2 Crazy Bold Predictions for Week 12!
Every Sunday morning our team of Rob Willette, Ryan McDowell, and Sal Leto bring you their Bold Predictions of the week. Maybe they are out of their minds or maybe they have the player that can win it all for you this week.
The Niners will finish with a QB1, RB1, WR1 and TE1
When the game kicks off tomorrow the San Francisco 49ers will not have the Quarterback, Running Back or either Wide Receiver they expected to be the starters this season. They are coming out of a bye week and I think Shanahan with two weeks of planning will have some fun facing off against the Bucs defense that comes in 30th vs quarterbacks, 26th vs running backs, 30th vs wide receivers and 31st vs tight ends. Sure we have seen Matt Brieda and George Kittle put up numbers fairly consistently all season but this week they will be joined by wide receivers Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne catching passes from Nick Mullens on their way to week winning point totals for those brave enough to slot them in their lineups. – Sal Leto
Austin Ekeler Finishes A Top 5 RB
Much of this hinges on the health of Melvin Gordon, though a mid-week tissue injury setback is never a good thing. The Chargers were cautious with Gordon earlier this year and may elect to rest him againt with a very beatable Cardinals team coming to town. Arizona has been blitzed by running backs all year and Ekeler has been an efficiency monster, averaging 5.8 yards per carry and 13 yards per reception. He underwhelmed in his one cameo as a starter when Gordon was sidelined, only due to the Chargers running so few plays. I’m leaning towards the thinking Los Angeles sits Gordon given they need him for the long-term as a likely playoff team, giving Ekeler 20 touch upside in a great matchup in a game the Chargers should control throughout. If you can wait to see Gordon’s status, save a starting spot for Ekeler in this blowup spot. – Rob Willette
Sal Leto (@LetoSal), Ryan McDowell (@RyanMc23), and Rob Willette (@RobWillette24) are freelance contributors for the SportsHub Games Network, Inc., Fanball’s parent company. Any advice or strategies provided by SportsHub contributors represent their personal opinions; they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of SportsHub Games Network and are not necessarily reflective of the strategies they may employ in their own lineups.