Looking comfy in Jim Bob Cooter’s offense, the Lions’ signal caller completed nearly 71 percent of his passes after Detroit’s bye week in 2015. With news that the Lions are planning to push the pace in 2016, Staff could throw the ball upwards of 640 times in 2016. While losing Calvin Johnson obviously hurts, opening the season opposite a Vontae Davis-less Colts should get the momentum going.
Getting off to a fast start is critical in fantasy football. The quicker you compile the wins, the better you can position yourself for success later in the year. In 2014, Adrian Atkinson and Ben Bruning found that a Week 1 win put your playoff chances at 61.9 percent in a 12-team league where half of the squads make the postseason. Their research also found that teams starting 3-0 made the playoffs 84.8 percent of the time while winless teams after Week 3 had just a 15.5 percent chance. Go 4-0 and your playoff chances skyrocket to 91.6 percent. Subscribe to the Fantasy Football Beat on iTunes | Stitcher Here are six skill-position players who are expected to get off to a strong start and can
Lamar Miller is poised for a huge year and more predictions in an AFC Season Preview (Getty Images) AFC East New England Patriots 12-4 New York Jets 8-8 Buffalo Bills 7-9 Miami Dolphins 6-10 Comments/Fantasy predictions: New England gets three home