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.
|Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Thursday 8:25pm|
Unfortunately for the Colts, they seem to be in disarray. Defensively they’re not that good and offensively they just don’t have the supporting cast of characters that they need to be able to compete. Many of their off-season acquisitions were just terrible moves and it makes you wonder if the Colts have lost their touch. I have always admired them for the teams they’ve managed to build. This year? Not so much.
Arian Foster back and getting into football shape is just the boost this team needs. A running game will cure many of their woes.
Favorite: Houston Texans by 1
Prediction: Houston Texans 33 – Indianapolis Colts 27
|Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday 1:00pm|
Both teams are fairly evenly matched but right now, I wouldn’t want to play Cincinnati. A lot of the pieces are working for them. This game away from Seattle evens things out quite dramatically. The Lions should have won last week and that was in Seattle which shows that while the Seahawks are certainly a very good team, they also most certainly can be beat. Expect decent fantasy days all around in this one with the best matchup in the game occurring when the Bengals run the ball.
Favorite: Cincinnati Bengals by 1.5
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 34 – Seattle Seahawks 27
|Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Bills at times look to be an exercise in futility. Their running game, what they’ve built their offense around, looks to potentially be handed over to Anthony Dixon this week. Injuries have hurt them in various ways. The Titans are coming off a bye week and have had two weeks to prepare for the Bills’ arrival. This will be a tough game for the Bills to win, even if they are favored. Expect this game to be more about defense as there really won’t be too many fantasy points scored in this one.
Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 3
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 34 – Buffalo Bills 27
|Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday 1:00pm|
This will turn into a ground and pound statement game by both teams. Jamaal Charles and Matt Forte roll well here. Jeremy Maclin may not have the same success this week, rather, it’s the Bears in the air that will look better.
Favorite: Kansas City Chiefs by 9.5
Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs 33 – Chicago Bears 24
|New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Eagles have so many talented running backs that it looks like a fantasy roster filled with the same perils. You know those weeks where you have a handful of running backs that look great but can only start two and invariably, you always start the wrong two as others go wild on your bench? Welcome to the Eagles’ predicament. The Saints have not been good against the run so you should expect, as long as the game plan is good, for the Eagles to want to try and pound the ball down low but quite honestly, Chip Kelly seems to have some “do-or-die” type plan each week and whether it makes sense or not doesn’t really seem to matter.
On the Saints side, expect a HUGE day for Drew Brees as the Saints get their giddy-up on in the air. Do not miss out.
Favorite: Philadelphia Eagles by 5.5
Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 31 – New Orleans Saints 27