Week 14 Picks
Prediction 1: Texans -4.5 is the line, give me the Colts -1!
Justification: The Indianapolis Colts were shutout by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, the Texans crushed the Browns for their 9th straight win. I think the Texans streak will come to an end against a Colts team that got ripped apart in practice all week for not scoring a single point.
Prediction 2: Cam Newton is projected as a top 5 QB this week at Cleveland, he doesn’t land in the top 10.
Justification: I think the Browns edge rushers will give him some difficulties but more so I think EITHER Case Keenum (SF), Matthew Stafford (Ari), Baker Mayfield (Car), Andrew Luck (Hou), Tom Brady (Mia), Dak Prescott (Phi), Lamar Jackson (KC) and Matt Ryan (GB) are potential candidates currently listed outside the top 10 and could land in there.
Prediction 3: Sterling Shepard is projected as 50th best WR, he lands inside the top 35 with his fourth best week of the season.
Justification: The Redskins are allowing the 24th most yards to opposing WR’s, he’s healthy from his rib injury and he’s getting about 6 targets per game which should yield about 50+ yards and a chance for a Touchdown..
Prediction 4: The Jets are listed as the 17th best Defense, they finish in the top 10 against the Bills who allow the most points to opposing defenses.
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.
Jamal Adams is a blue-chip piece for the Jets defense to build around. Elite player who was everywhere, doing everything in week 12: pic.twitter.com/OYaDNfiY4i— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) November 27, 2018
Prediction 5: Frank Gore has his first rushing TD of the season against the Patriots.
Justification: He had a down week against Buffalo last week, he will rebound who has only allowed four rushing touchdowns, this one is a stretch and somewhat of a gut feeling.
Week 13 Recap (Some up and down)
Prediction 1: Miami Dolphins are a -4 favorite over the Buffalo Bills, give me Dolphins -7
Outcome: Dolphins -4 it is…. (Grade C)
Prediction 2: Larry Fitzgerald is projected 25th this week, he will be a top 15 WR against a Green Bay porous secondary.
Outcome: With three catches and 58 yards, he fell outside the top 50 for receivers. This is twice this season he has burned me in an optimal slot, I’m done with him (Grade D)
Prediction 3: Josh Gordon has his 2nd biggest week of the season
Outcome: Actually really close, he fell just 1 point short of this feat with 58 receiving yards and a touchdown (Grade B)
Prediction 4: Lamar Jackson is projected 23rd this week, he will be a top 12 QB
Outcome: He finished 19th with 125 yards passing and 75 yards rushing, short on both of my assumptions (Grade C)
Prediction 5: Austin Ekeler is projected 13th RB, he won’t be in the top 25 for RBs
Outcome: He finished 35th with 21 yards rushing and 22 yards receiving (Grade A)
2018 Total Report card
A – 15
B – 11
C – 16
D – 18
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