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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 14

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it make up for lost time. Have a great week and enjoy the games! It’s coming down to the wire in most leagues as we are firmly into the “win and you’re in” part of the season. Good luck and here’s to securing those wins.
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
DET 263 DAL 158
MIA 255 PHI 148
JAX 250 CAR 136
LAC 250 CLE 135
KC 246 NYG 134
MIN 243 BAL 133
CIN 243 SEA 126
LVR 239 MIN 126
TB 238 BUF 125
BUF 234 SF 121
NE 230 DET 121
SEA 228 MIA 121
LAR 227 KC 118
PHI 227 TEN 117
DEN 225 CIN 114
BAL 224 ARI 113
PIT 224 LVR 111
NYJ 221 HOU 109
CLE 215 NYJ 108
SF 215 NE 108
TEN 213 JAX 105
ARI 210 DEN 105
DAL 210 LAR 101
CAR 201 PIT 100
HOU 186 LAC 98
NYG 179 TB 74

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

Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams – Thursday 8:15pm
FANTASY
L.A. keeps this game competitive but it won’t be pretty from either side. For L.A., the only real potential plays are Cam Akers and Tyler Higbee. Baker Mayfield or not, it’s not a night to mess around with the Rams receivers, or quarterbacks for that matter. Las Vegas will emphasize the pass this week as they will pepper whichever receivers get open. Foster Moreau should have another solid outing with Darren Waller expected to still be sidelined. This is a good spot for Derek Carr who will find his way around, through and over the L.A. defense. Still, L.A. at home will not be an easy win by any stretch for the Raiders.

 

WAGERING
The Rams haven’t quit yet. Take the L.A. Rams and the +6.5 points.

 

Favorite: Las Vegas Raiders by 6.5
Prediction: Las Vegas Raiders 21 – Los Angeles Rams 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – Sunday 1:00pm
FANTASY
Buffalo is one of, if not the best, constructed team in football. It will be awfully tough for even a resurgent N.Y. Jets team to beat them in Buffalo or really, on any field. Play all your Bills as they all have potential in this game. The only real problem is that Buffalo has been spreading the ball around a lot (like Kansas City) which detracts from anyone not named Josh Allen or Stefon Diggs from having huge fantasy days. It is a division game and if you haven’t been watching, the Jets are a tough team to play against right now and they’ll keep the score closer than the lines makers predict, but it would be a surprising result indeed if the down-state team beat the up-state team in this game. Be wary of your Jets this week as they’ll flounder against a very tough Buffalo defense on every level.

 

WAGERING
Buffalo is favored by -10 points currently. If that ticks up to -10.5, then take the N.Y. Jets.

 

Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 10
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 24 – New York Jets 17
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm
FANTASY
Cleveland has Cincinnati’s number in these matchups lately but it’s a tough pill to swallow that a clearly rusty Deshaun Watson is going to out duel a rising Joe Burrow. There won’t be much in the way of surprises in this game as Cleveland will pound Nick Chubb up the gut until the final whistle blows and Cincinnati will throw the ball a ton with a healthy dose of presumably Joe Mixon sprinkled in. If Mixon can’t go, do not hesitate to slide Samaje Perine right into his slot.

 

WAGERING
No bets.

 

Favorite: Cincinnati Bengals by 5.5
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 27 – Cleveland Browns 21
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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