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Week 11 Bold Predictions: Sherlockean effort from Watson

Watson lights it up.

NFL: Houston Texans at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 1: Falcons vs. Cowboys over under is 28, give me over at 54.5

Justification: After the week against Cleveland, I’m expecting AT LEAST 28 points from Atlanta. Dallas meanwhile got some mojo back.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 2: Randy Bullock is projected as 22nd best kicker, he finishes in the top 10.

Justification: I have a hunch this is going to be a real aggressive matchup and I think kicks will be prevalent. Randy will be around the 10 point marker.

Prediction 3: Devin Funchess has 100 yards receiving for the first time this year.

Justification: It’s been a quiet few weeks with fewer receptions which is cause for concern but I think they utilize him heavily against Detroit who will concentrate heavily on McCaffrey.

Prediction 4: DeShaun Watson is a top 7 QB this week.

Justification: He is projected at 13th. His O-line has improved and he has now gone three games without an interception. This could be a trap where he throws 5 interceptions a la Peterman but I’ll ride the hot streak and say he throws for around 300 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Prediction 5: Two of these three games will involve upsets: PIT vs. JAX, KC vs. LAR and PHI vs. NO (so Jacksonville, KC and Philadelphia – 2/3 will win)

Justification: These all scream potential upsets, Pitt has won 5 straight, KC is on fire and Philadelphia will be hungry after that loss to Dallas. I just can’t tell which ones will pull through and which will fall short.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Week 10 Recap

Prediction 1: Detroit Lions overcome a 6.5 pt spread and beat the Chicago Bears by 5.

Outcome: This got ugly quickly, I was quite wrong here (Grade D.)

Prediction 2: Nick Mullens crashes down to earth with less then 250 yards and just as many Interceptions as Touchdowns this week.

Outcome: 250 yards on the dot with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions (Grade: A)

Prediction 3: Calvin Ridley is a top 15 WR this week.

Outcome: 51st with just 7 fantasy points (Grade D.)

Prediction 4: Todd Gurley has his worst fantasy performance of the year this week against Seattle.

Outcome: IT was his fourth worst of the year at 25 points; crazy to think 120 yards and 1 TD isn’t suitable. (Grade C.)

Prediction 5: Michael Badgley (1% owned) scores over 10 points and finishes in the top ten kickers this week
Outcome: He scored 9 points and was in the top 12. (Grade B)

2018 Total Report card

A – 14
B – 10
C – 11
D – 15

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