Drew Brees and the Saints will face a big test on the road in Buffalo on Sunday.
By: Elias McMillan
Last Week: 7-6
Week 10 Predictions (Condensed)
Seahawks over Cardinals – Seattle has lost two straight at home and are usually bad on the road. They will still have to try hard to lose to this Arizona team.
Saints over Bills – This is probably the most interesting matchup of the week. We will see how good this Saints team is in a hostile crowd in Buffalo and we’ll see if the Bills can bounce back after an embarrassing showing last week in New York. Right now, I trust Drew Brees to make more big plays down the field than Tyrod Taylor. Though, we have to factor in the possible impact of WR Kelvin Benjamin who will be making his debut for the Bills after being traded from Carolina.
Bears over Packers – Chicago isn’t very good but they are young and healthier than the Packers right now.
Lions over Browns – Detroit probably feels like they can go on a run right now and maybe have an outside shot at challenging Minnesota in the NFC North. For that to happen, they have to take care of “gimmies” like Cleveland.
Bengals over Titans – The Titans have also underperformed this season. I like the Bengals in a road upset.
Steelers over Colts – The story from this one will be Pittsburgh’s dominance. But the real story should be the dysfunction in Indy right now.
Jets over Buccaneers – Revenge game for the young Jets. They will get after Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Vikings over Washington – After an amazing triumph on the road, Washington will have a let down at home this week.
Jaguars over Chargers – Jacksonville will win if they stay away from mistakes. The defense should be able to take care of Phillip Rivers.
Rams over Texans – Man. This would be a really good game if Deshaun Watson were healthy. Man.
Falcons over Cowboys – I keep telling myself that I still don’t trust the Cowboys defense. I didn’t see this team winning three straight coming off a bye. A win still on the road at Atlanta would say a lot. Atlanta has under achieved this year but if they can put the pedal to the medal on offense, they could over whelm Dallas at home.
Giants over 49ers – I don’t know. Someone has to win, I guess.
Patriots over Broncos – Bill Bellichick coming off a bye should be bad news for Denver.
Panthers over Dolphins – This game could be a tricky one for Cam Newton. Carolina is lacking offensive playmakers while Miami’s defense will play them tough. Carolina’s defense will have to do a lot to win this game for the road team.
Fantasy Football Picks of the Week
QB: Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) – The Steelers passing offense will face the 31st ranked pass defense in football on Sunday.
RB: Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) – After missing last week, Fournette will take out his frustrations on the 31st ranked run defense in the league.
WR: Julio Jones (Falcons) – Julio has had some tough times out this season. I think he can bounce back against the Cowboys secondary on Sunday.
TE: Jimmy Graham (Seahawks) – Graham has been reliable recently for Russell Wilson.
DEF: Detroit – The Lions defense will be able to flex their muscles against Cleveland’s offense.