NFL: Top 25 boldest predictions for the rest of the season

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NFL: Top 25 boldest predictions for the rest of the season: 15. Darren Waller gets 900 yards in second half

The Las Vegas Raiders are having one of the most dramatic and devastating seasons when it comes to off-the-field incidents in the history of the league. Their head coach, who has been an NFL personality for three decades, was sent out of the NFL in disgrace and his character destroyed. Star wide receiver Henry Ruggs is now also out of the league and is the suspect in a DUI crash that killed a 23-year-old woman. The rest of the team is left here trying to pick up the pieces.

Derek Carr is having one of his best seasons, but now he has to learn what this offense looks like in the future. In times past, teams will call on their best weapons to save things. That’s undoubtedly Darren Waller.

Waller has been dealing with injuries all season, which is why he only has 378 yards receiving going into Week 9. It’s not a good season for him for Las Vegas or for fantasy owners. Be prepared to see a different side of Waller in the second half. Carr is going to find him open a lot, and the Raiders quarterback will find him early and often in games. Waller will break at least six plays of more than 40 yards in the second half. He will be a big-play machine. The Raiders need something positive to root for after a roller coaster of emotions. Waller will bring a bright light to this team on the field.