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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Week 4

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it not cast a shadow. What an upheaval we have experienced at the running back position so far this season. I’ve fielded a number of questions this week, particularly around trading Todd Gurley but with all the injury issues at the position, you really need to circle around your running game and having depth is not a bad thing. For most teams, when a star runner goes down they switch to a RBBC and it reduces the position even more. Getting Le’Veon Bell back is great but he just replaces an already fantasy great DeAngelo Williams so it’s a one-for-one trade at the position. Circle the wagons around your backfield with all that has been going on. Have a good week!
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
NO 332 CLE 134
WAS 313 CAR 133
BAL 291 SD 132
KC 287 DAL 128
JAX 284 TEN 127
CIN 281 NE 124
CAR 278 DET 122
SD 276 OAK 117
ARI 271 CIN 115
SEA 270 ATL 113
MIA 265 PIT 112
DET 264 LA 111
CLE 262 HOU 110
DEN 258 BAL 109
NYG 254 NYJ 109
DAL 253 TB 107
CHI 253 BUF 105
NE 252 DEN 104
ATL 248 SF 103
IND 243 IND 98
PIT 239 ARI 97
MIN 238 MIA 96
TB 238 WAS 93
SF 233 CHI 92
OAK 228 NYG 92
HOU 227 SEA 87
BUF 218 KC 83
NYJ 206 NO 82
TEN 190 JAX 75
LA 182 MIN 64

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 Cincinnati Bengals – Thursday 8:25pm
This game has already been played as I write this. I expected the Bengals offense to be good but thought that Tannehill was going to keep up but he was the single point of failure so it was a high risk prediction. The Bengals performed as expected but the Dolphins did not.
Favorite: Cincinnati Bengals by 7
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 24 – Miami Dolphins 23
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday 9:30am
There is only one unit worth looking at in this one from a fantasy explosion perspective which is Blake Bortles and his receiving group. The Jaguars have been horrid trying to run the ball but the Colts defense is reduced to backups and bolt-ons and while the running game will not improve much, the Jaguars will be able to pass at will on the Colts. One thing the Colts can do is dig deep and score points. So while they will not be fantasy darlings this week, they’ll gut out a close one.
Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 2.5
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 24 – Jacksonville Jaguars 23
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots – Sunday 1:00pm
If there is one place in the NFL that the Ryan brothers don’t want to play it’s in New England against perennial foe the Patriots. It’s fairly proven that this is the Patriots’ game to lose but at home, with a stout running game behind LeGarette Blount, the Patriots will be able to keep this game under control and be able to push whichever Rex Ryan button they wish. LeSean McCoy cracks my lineup but stay away from the rest on the Bills.
Favorite: New England Patriots by 4.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 30 – Buffalo Bills 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Sunday 1:00pm
This is probably a bit nutty but the Jets at home, coming off a horrendous outing, will play the Seahawks tough. Russell Wilson is dinged and will have to use his arm instead of his legs but he’ll have success up top. The Jets will run the ball well behind Matt Forte and that will help the Jets keep the game under control and keep it in reach. Brandon Marshall may be more of a decoy in this one so be warned.
Favorite: Seattle Seahawks by 1.5
Prediction: New York Jets 23 – Seattle Seahawks 17
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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