Let’s recap my predictions thus far:
Darnell Mooney will “break out” – 4 catches for 94 yards – WIN
Jamaal Williams will score three touchdowns – He had 2 and over 100 rushing yards – Close Enough
Kyle Pitts will double his career touchdown total – No Comment
Travis Etienne Breakout Week – 114 total yards – WIN
Gabe Davis Bounces Back in a Big Way – 3 catches, 171 yards, and 2 touchdowns – HUGE WIN
Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson Both Run for Over 100 Yards – Harris got hurt in the first half, but they still combined for 172 rushing yards – Close Enough
Do I have steam coming off of me? It’s getting hot in here. Let’s move on to Week 6 predictions before I pass out.
Get ready for the D.J./PJ show.
D.J. Moore is off to a horrific start this season. Through 5 games, he hasn’t topped 60 yards and has only scored one touchdown. This isn’t an Allen Robinson situation where he might be washed. D.J. Moore is still very good. His quarterback though… really terrible. BUT that quarterback is out for at least this week and in steps PJ Walker. Walker has two starts under his belt. In those starts, Moore has averaged 5.5 catches for 75.5 yards. Not great, but better than this season has gone. The only chance the Panthers have at staying competitive against the Rams is if they get D.J. “Moore” involved. I regret typing that. When speaking to the media on Wednesday, Walker said “I’m going to play the game and get the ball in my playmakers’ hands. That’s the only way I know.” The Panthers are heavy underdogs and should be playing catch up all game. I don’t care if it happens during garbage time, but D.J. Moore is going over 100 yards receiving this week.
Elijah Moore breakouts this week.
I’m predicting another Moore to have a big week… Just like D.J. Moore, Elijah Moore is also off to a sluggish start. Sometimes the NFL doesn’t make sense, so that’s what I’m counting on here. The Packers are elite against the pass. They give up only 177 passing yards per game. I really just wanted to make this a “Moore” themed week, because I really don’t have any rhyme or reason for this prediction. Elijah Moore is too good of a receiver to not find ways to get him the ball. The Jets will try and lean on the run game, but if they fall behind in the second half, look for Moore to get several looks. He is near the top of the league in routes run. 80+ yards and a touchdown for Elijah Moore this week.
Chris Godwin is going to explode.
Chris Godwin isn’t off to a necessarily bad start. He’s dealt with different injuries, but he’s getting a bunch of targets when he plays. This week, the Bucs get a Steelers secondary that was just shredded by the Bills. Pittsburgh ranks second to last in passing yards given up this year. The Bucs can’t run/don’t want to run the ball. This is the perfect storm for Godwin to have about 10 catches and over 100 yards with a touchdown. That is if the Bucs don’t limit his snaps. I also don’t think the Steelers get blown out like they did last week. As long as the game stays close, Tom Brady could very likely throw the ball 50+ times for the third straight week. That will open the door to a lot of opportunities for Chris Godwin to have a huge game.