Week 12 had it all. Blowouts, close games, and last minute winners. With some big divisional games and an AFC Championship game rematch, week 13 is sure to entertain as well. Myself and Nader Assaf give our predictions for who we think will shine in this week’s slate of games.
Dash’s Passing Leader: Joe Burrow
Burrow faced Kansas City two times last season. The Bengals were down by multiple scores in both games but found a way to come back each time. The Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase connection shines in those games. The Chiefs secondary isn’t top tier this season and with Chase coming back from injury, Burrow will have plenty of weapons at his disposal. I expect him to have 370+ yards to go along with three scores in another exciting affair.
Nader’s Passing Leader: Joe Burrow
Two straight weeks of predicting Joey B as the QB1? Not a problem. We’re in for one of the best games of the year, as the the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Kansas City Chiefs, in what should be a shoot out between two of the best offenses the league has to offer. Last year, Burrow played extremely well against KC, and there’s a man that’s going to help him play ever better. The last couple of week he’s been reliant on Tee Higgins, but Mr. OROY himself, JaMarr Chase is most likely returning for this huge matchup, adding another dangerous weapon in LSU product’s arsenal. I predict a statline of 320 yards, to go along with three total touchdowns for Joe Burrow.
Dash’s Rushing Leader: Nick Chubb
Chubb has a favorable matchup against the Texans this week. They allowed 30 points in the first half last week and Chubb has been dominant this season. I could easily see Chubb surpassing 130 yards and finding the endzone twice.
Nader’s Rushing Leader: Nick Chubb
What is Nick Chubb synonymous with? Well let’s think. Elite. Chubb has truly been on another level this year in terms of production, and his ability and skill are obviously present. The man can simply run the football, and do it very, very well. He faces the Texans, and with all due respect, we know that their defense can’t keep up with him. Chubb fantasy managers are about to be treated to a lovely performance, with 125 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns for the star back.
Dash’s Receiving Leader: Ja’Marr Chase
Chase absolutely tore up the Chiefs in 2021. With no true lockdown number one Cornerback, Uno could have a huge day once again. In what will likely be a high scoring shootout, Ja’Marr Chase could quickly reach 150 yards and find the endzone once or twice.
Nader’s Receiving Leader: Davante Adams
The first of two Raiders on today’s list has proven to fans that he isn’t reliant on an MVP caliber quarterback to be who he is. If anything, it’s the other way around. Davante Adams is still one of the best receivers in the league, regardless of Derek Carr’s poor play, and should continue this trend into Week 13. We saw him exploit the Chargers defense in Week one, securing 10 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown. This week, I can see Adams going for 120 yards, 12 receptions, and a touchdown in a stellar performance.
Dash’s Sacks Leader: Micah Parsons
The Colts offensive line has taken a big step back this season. When you combine that with having a statue at quarterback in Matt Ryan, sacks are sure to come. Parsons has been as explosive as anyone in the league off the line and if he takes advantage of the right matchups, he’ll wreak havoc. Parsons could easily put up two or three sacks against this struggling Colts team.
Nader’s Sack Leader: Maxx Crosby
Along side his receiving teammate, Mad Maxx should have a great week. This Chargers offensive line is banged up, and you can bank on a guy with 10.5 sacks in 11 games to take advantage of it. Crosby is an amazing pass rusher, and should have an amazing day with two and a half sacks.