NFL Week Eight Stat Leader Predictions

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NFL Week Eight Stat Leader Predictions

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NFL Week Eight Stat Leader Predictions

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Week seven in the NFL was an eventful one. Christian McCaffrey made his 49ers debut and it’s now been announced that Matt Ryan will be benched by the Colts. Russell Wilson didn’t play due to injury but proceeded to do high knees on an airplane for hours. Week eight has some interesting shoes to fill but I have no doubt it will deliver.

Passing Leader

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings, Quarterback – Dash

I’ve never been the biggest fan of Kirk Cousins but against a mediocre Arizona Cardinals secondary I love him this week. Nobody on the Cardinals can cover Justin Jefferson so I expect to see many double teams his way. Good thing the Vikings have a guy like Adam Thielen to take advantage of defenses who do that. Kirk will go for 350 yards and three scores in a Vikings win.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills, Quarterback – Nader

Let’s do some quick math. One of, if not the best quarterbacks in the league plus a matchup against a lackluster defense equals a huge week. Josh Allen flat out knows how to rack up yards and touchdowns, and as he’s matured, knows how to do it efficiently as well. Green Bay hasn’t been the best at limiting opposing offenses, and also haven’t played a team in the same caliber as Buffalo yet. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Allen throws for 350 yards and four touchdowns in an exciting prime time slot. 

 

Rushing Leader 

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans, Running Back – Dash

Henry is facing a bad Houston Texans team. There’s no excuse not to get 100 yards and two scores. The play calling this week should be fairly simple for the Titans, let King Henry eat. If they do that they’ll cruise to an easy victory and what is starting to look like another division title.

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans, Running Back – Nader

ALL HAIL KING HENRY! One of the best running backs the NFL has ever seen started the season slow for his standards, but has really started to pick up the pace at a high level. Henry will face a Texans defense that frankly is not great to put it in simple terms. The ‘Bama product always brings it regardless of his opponent, and should be able to help a young Malik Willis secure the first full-game win of his career. I see a 140 yard and two touchdown performance for the Titans lead back. 

 

Receiving Leader

Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders, Wide Receiver – Dash

With Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo listed as questionable for the Saints this week, the potential for a huge day exists for Davante Adams. Adams gives starting cornerbacks all around the league huge problems so imagine what he’d do to a third string corner. I expect him to eclipse 150 yards and bring in a touchdown or two.

Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills, Wide Receiver – Nader

I know this may sound crazy, but if Jaire Alexander is assigned Stefon Diggs, we could see Gabe Davis have a career highlight game. He could easily be on the receiving end of two of Allen’s four predicted touchdown passes, and with his speed, can definitely either put down huge numbers when it comes to yards after the catch or deep balls. For fantasy owners out there, I would seriously consider starting this man at the FLEX. Look out for Gabe Davis! 

 

Sack Leader 

Robert Quinn, Philadelphia Eagles, Edge Rusher – Dash

I’m not sure how many times Quinn will see the field on Sunday so this prediction could very easily be my worst. However, even if he doesn’t play much, when he does it’ll surely be to go after the quarterback. They are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers who have a bottom-tier offensive line which will make Quinn’s life a little easier. Robert Quinn could easily get two sacks in his Eagles debut, endearing himself to one of the toughest fanbases out there.

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys, Edge Rusher – Nader

As much as it pains me to say, the Bears offensive line hasn’t improved. When it comes to protecting their quarterback, they allow the pocket to collapse way too quickly and make it hard for Fields not to sneak out as soon as he can. Parsons, in only his second year in the NFL, has established himself as one of the premier pass rushers in the league and is only going to improve from here. Expect a two sack performance from Parsons!

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