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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 12

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it be your Thanksgiving feast. Happy Thansgiving everyone, enjoy the slate of games this week. It is truly great to have two full days of game watching this week and then a solid Monday Night Football game to put the cherry on top. There are some really great matchups this week which should make for a very enjoyable week of viewing. Enjoy the games!

 

Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
WAS 283 MIA 149
PIT 276 BUF 135
OAK 274 DAL 134
ARI 272 SF 123
SEA 267 TEN 120
NO 266 CAR 112
NE 265 KC 111
NYG 264 NYG 110
CAR 261 NYJ 110
DAL 258 DEN 109
CHI 256 SD 107
ATL 250 ARI 107
BAL 249 BAL 105
TB 248 PHI 105
LA 248 PIT 105
GB 246 HOU 105
JAX 244 NO 104
PHI 243 GB 103
TEN 241 ATL 102
SD 241 TB 102
CLE 240 NE 102
DEN 240 WAS 101
CIN 239 OAK 100
MIN 239 SEA 100
IND 238 JAX 97
NYJ 236 IND 96
HOU 233 CHI 95
MIA 232 CIN 95
DET 229 LA 93
KC 215 CLE 93
SF 207 DET 90
BUF 198 MIN 88

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
 

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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