Week 12

Jon Hart

November 22nd 2016

Thanksgiving, the spirit of giving!

We have a special week in week 12, as it is Thanksgiving for my fantasy brethren to the south. We have a bounty of fantasy Bold predictions to feast on, and with the season winding down and Playoff hopes and dreams winding down or up, let’s get started!

Wendell Smallwood, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

Already featured on our Bold Predictions this year, Smallwood is back for ANOTHER MUTHA F%CKIN round, as he may be the only healthy running back on the Eagles roster this weekend. With Mathews dealing with an MCL sprain, he should get opportunities Monday night against the Packers. Smallwood will be a borderline RB2 in that matchup and possibly more if Sproles also sits. He should slot right in as the early down back for the Eagles, with Kenjon Barner continuing to operate in a change of pace / pass catching role.  Wendell Smallwood took over after Sproles and Mathews went down, with a state line against the Seahawks defense of rushing 13 times for 48 yards while adding 4 receptions for 31 yards. Expect more of the same when Smallwood takes on the Packers; they are suspect on defense, and it would not be surprising to see Smallwood go for a long gain and TD.

Bold Prediction: 16 Rushes for 106 yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 3 receptions for 38 yards


Jared Cook, Tight End, Green Bay Packers

The annual under achiever, Cook returned from an injury that kept him out a six games last week, and proceeded to post a solid 14.5 fantasy points, going 6-105-1, with of course one fumble in standard Cook fashion. He would have had another touchdown but wasn’t looking as Rodgers hit him wide open in the end zone. With the Packers and Rodgers struggling to get much offense going, this is a new weapon Rodgers is going to utilize early and often, just like he did against Washington with 11 targets. The tight end position is as weak as it gets in fantasy, so there is no real question, grab this guy if he is available, he may be that golden goose you are looking for to get you into the playoffs. Cook has major upside heading in to the last few games of the fantasy season and is only owned in less than 5 percent of the leagues.

Bold Prediction: 8 catches for 72 yards, 1 receiving touchdown


Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

A true coin flip between the two, as only the ghost of the future knows who is going to take over A.J. Green’s role. Boyd is a slot receiver so he should have value in PPR, and he was able to take in 6 of 8 targets for 54 yards and TD when Green left the game, so expect more of the same. Lafell, Boyd’s competition to take over Greens role, is two years removed from his best year in New England, and his terrible hands may actually give Boyd the upper hand here. Seriously this guy can’t hold onto the ball if it was a turkey and you dropped into his dinner; guy has brick for hands and should have been a CB. My bet is on Tyler Boyd winning out the lead role here, with Eifert also picking up the slack.  Boyd is owned in less than 10 percent of leagues, so go grab him while you still can.


Bold Prediction: 7 catches for 65 yards, and 1 receiving touchdown



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Week 14

Jon "Knows Al Davis was the 11th man" Hart

Dec. 11th 2016

HI Y'all. Just figured I would pump out one bold prediction this week; currently sitting here slightly hungover and wishing TFC had won last night. I am a footy guy, so i take in all types of football, and last night the MLS championship game was a cold one. It came down to penalty shots, and unfortunately the Sounders came away with the win. You win some and you lose some, a fact of life.
However with this week's bold prediction you are sure to win!

Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta Falcons, Wide Receiver

Julio Jones may be out for this afternoon tilt, and with Sanu also out, this means there is going to be a lot of targets for "ARCHANGEL" Gabriel to pick up. Guy is named after a freakin' ANGEL; he is the chosen one to bring you to fantasy football glory for week 15. This week he is a starter and during the last five games, Gabriel has served as a steady secondary option in the passing attack to Julio Jones, surpassing 50 receiving yards four times and scoring five total touchdowns. Overall, Gabriel has recorded 18 receptions (on 24 targets) for 315 yards and three rushes for 51 yards during that span.He was second on the team in receptions last week, and arguably may lead the team this week. If you need a Hail Mary to win your playoff week, this is the guy.

Bold Prediction: 5 catches for 102 yards, 1 receiving touchdown

Week 13

Jon Hart

December 4th 2016

We have finally made it. Last week of regular season. Very important week for some, for others they are looking to next year to regain the glory and honor that was lost to them this year. We here at Monolith would like to thank you for utilizing us throughout the season, and for those in playoffs, be sure to tun in the next couple weeks for some insight you will not get elsewhere. We have two teams on bye this week, the Tennessee Titans, filled with fantasy studs, and the Cleveland Browns, filled with fantasy duds. Hope the Bold prediction this week can help you and your team get into the royal rumble that is fantasy playoffs.

Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars, Running Back

With Chris Ivory out for this game, and Yeldon nursing an ankle injury, expect to see Denard often throughout this showdown. He had 13 carries for 39 yards in week 12, when both Yeldon and Ivory were forced from the game. Expect usage in the passing game as well, as he is a fast player who can break away in space if given the opportunity. The Broncos are a high end defensive team, but is the run stopping capabilities which is the weakness if you were forced to choose one. Expect the coaching staff to be vanilla and use Denard even if they are down points. This is a team that it appears from here on out is just on auto-pilot to next season. However for Denard, this is his time to shine and an opportunity to audition for a different team next year. 

Bold Prediction stat line: 17 rushes for 67 yards, 3 catches for 32 yards, 1 receiving touchdown