NFL Bold Predictions for Week 11 and a Week 10 review

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Brandin Cooks, D.J. Moore, Pat Freiermuth, and Josh Jacobs are set up for success while Antonio Gibson disappoints. Here's why.

As the season progresses, the craziness of the NFL keeps getting more and more prominent. Week 10 wasn't as wild as Week 9 but still had some crazy moments. The Washington Football Team upset the Buccaneers, Rhomandre Stevenson outscoring Christian McCaffrey, Jonathan Taylor, and De'Andre Swift, and Hunter Henry continuing to score touchdowns.

Like I've said before, Fantasy football is hard to predict, but that's what makes it so fun.

Let's take a look at my Week 10 predictions and see how right or wrong they were. I'll be explaining my thoughts on the predictions and what could improve next time. Also, I'll be providing my Week 11 bold predictions. Let's get right to it!

Week 10 Review

Aaron Jones bounces back with 125 total yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Jones totaled 86 yards before leaving the game with a knee injury against the Seahawks. He was explosive on his passing plays and looked solid. A.J. Dillon took over and went off for 128 yards and two touchdowns. This was an unfortunate injury and it sounds like Jones could miss a couple of weeks. They have a Week 13 bye, so they could opt to hold him out until then.

James Conner doesn't finish inside the top-20 this week.

In full-PPR leagues, James Conner finished as the RB18 on the week. This was solely due to a garbage-time touchdown, otherwise, this prediction looked solid. The Panther's defense is stout and completely obliterated the Cardinals with Kyler Murray. Overall, this prediction was a solid one considering Conner needed a TD to enter the top-20.

Derek Carr throws for 350 yards and 2 touchdowns.

While he didn't get to the 350 passing yards, Carr did rack up two touchdowns and was the QB7 overall on the week. The crazy thing is that the Raiders got demolished 41-14 and Carr still was solid. He finished the day with 261 passing yards while throwing two touchdowns and one interception. My prediction wasn't 100% correct, but Carr provided a solid fantasy output for managers who started him.

Mike Williams and Keenan Allen go over 100 yards and a touchdown.

Keenan Allen finished the game with eight catches for 98 yards and no touchdowns and Mike Williams finished with four catches for 33 yards and no scores. I'll count this as a loss and a miss by me. The Chargers offense is trending in the wrong direction and Justin Herbert has been playing poorly. Allen had a solid fantasy day but what's up with Mike Williams!?

This has been the third straight dud for him and there aren't any reports of injuries. He simply isn't producing like he was, and should be viewed as a boom/bust WR3.

Noah Fant finds the endzone and finishes as a top-6 TE.

The Eagles were coughing up the most points to opposing tight ends on the year, and Fant did have a solid game. He finished as the TE10 on the week catching five passes for 59 yards and no touchdown. If he would've scored just one touchdown he would've cracked the top-6. Nonetheless, this was a miss from me, but Fant still provided a solid floor for fantasy managers.

Week 11 Bold Predictions

Brandin Cooks finishes inside the top-15 WR

The Texans are not a very good football team. That being the case, it means they will have to throw the ball to keep pace with every team they face. The Titans give up a ton of fantasy points to opposing WR's. They are currently giving up the most points at nearly 30 fantasy points per game.

Cook is a target hog and will easily receive 10+ targets this week. If he scores a touchdown then he can catapult himself into the top-15 or even the top-10. He's a great play this week.

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D.J. Moore finishes as a WR1 this week

Saying Moore has been bad these past few weeks would be an understatement. It's not all his fault though. It's more Sam Darnold being incapable of playing the QB position correctly and the offense in general. The good news is that Cam Newton is now the QB and Moore will look to bounce back this week.

He gets the Washington Football Team who are bleeding fantasy points to opponents wide receivers. He's a WR2 with WR1 upside this Sunday.

Pat Freiermuth finishes as a top-5 TE

The Muth has been rock solid the past few weeks. Even though he had a crucial fumble last week that ultimately lost the Steelers the game, he has been a bright spot in the offense. Claypool is still limited and might not play and the targets are going to funnel to Dionte Johnson, Najee Harris, and Freiermuth.

The Chargers give up the fifth-most points to the tight end position. With Big Ben looking his way in the end-zone, don't be shocked at a top-5 finish.

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Josh Jacobs finishes inside the top-15 RBs

Jacobs has been a volume-based, touchdown-dependent RB this season. He is currently sitting as the RB28 on the season and his season-high rushing yards are 78 against the Giants. The Bengals are currently giving up the 10th-most points to opposing running backs on the year.

It's not always going to be pretty, but I believe Carr and the Raiders will be able to move the ball against the Bengals on Sunday. This will put Jacobs in a position for goal-line opportunities, and I could see a two TD game on the horizon.

Antonio Gibson falls outside the top-24 RBs

Gibson had a really solid outing against the stingy Buc's defense on Sunday. He did have two rushing touchdowns but didn't look hobbled by his shin injury. The Panthers are another tough matchup for opposing RB's. They are giving up the fourth-least points and this could become a JD McKissic game if the Panthers put up a lot of points. I'm predicting a down game for Gibson in this one.

Final Thoughts

Last week's predictions had some good and some bad but there is always room for improvement. I believe these players are set up well to perform this Sunday and should be in your fantasy lineups. Good luck!

Thank you for my NFL Bold Predictions for Week 11! You can follow me on Twitter @ConbonNFL and check out more of my work on my IDP Guys Author page or my website

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