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.
|Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Saturday 1:00pm|
Houston has more to play for and Jameis Winston has lost just about every receiving threat he had. But Tampa Bay as a whole are playing some sneaky good football right now and Houston continues to have holes in places that can be exploited.
Favorite: Houston Texans by 3
Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 – Houston Texans 17
|Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots – Saturday 4:30pm|
This game is one to stay far, far away from unless you have Devin Singletary on your roster. Expect this to be a game between two of the top defenses in the league this year and for both offenses to struggle.
Favorite: New England Patriots by 6.5
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 21 – New England Patriots 20
|Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Saturday 8:15pm|
It will be the same old problem that has haunted the Rams this year that gets the best of them here. L.A. are gifted pass rushers and they spent a lot of money and effort to get a pass rush, the problem is, they can’t stop the run with everyone headed for the quarterback and San Francisco is the last team in the league you want to play against if you can’t defend the run.
Favorite: San Francisco 49ers by 6
Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 33 – Los Angeles Rams 17
|Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts – Sunday 1:00pm|
The third-round rookie Will Grier will show well here as Carolina takes a look at what they have on their roster to help with off-season decision making. He will show well primarily because every NFL defense knows that in a situation where you are facing Christian McCaffrey and a rookie quarterback getting his first start, that you triple cover McCaffrey and let the green horn try and beat you. If for some odd reason you were contemplating leaving Marlon Mack on your bench this week — don’t.
Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 7
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 30 – Carolina Panthers 20
|Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm|
Given the matchup, you could do a lot worse for some of your fantasy starters this week than right here in this game. The Miami defense, in particular their secondary, isn’t all that good.. it could be that just Cincinnati is worse. Expect very good fantasy numbers from both sides but for Cincinnati to have more yards and for Miami to score more points. This is a good spot for Joe Mixon and with Miami, you want to lean on the passing game with Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeVante Parker both making respectable starts.
Favorite: Miami Dolphins by 1
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 27 – Cincinnati Bengals 17