Sometimes an expert just needs to give bold predictions as to what he thinks might happen. With that in mind, here 32 bold fantasy predictions, one for each team, that I have heading into Week 3 of the preseason. I will update and add to this list again on Labor Day to see if there are any last-minute changes.
Atlanta Falcons: WR Julio Jones deals with foot issues all season long, which allows fellow WR Calvin Ridley to become the WR1 in Atlanta. Ridley finishes the season with 80 receptions for over 1,100 yards, leading his owners to the fantasy playoffs.
Baltimore Ravens: Rookie RB Justice Hill asserts himself into the lineup early in the season and becomes a PPR machine, finishing with 60 receptions for 650 yards and six TDs.
Los Angeles Chargers: WR Mike Williams has a career year catching 80 passes and scoring double-digit TDs proving worthy of a fourth-round fantasy selection.
New England Patriots: RB Sony Michel injures his knee early in the season and backup RB Damien Harris gets the job. The rookie holds onto the job throughout the playoffs.
New Orleans Saints: WR Tre'Quan Smith had some issues during his rookie season with his consistency, but in 2019 he will assert himself into the Saints offensive scheme with 70 receptions and seven TDs.
New York Giants: Rookie QB Daniel Jones starts mid-season for the Giants and outperforms all expectations, making GM Dave Gettleman look wise for drafting him.
New York Jets: WR Jamison Crowder gets 85 receptions and is Sam Darnold’s go-to receiver.
Oakland Raiders: QB Derek Carr gets benched at some point this season and seeks a trade prior to the team moving to Las Vegas.
Philadelphia Eagles: Rookie RB Miles Sanders wins the RB job outright and rushes for 100-plus yards five times this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers: WR James Washington emerges as a true deep threat and scores four TDs of greater than 40 yards.
San Francisco 49ers: QB Jimmy Garoppolo finally gets comfortable after returning from injury and throws for 4,200 yards and 25 TDs.
Seattle Seahawks: Rookie WR DK Metcalf finishes the season with fewer than 500 yards receiving.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Justin Watson assumes the Adam Humphries role on offense and becomes a good check-down receiver for Jameis Winston.
Tennessee Titans: TE Delanie Walker bounces back to his Pro Bowl status and becomes the main receiving target for either Marcus Mariota or Ryan Tannehill.
Washington Redskins: WR Terry McLaurin works his way into the receiving rotation and connects with rookie QB Dwayne Haskins on at least three 40-yard TD bombs.
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