Week 2 was a rough start for our inaugural weekly BOLD PREDICTIONS with our local “experts”. We had some bold calls like Ted Ginn outscoring Michael Thomas, a local homer pick for the 49ers that didn’t work out, and even a sarcastic obvious pick that cost one “expert” a negative point in the rankings. The waiver wire didn’t offer much for fantasy owners with the hottest names being Gio Bernard, Corey Clement and taking a swing on rookie Browns WR Antonio Callaway.

As we gear up for Thursday Night Football to officially kick-off week 3, fantasy enthusiasts everywhere anxiously await to see who might continue their breakout (Mahomes, Fitzmagic, Thomas to name a few) and who might finally justify their draft price (sorry David Johnson owners).

Check out the takes below and let us know what you think!

Andrew Palmyra of Scott’s Seafood
“The Cleveland Browns win their first game since December 24th, 2016. The dawg pound is about to be unleashed!”

Sergio Oliveri of Oliveri Graphics
“Fitzmagic returns as Fitzpatrick

Kevin Cesario of C&C Property Management
“Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh: Over / Under is 53.5 – it’ll be way over! Steelers will win but it’ll be a wild west shoot out in the process”

Sam Kabert of ValueBP Marketing Group
Sony Michel hits paydirt in his second career game and Patrick Mahomes throws his first interception as a pro against the 49ers!”

Anthony Daoud of Amy’s
Antonio Callaway has a WR1 week”

Ik Jagait of Playground Pictures
“There will be a tie game for the third straight week”


Sergio: 1
Andrew: 0
Kevin: 0
Palvinder: 0
Sam: 0
Ik: – 1


The guys at WhatUp Silicon Valley are (fantasy) football addicts. In fact we’ve been known to credit the birth of the WhatUp Silicon Valley Podcast Network to fantasy football.

The concept of our initial podcast (now known as the “Sam & Serg Show“) came about after the 2016 NFL season had finished. Sam, a daily listener to the “Pro Football Focus” show on SiriusXM radio(and avid fantasy football listener in general), had nothing to listen to since the season was over. Searching for other podcasts, Sam noticed Silicon Valley was lacking a podcast that covered the South Bay professionals, events and overall landscape and future of the South Bay. Sam & Sergio, already good friends from the Silicon Valley Young Professionals, put their heads together and decided to create their own podcast. Now back to football…

Every Thursday of the 2018 season, we’ll be releasing our BOLD PREDICTIONS for that week. The predictions are from the guys behind the podcast and our network. If you’d like to be included in the BOLD PREDICTIONS, just send us a note and we’ll include your call in next week’s post!