Saquon Barkley’s Record Breaker and More Week 6 Bold Predictions

It’s time for another season of bad bets based in good process, better known as Bold Predictions. In this 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. Week 5 brought us our first taste of success:
  • It comes at the expense of RotoViz alum Josh Hermsmeyer, who is no doubt badly tilted after we proved definitively once and forever that defensive matchups do matter. Jaguars defense + elite wunderkind QB Patrick Mahomes = QB17.
  • Pittsburgh upheld its end of the bargain with three players finishing top 12 at their position, but Atlanta let us down with none.
  • David Johnson did score two TDs, but it wasn’t enough to return to top-five status (RB10). He had 18 carries, but Next Gen Stats show that he wasn’t exactly being used creatively.
carry-chart_JOH174477_2018-reg-5_1538960048884 Now on the board with an 1-14 record, let’s strive for our first winning streak of the year on the coattails of rookie running back royalty.

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