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.
|Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts – Thursday 8:25pm|
I expected a low scoring affair with the Colts struggling in particular in the air. The Broncos were expected to cover the spread, and they did.
Favorite: Denver Broncos by 2.5
Prediction: Denver Broncos 17 – Indianapolis Colts 13
|Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions – Saturday 4:30pm|
Jordan Howard alone will keep the Bears in this game as the Lions don’t have a solution to slowing him down. The game will never be all that much in doubt as Matthew Stafford will be hot-hot-hot throwing to everyone who can catch a ball. Theo Riddick makes an acceptable start but only in a PPR league.
Favorite: Detroit Lions by 5.5
Prediction: Detroit Lions 27 – Chicago Bears 20
|Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs – Saturday 8:25pm|
The Chiefs have definitely been playing better lately but the Chargers have been playing white hot. I know this one is in K.C. which is always a tough place to play for the opposition but Philip Rivers and company will cut through the Chiefs defense like a hot knife through butter. Expect the Chiefs to struggle to contain the Chargers very gifted defensive front which will reduce their fantasy days. Get what you can in if they are wearing a Chargers uniform as there will be some BIG numbers to be had.
Favorite: Los Angeles Chargers by 1.5
Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers 30 – Kansas City Chiefs 17
|Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Sunday 1:00pm|
Both the Bills and the Dolphins are saving their best football for the end of the season. Both defenses are playing well and both offenses are coming along. Do NOT ignore the ground games in this one, LeSean McCoy you already have cemented in your lineup but I’ve seen a lot of questions about Kenyan Drake. My advice to you is that you find any which way you can to get Drake into your lineup.
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 27 – Buffalo Bills 20
|Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Browns will be able to throw with authority here. Do not be scared to jump on Josh Gordon or Corey Coleman as well as DeShone Kizer though I assume you have better options than Kizer. In a pinch though, he makes a very nice start and in this game, the Browns passing game will be the best fantasy group on the field. Baltimore will win this with little doubt but they will do it more with balance, finding the mismatches and exploiting the holes. As a result, they won’t feature any one part of their offense, they’ll play bits and pieces of it all day long and the fantasy stats will be spread out because of it. If you need Alex Collins, go right ahead, but he won’t be the feature player this week.
Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 7
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 33 – Cleveland Browns 17