Bold fantasy predictions for each NFL division
It’s that time of the year, gang. Flags are being planted in the ground for everyone’s breakout players, while others are saying they are ridiculous. It’s one thing to tweet out a bold call; no one will remember a tweet a week later. It’s another thing altogether to publish the biggest calls, the ones that could earn the most mockery if they end up wrong.
That’s right, this article will likely be the death of me at the end of the season if I swing and miss. However, it will also be the place for my deepest confessions that may turn out to be right, and what I would point to if that were to happen. This is the place where I said “forget traditional projections, and go with your heart.” This… is my bold predictions confession booth.
Below you will find a bold prediction for each division, but calls that I can still see coming true. It’s no sense to go crazy and say Roddy White will sign and be a top-five receiver. These are bold, but they’re also possible … and if you’re with me, probable.
Aaron Rodgers will be the No. 1 fantasy quarterback, Eddie Lacy will be the No. 1 fantasy running back, and Randall Cobb will be a top-12 wide receiver once again.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rodgers is the No. 1 quarterback, because he has finished as a top-two quarterback in six of the last eight seasons. It would have been seven of the last eight if not for his shoulder injury in 2013 that caused him to miss seven games. Eddie Lacy was widely considered the safest first-round running back last year, but most have forgotten why he was considered that. You can read more in detail on Lacy here. Randall Cobb was another player whose previous triumphs have been forgotten in many places — he was the No. 6 fantasy wide receiver in 2014, and was No. 7 in 2013 before getting injured. While most are suggesting you take Golden Tate over him, I wrote why you shouldn’t here.