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.
|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
|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
|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
|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