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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 1

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it start your season off with a bang! Welcome back to fantasy football one and all. It’s been too long. Thanks for stopping by our humble website, we do hope you enjoy your swim.
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
PIT 267 BAL 196
OAK 265 SEA 170
LAR 262 BUF 165
KC 259 CAR 139
NO 251 DAL 135
NE 250 JAX 133
DAL 240 DEN 133
LAC 238 TEN 131
CAR 238 SF 130
TB 238 MIN 125
PHI 237 DET 124
SF 236 PHI 121
WAS 236 ATL 120
CIN 235 CHI 119
CLE 232 TB 118
TEN 228 WAS 118
BUF 223 HOU 116
NYG 220 CLE 115
CHI 218 NO 114
GB 215 CIN 114
IND 212 KC 112
MIN 205 NE 112
ARI 203 NYG 109
HOU 201 PIT 108
BAL 200 LAR 107
DEN 199 LAC 104
ATL 197 NYJ 103
SEA 195 OAK 102
DET 195 MIA 98
JAX 193 GB 95
MIA 173 IND 94
NYJ 162 ARI 91

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

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Thursday 8:20pm
This game has already been played as I write this and we were WRONG! Gasp! In Chicago, after how Chicago man-handled Green Bay last year? Well.. hats off to you Aaron Rodgers — you still have it.

 

Favorite: Chicago Bears by 3.5
Prediction: Chicago Bears 27 – Green Bay Packers 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm
I know Miami is home but let’s get real, is anyone picking Miami in this apart from Miami local media? I’m not in the Miami market but I’d love to hear the local sports radio and their reasons for why the Dolphins can win this one. Give the points and roll with Baltimore as all they’ll do is run and then run some more between Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram. There’s a big payday for both on the ground.

 

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 4.5
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 27 – Miami Dolphins 21
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Sunday 1:00pm
It is possible that I’m that lone voice in the wilderness but I just don’t see how New York wins this? I realize they have Le’Veon Bell but it will take time for the offensive line to get used to his “wait and see” running style. Buffalo is the underdog but what Buffalo has that will make them awfully hard to beat is a defense that is better than many are giving them credit for, as they will do a fine job limiting New York. The Jets also have some problems defensively and Buffalo’s ground game is not just a three-headed monster.. it’s a four-headed monster when you factor in Josh Allen. Buffalo will run, run, run while controlling the clock which the Jets won’t be able to counter.

 

Favorite: New York Jets by 3
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 23 – New York Jets 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm
Tennessee is a little banged up and already missing players on offense that they need to succeed. Marcus Mariota just didn’t pass the sniff test to me this preseason and it should shock no one if Ryan Tannehill gets a shot eventually at trying to move the offense. Though Tennessee’s formula will be a simple one this year which will be to pound the ball with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis, control the clock, minimize mistakes and win it with their defense. If they only had the personnel to fit their scheme. Before anyone gets too excited about Tennessee, just realize they’re still in a rebuild and they will still have their ups and downs. Cleveland won’t look as good as the hype-train thinks they will as Tennessee can play good defense and Cleveland has a lot of new moving parts that are going to need some grease. Cleveland is at home which makes all the difference but many will be disappointed with their fantasy output to start the season.

 

Favorite: Cleveland Browns by 5.5
Prediction: Cleveland Browns 24 – Tennessee Titans 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday 1:00pm
This game is actually fairly simple to get a read on. It’s Patrick Mahomes and his receivers straight up against Leonard Fournette. While Fournette will give Kansas City’s defense all it can handle, especially in Jacksonville, it’s Mahomes and Co. that present a very difficult obstacle for the Jaguars to try and contain.

 

Favorite: Kansas City Chiefs by 3.5
Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs 27 – Jacksonville Jaguars 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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