On Thursday I took a look at some bold predictions in the AFC. Today’s list concentrates on the NFC with more boldness among the sixteen teams. As with the AFC, please feel free to offer your own insights or comment on mine below.
Dallas Cowboys – Ezekiel Elliott will not miss a game in 2017.
This is potential defamation. He will fight it.
New York Giants – Shane Vereen will lead the backfield in total touches.
Vereen will star in this pass-first offense.
Philadelphia Eagles- Carson Wentz will be a QB1, but Alshon Jeffery will play less than 8 games.
Wentz will take a stop forward this year with no help from Alshon.
Washington Redskins – Rob Kelley will start all 16 games over Samaje Perine.
Fat Rob will continue to do just enough to keep P-bot at bay.
Chicago Bears – Jordan Howard will end the season outside the top 30 RBs.
One year wonder in a bad offense.
Detroit Lions – Golden Tate will be a WR1.
Excellent 2016 once Detroit stopped forcing the ball to Marvin Jones, Jr.
Green Bay Packers – Jamaal Williams will be the starter by Week 5.
Ty Montgomery isn’t the long-term solution here.
Minnesota Vikings – Adam Thielen will have more catches than Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph combined.
Thielen will get a ton of targets this season and it will translate to catches.
Atlanta Falcons – Austin Hooper will end the season as a TE1.
Matt Ryan will have yet another weapon at his disposal.
Carolina Panthers – Jonathan Stewart will start all 16 games.
J-Stew doesn’t care that we want to see Christian McCaffrey.
New Orleans Saints – Michael Thomas finishes the year as a WR3.
Willie Snead is the WR to own in New Orleans.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – O.J. Howard will end the season as a TE4.
He isn’t going to start doing something he never did in college. Check the stats.
Arizona Cardinals – David Johnson has 400 touches.
Two-fold: Keep the ball in your best player’s hands and protect Carson Palmer
Los Angeles Rams – Sammy Watkins will play all 16 games.
Maybe he just needed a change of scenery.
Seattle Seahawks – Russell Wilson will be a top 4 QB this season.
He will run a lot and throw a ton with that offensive line not offering a rushing attack.
San Francisco 49ers – Vance McDonald ends the year as a TE1.
A solid camp will translate to an excellent campaign for a team without many weapons.