3 Crazy Bold Predictions for Week 8!
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.
Anthony Miller breaks 100 yards and scores twice
The Bears passing game has been on a major hot streak over the past three games and that should continue against a struggling Jets defense that has allowed seven top 24 WR games already this season. Unfortunately for the Bears, reports suggest WR Allen Robinson will miss the game with a groin injury. Rookie WR Anthony Miller should be able to take advanatge of that and set new career highs with over 100 receiving yards and his first two touchdown game. Specifically, the Jets have been burned by slot WRs. Of the seven top 24 games, six of those came from players who spend at least 30% of their snaps from the slot. Miller plays 71% of his time in the slot and is in for a huge game. – Ryan McDowell
David Johnson has 100 yards rushing, 50 yards receiving and three touchdowns
It hasn’t been the season David Johnson or his owners had envisioned. He hasn’t had 100 yards rushing or 50 yards receiving at any point yet this year. Today is the day it pays off for those that waited or traded for him. The Cardinals fired Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy After last weeks debacle and have turned the reigns over to Byron Leftwitch, who had vowed to use Johnson the way former head coach Bruce Arians did. Leftwich was there on the sidelines for DJ’s monster 2016 season and will look to exploit the 49ers run defense that is 25th against running backs over the last three weeks and has given up 10 touchdowns in the last five. Three weeks back when these teams played Johnson posted 55 yards rushing and 16 yards receiving but found the end zone twice. – Sal Leto
Drew Brees throws for 350 yards and 4 touchdowns
A road date with a Mike Zimmer defense would normally be a daunting matchup for even an elite quarterback. But this Minnesota pass defense has proven vulnerable through much of 2018, and they’ll be without Xavier Rhodes and Anthony Barr on Sunday night. Brees’ home/road splits are far less pronounced when he gets to play in a dome, and he carved up this Vikings defense in the second half of the Minneapolis miracle. Minnesota has figured some things out as a team, but it is simply wounded and facing a Saints team with the weapons to exploit them. In what could very well be a back and forth affair, Brees figures to light up the scoreboard given the best way to attack the Vikings on Sunday will be via the pass. – 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.