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Week 17 Progno

The Prognosticator

Tony Holm

December 5, 2016
Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it put a cherry on top. This week concludes another great year of regular season fantasy content from us. It's been a pleasure serving it up each day for you, we hope we were able to help you understand the game a little more and help win you a championship. This is a project that requires many talented and devoted people to make go and I'd be remiss if I didn't say, "Thanks Sharks!" for all that you do. Without the folks that contribute to the creation of this site and the good folks that take the time to stop by and consume it, we wouldn't exist, so thanks to everyone for allowing us to exist. It's a true team effort through and through and for that I am most grateful. We keep going right up until the Superbowl so join a playoff league or a playoff challenge contest and get involved for one more run at it. Playoff time is in the air and to the victors go the spoils. I'll see you next week for the "2013-2014 Playoff Progno."
PassingRushing
TeamScoreTeamScore
NO330SEA157
PHI302NYJ141
ATL288IND137
WAS283JAX131
DET272WAS130
DAL267MIN129
NYG267KC128
NE258MIA122
LA255TEN120
CHI255HOU117
GB253CAR115
DEN248NE112
PIT240BUF111
ARI233NYG111
BAL232SF108
CAR230NO108
TB229GB108
HOU229CHI105
CIN229CIN104
OAK222LA103
JAX220DEN102
CLE219SD101
SEA216PHI101
KC216OAK100
MIA212DET96
SD199BAL93
SF189DAL92
BUF189TB88
MIN189ATL85
NYJ175CLE85
TEN165PIT85
IND163ARI82

How to read the table: The table shows how a team will do Passing and Rushing in the upcoming week of the NFL. Red is HOT, Yellow is WARM, White is NORMAL, Light Blue is COLD and Dark Blue is FREEZING COLD. Play players from teams that are Red and Yellow, avoid players from teams that are Light or Dark Blue and expect average days from teams that are White.

All times are Eastern

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts - Sunday 12:00pm
It's a lopsided affair with the Jaguars defense and passing game letting them down. The Colts will capitalize and will move the ball well, particulary on the ground. It won't surprise when Donald Brown puts in a solid day but the presence of Trent Richardson does make it hard to play either one of them.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars 10 - Indianapolis Colts 6
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins - Sunday 12:00pm
Chris Ivory vs. whatever the Dolphins can generate in the air. All other phases for both teams will be duds.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: New England Patriots 24 - Miami Dolphins 21
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets - Sunday 12:00pm
This one will be too tough for the Ravens to win. In Cincinnati against a passing offense that will cleave the Ravens apart? The Ravens will have trouble competing.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: New York Jets 21 - Buffalo Bills 17
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - Sunday 12:00pm
If Houston could pay it's players to lose to lock up the first pick in the draft, they would. This is simply Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene on the ground, ignore the rest.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 24 - Baltimore Ravens 21
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans - Sunday 12:00pm
The Steelers have been playing good football lately. Expect this to be passing attack vs. passing attack with Ben Roethlisberger and company winning due to their dynamic play making ability and ability to spread the ball around the field. The Bengals have Josh Gordon, which is great, but it gets thin after that.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 27 - Houston Texans 20
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers - Sunday 12:00pm
This isn't really a game you want to toy with. It will be primarily Washington on the ground that will be coming at the Giants but the Giants have a few tricks of their own in the passing game. It won't be pretty, but there will be the occasional play that keeps this a borderline fantasy game to dabble in.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 23 - Cleveland Browns 14
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles - Sunday 12:00pm
The Vikings are a much tougher team at home. You can expect your Lions to excel, even if Calvin Johnson doesn't play. Behind a bevy of backups playing at multiple skill positions and playing for starting roles next season, the Lions will compete and by far make the better fantasy plays of the day. The Vikings will run the ball, we understand that part of it, but they'll have a little Minnesota magic too that pushes them passed the stunned Lions.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 27 - Philadelphia Eagles 24
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New York Giants at Washington Redskins - Sunday 12:00pm
One thing we learned last week was that the Falcons aren't finished competing. They're happy to make their traditional game ending play to the other team as they're going in for the win, but they aren't finished competing. The Panthers however have been one of the better teams in the NFL this year and it will show. Expect a patented Panthers ground and pound vs. whatever Matt Ryan can throw at them.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Washington Redskins 33 - New York Giants 30
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions - Sunday 12:00pm
Tsk. Tsk. It's a division game on the road for the Broncos and the Raiders will compete, even if it is Terrelle Pryor running around behind center for the Raiders. The Raiders will play well in this offensively but defensively they will be run ragged by the Broncos.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Green Bay Packers 30 - Detroit Lions 23
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Sunday 12:00pm
While it's true that the Chiefs will take it easy in this one as they rest up for the playoffs, they're surprisingly deep as their backups will also play well. The Chargers need the game, it is in San Diego and the Chargers will be able to move the ball for four quarters but there's something magical about the Chiefs this season that will see them far.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Minnesota Vikings 27 - Chicago Bears 23
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sunday 12:00pm
The Rams have been a scrappy team and they'll be just that here too. However, it's a bit too tall of an order taking on the Seahawks in Seattle as the Seahawks will get after the quarterback in this one. The surprise may come in how well the Rams play defense in this, keeping the Seahawks offense under wraps for most of the day but this game will never be in much doubt as the Seahawks put a licking on Kellen Clemens.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Carolina Panthers 24 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons - Sunday 12:00pm
What a game. The Cardinals at home, are about to prove why they belong. The only real fantasy play in this is Frank Gore and likely Vernon Davis due to the matchup play but what a game.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 30 - New Orleans Saints 27
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos - Sunday 3:25pm
Here's to you Mr. New England Patriots football player: You make the seemingly impossible, possible. If the game in Baltimore last week taught us anything, it's that you never, ever, count out the New England Patriots until Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are both retired from the game. While the Bills will run all over the Patriots, expect the Patriots to have an extra linebacker or they will cement their strong safety, to purposely focus on stopping the run.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Denver Broncos 33 - Oakland Raiders 14
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers - Sunday 3:25pm
This game bleeds offense. The Packers desperately could use Eddie Lacy here but if he can't go, James Starks will be the fantasy pickup play of the week if you are playing your Superbowl in week 17 and have an open waiver wire. Play all that you own in this from both teams, as there will be fireworks.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: San Diego Chargers 31 - Kansas City Chiefs 13
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams - Sunday 3:25pm
The Saints are so much better at home in the dome like they are here vs. Tampa Bay. You know the drill, play Drew Brees and whomever he throws a football to. The rest in this contest make only speculative plays.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Los Angeles Rams 27 - Arizona Cardinals 23
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - Sunday 3:25pm
While Kyle Orton is likely starting this game at quarterback for the Cowboys, the Cowboys did flumux the Eagles 17-3 back in October. This will be the final piece to the playoff puzzle as the winner of this wins the division and moves on to the NFL Playoffs and the loser makes tee times. Expect a terrific game of back and forth football. There will be emotion, there will be passion and there will be tears. Two very proud and passionate fan bases will have a lot on the line and I wish you both well in what promises to be a game for the ages.


Favorite: Even
Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 31 - San Francisco 49ers 24
CategoryAdvantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers