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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 8

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it bring you peace and joy.

 

Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
SF 307 PHI 148
CAR 299 NE 141
ATL 290 TEN 139
LVR 282 CLE 138
GB 274 LAR 131
CIN 267 KC 130
KC 262 GB 130
TB 259 NYJ 127
TEN 258 MIN 125
IND 257 SF 124
LAC 256 NO 119
BUF 254 PIT 119
SEA 249 SEA 118
CLE 246 LAC 117
NO 244 BAL 116
LAR 242 DAL 116
MIN 238 IND 115
DAL 237 ATL 115
DEN 231 BUF 114
CHI 231 CIN 114
PIT 230 DEN 113
PHI 228 TB 105
DET 223 MIA 103
NE 215 LVR 103
MIA 206 CAR 99
NYG 205 DET 98
BAL 198 CHI 87
NYJ 186 NYG 82

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

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers – Thursday 8:20pm
Can’t fool us. Carolina was favored but come on now, a healthy Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley changes everything.

 

Favorite: Carolina Panthers by 2.5
Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 27 – Carolina Panthers 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – Sunday 1:00pm
Buffalo is starting to slow down after their torrid start but New England showed last week that they have a lot of holes to fill. It seems unlikely that you can plug that many holes in the H.M.S. Patriot in just one week. Will the Patriots play better than their last two performances? Yes, yes they will, especially when running the ball, the ground game will be on full display this week for New England. Where Buffalo has the advantage though is through Josh Allen and his receivers, with a healthy John Brown finally expected back and Cole Beasley sucking up targets, New England will struggle to contain them all. Beasley in particular makes an intriguing play this week in PPR leagues.

 

Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 3.5
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 27 – New England Patriots 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Los Angeles Rams at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm
I guess I get the move to Tua but.. I really don’t. With New England struggling in the division and Buffalo starting to show some cracks, Miami was just starting to put things together where they were, for the first time in a very long time, a top half team in the NFL. Miami was starting to become a team that was tough to beat.. so why not just see where that leads? Then, the Dolphins get to play the NY Jets twice each season, why not start Tua there? Or against a similar defense that isn’t as experienced as who they are throwing him into the fire against? The Rams have arguably the best secondary in the league and then there’s their stellar pass rush on top of it. It’s a “head scratcher” for me. I mean, if the somehow secret goal is to try and knock Tua out for the season so that Miami can covertly play Ryan Fitzpatrick without the distraction of Tua in the wings.. then wow, mission accomplished.

 

Favorite: Los Angeles Rams by 3.5
Prediction: Los Angeles Rams 23 – Miami Dolphins 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm
Cincinnati is going to put up a good fight in this one, especially Joe Burrow to his suddenly talented group of receivers. The problem is that Tennessee just has a knack for winning games and Cincinnati has a LOT of work to do on their defense this off season, it’s truly in shambles. There is no one that can tackle Derrick Henry, there is no one that can cover A.J. Brown and there is no one that can pressure Ryan Tannehill. But Cincinnati will stay in this game until the end thanks to all that Joe Burrow brings. Welcome to the NFL Joe Burrow and welcome to fantasy, we’re truly happy to have you.

 

Favorite: Tennessee Titans by 5.5
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 27 – Cincinnati Bengals 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm
Cleveland has the edge here just because they will be able to both run and pass the ball effectively. Particularly on the ground with Kareem Hunt as good things will be happening when Cleveland runs the ball. Las Vegas will be able to peel apart the Browns’ secondary, it’s a big day for Derek Carr here but where Las Vegas loses is in their ground game as Cleveland is talented up front and they can put up a wall against Josh Jacobs.

 

Favorite: Cleveland Browns by 2.5
Prediction: Cleveland Browns 31 – Las Vegas Raiders 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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