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.
|Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions – Thursday 12:30pm|
This has all the making of an overtime game. It will end up being all about the defenses, be very careful with this one, as there will be heartache in this one due to the lack of fantasy numbers.
Favorite: Detroit Lions by 2.5
Prediction: Detroit Lions 27 – Minnesota Vikings 21
|Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys – Thursday 4:30pm|
If you are still awake after the Vikings/Lions (with the only real excitement being that it went to overtime) then sit down and watch this game. This one is all about offense as Kirk Cousins will be on the leader board as one of the better fantasy plays of the week and that means good things for his receivers and tight ends. Expect Washington to run less and focus on throwing the ball downfield. The Cowboys will answer with a balanced attack that will carve through the Redskins defense. A lot of scoring and a lot of dramatic plays as this turns into not only the game of the day but the game of the week.
Favorite: Dallas Cowboys by 7
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 30 – Washington Redskins 23
|Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts – Thursday 8:30pm|
It doesn’t sound like Andrew Luck will be able to go in this one. Without Luck the Colts go from a competitive team to a turnstile on defense and a turnover machine on offense. Submit your Steelers into your lineup, including their team defense, and sing “Hallelujah” at the top of your lungs. What a shame too, it would have been such a great nightcap for the Thanksgiving slate.
Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers by 4.5
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 24 – Indianapolis Colts 14
|Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Jaguars will be extra troublesome defending against the pass which will really reduce Tyrod Taylor‘s day. Expect a pile of running from LeSean McCoy and Mike Gillislee both as the Bills win this the old fashioned way with hard nosed running and tough defense. Jacksonville’s talent is all in their passing game and that is where they will have some success moving the ball. Chris Ivory is in for a tougher day.
Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 7
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 30 – Jacksonville Jaguars 20
|San Francisco 49ers at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm|
The new-look run-first Miami Dolphins will play well at home against a struggling San Francisco 49’ers team. Make no mistake, this game will be running game vs. running game as both Jay Ajayi and Carlos Hyde excel but the Dolphins spare parts are a lot better than the 49’ers spare parts and that is what will make all the difference.
Favorite: Miami Dolphins by 8
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 27 – San Francisco 49ers 21
|New York Giants at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Giants are the better team by a fairly wide margin but this game is in Cleveland in a stadium that is always prone to bad weather. The Giants win this fairly easily with nicely balanced running and passing but the score will be closer than their performance.
Favorite: New York Giants by 7
Prediction: New York Giants 24 – Cleveland Browns 21