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Week 8 Bold Predictions: David Montgomery bounces back

.....hopefully.

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Prediction 1: Cody Parkey (0% owned) is a top 5 kicker this week

Justification: Cody sent one straight off the upright last week. He has done this a few times over the years and always rebounds strong the next week. He plays TB who has allowed the most points to kickers, I’m all in on Parkey this week.

Prediction 2: Aaron Rodgers is not a top 15 QB this week against the Chiefs

Justification: Fresh off a six TD effort?? Say WHAAAAAA? 1. Last time Rodgers had a good game this season (Week 4), he followed it up against the Cowboys with a 238 yard, 0 TD effort. He faces Kansas City this week who has allowed only one QB to throw for over 2 TDs (Matt Stafford) and has kept each QB under 300 yards this season.

Prediction 3: Odell Beckham Jr has more WR points against the Patriots than any WR has this season

Justification: Is that bold enough? The previous high that the Patriots stifling defense allowed was Golden Tate who had 102 yards and a TD, OBJ does better than that. I mean New England has to show weakness at some point...right?

Prediction 4: David Montgomery rushes for 100 yards for the first time in his NFL career

Justification: After a handful of attempts in Week 7, I think the Bears utilize him heavily against the Chargers this week. The Chargers allowed 90+ yards to Marlon Mack, Phillip Lindsay and Derrick Henry. The Chargers are 1-2 away, if the Bears get up in this game, they will look to run the ball more.

Prediction 5: San Francisco vs. Carolina over under is 41.5. Give me over at 48.5

Justification: The Panthers have scored over 27 points in four out of six games this season and more specifically have scored at least 37 points in two out of three away games. The 49ers meanwhile have scored 30+ points in three out of six games and at home they have exceeded 24 points in both games.


Recapping Week 7

Prediction 1: Daniel Jones (29% owned) throws for over 300 yards for 2nd time in his career and finishes as a top five QB

Recap: Things were looking good except for some turnovers. He ended up with 223 yards and a touchdown. Third best fantasy outing of his career but still woefully short of what I was expecting. (Grade: C)

Prediction 2: Tyreek Hill is projected as 2nd best WR, he finishes outside the top 25

Recap: If he wasn’t projected as the 2nd best WR, I would feel more dejected that he finished 15th with 74 yards and 1 TD. I will still take a hit for him being inside the top 20. (Grade: C)

Prediction 3: Darren Fells (5% owned) is a top 10 TE this week

Recap: Just horrible. 27th best TE with 27 receiving yards. (Grade: D)

Prediction 4: Josh Lambo (35% owned) is a top 5 kicker this week

Recap: Top four! Here was where I struck gold. (Grade: A)

Prediction 5: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans over/under is 39.5. Give me over at 45 for this matchup

Results: So close. They finished with 43 points, well above the over/under but not quite to 45. (Grade: B)


2019 YTD Grades:

Grade A: 10
Grade B: 6
Grade C: 5
Grade D: 13