicting the outcome of all of them. Last week was an abject disaster for me. There were a ton of upsets, and I picked some upsets. But every upset I picked was won by the favorites, and most of my favorites were upset. It was almost comical how bad I did. I went 3-12 last week to bring my total record to 116-90 so far this season. Let’s see how I do this week.

Embedded below are my picks for all the Sunday matchups this week. These picks are just a simple who wins the game deal. Odds do not factor in. DISCLAIMER: This is just for fun. I make no claims to actually being any good at this. Anyone who chooses to bet according to my picks will likely prove the old maxim, a fool and his money are soon parted.

The predictions are embedded below in the widget provided by our partners at Tallysight, and the odds are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.