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Bold Predictions Week 9: Kareem “hunts” out a 100 yard campaign

Expecting big things this week

NFL: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 1: Baltimore holds Pittsburgh to 20 points or less.

Justification: They likely heard an earful after allowing Carolina to put up 36 points. Earlier this year they allowed Cincinnati to score 34 and shut Denver down to just 14 points in the next week. Add to this that at home they have limited opposing teams to an average of 13.6 points.

Prediction 2: Kareem Hunt rushes for 100 yards for the 2nd time this year.

Justification: Gregg Williams is now focused on the whole team not just Defense. The Cleveland defense has allowed four 100 yard rush efforts in eight games.

Prediction 3: DeShaun Watson was the best QB last week, he doesn’t land in the top ten this week.

Justification: He will throw a pick, he will throw probably 3 fewer TDs and the combination of that makes him 15th best, not THE best QB this week.

Prediction 4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers have an over/under of 54.5. Give me under at 48.5

Justification: Among my bold predictions I think Ryan Fitzpatrick has an ok day but nothing amazing. I feel it has to be his presence that has this over/under above a normal 42-46 level.

Prediction 5: Marvin Jones becomes just the 7th WR to score a TD against Minnesota this year.

Justification: Golden Tate is gone and Marvin is fresh off a 2 TD campaign against Seattle. He has 5 TDs on the year going just 2 games without a TD.

Week 8 Recap

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

Outcome: 252 yards, 2 TDs for 24 points in most leagues (Grade A)

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

Outcome: 68 yards and 1 TD for a top five TE in most leagues (Grade A).

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

Outcome: Four Sacks, One Fumble Recovery and a Defensive TD with 20 points allowed, 17 points in most formats (Grade A).

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

Outcome: They fell short of 46.5 points but were over the 41.5 over/under (Grade C).

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

Outcome: The good news is he had 14 fantasy points with 36 yards and a touchdown so if you followed this advice you were paid handsomely. The bad news is 36 yards is well short of 100 receiving yards. (Grade B).

2018 Total Report card

A – 12
B – 8
C – 8
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