Bold Fantasy Predictions
We are coming up on the midway point of the season and one thing is for sure, the NFL is as unpredictable as it gets. We have seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. From the Cowboys starting the season 3-0, to now 3-3. Or the Vikings looking like a team destined for a disastrous season, to now flying up power rankings. With unpredictability throughout the NFL comes even more unpredictability in fantasy football. Last week, Bold Predictions had a high success rate, so let’s dive into this weeks and see if there are a few diamonds in the rough that are destined for big games.
Dak Prescott Has a Massive Game
Eagles at Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys got off to a heck of a start the first three games. In those games, according to FantasyPros, Prescott was averaging 28.5 fantasy points per game. In the last three games, however, Prescott averaged 19.1. Almost a 10 point difference from the first three weeks to the last three. This week we could see the reemergence of the Prescott from earlier this season. With Philly’s run game being lights out, Prescott is going to have to throw the ball all over one of the league’s worst secondaries. He may be short some weapons in the receiving game, but he still could put up 350+ passing yards and multiple touchdowns. He also has a good shot to scramble and pick up points as well.
Zeke Struggles in Run Game Against Division Foe
Eagles at Cowboys
Let’s stay on the big divisional matchup between the Eagles and the Cowboys. With Prescott lighting it up in the passing game, Ezekiel Elliott and the running game could very well struggle this week. Philly’s run defense is no joke this year and could shut him down. He’s going to have a very hard time running between the tackles and even though Dallas’ offensive line is one of the best in the game, Zeke is still going to have to create yards for himself which won’t be easy. He still is going to have value in the passing game, but don’t expect Zeke to run for more than 50 yards this week. If he gets into the endzone, that would be a matchup saver.
Aaron Jones Bounces Back After Rough Game
Raiders at Packers
Aaron Jones struggled badly against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football last week. He lost a crucial fumble and dropped a sure 20+ yard touchdown which could have catapulted fantasy teams to victories. Instead, frustrated fantasy owners watched as Jamaal Williams carried a large portion of the workload. This week though, Jones is going to run all over the Oakland Raiders. Expect him to have a tight grip on that ball as he won’t turn it over this week and he will rush for over 100 yards and score at least once against Gruden’s defense.
DJ Chark Top-5 Wide Receiver in Week 7
Jaguars at Bengals
DJ Chark is coming off of a week where he was shut down by the New Orleans Saints. He was held to just three catches for 43 yards. The bright spot, however, is that he was tied for the team lead in targets with eight. This week, Chark and the Jags get a very depleted Cincinnati Bengals team that is down their top corners. They should have a hard time covering Chark and the rest of the Jags wide receivers allowing Gardner Minshew to find the open guy, which the majority of the time is Chark. Look for him to have 120+ receiving yards and a touchdown this week.
Darius Slayton Has Multiple TDs
Cardinals at Giants
Darius Slayton has played just four of the New York Giants six games this year and he has the second-most fantasy points of the wide receivers. The rookie has also been consistently targeted in the passing game, totaling 20 targets in those four games. Slayton and Daniel Jones have had a connection since training camp and you can see that translating into the games now. As we progress through the season, we should see these two begin to get even more chemistry going. With Golden Tate now fully in the mix, he should take some pressure off of the rookie to allow him to get free over the top. The Cardinals should mainly be worried about Evan Engram burning them and they could throw an extra cover guy his way, as well as throwing Patrick Peterson on Sterling Shepard. This all should allow Slayton to get in the end zone multiple times for a huge week 7.
Foster Moreau is Oaklands Top TE in Week 7
Raiders at Packers
Foster Moreau is the rookie out of LSU. He was a bit of a tough prospect to get a read on because of how much LSU shied away from the passing game. He had a good combine and throughout training camp, he appeared to be a good receiving option. Prior to their bye week last week, Moreau was out-targeted by Darren Waller by just one and caught the same amount of passes. Moreau has also seen a steady increase in targets week by week. A big indicator is the amount of snaps Moreau has received. In week five, he got 62 snaps to Waller’s 57. If this trend continues, Moreau will be Oaklands top TE and that could start as early as week seven.
I have a lovely wife and three children. I have played Fantasy Football since 2006. I began writing Fantasy Football content for FFDynasty260 in 2017 and covered the weekly waiver wire column as well as other topics. I started covering the Minnesota Vikings for Last Word On Sports in 2018. I am currently the Fantasy Football Expert for The Scoop on KLGR in Minnesota. I merged with FFD260 to Gridiron Experts in 2019 covering Dynasty Fantasy Football and more. I am a co-host on The Dynasty Draft Room podcast which launched in 2019. I stopped writing Vikings content for LWOS and switched to The Vikings Age in 2019.