3 Crazy Bold Predictions for Week 5!
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.
Devonta Freeman Totals 125 yards and Two Touchdowns
After missing the past three game, the Falcons will welcome starting RB Devonta Freeman back to the lineup and the spot couldn’t be more perfect. First of all, RB Tevin Coleman didn’t exactly set the league on fire during his stint as a starter, meaning Freeman should return to his heavy workload, seeing at least 55% of the backfield snaps. Also, the Falcons face the Steelers in a battle of strong offenses and defenses who can’t stop anyone. Although Pittsburgh has actually been somewhat strong against the run, that is only because they’ve been shredded by opposing passing games. I expect the Falcons to work to get Freeman involved and they should be playing in a tight game throughout, leading to more rushing opportunities. – Ryan Mcdowell
Big Ben Will Break the Single Game Passing Record
We are in the midst of the most prolific yardage and scoring start to an NFL season. Eight quarterbacks are on pace for over 5,000 passing yards. No player surpassed 4,600 a year ago. Today we are in store for another offensive shootout with the Steelers and Falcons. Both teams have been awful stopping the pass game in 2018 and today should be no different. Ben has passed for more than 500 pass yards three times. He will do so again today but he will do it with more yards than any player has ever totaled breaking Norm Van Brocklin’s 67 year old record of 554 yards. – Sal Leto
Keke Coutee Goes Over 100 Yards For Second Straight Game
Keke Coutee exploded onto the fantasy scene in Week 4, securing 11 of a whopping 15 targets for 109 yards. He was involved even before Will Fuller left with a hamstring aggravation, and it was clear the Texans had a plan to get him the football. There are matchup concerns given Dallas plays at a glacial pace, but the Texans best mode of moving the football is the passing game. Dallas can create havoc up front, especially against one of the league’s worst offensive lines. Utilizing Coutee as an extension of the running game makes a lot of sense, and it could lead to another big day for the Texans new weapon. – 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.