Week 10 NFL Preview

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Ben Roethlisberger will need to throw for multiple touchdowns if the Steelers are going to come out with an upset win.

Obaid Ansari, Jacob Chagoya, Nithin Reddy, and Andrew Ryder

Every week Andrew, Obaid, Jacob, and Nithin will be previewing four primetime NFL games and giving predictions. Then they will pick their fantasy football sleepers for the game, players who aren’t widely owned but can potentially make a big impact. They will also be predicting the winners of every game under the Pick’em section, and they will keep a record for correct predictions over the weeks.

Ravens (4-4) vs Browns (0-9): Thursday, 7:25 PM CT on NFL Network, M&T Bank Stadium

If you are a fan of good football, this is not a game you’d enjoy. The Baltimore Ravens, at 4-4, have been decent this season, even winning against a formidable Pittsburgh Steelers team. The Cleveland Browns on the other hand have been the worst team in the NFL, having yet to win a game. The offense has not hit its groove, partly due to the rotating cast of quarterbacks that has plagued this franchise. Expect another loss for Cleveland.

Ravens 24 – Browns 13

Corey Coleman looks to have a big week as a top receiving option for the Browns.
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Corey Coleman looks to have a big week as a top receiving option for the Browns.

Sleeper: Corey Coleman (Owned in 55.2 percent of ESPN leagues)

Coleman was injured early in the season, but he has come back and been targeted second most since his return. Expect him to continue to get a fair share of targets.

Amidst a quarterback controversy, Dak Prescott will be under the spotlight against a Steelers team whose record doesn't reflect their talent.
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Amidst a quarterback controversy, Dak Prescott will be under the spotlight against a Steelers team whose record does not reflect their talent.

Steelers (4-4) vs Cowboys (7-1): Sunday, November 13, 3:25 PM on FOX, Heinz Field

The Steelers are coming off a tough loss against the Ravens where Ben Roethlisberger struggled in his return from injury. What originally looked like a strong team in the beginning  of the season is now 4-4. They go up against the Dallas Cowboys who beat the Cleveland Browns last week. The Cowboys have been surprisingly good this season with rookie QB Dak Prescott starting. No one expected the Cowboys to be this good without Tony Romo but they haven’t lost since week 1 and have a record of 7-1. Still, I expect the Steelers to upset the Cowboys. Ben needed a week to get back in the flow of things and Steelers have one of the best offenses in the league when they play to potential. They will have the added benefit of being home.

Steelers 28 – Cowboys 24

 

Fantasy sleeper: Sammie Coates (owned in 40.4% of ESPN leagues)

Sammie Coates has deep threat ability. However due to a hand injury and and Ben Roethlisberger being out he hasn’t produced. He is a big play threat and is really hit or miss. With Ben back and his hand healing, Coates could put up some big numbers.

 

Tom Brady looks to defeat the Seahawks and go 5-0 since coming back from a 4 game suspension at the start of the year.
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Tom Brady looks to defeat the Seahawks and go 5-0 since coming back from a 4 game suspension at the start of the year.

Patriots (7-1) vs Seahawks (5-2-1): Sunday, November 13, 7:30 PM on NBC, Gillette Stadium

Ever since Tom Brady came back the Patriots have been unbeatable.  Brady is averaging 330 passing yards per game, along with his NFL leading passer rating.  In that four game span the Pats are averaging 34 points per game, two touchdowns more than their previous four games.  On the other side of the ball, the Seahawks are coming off of a crucial victory against the Bills.  Although the game wasn’t a must win, the way the Seahawks won showed that they’re offense is still good.  After throwing for no touchdowns and one pick in a loss to the Saints, Russell Wilson bounced back with two touchdowns and no interceptions while also completing over 75 percent of his passes.  If Wilson can repeat his Monday Night performance the Seahawks may have a chance to pull out an upset.  However, the Patriots have been so dominant that even a great performance by Wilson may not be enough.  I think the Patriots are going to win this battle and move to 8-1 on the season.

Patriots 27 – Seahawks 17

Fantasy sleeper: Chris Hogan (owned in 29.1 percent of ESPN leagues)

Since Brady has come back Chris Hogan has been a viable flex option.  Over the last four weeks Hogan has put up double digits twice.  His last game he gained 91 yards through the air and scored a touchdown.  If he keeps up this momentum Hogan could have another big week.

