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MVP:

The MVP is defined as the most valuable player each year in the National Football League. The past three winners of this award have gone to a quarterback. The winners were Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, and Matt Ryan. So there will be no surprise this year as the winner will be a quarterback by the name of Tom Brady (The Goat).

Tom Brady started the season slower than usual. In his first game against the Kansas City Chiefs he only threw for 260 yards and no touchdowns. The next week against the New Orleans Saints he had 450 yards and 3 touchdowns. After that performance he took off and never looked back. In the past five games he has had 1,490 yards, 12 touchdowns, and only 2 interceptions.

Tom Brady has won multiple awards and is about to tack on yet another one after he wins Most Valuable Player after this year.

 

Fantasy:

 

Week 8 perfect lineup-

 

Quarterback-Carson Wentz (Eagles)

Wentz has been arguably the best quarterback in the league this season. Although he is not your typical go to fantasy quarterback , Wentz has put up big numbers and is hot off a 30 point performance. Expect Wentz to stay hot against the San Francisco defense this Sunday.

Running back-Le’Veon Bell (Steelers)

Last week, Bell ran the ball 35 times and gained 134 yards rushing. Not only do they give it to him a lot out of the backfield, but he is one of the best receiving running backs in the league. If his workload remains as high Sunday night against the Lions, expect Bell to put up big numbers like usual.

Running back-Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys)

Zeke is the most powerful runner in the league, and has been consistent all season with his numbers. His biggest week came last week as he ran all over the 49ers, totaling 219 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Cowboys play the Redskins who will be a tougher matchup for Elliot, but not enough to contain him to below 15 points.

Wide Receiver-Aj Green (Bengals)

The 2 wide receivers to start this week are very different, Green is big and strong and Brown is shifty. AJ has been at the top of the league for the past few years and has had his injury issues. I look for Green to have a bounce back week after having 3 receptions for 41 yards last week.

Wide Receiver-Antonio Brown (Steelers)

Antonio is the most explosive and dangerous wide receiver in the league. Last week Big Ben bounced back well and should keep his touch this week against the Lions defense. If he gets open running room it’s over, look for Brown to once again rack up some points.

TE-Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)

The tight end position has not been as dominant this season, but Gronk is someone who can always be counted on. He is the most unguardable player at has Tom Brady throwing it to him. Although the Patriots have a lot of weapons, Gronk is their biggest red zone threat.

Flex-Mark Ingram (Saints)

Ever since future hall of famer Adrian Peterson was traded away, Ingram’s workload has gone way up. In the first two weeks as the clear number 1, Ingram has had huge numbers. This week should be no different and if he punches a few in at the goal line he could have 20 plus points.

DST-Bengals

 

Kicker-Stephen Gostkowski (Patriots)

 

Best Conference:

The NFL has two very strong conferences with the NFC and AFC both having great teams. The AFC’s top teams this season have been the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and the New England Patriots. The Steelers had some struggles early on in the season with Le’veon Bell being suspended and also Martavis Bryant but in these past couple weeks they have turned up their play and got some big wins. The Chiefs have also been very strong this season starting off 5-0 on the season but have had some injuries that have set them back. The last very strong team in the AFC is the New England Patriots who are obviously one of the favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl.

The NFC has some very strong teams towards the top as well with the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, and the Los Angeles Rams. The Eagles have been on a tear lately with their 6-1 record they are the best team in the NFL with 2nd year quarterback Carson Wentz leading the way. The Vikings are sitting at 5-2 with a average QB starting since their number 1 guy has been injured. The Rams are the number 3 team in the NFC lead by star running back Todd Gurley and sophomore QB Jared Goff.

Both conferences have very strong teams, the conference that stands out to me is the NFC just based off their depth throughout the conference. Their top 3 teams are teams who have struggled in past years, other strong teams in the conference are the Cardinals, Cowboys, Packers, Saints, Falcons, Seahawks, and a couple other strong ones. This conference just has more teams that can be a threat compared to the AFC who only has a couple very elite and powerful teams. Any team in the NFC could win the Super Bowl and I think one of those teams will win the Super Bowl.

Best Players by position:

Quarterbacks: Carson Wentz: Wentz has been on a roll lately and currently has 17 total touchdowns and is 143 for 232 for 1,852 yards and currently is looking like the best QB in the league.

Running Backs: Kareem Hunt: Hunt has been a dominant force in the rushing column this year. He has 717 yards with 4 rushing touchdowns.

Wide Receivers: Antonio Brown: Antonio Brown on the season has 52 catches for an astounding 765 yards maintaining the average of 14.7 yards per catch. To add to those yards he also has 3 touchdowns.

Tight End: Zach Ertz: Ertz has been Wentz’s favorite target all year and he has lived up to the hype. So far this season he has 39 catches for 494 yards and 5 total touchdowns.

D line: Khalil Mack; Mack has been an absolute beast on the line this year and has a combined total of 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Linebackers; Blake Martinez: Martinez has been the standout when it comes to linebackers so far this year with a combined total of 64 tackles and 1 sack.

Defensive backs: Devin Mccourty: Devin Mccourtey has had 53 combined total tackles, 5 pass deflections and 1 interception. It is obvious to tell who the best defensive back has been so far this year.

Punt Returner: Jamal Agnew: Jamal Agnew has 2 punt return touchdowns so far and a total of 261 total return yards.

Kick Returner: Pharoh Cooper: Pharoh Cooper has a 103 yard kick return touchdown to add on to his 494 total return yards

Punter: Pat O’Donnell: Pat Oa��Donnell has 39 punts for 1,849 yards, the most yards in the league.

Kicker: Greg Zuerlein: Greg Zuerlein is an outstanding 21/22 on field goals this year and 21/21 on extra points as well.

Predictions

Games Jacob Nick Tobey Ty
Dolphins vs Ravens Dolphins Ravens Dolphins Ravens
Vikings vs Browns Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings
Bears vs Saints Bears Saints Saints Saints
Colts vs Bengals Bengals Bengals Colts Bengals
49ers vs Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles
Texans vs Seahawks Texans Texans Texans Seahawks
Steelers vs Lions Steelers Steelers Steelers Lions
Broncos vs Chiefs Broncos Broncos Chiefs Broncos
Chargers vs Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Panthers vs Buccaneers Panthers Buccaneers Buccaneers Panthers
Raiders vs Bills Raiders Raiders Raiders Bills
Falcons vs Jets Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
Cowboys vs Redskins Redskins Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys

 

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