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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 10

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it count your blessings. Enjoy the games this week!

 

Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
TB 322 IND 157
ATL 308 SEA 145
NO 301 LAC 141
GB 285 LAR 133
CLE 278 KC 133
KC 272 GB 133
NYG 272 CHI 131
PIT 271 NO 130
CIN 266 SF 127
LAC 262 MIA 123
NE 261 ATL 122
JAX 252 WAS 119
LAR 251 NYJ 117
PHI 250 DET 108
CHI 249 DAL 108
IND 239 PIT 108
DAL 239 BUF 107
SF 237 NE 106
ARI 236 TEN 103
MIA 236 CLE 100
TEN 233 TB 100
WAS 232 PHI 99
CAR 226 OAK 98
SEA 225 CAR 98
DET 224 ARI 97
OAK 204 JAX 94
BUF 202 NYG 88
NYJ 186 CIN 83

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

Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers – Thursday 8:20pm
This is perhaps unexpectedly, a challenging game for the Panthers to win. Being that it is in Pittsburgh and the Steelers can throw almost at will on Carolina, that combination will be too difficult to overcome. Worry about your Panthers in fantasy; we’ve knocked Cam Newton down a few pegs this week too but it’s still hard to sit Cam Newton just because of what he can bring on the ground. Just know there are a few more warning flags with Newton this week than usual and if you have options, exercise them.

 

Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers by 4
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 33 – Carolina Panthers 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Sunday 1:00pm
There are going to be a few surprises in the NFL this week and it all starts here where Indianapolis looks all-world in their dominating win over Jacksonville. The Jaguars expect to have Leonard Fournette back but that just confuses the situation. Leonard Fournette and Carlos Hyde are both running backs that need repetition to get their legs going and neither will get it. Then there’s the Blake Bortles question mark — it’s always a question as to which team he’s throwing to. Listen to me now and hear me later but there are two primary options that will fuel the Indianapolis offense this week, the combination of Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines will open eyes wide this week with the damage they will do. Sidebar: Just keep an eye on Mack as he’s been a limited participant in practice this week. The second option that will be indefensible will be the combination of Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle underneath at tight end. For essentially the first time this season, the Colts will have exactly what they built their team to try and be and it’s going to be eye opening.

 

Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 3
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 34 – Jacksonville Jaguars 11
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Sunday 1:00pm
If you start players from either side of this equation you’re already in dire straits. The only real place to find fantasy stats will be when the Jets rush the ball so Elijah McGuire or even Isaiah Crowell, could be used in a pinch.

 

Favorite: New York Jets by 7.5
Prediction: New York Jets 27 – Buffalo Bills 13
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm
Wow. Just wow. New Orleans will be the highest flying offense of the week with what is shaping up to be a playoff contender type of team. Apart from Dez Bryant (not yet) if they’re wearing a New Orleans uniform then you want to play them. Cincinnati could have used A.J. Green for this game, he would have been the great equalizer, so instead it’s Tyler Boyd that will take his best shot and what a shot he’ll take. Expect a huge day from Boyd as the New Orleans secondary won’t have an answer.

 

Favorite: New Orleans Saints by 4.5
Prediction: New Orleans Saints 40 – Cincinnati Bengals 27
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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