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Bold Predictions for Week 10: Big Week, Bigger Ben

Big Ben rings in a strong week

Pittsburgh Steelers v Detroit Lions Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Recapping last week’s picks:

1. Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts over under is 49 points. This game will go over 54 points.

Outcome: (Grade: C) I hope anyone who saw the Watson injury knew that this pick was defunct the second that happened. Due to this I’m giving this a C for Callously early pick.

2. Jared Goff throws for over 300 yards for the second time this season.

Outcome: (Grade: A) Potentially one of my best picks of the season. He TORE IT UP. If you picked him up or used him (as I did in a number of leagues) than you saw the dominant 311 yard 4 TD performance he put up.

3. Cincinnati Bengals turn the ball over 3 times at Jacksonville Jaguars.

Outcome: (Grade: C). I know there were 0 turnovers but listen to me on this one. The point of this was that you should both avoid Bengals Andy Dalton & Company as well as utilize the Jacksonville defense if you can. Well the Bengals scored 7 points, mission accomplished on both sides.

4. San Francisco 49ers get their first Win of the season.

Outcome: (Grade: D). It looked close for a minute there and then Arizona ran away with it.

5. Kirk Cousins is held to less than 240 yards for the second time this season and no Washington RB has more than 60 yards rushing.

Outcome: (Grade: A). Teeeeeechnically this is incorrect. He threw for 247 yards. I’m going to be “bold” and give it a win. Kirk threw for 247 yards and the most anyone rushed for was 20 yards.

Week 10 Bold Picks:

1. New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers over under is 42.5 and I’m taking under at 38.5.

Background: The Giants have under 25 pts in each game this year and 17 or less in 5 of their 8 games as questions about Eli Manning’s future are coming circulating. The 49ers meanwhile have scored 15 pts or less in 5 of their 8 games.

2. Ryan Fitzpatrick throws for 3 TDs against the New York Jets. (He’s 1% owned)

Background: The Jets have allowed the most passing TD’s against this season. Ryan had 3 against Arizona Cardinals earlier this year and he has a tendency to start out strong and then get worse and worse each subsequent start.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

3. Patriots not only clear the 7.5 point spread against the Denver Broncos they win by 10.5 points.

Background: That’s right I didn’t stop at 10, I kept going. Two of the last 3 years they came out strong off the bye winning by over 15 points. They come to Denver undefeated on the road this season and Brady is in prime time where you know he will want to shine.

4. Ryan Succop is a top 2 kicker this weekend. (He’s 70% owned)

Background: Well, he’s made the second most field goals and the Bengals have allowed the second most field goals so it’s not super bold, but I’m not dishing all big winners here. Plus he’ sonly 70% owned so there are a few leagues where you can stash a solid kicker who will be looking at 15+ points.

5.Big Ben tops 320 yards in passing for the first time this season. (He’s 84% owned)

Background: Fresh off a bye Ben Roethlisberger and team play the Indianapolis Colts who have allowed the most passing yards in the NFL. At 6-2 this will be a good win to keep them to the top of the AFC with the Patriots and Chiefs.

2017 Report card:

A – 10

B – 9

C – 8

D – 13

Here is how I will be grading my Bold picks this year

A – The bold pick happened as I stated

B – The bold pick did NOT happened as stated but the idea behind it was there (example I predicted Jesse James would have 0 TDs and fewer than 20 yards in week 2, he had 27 yards, the general idea to avoid him in fantasy was present.

C – The bold pick did NOT happen and the overall feel for what occurred had you saying “meh”

D – The bold pick was nowhere near accurate