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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 11

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it be sliced bread. The weather starts to turn around these months, always keep an eye on the weather for the games. Changing out a kicker that is slated to kick in gusty conditions versus one that is kicking in a dome may make the difference between a win and a loss. Enjoy the games!
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
KC 292 NO 142
DET 280 CHI 134
OAK 274 JAX 133
SEA 271 DAL 130
NE 269 LAR 125
PIT 255 NYG 125
JAX 250 GB 120
NO 247 NE 116
ARI 247 SEA 116
HOU 244 HOU 115
ATL 241 MIA 113
LAC 241 BUF 113
BAL 240 MIN 112
DEN 240 BAL 111
TEN 237 DEN 110
TB 233 PIT 108
MIA 232 LAC 106
BUF 222 PHI 104
PHI 221 ARI 102
MIN 218 OAK 100
NYG 213 CLE 97
DAL 207 WAS 95
WAS 206 TB 95
LAR 184 ATL 91
CHI 180 CIN 89
CIN 162 DET 89
GB 150 KC 86
CLE 142 TEN 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

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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