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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 17

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it close with grace.
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
TB 285 TEN 156
HOU 275 BAL 154
SF 270 MIN 140
IND 265 NYG 135
BUF 263 IND 130
MIN 260 NO 130
ATL 260 LAR 127
DET 256 NE 127
LAC 252 LVR 126
PIT 245 GB 126
TEN 245 CLE 126
GB 245 DEN 123
KC 244 KC 120
LVR 244 ARI 120
NO 240 PHI 120
LAR 240 NYJ 119
DAL 239 LAC 116
JAX 237 MIA 115
DEN 234 SEA 114
WAS 232 BUF 114
SEA 232 WAS 114
CAR 229 DET 113
NE 227 DAL 112
CHI 223 SF 108
MIA 223 CHI 108
ARI 221 HOU 107
CIN 213 CIN 104
BAL 212 CAR 102
CLE 211 TB 100
NYG 208 PIT 98
PHI 207 JAX 95
NYJ 196 ATL 86

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

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Sunday 1:00pm
Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t be available to bailout Tua Tagovailoa this week which should be concerning for Miami. Expect Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs to rip through the Dolphins while Miami also tries to answer in the air but with a very different result.

 

Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 4.5
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 31 – Miami Dolphins 23
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New York Jets at New England Patriots – Sunday 1:00pm
New York will be able to run the ball here but New England will run it better. Neither passing game should be considered an option but when push comes to shove, New England will be just a little bit better than New York.

 

Favorite: New England Patriots by 3.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 23 – New York Jets 14
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm
Going up against Baltimore, Cincinnati is not where you want to rest your fantasy hat in Week 17. This game will turn into just two story lines. The first will be the staunch play of the Baltimore defense and the second will be the pounding success of Baltimore’s ground game.

 

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 11.5
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 27 – Cincinnati Bengals 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm
There is talk of Pittsburgh resting many of their starters and they may after a half, or some may get the entire game off. It is still a division game though and the players will all want the win here. Cleveland is a touchdown favorite because of their running backs but Pittsburgh can answer with their deep receiving group and seasoned backup quarterback play that will more than suffice.

 

Favorite: Cleveland Browns by 7
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 – Cleveland Browns 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Sunday 1:00pm
We all knew that somehow, Dallas was going to come out on top in this right? Although.. Wayne Gallman will do his best to be a thorn in Dallas’ side in this game.

 

Favorite: Dallas Cowboys by 2.5
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 24 – New York Giants 21
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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