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.
|Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers – Thursday 8:25pm|
The Steeler win was expected, the 40 points were not! The expectation was that the Steelers would throw it a ton and the Titans would struggle to get their ground game going. But 40? Way to drop the hammer boys.
Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers by 7
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 23 – Tennessee Titans 21
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm|
I realize how putrid the Dolphins looked against Carolina last week but this is Tampa Bay and Miami is at home. Expect a solid day from your Dolphins both in the air and on the ground with a preference for Kenyan Drake. Tampa will struggle to run the ball as they have all season so they will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick which will be a shaky mix of good and bad. If you can get something for Mike Evans, this may be the last week to move him for something of value.
Favorite: Miami Dolphins by 2.5
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 24 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
|Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm|
This all comes down to the Browns defensive front and whether or not they can make their presence felt. If they can, it turns into a tight Jaguars win but if they can’t, the Jags will blow them out. Do not neglect your Jaguars this week, Blake Bortles makes a nice spot start if you are in a pinch. No really, Blake Bortles. While I do think Isaiah Crowell‘s best football is still ahead of him, this is not the week for him to get it going.
Favorite: Jacksonville Jaguars by 7.5
Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars 20 – Cleveland Browns 14
|Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants – Sunday 1:00pm|
I get it that the Giants are struggling but this one is at home and the Giants have one very special advantage in this game, they’ll be able to run the ball. It helps take pressure off Eli Manning so that he isn’t forced into throwing into nickel and dime defenses all day long. There’s only one small problem for New York in this one. Alex Smith and the dominating performance he will put in as the Chiefs throw with reckless abandon all over a Giants secondary that was supposed to be good. Tyreek Hill owners should be particularly excited about this game.
Favorite: Kansas City Chiefs by 10.5
Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs 27 – New York Giants 23
|Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears – Sunday 1:00pm|
Do not neglect this game as it will be a hidden fantasy treasure trove of points. The Bears will be running for big gains at their leisure and the Lions will throw the ball at will to anyone in a Lions jersey. Big numbers ahead.
Favorite: Detroit Lions by 3
Prediction: Chicago Bears 24 – Detroit Lions 23