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A brief recap of Week 7: Nick Chubb was the big recommendation, and he did not disappoint. He beat his project by 3.66 points and gained 6.2-percent. Unfortunately, the good ends there because both Keenan Allen and Garrett Wilson went down. With Williams out with a high-ankle sprain, I still believe that the Keenan Allen investment will make a profit, but it will take a few weeks. With that out of the way, let’s turn our attention to Week 8!
BUY No. 1: TONY POLLARD
A favorite of the Underworld, Tony Pollard is facing off against the Chicago Bears and potentially has the backfield to himself. The Bears are allowing the No. 6-most fantasy points to running backs according to Pro Football Reference. Only six defenses allow more rushing yards to the position and only five allow more touchdowns.
Ezekiel Elliott is trending toward missing the game and Prediction Strike’s projections have already taken that into account. Pollard’s 3.1-point differential is No. 2 among ALL players this week. Pollard’s price on Prediction Strike is roughly the same as it was at the start of the season. He’s never had a projection this high before (14.99) but has topped it twice in his last six games while splitting a backfield, AND he did it against two of the five toughest defenses in fantasy for running backs.
BUY No. 2: JALEN HURTS
The Eagles are in full health coming off a bye week and are rewarded with a matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. Only three defenses have allowed more passing yards and attempts than the Steelers defense. The last dual-threat QB to face Pittsburgh carved them up for over 400 yards passing, 40 yards on the ground, and four touchdowns. PlayerProfiler has him projected for 26 more passing yards and five more rushing yards than Prediction Strike.
Hurts’ projection is set at 22.49 points on Prediction Strike. He’s hit that in four of six games this season, and his price has dipped over 12-percent over the past month. His 2.9-point differential is the second-highest among QBs and he costs less than $3 per share. All signs point to a great buying opportunity for Jalen Hurts.
BUY No. 3: NICK CHUBB (again)
Full transparency here: there aren’t a lot of buying options this week. There aren’t any wide receivers or tight ends that I like and quarterback options are always thin. Nick Chubb was a BUY last week and, even though his price went up, he’s a buy again. It’s okay to purchase a player in back-to-back weeks when they pop as Chubb does.
Chubb is projected for 3.5 more touches and 18 more yards. Only Tony Pollard tops Chubb in those categories this week. Chubb’s point differential is an absurd 4.5 points. Simply put, Prediction Strike is not high enough on Chubb. In his last two full games against the Cincinnati Bengals, Chubb has scored over 26 fantasy points in both games.