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Tony Holm

Founder and President of FantasySharks.com. Five-time nominee for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. Started publishing fantasy content on the web in 1993 and hasn't stopped yet.

THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 7

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There is nothing like a Jets game to fire up Bill Belichick. He has a long history with the Jets and there's something extra special in it when he comes out victorious. While New York showed flashes last week against Dallas with Sam Darnold back, the New England Patriots are an entirely different matter.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 6

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Fantasy games will be won and lost on Monday night. Expect the Aaron Rodgers we all know to be back as Green Bay throws the ball at will all over Detroit but for the Lions to answer with primarily Kerryon Johnson but Matthew Stafford and his receiving group will be right behind.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 5

RB Dalvin Cook MIN

The Giants will put a scare into Minnesota here and will play fairly well both in the air and on the ground but it's Minnesota's game to lose behind Dalvin Cook who should slash the Giants for copious gains.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 4

RB Marlon Mack IND

I think most are onto Indianapolis this week and know that there is a lot more going on here than "folding up the tents and going home" after the Andrew Luck retirement. Those that discounted and discredited the Colts may be in for a little bit of a surprise.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 3

QB Kyler Murray Oklahoma

Carolina is already in desperation mode for a win and if by some miracle Kyle Allen rallies his team for a win, he may never look back. It was Kyle Allen that beat out Kyler Murray at Texas A&M for the quarterback job before Murray transferred to Oklahoma.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 2

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Atlanta is at home and an underdog? Say what now? If you want to overreact to Week 1 then sure, that makes sense, but if you understand that Atlanta has one of the very best passing attacks in the league and will be able to throw all over their stadium for chunks of yardage, then you know how silly that line is.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 1

WR Antonio Brown Oakland Raiders

SATURDAY UPDATE: The Soap Opera has come to a close in Oakland for AB. It seemed like he was starting to say the right things but the Raiders taking away his guaranteed money put an end to his time in Oakland.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 17

QB Andrew Luck IND

Will Andrew Luck throw a ton and post a big score? Why yes, yes he will. T.Y. Hilton should be used here but there is no hotter team in football right now than the Tennessee Titans. They own the NFL's best win streak at four and there's a reason for that, they're playing good football.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 16

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Have no fear for those that play in Week 17 games, we'll all be here next week too and while we run a lighter schedule though the playoffs, we'll continue to have coverage, projections and all that goes along with that very exciting time of the year.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 15

RB Saquon Barkley NYG & CB Chidobe Awuzie DAL

And here come the Giants in what will likely be a "too little too late" late-season charge. Saquon Barkley came as advertised, what a special player he'll be. There will be a decent amount of offense in this one from both sides though Barkley will pace the Giants.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 14

QB Nick Mullens SFO

I realize how silly this may sound but Nick Mullens is coming off a gem of a game against Seattle where he threw for 414 yards and had a 95.3 QB rating. He's been improving each week and with Denver reeling defensively in their secondary due to injury and this game being in San Francisco, it's a very appealing spot for Mullens and Dante Pettis.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 13

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The lines makers haven't caught up to Buffalo yet and still discredit them as a bad team and while neither one of these teams would be considered good, it's the Bills that are better than many give them credit for.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 12

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Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it be brief. As mentioned last week, The Progno is away at a family funeral this week. He will be back next week.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 10

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While the news in New York this week was whether Eli Manning was going to man a clipboard or not, it brought me back to remembering the trap that the Giants are. See, Eli Manning will be started in exactly 0.4% of fantasy lineups this week but he'll throw for over 400 yards and everyone will say that they never saw it coming.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 9

QB Tom Brady NE

The NFL has been pumping up this game in New England where Aaron Rodgers and company come to play. Fantasy stats of the week come from the Green Bay passing game as they shred the Patriots defense; there's just no way to sugarcoat it.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 8

QB Deshaun Watson HOU

Don't look now but Houston is on a four game win streak and sit atop the AFC South with a 4-3 record. Perhaps surprisingly, Miami too has a 4-3 record but their tide seems to be turning from in to out. Even though the records match, it's a tale of two teams going in two different directions...

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 7

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Here it is, that game" has arrived for Eli Manning where he either performs or is asked to take a break, perhaps a long break. See, the matchup is juicy and whomever is playing quarterback against Atlanta should feast. If there is a quarterback that struggles against Atlanta, then that's a problem and Eli either puts up a big total here or he doesn't and if he doesn't, bigger questions need to be asked.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 6

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

It's interesting that the Rams seem to have developed an inability to defend against the run when it was one of their strengths coming into the season. It creates opportunity for Phillip Lindsay and while some may shy away from a matchup against the Rams defense, Lindsay makes for a sneaky start.

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 5

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The Buffalo Bills defense ranks just 21st in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, but the Bills have yielded the 11th-fewest wideout fantasy points. Davis is expected to draw coverage from talented Buffalo cornerback Tre’Davious White, which should result in a quiet game for him and lower production for Mariota.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 5

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This is going to be the fantasy game of the week for points as both teams will be throwing with reckless abandon. Expect James Conner to struggle just because it adds to the intrigue and drama.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 4

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Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it be your Pocket Aces. Welcome back one and all to Week 4. It’s been a fun season so far with the usual story lines about rule changes and ...

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 3

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Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it circle around the moon. Welcome back. It’s already Week 3 of the season and boy is time flying. In a couple of weeks all the 4-game suspensions that ...

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 2

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I may be the last writer left standing that is still beating the LeSean McCoy drum but here I am. If the Bills were smart, they'd run and pass to McCoy a whole lot, no matter what the game situation says. If they're not so smart, like last week, they'll actually try and win the game.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 1

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I have heard some say that you can point to this game if you're looking for why the NFL's TV ratings are down. Why televise the Jets at the Lions in front of a national audience? Oddly, what's going to happen here is a very entertaining game of football for fans of the game.

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VIP GAME CAPSULES: Week 1

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You’re smart enough to know that matchups never matter with the must-start Aaron Rodgers. Although the Chicago Bears defense has been rock solid against the pass in recent years, Rodgers still skillfully dissects a respectable Chicago secondary with ease twice a year.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Super Bowl LII

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Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it cap your season. What a ride it’s been this 2017 NFL season, as usual, big name injuries led to a lot of heartache. Until Todd Gurley got it ...

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Division Playoffs

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The Patriots will be up for this game and Tom Brady will be precision like. While the Titans are talented up front on defense the Patriots are arguably the best in the league at screen plays to all positions and that combination along with end arounds to their wide receivers will be tough to handle for the plodding Titans.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Wildcard Weekend

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I just don't get why so many seem to be dismissing the Panthers. I've seen many that are picking the Saints to not only win this game but to also represent the NFC in the Super Bowl and while anything is possible the Saints aren't on my list.

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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 17

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The Jets know that their only chance at beating the Patriots will come if they can run the ball. No other scenario wins them this game. They also know that the only thing they actually can do somewhat well is run the football. Another nice day is on the way for Bilal Powell.

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