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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 17

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it put a bow on it. Week 17 is here, which concludes the regular season. We keep things going here at Fantasy Sharks with projections for your playoff leagues and a variety of articles from many of your favorite writers. We’ve got you covered right up to and including the Super Bowl do don’t go anywhere! Thanks for following along this year, we do hope that you were able to put all of our content and tools to good use.

 

Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
PIT 279 SEA 172
NE 273 BAL 159
KC 252 NE 152
LAC 245 BUF 147
PHI 243 OAK 135
DAL 235 KC 133
CLE 234 LAR 133
IND 234 MIA 132
WAS 233 ATL 131
OAK 231 HOU 131
JAX 231 TEN 129
SF 230 CHI 124
GB 228 PHI 123
NYG 227 DAL 117
CAR 225 NO 116
NYJ 221 TB 115
BUF 220 IND 114
MIN 219 CAR 112
LAR 219 ARI 108
CIN 218 SF 108
NO 217 CIN 107
ARI 215 DEN 107
TB 215 WAS 105
DET 212 DET 105
ATL 208 NYG 104
TEN 202 LAC 104
SEA 199 NYJ 103
HOU 196 MIN 102
DEN 188 PIT 100
BAL 187 GB 100
CHI 177 JAX 100
MIA 141 CLE 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

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Sunday 1:00pm
The Bills win this simply because they have accepted their fate for weeks, Miami, coming off a horrible loss, will still be pointing fingers at everyone else. It’s a good game for some ground game stats and both teams should run well, but it’s hard to start any one runner in this as both teams will get some rushing yards from a variety of positions and players.

 

Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 3.5
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 23 – Miami Dolphins 21
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

New York Jets at New England Patriots – Sunday 1:00pm
Fantasy wise, you play your Patriots this week. They are on the ropes already but a win is huge for home-field throughout. Expect the Jets to give them all they can handle though. Sam Darnold will be just fine here as the Patriots bend a lot in their “bend and also break” defense. But fantasy wise? There are two offenses you simply can’t ignore this week, New England and Kansas City — don’t neglect them in your lineups.

 

Favorite: New England Patriots by 13.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 27 – New York Jets 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Sunday 1:00pm
It’s in New Jersey so the Giants are going to have to play in front of their home fans and Eli Manning certainly does NOT want to go out with a clunker game. Dallas will be looking at this game just to heal everyone up and get everyone ready for the playoffs. If you start a Cowboy that isn’t a backup, you are taking a very big chance.

 

 

Favorite: New York Giants by 6
Prediction: New York Giants 24 – Dallas Cowboys 17
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – Sunday 1:00pm
Aaron Rodgers and anyone who catches a football. That’s really all you need to know in this one.

 

Favorite: Green Bay Packers by 7.5
Prediction: Green Bay Packers 30 – Detroit Lions 14
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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