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2021 Fantasy Football: 5 Bold Predictions for NFL Week 10

Atlanta Falcons running back Mike Davis could post some sneaky stats this week.

Philadelphia Eagles v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Where I feel short last week (Jordan Love), I double down this week (Aaron Rodgers). Let’s get into some bold predictions for Week 10...

1.) Carson Wentz is a top 5 quarterback.

Justification: Carson is rolling high. Fresh off back-to-back 3 TD games, he faces Jacksonville who are likely feeling proud after an exuberant win over Buffalo in Week 9. Prior to that standup win, the Jags had allowed 2 TDs to both Geno Smith AND Tua Tagovailoa in previous weeks. Earlier this year against more formidable QBs, the Jags allowed 300 yards to Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow. The Jags defense is generally tight on passing TDs but I see Carson ending with either 250 yards and 3 TDs or 325 yards and 2 TDs which should be enough for top 5 status.

2.) Cooper Kupp finishes outside the top 10 wide receivers.

Justification: This is quite bold for just about the only WR to finish inside the top 10 for the last four weeks. This week the Rams face a San Francisco defense that has limited the last three teams to no 100-yard receiving games OR receiving TDs from wide receivers. Los Angeles also may have OBJ in the lineup, and could be eager to utilize him in his first game as a Ram.

Minnesota Vikings v Baltimore Ravens e.g., limited to use of fewer than 10 images during the game

3.) Tyler Conklin (32% owned) finishes as a top 5 tight end.

Justification: Facing the Los Angeles Chargers can be beneficial for tight ends. The Chargers have allowed four touchdowns in the last six games to tight ends. Two tight ends have netted 100+ receiving yards, while four have had over 50 yards. Conklin has seven targets in each of the last two weeks and over 50 receiving yards in two of the last three.

4.) Mike Davis finishes among the top 20 running backs.

Justification: Dallas is weaker against the run than the pass, so I think Atlanta’s game plan gears more towards Mike Davis than to Cordarrelle Patterson this week. Mike has just two games with at least 50 rushing yards and just one with a rushing TD, but I think we see another one of those this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

5.) Seattle vs. Green Bay has an over/under of 49, give me the over at 53 pts.

Justification: Last week a combined 20 points were scored as the Green Bay Packers lost to Kansas City with Jordan Love at the helm. Do you know what would make Aaron Rodgers as happy as ever? If he came out the next week and just absolutely annihilated the competition with a high-scoring affair. This seems like the exact type of thing that he will be striving for and I think we see a 35-21 effort. Seattle put up 20 points in two of Geno Smith’s last three games, and Russell Wilson returns this week.

YTD Grades:

A: 14
B: 5
C: 4
D: 16