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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 15

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it warm the cockles of your heart. Good luck to all in their playoff matches this week, it’s been a fun ride, let’s keep it going one more week.
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
TB 295 TEN 179
CLE 271 SEA 155
HOU 271 OAK 142
LAC 267 BAL 129
NO 265 LAC 126
DAL 263 IND 125
SF 263 ATL 120
KC 254 CLE 118
CAR 252 BUF 118
MIA 251 GB 117
NE 243 LAR 116
TEN 235 KC 116
LAR 235 PHI 116
NYG 234 DEN 115
DET 234 NE 113
PHI 233 WAS 111
IND 230 CIN 104
CHI 228 NYJ 103
OAK 227 SF 103
SEA 222 CAR 102
JAX 222 CHI 102
ATL 217 JAX 102
MIN 210 NYG 100
ARI 205 DAL 100
DEN 205 PIT 100
GB 205 HOU 100
NYJ 201 ARI 98
CIN 199 MIN 96
BAL 195 DET 93
BUF 194 NO 92
PIT 193 TB 89
WAS 188 MIA 79

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

New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens – Thursday 8:20pm
We were expecting a blowout.. and we got one.

 

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 14.5
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 33 – New York Jets 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm
You didn’t read it here but there’s a real chance that Cincinnati wins this if New England can’t figure out their offense. Here’s gambling that New England fixes some pieces but if they don’t show up again, the result will shock the world. Stick with Tom Brady and Julian Edelman but the rest (from both teams) are nothing but dart throws.

 

Favorite: New England Patriots by 9.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 20 – Cincinnati Bengals 14
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Sunday 1:00pm
The problem with Houston is that they have too many holes to fill. They most certainly have some of the best options in the league when they pass the ball and that will be on display against a suspect Tennessee secondary but the Houston defense doesn’t have a prayer at slowing down Derrick Henry. Tennessee will also be able to pass the ball well enough to keep the chains moving, making it a productive day for your Titans.

 

Favorite: Tennessee Titans by 3
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 37 – Houston Texans 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday 1:00pm
Kansas City at home in the thick of a playoff race? You know the drill: Play Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the lottery ticket, Tyreek Hill. He may not payoff but if he does, he’ll payoff big. Phillip Lindsay is an acceptable play as Denver will want to try and keep the ball on the ground to keep Mahomes off the field but the rest will struggle against a Chiefs defense that has figured some things out on defense.

 

Favorite: Kansas City Chiefs by 10
Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs 33 – Denver Broncos 23
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Miami Dolphins at New York Giants – Sunday 1:00pm
This game, perhaps a little oddly, has shootout written all over it. Both passing games should be good here but watch out for the ground games. You have to play Saquon Barkley of course but he’ll get you your numbers in the passing game and not from his rushing totals.

 

Favorite: New York Giants by 3.5
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 24 – New York Giants 23
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – Sunday 1:00pm
On paper, Philadelphia has the better talent in key areas and for fantasy, you want to lean more on Philadelphia for your selections. There are injuries galore in Philadelphia so it may just be the Zach Ertz show again but there is a lot of opportunity for a relative noname to show well in this one. I’ve seen a lot of negativity around starting Adrian Peterson this week, I kind of see it but Washington has proven, to me at least, that they really know how to run a football really, really well. Expect a small shocker in this division rival game at home on Redskins turf.

 

Favorite: Philadelphia Eagles by 4.5
Prediction: Washington Redskins 23 – Philadelphia Eagles 17
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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