Fantasy Football Bold Predictions
We’re headed to week nine and by now you know if you’re going to make the playoffs or if you’re fighting to stay relevant in your league. Hopefully, you’re sitting at the top, but no matter the situation, you need some bold predictions to help set your lineup. So let’s take a look at 10 guys this week that you can watch put up monster numbers for you. The following is my week 9 fantasy football bold predictions.
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Derek Carr Throws For More Than 300 Yards
Derek Carr has had a year that’s been up and down, but that was to be suspected. He had his best week last week throwing for 285 yards and three touchdowns against the Texans. He gets the Detroit Lions this week who have been brutal against quarterbacks in fantasy football. In six out of their seven games they’ve given up 18 or more fantasy points, and in three of the last five they’ve given up 20 ore more. Carr has yet to throw for 300 yards this year, but he will this week.
Sam Darnold Throws Three TD Passes
Sam Darnold has missed a lot of time because of mono, but he’s coming up on his fourth week back from that sickness. What’s more sickening is that he’s thrown eight interceptions in the last three weeks. This is going to be his get right game, however. He’s thrown just three touchdowns in two games throughout his career, and this is going to be his third time. He faces the Dolphins who just traded for Talib, but Darnold is going to find his receivers in the endzone three times this week.
Dalvin Cook Rushes for more than 150 yards
Dalvin Cook has been a monster this season. Heading into week nine, he leads the league in rushing with 823 yards. Cook and the Vikings offense have been moving the ball really well on the ground because of how well the play-action game has been working. The Chiefs just allowed over 40 fantasy points to Green Bay Packer Aaron Jones. Cook is a much more refined runner and better at his craft, so you can be that he’ll do something similar. He’s going to have over 150 rushing yards this week and run the Vikes to victory.
Jordan Howard Thrashes His Former Team
You can bet that Jordan Howard had this game circled on his calendar. He’s been licking his chops for eight weeks waiting to get a shot at his former team. Howard’s coming off of a game where he nearly rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown and with the Bears sitting back on their heals the last few weeks, Howard is going to look to take advantage. This will be his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and he will end up in the end zone twice this weekend.
James White Lands In The Top-10
James White has consistently put up double-digit points each week this year. Granted, he and the Patriots have faced one team with a winning record so far this year, and that was a nailbiter until the very end. They get their second team with a winning record this week in the Baltimore Ravens. James White should see the field quite often in this game as you can rely on the Patriots needing to put more volume towards their passing game. White is going to catch double-digit passes for over 100 yards and have one receiving touchdown and one rushing touchdown this week.
Kenny Golladay Has Another Monster Game
The smooth Kenny G went from having a stinker of a game against Minnesota to completely torching the New York Giants. You can absolutely bet he’s going to have another game like last week. He gets a Raiders team who has continually been beaten by opposing wide receivers. With Oakland struggling at the corner position, expect Golladay to take advantage of this matchup. Look for him to go for more yards than last week and have two touchdowns on the day.[the_ad id=”79528″][the_ad id=”69556″]
D.K. Metcalf Has Multiple TDs For Second Straight Week
D.K. Metcalf has had a solid, but an up and down year. The two weeks prior to last week he posted 122 yards and zero touchdowns on eight catches. Last week, he catches three passes, two of them for touchdowns, and just 13 yards. So how are you supposed to evaluate his recent performances? Well, he’s getting a decent amount of targets and he saw 92% of snaps last week. Metcalf is going to have a big week this week scoring two touchdowns again and having his first 100-yard receiving game.
Tyreek Hill Torches Minnesota
Matt Moore or Patrick Mahomes, it’s not going to matter. Tyreek Hill is going to have a HUGE game against the Minnesota Vikings. This Vikings secondary has looked rough the last two weeks against Detroit and Washington, specifically Xavier Rhodes. So who’s going to match up against Hill? Rhodes is too slow, Trae Waynes is fast enough but isn’t good enough, and Mackensie Alexander and Mike Hughes have had injuries they’ve dealt with this year. Good luck stopping Hill as he goes for over 200 yards receiving and two touchdowns this week.
Darren Waller Destroys Detroit
Darren Waller has been a fantasy football delight this year. He got his big contract extension prior to week seven and proceeded to off for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Last week though was a bit of a disappointment. He caught just two balls for 11 yards though he did score on one of those catches. This will be his bounceback game. Along with Carr throwing for 300 yards, Waller is going to have a monster game, gaining over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Jonnu Smith Disappoints After Big Week
Jonnu Smith stepped up big time for the Titans against the Bucs last week. He posted six catches for 78 yards and a touchdown. A good stat line, but against one of the worst secondaries in the league. This week, he gets the Carolina Panthers who are going to shut him down. Fantasy owners are going to be excited to start him again this week, but you might want to pump the breaks this week.
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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.