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Bold Predictions Week 8: A Big Week for Rosen

He rebounds from a rough week

NFL: Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 1: Josh Rosen scores 20 fantasy points this week for the first time ever

Justification: Last week was horrible, he threw three interceptions and seemed to give up on the game. You better believe he heard that all week and despite just 170 yards and 1 TD against San Francisco a few weeks ago, he is going to have a big game against a 49ers team who has allowed the 7th most points to opposing quarterbacks.

Prediction 2: OJ Howard is a top 7 TE this week

Justification: Currently predicted as a top 14 TE, he faces Cincinnati who allows the 4th most points to TEs. Five of their six weeks, he’s put up at least 50 yards, the TD he scores will put him among the top seven.

Prediction 3: New Orleans Saints defense, with newly acquired CB Eli Apple, score 10 fantasy points for the first time this year

Justification: Eli will certainly help their secondary which has been questionable this year. They face Minnesota who is allowing the 10th more points to opposing defenses and two of their three home games they allowed 20 points or less to the opposing team.

Prediction 4: Eagles vs. Jaguars over/under is 41.5. I’ll take the over at 46.5

Justification: Both teams had a very weak offensive effort at some (or all) of last week’s games. Expect both teams to come out ready to put up a ton of points.

Prediction 5: Antonio Callaway has 100 receiving yards for the first time in his career

Justification: Todd Haley has been quiet with him lately but I think he is utilized for at least two deep tries this week and connects on one 60+ yard reception against his former team. Add to this the possibility that Cleveland gets down quickly as Pittsburgh will surely be much more alert and ready to NOT tie to Cleveland again.

Week 7 Recap

Prediction 1: Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Jets over/under is 47, I’ll take under at 42.5

Outcome: They were at 30 points at the end of the third quarter and I felt optimistic that it might happen. The fourth quarter Minnesota took off with 17 points and decimated my prediction (Grade D.)

Prediction 2: For the first time this season Matthew Stafford throws as many (if not more) INTs than TDs

Outcome: Well he threw two touchdowns and 0 interceptions. This was not what I thought was going to happen. (Grade D).

Prediction 3: Giants vs. Falcons is going to currently at ATL -5.5, give me ATL -2.

Outcome: This was looking brilliant for a minute, and then the Giants blew it and Atlanta won by 3. It still beat the spread though and was just one point short. (Grade B).

Prediction 4: Ka’imi Fairbairn is currently being projected as the 20th best Kicker for Week 7, he will be a top 10 kicker.

Outcome: He was a top six kicker and had two 40+ yard field goals (Grade A).

Prediction 5: Alvin Kamara scores 10 points or less in most formats.

Outcome: So technically he scored 15 points but, this is a guy who was putting up 30+ points regularly. He finished as the 16th best RB option this week with 64 yards and a touchdown. Due to this, I’m giving myself a B (Grade B).

2018 Total Report card

A – 9
B – 7
C – 7
D – 12

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