Bold takes from the BOLD NORTH

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It’s already June, and before you know it your 4th of July barbecue will be coming to an end.  The days will start to get shorter and we will soon be getting reports of who is holding out of training camp😊 When it’s this early can we really predict what any NFL team will do? The odds are low, but can we make outlandish predictions from the Bold North that could happen? Absolutely!!! Let the BOLDNESS begin!!

Here are a few hot takes we have put together for your entertainment and reading pleasure!!!

1.       Kyler Murray will have a better fantasy season than Baker Mayfield….Boom! we didn’t just dip our feet in the bold water, we did a cannon ball into it for you! But this is no Polar Plunge here. Sure the odds are that Mayfield will be a solid QB and have a better season than Murray, but we believe in Murray’s talent! He’s a heck of a play maker and a freak athlete, in a great situation to be the starter from day 1. I don’t think that the Cardinals will be very good when it comes to win totals this season, but Cleveland on the other hand has a real shot at winning their division. What are bad teams with decent offensive players chasing points good for? That’s right, FANTASY FOOTBALL! Last season Baker finished the year as the QB 16, keep in mind this was only for 14 games played. It’s not over the top bold to think that Kyler Murray playing on a team chasing points will be a better fantasy asset than Baker who might be playing in closer games with a better defense.

2.       Darwin Thompson is the starting running back for the Chiefs by week 6….Better start sandbagging because the BOLD river is about to flood your fantasy town.  What covers flooding? Flood insurance! Hopefully if you draft Damien Williams you are able to get you some Darwin insurance! The Chiefs recently came out and declared to everyone in the valley that Damien Williams is their starting running back. What? Does Pat Shurmur have to come out to everyone and let them know that Saquon Barkley is the Giants’ starter? Nope! Damien Williams was great last season for fantasy owners that scooped him up off the wire, but that’s where he belongs is on the wire. Williams has never been the guy long-term. In 4 seasons with Miami he totaled just 133 carries for 477 yards and 3 tds. Carlos Hyde was signed by the team as well in the off-season, so its safe to say he will also be stealing touches. Last season Williams became the guy by default, as there was nobody left to run the rock for KC. It’s safe to say that his mediocre talent won’t stand the test against Thompson who is a younger better version of Williams. At Utah State in 2018, Thompson averaged 6.8 yards a carry and ran for 1044 yards. He scored 14 rushing touchdowns and added 23 receptions for 351 yards and 2 more scores. The guy is a beast, youtube his highlight tape and sit back and enjoy! Thompson is the perfect fit for the Chiefs offense! Unfortunately, we won’t see him right away baring injury to Williams. Do yourself a favor and go get this lottery ticket on draft day!

3.       James Washington will be the second best WR for the Steelers…. I don’t think this is that bold but it’s something that needs to be said.  Washington was on our sleeper list last season, but with Brown still in the picture, it was hard for the rookie to get it going. This season there is no Brown and he has the support from Big Ben who can’t stop talking about him. Week 17 last season, the Steelers were missing Brown and Washington was the WR who led his team in receiving. It’s something to monitor as he will have some great value if the hype train runs quiet in Pitt. They did bring in Donte Moncrief who has also impressed in mini-camp but the Steelers spent a second round pick on Washington last year and they will be looking to get this kid to pay his dues! Look for him late and be smarter than your friends!  

Look for more Bold takes coming soon!!