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.
|New York Giants at New England Patriots – Thursday 8:20pm|
We were expecting a good night from New England on Thursday but you didn’t need a fantasy analyst to tell you that New England should have handled New York without too much difficulty.
Favorite: New England Patriots by 16.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 33 – New York Giants 14
|Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sunday 9:30am|
This is an interesting game in London that some of the obvious elements of it will be in play but there will also be some surprises. On the Carolina side, the offense flows through Christian McCaffrey and usually in fantasy, we don’t care if he’s rushing the ball or receiving it, as long as he’s involved. In this one, passing will be emphasized for Carolina as Kyle Allen starts to settle down and has a decent fantasy game. The trick for Carolina is to put the ball in the hands of their quarterback and if Allen flops with the load, then Carolina will too. Be warned in this one, Carolina defends the pass well and likes to load up on sacks, which will be an uphill battle for Jameis Winston and Co. Where Tampa Bay not only stays in this game but wins it, is with the competition they have created in their ground game with Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones as both will carry the load and score well.
Favorite: Carolina Panthers by 2
Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 – Carolina Panthers 24
|Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm|
With no wins between the two, the fantasy implications are quite interesting in this game. Will Miami at home defend their own field? The answer for them is unfortunately a resounding, “No.” Those that swooped in on their waiver wires this week to gamble on the Washington defense are going to be glad that they did. Washington will be motivated to turn a new leaf after the firing of head coach Jay Gruden and it all starts here. It’s a simple formula this week, play your Redskins, sit your Dolphins, and you’ll be happy that you did.
Favorite: Washington Redskins by 3.5
Prediction: Washington Redskins 21 – Miami Dolphins 13
|Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm|
Baker Mayfield in his house will be a better version of him and his receivers. There is a lot of talent in their receiving group and talent always bubbles up. This is a tough game for Nick Chubb as Seattle can stop the run but conversely, can also run the ball with authority. While Seattle is much tougher at home, this one on the road will be a challenge but they’ll be running through and over Cleveland and because of it, Seattle will be in control the entire game.
Favorite: Seattle Seahawks by 1
Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 23 – Cleveland Browns 20
|New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday 1:00pm|
Both offenses will play well here and it will be a nail-biter of a game. New Orleans will lead with Alvin Kamara and Jacksonville will answer with Leonard Fournette. The only difference where this falls the Jaguars way is the solid play of Gardner Minshew and D.J. Chark as while Teddy Bridgewater has been serviceable, it’s Minshew’s gun-slinger attitude that will win this one for Jacksonville.
Favorite: Jacksonville Jaguars by 1
Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars 24 – New Orleans Saints 23