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.
|New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Thursday 8:25pm|
I expected more scoring than 19-14 but it was good to see the Patriots defense start to play and for Doug Martin to roll. Welcome back, all of you.
Favorite: New England Patriots by 5.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 31 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27
|San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts – Sunday 1:00pm|
The 49ers most certainly have a chance in this as they will have the better fantasy day. You want to make sure you get Pierre Garcon and Carlos Hyde in. Brian Hoyer will be on a lot of benches this week and there will be a lot of owners upset with themselves come Monday morning that they didn’t consider Hoyer as their starting option this week. Colts are at home so they get the nod but the 49ers will keep this one close. Steer clear of your Colts this week, it will be a tough road for them in fantasy.
Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 1.5
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 23 – San Francisco 49ers 17
|Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins – Sunday 1:00pm|
Honestly, if you didn’t watch this game, you will probably be better off. Go enjoy the outdoors if you are a Titans or Dolphins fan, skip this one and you’ll be glad that you did. It will be a showcase of ineptitude as Jay Cutler gets planted while Matt Cassel matches him sack for sack. There will be egregious errors, terrible play and it is not a game you want any part of. Having said that, on paper, Jay Cutler and his receivers were supposed to have big games last week. Miami should be able to play well in the air and Tennessee should be able to run the ball well, but I don’t trust what the paper says in this one. I will be playing DeMarco Murray on teams that I have him and due to bye weeks, I may have to play Jarvis Landry but I’m finished with Jay Cutler.
Favorite: Tennessee Titans by 2.5
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 27 – Miami Dolphins 14
|Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Bills have played some tremendous defense to start this season and that will continue here. It will be a long and difficult day for your Bengals. The only real fantasy play is LeSean McCoy for the Bills, though you have to play A.J. Green, he should be locked into your lineup regardless of the opponent. The Bengals do have home field and that will be a big difference maker as the Bills will struggle on the road but their defense is a good one and they will not make things easy for Cincinnati.
Favorite: Cincinnati Bengals by 3
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 20 – Buffalo Bills 17
|New York Jets at Cleveland Browns – Sunday 1:00pm|
There will be some good rushing numbers that come out of this contest. Bilal Powell, Duke Johnson and even Isaiah Crowell (who has been non-existent) will get their giddy-up on. Steer clear of the passing games from both teams as neither will have much success. Due to all the running, it will be a low scoring close affair, with the Browns ultimately benefiting from some home cooking.
Favorite: Cleveland Browns by 1.5
Prediction: Cleveland Browns 20 – New York Jets 17