Of their remaining 10 games, only two are against teams that currently own a winning record: Week 11 at the Steelers and Week 16 against the Rams. The winless Browns are up next.
I don’t think the Packers can stay in contention without Rodgers because of their defensive weak spots and injury woes. I now have Minnesota as the favorite to win the NFC North, with Detroit taking the second wild card. By my metrics, the Lions have the league’s easiest remaining schedule, which separates them from likes of the the Rams, Falcons, Redskins and Cowboys.
Foxworth: Rams and Falcons. It feels like the NFC is as wide-open as it has ever been. Which is another way of saying that I don’t have much faith in any of the teams. But I think the Falcons and Rams are among the most talented teams in the conference and are well-coached, yet they won’t win their respective divisions. Wild card is the way in for them.
Four straight losses and the Raiders are now at the bottom of the AFC West. They’ll try to stop the bleeding against the Chiefs on Thursday night, but quarterback Derek Carr has lost five straight starts to Kansas City. After that, the Raiders tour the East Coast with trips to Buffalo and Miami.
Kimes: Jordan Howard, RB, Bears. The team probably will continue to lean hard on Howard while easing rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky into the offense, but I don’t expect him to produce like he did on Sunday. The Panthers’ defense is allowing the fifth-lowest average number of fantasy points to opposing running backs, as well as the fifth-lowest rushing yards per game.
Sando: Derek Carr, QB, Raiders. Carr has averaged 10.2 fantasy Bing Cheap Jerseys
Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys points per game in six career games against the Chiefs and has never reached even 14 fantasy points in a single game against them. I’d be surprised if he suddenly lit up Kansas City on Thursday.