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3 Bold Predictions for Week 7 – Bonus Predictions

“I never saw it coming.” In this bold predictions series, we’ll look at weekly matchups, using history as a contextual backdrop – as well as in-season trends – in order to unearth unexpected events that have a chance at coming true. The slump is over thanks to a record rookie performance and the Jets pass defense. We hit two of four Bold Predictions in Week 6, with a career-worst rushing outing from Kareem Hunt being the only thing keeping us from a perfect week:
  • Hunt needed 96 rushing yards, two TDs and 3.4 fantasy points to become the leader in those categories through the first six games to start a career. While Hunt had 89 yards receiving, he was held to just 21 yards on the ground.
  • As predicted, the New York Jets made Tom Brady look human, holding him to just 257 yards passing.
  • Christian McCaffrey needed 49 receiving yards to give him the best such mark through the first six games of an RB’s career since 2016. It took him 10 receptions to get there, but the rookie put up 56 yards through the air to pass Reggie Bush and Jahvid Best for the record.
  • The fourth prediction was that we’d go three for three on those predictions, but we missed on Hunt.
That brings our Bold Predictions record to 3 for 20 (15 percent). That’s right around the mark we’re aiming for. Let’s keep the hot streak alive in Week 7 with a couple of guest predictions from two fellow RotoVizers this week.

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By Cort Smith | @cortnall | Archive

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  1. Dennis says:

    youre killing it, great job! but im gonna have to be the shtickler...i know at least one other person thought it....is McCaffrey, as historic as he was, getting 2 more yards than he's averaged actually a bold week 6 prediction? maybe it's more of a bold preseason pick? cmon i know im not the only one to wonder that...:)

  2. I believe the Vegas o/u for CMC receiving yards that week was 37.5. I called for 49. I think anytime you predict that Vegas will be wrong by like 25-30% is pretty bold, personally! I gamble on these games every week, and, it's not often Vegas misses by that much.

    Also, yes he was averaging 40 something, but that was mainly because he had that one 100-yard game. Take that one out, and his totals were - 38, 34, 33, 31. Again, exceeding his usual output considerably.

    Thanks for reading!

  3. Dennis says:

    hahah i was just being a ball-busting nerd. it was a great call and please keep em coming

  4. I know, but hey, if we can' take a fantasy article with literally no stakes whatsoever seriously, well then what's the point? smile

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