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Week 13 Bold Predictions: All in on Miami

Big week for the Dolphins at home

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 1: Miami Dolphins are a -4 favorite over the Buffalo Bills, give me Dolphins -7

Justification: Three of the Dolphins four wins have been by 7+ points at home. The one that wasn’t was against the Chicago Bears, a very solid team. I think the Dolphins win big against the Bills who got an emotional win last week.

Prediction 2: Larry Fitzgerald is projected 25th this week, he will be a top 15 WR against a Green Bay porous secondary.

Justification: Green Bay’s secondary is not that good and it looks like they have more or less resigned for the season. Larry go ta TD last week and he will rally for another one. I’m guessing EITHER he gets 75 yards or a touchdown with less than 50 yards.

Prediction 3: Josh Gordon has his 2nd biggest week of the season

Justification: I think the Patriots will utilize him heavily this week and I think he’s a lock for a touchdown especially with the Vikings top corner Xavier Rhodes struggling through injury. HIs top season was against Green Bay with 130 yards and 1 TD, I think we see 80 yards and 1 TD this week.

Prediction 4: Lamar Jackson is projected 23rd this week, he will be a top 12 QB

Justification: He’s facing an injury riddles Falcons defense who might be the worst in the league against opposing QBs. Lamar has now thrown for 150+ yards with 70 plus rushing yards in his two starts, expect more of the same with him getting at least 150 passing and at least 100 rushing yards this week.

Prediction 5: Austin Ekeler is projected 13th RB, he won’t be in the top 25 for RBs

Justification: He had a HUGE week against a very bad Arizona defense last week but prior to that he was limited to under 10 fantasy points the previous three weeks. Pittsburgh has a very strong defensive line and it will be tough for the Chargers to get him rushing the ball a lot.

Week 12 Recap (Some up and down)

Prediction 1: Bills vs. Jaguars over/under is 37.5, give me the over at 41.

Outcome: At 44 this game did not disappoint. Furthermore, Josh Allen had himself a game. (Grade A)

Prediction 2: Frank Gore, currently ranked 44th for the week, will be a top 20 RB.

Outcome: Ugh, 37th best RB with 14 rush attempts and 67 yards and 1 catch for 10 yards, no touchdowns. He got the 75 yards I estimated but I forgot to factor in the cold weather meaning more teams are going run heavy. (Grade C).

Prediction 3: San Francisco D/ST gets double digit points for the third time this year

Outcome: Allowing 27 points with no interceptions or fumbles and just one sack is not good. (Grade D)

Prediction 4: Colt McCoy is a top 15 QB this week!

Outcome: He sat somewhere in the 14-16 depending on where you had him but with 268 yards, two TDs and 3 Int’s he was worth the use if you picked him up (Grade A)

Prediction 5: Keke Coutee is a top 10 WR this week (projected outside the top 20)

Outcome: You don’t get much more wrong then I was here. He was outside the top 50! WIth just two targets, two receptions and 14 total yards he got MAYBE four points if you were lucky. (Grade D)

2018 Total Report card

A – 14
B – 10
C – 14
D – 17

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
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