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Week 16 Bold Predictions: Washington is going to Impress

Give me Adrian Peterson All Day

NFL: Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 1: Washington Redskins vs. Tennessee Titans over under is 37. Give me over 40.5 pts.

Justification: The Redskins have not scored over 16 points in the last three games, I think this game they “go off” for a whopping 21 points. Tennessee meanwhile just shut out the Giants and their defense is feeling good, I think the Redskins can sneak in on them.

Prediction 2: Adrian Peterson is slotted as the 37th best RB. He will be a top 20 RB with EITHER 100 yards or a TD.

Justification: He had 19 carries last game and when you look at this season, the game after he had a hefty workload he goes off on a great game, it doesn’t make sense but neither does his ability to bounce back after a torn ACL and still dominate the league into his 30s.

Prediction 3: Mitchell Trubisky is projected as the 15th best QB, he lands in the top 8.

Justification: He’s facing San Francisco who has allowed 30 passing TDs or 2.3 per game (2nd most in the league). Mitchell has been slumping and will get a chance to put up some yards and TDs in this matchup.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 4: JuJu Smith-Schuster is projected as the sixth best WR, he falls outside the top 20.

Justification: He has shown signs of struggle this year and while the New Orleans defense is allowing a lot of WR points, they will step up big in this juggernaut matchup against a team who just beat the Patriots.

Prediction 5: Jacksonville Jaguars are slotted as the 14th best defense, they will be a top 7 D/ST.

Justification: This defense has limited two of the last three opponents to 16 points or less with three sacks in each of those matchups, two interceptions and one fumble recovery. Ryan Tannehill is battling through a shoulder and ankle injury which were exacerbated by 9 sacks last week against Minnesota.

Week 15 Recap

Prediction 1: Josh Rosen will have his 2nd best week of the year against the Falcons

Outcome: I apologize to everyone, not only did he NOT have his 2nd best week, he had his 2nd WORST week. I was WAY OFF on my prediction here (Grade D).

Prediction 2: Oakland vs. Cincinnati, a very ‘meh’ game on paper, will beat it’s over/under of 46 by 3.5 points (50 combined points this game).

Outcome: 46 points. It met what was expected for this game. (Grade C)

Prediction 3: T.Y. Hilton is projected as the 14th best WR, he won’t finish in the top 25 in week 15.

Outcome: He ended up being the 21st WR, well below his 14th best WR projection. with 85 yards and no TDs (Grade B)

Prediction 4: Dan Bailey tops 10 points for the first time in seven weeks.

Outcome: 11 points as he hit two 30 yard kicks and didn’t miss anything just like I predicted (Grade A)

Prediction 5: Dalvin Cook is projected as the 18th best RB, he will be a top 10 RB.

Outcome: he was the 5th best RB with 136 yards and 2 touchdowns (Grade A)

2018 Total Report card

A – 20
B – 13
C – 18
D – 19

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