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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 15

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it wrap a nice gift for you. Good luck one and all, the must-win weeks are here, let’s see if we can get you to the podium.
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
LAC 283 PHI 141
DET 271 MIN 140
ATL 267 CHI 139
PIT 264 CAR 139
PHI 262 BUF 133
NO 256 SEA 127
OAK 252 ARI 126
MIN 252 MIA 121
TB 251 JAX 121
NE 249 ATL 119
CLE 249 LAC 117
SF 244 NO 117
SEA 242 NYJ 115
LAR 241 BAL 115
GB 225 GB 114
HOU 224 NE 114
BAL 224 DEN 114
MIA 219 IND 110
KC 218 DAL 109
JAX 216 KC 109
NYJ 213 OAK 107
ARI 208 TB 104
DAL 205 CIN 102
CHI 204 PIT 102
WAS 196 HOU 98
DEN 194 WAS 97
CAR 193 LAR 95
CIN 186 SF 92
TEN 181 TEN 91
BUF 180 CLE 90
NYG 172 NYG 86
IND 144 DET 84

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

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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.

 

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 27 – Buffalo Bills 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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