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.
|Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Jags are actually onto something. Remember how good their offense was supposed to be this year? They finally show what they are capable of.
Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 4.5
Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars 23 – Indianapolis Colts 13
|New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm|
I know that it is easy to just look at this game as the Patriots being a dominating team and the Dolphins as just another division opponent to roll over but in fact, the Patriots are losers of their last three in Miami as they have not won in Miami since 2012. Still, you’d be a fool to pick against the Patriots in a game they would like to win as Oakland plays in a later game and if the Patriots lose and Oakland wins, Oakland gets the top seed in the AFC. Fantasy wise, ignore your Dolphins and play your Patriots as there is still a lot on the line.
Favorite: New England Patriots by 9.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 27 – Miami Dolphins 24
|Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Sunday 1:00pm|
Throw both passing games away and focus on the run games in this one. Both teams will want to keep it simple given the dismal state they are both in.
Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 6
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 27 – New York Jets 20
|Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm|
I know the Bengals are favored in this and they are at home but the Baltimore Ravens were so close to qualifying for the playoffs and they will show here that they would have belonged. In what is likely Steve Smith‘s last game, the emotion will be high and the Ravens will play hard for him. Andy Dalton should be OK for the Bengals and make sure you play Steve Smith if you have him, along with Joe Flacco.
Favorite: Cincinnati Bengals by 2.5
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 23 – Cincinnati Bengals 21
|Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Titans want to leave their calling card on the Texans and show a little of what could have been. Losing Marcus Mariota certainly hurts but Matt Cassel makes a fairly decent backup. Expect both teams to want to run the ball but for the Titans to excel at it.
Favorite: Tennessee Titans by 3
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 24 – Houston Texans 17
|Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday 1:00pm|
I expect the Steelers to rest most of their starters or at the very most, give them a couple of series’. So unfortunately, the guys that got you to Week 17, won’t be there for you. DeAngelo Williams however should roll here.
Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers by 7
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 30 – Cleveland Browns 17