 

Giants (5-3) vs Bengals (3-4-1):  Monday, November 14, 7:30 PM on ESPN, MetLife Stadium

This Monday night matchup features two teams with stellar passing offenses that could use big wins to help propel them towards the postseason. The Giants passing offense is currently ranked sixth in the league with 271 yards per game, with Odell Beckham Jr. leading the way as Eli Manning’s top receiver. On the other side, the Bengals passing offense is currently ranked fourth in the league with 275 yards per game. This is largely because of the monstrous numbers A.J. Green has been putting up this year. Through week 9, he ranks second in the league with 896 receiving yards and has hauled in three touchdowns. Look for this matchup to be a real shootout with several touchdowns. In the end, I see the Giants prevailing because their receiving core will be too much for the Bengals defense.

Giants 30 – Bengals 26

If AJ Green receives double teams by the Giants secondary, Brandon Lafell could end up having a big day.
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If AJ Green receives double teams by the Giants secondary, Brandon Lafell could end up having a big day.

Fantasy sleeper: Brandon LaFell (owned in 14.5% of ESPN leagues)

With all the attention being on A.J. Green, this could open up some opportunities for fellow wideout Brandon LaFell. If the Giants defense ends up double covering Green, look for LaFell to have a breakout game.

 

Pick’em picks:

Overall record:

Obaid: 42-25-2

Andrew: 37-30-2

Jacob: 35-32-2

Nithin: 32-35-2

Last week’s record:

Obaid: 7-6

Andrew: 7-6

Jacob: 7-6

Nithin: 6-7

 

Ravens vs Browns:

Obaid: baltimore-ravens-logo-small-as-smart-object-1

Jacob:baltimore-ravens-logo-small-as-smart-object-1

Nithin:baltimore-ravens-logo-small-as-smart-object-1

Andrew:baltimore-ravens-logo-small-as-smart-object-1

 

Titans vs Packers:

Obaid: green-bay-packers-logo-small

Jacob:green-bay-packers-logo-small

Nithin: titans-logo-128x128

Andrew:green-bay-packers-logo-small

 

Redskins vs Vikings:

Obaid: minnesota-vikings-logo-small

Jacob:minnesota-vikings-logo-small

Nithin: washington-redskins-logo-small-1

Andrew:washington-redskins-logo-small-1

 

Buccaneers vs Bears:

Obaid: png-2289

Jacob: chicago-bears-logo-small

Nithin:chicago-bears-logo-small

Andrew:chicago-bears-logo-small

 

Panthers vs Chiefs:

Obaid: carolina-panthers-logo-small

Jacob: kansas-city-chiefs-logo-small

Nithin:carolina-panthers-logo-small

Andrew:carolina-panthers-logo-small

 

Eagles vs Falcons:

Obaid: logo-atlanta-falcons

Jacob:logo-atlanta-falcons

Nithin:logo-atlanta-falcons

Andrew: philadelphia-eagles-logo-small

 

Jets vs Rams:

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Jacob:new-york-jets-logo-small1

Nithin:new-york-jets-logo-small1

Andrew: aa2cnrx

 

Saints vs Broncos:

Obaid: saints_logo

Jacob: denver-broncos-logo-small

Nithin:denver-broncos-logo-small

Andrew:denver-broncos-logo-small

 

Jaguars vs Texans:

Obaid: houston-texans-logo-small

Jacob:houston-texans-logo-small

Nithin:houston-texans-logo-small

Andrew: jaguars

 

Chargers vs Dolphins:

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Jacob: san-diego-chargers-logo-small

Nithin: san-diego-chargers-logo-small

Andrew: san-diego-chargers-logo-small

 

Steelers vs Cowboys:

Obaid: tiny

Jacob:tiny

Nithin: logo_mobile

Andrew:logo_mobile

 

Cardinals vs 49ers:

Obaid: cardinals_50t

Jacob:cardinals_50t

Nithin:cardinals_50t

Andrew: cardinals_50t

 

Patriots vs Seahawks:

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Jacob:new-england-patriots-logo-small

Nithin:new-england-patriots-logo-small

Andrew:new-england-patriots-logo-small

 

Giants vs Bengals:

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Jacob:logo-new-york-giants

Nithin:logo-new-york-giants

Andrew:logo-new-york-giants