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.
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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