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Bold Predictions for 2022 (1 Viewer)

Ilov80s

Footballguy
This isn't a bold prediction, but wanted to post it somewhere...
TEN HC Mike Vrabel played LB for 14 seasons. During that time, he caught 10 passes for 14 yards - and all were TD's!
Wow that is a very crazy stat but also an odd thread to place it in. Glad I came across it though. 14 career targets too for the sake of the numerical symmetry.
 

Deamon

Footballguy

Deamon

Footballguy
Let's see your Top 10 Bold Predictions (weak consensus takes need not apply)

1. Patrick Mahomes doesn't skip a beat without Tyreke Hill, but Hill fails to crack the Top 20 WRs in Miami
2. Breece Hall - offensive rookie of the year, making the Michael Carter as RB1 talk look silly
3. Baltimore Ravens get the top seed in a stacked AFC, while Super Bowl runner-up Cincinnati does not make the playoffs
4. Geno Smith far exceeds expectations and flirts with QB1 (top 12) status as the Seahawks play from behind most of the season.
5. Kenneth Gainwell nearly doubles Miles Sanders in fantasy points.
6. JuJu Smith-Shuster leads KC in targets (narrowly over Kelce) and flirts with 100 receptions on the season
7. Isaaih Pacheco is the most valuable fantasy RB in KC and finishes in the RB25-30 range.
8. Isaaih Spiller leads the Chargers in rushing yards and TDs.
9. Albert O is closer to Top 5 TEs than he is to Top 15 TEs - meaning he finishes at least Top 10.
10. Jimmy Garrapolo starts more games than Trey Lance - who looks like one of the worst passers in the league.
Looking like 2/10
 

Dr. Octopus

Footballguy
Let's see your Top 10 Bold Predictions (weak consensus takes need not apply)

1. Patrick Mahomes doesn't skip a beat without Tyreke Hill, but Hill fails to crack the Top 20 WRs in Miami
2. Breece Hall - offensive rookie of the year, making the Michael Carter as RB1 talk look silly
3. Baltimore Ravens get the top seed in a stacked AFC, while Super Bowl runner-up Cincinnati does not make the playoffs
4. Geno Smith far exceeds expectations and flirts with QB1 (top 12) status as the Seahawks play from behind most of the season.
5. Kenneth Gainwell nearly doubles Miles Sanders in fantasy points.
6. JuJu Smith-Shuster leads KC in targets (narrowly over Kelce) and flirts with 100 receptions on the season
7. Isaaih Pacheco is the most valuable fantasy RB in KC and finishes in the RB25-30 range.
8. Isaaih Spiller leads the Chargers in rushing yards and TDs.
9. Albert O is closer to Top 5 TEs than he is to Top 15 TEs - meaning he finishes at least Top 10.
10. Jimmy Garrapolo starts more games than Trey Lance - who looks like one of the worst passers in the league.
Looking like 2/10
2 and 3 have a pretty decent chance still also.
 

tricky92

Footballguy
CD Lamb is not a top 15 WR.
Hurts is a Top 5 QB
McCaffery is a bust
Brady not a top 10 QB this year
D. Hopkins ends up on a lot FF championship teams.
Waller # 1 TE this year
Tony Pollard outs scores Zeke
Wow, also impressive.
Waller has left around 4 TDs on the field this year. Not sure what's going on with him, but probably from not practicing much going in to the season.
 

NYRAGE

Footballguy
Let's see your Top 10 Bold Predictions (weak consensus takes need not apply)

1. Patrick Mahomes doesn't skip a beat without Tyreke Hill, but Hill fails to crack the Top 20 WRs in Miami
2. Breece Hall - offensive rookie of the year, making the Michael Carter as RB1 talk look silly
3. Baltimore Ravens get the top seed in a stacked AFC, while Super Bowl runner-up Cincinnati does not make the playoffs
4. Geno Smith far exceeds expectations and flirts with QB1 (top 12) status as the Seahawks play from behind most of the season.
5. Kenneth Gainwell nearly doubles Miles Sanders in fantasy points.
6. JuJu Smith-Shuster leads KC in targets (narrowly over Kelce) and flirts with 100 receptions on the season
7. Isaaih Pacheco is the most valuable fantasy RB in KC and finishes in the RB25-30 range.
8. Isaaih Spiller leads the Chargers in rushing yards and TDs.
9. Albert O is closer to Top 5 TEs than he is to Top 15 TEs - meaning he finishes at least Top 10.
10. Jimmy Garrapolo starts more games than Trey Lance - who looks like one of the worst passers in the league.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugpg8XruhVk
 

Scooby1974

Footballguy
CD Lamb is not a top 15 WR.
Hurts is a Top 5 QB
McCaffery is a bust
Brady not a top 10 QB this year
D. Hopkins ends up on a lot FF championship teams.
Waller # 1 TE this year
Tony Pollard outs scores Zeke
Wow, also impressive.
Waller has left around 4 TDs on the field this year. Not sure what's going on with him, but probably from not practicing much going in to the season.
Waller didn't do much and got hurt last year. So far, nothing this year either. That man is a big, rich, fantasy football tease.
 

Hot Sauce Guy

Footballguy
Bold?

Ok!

1. Gabriel Davis scores 10 TDs though the first 10 games of 2022.
2. Saquan Barkley will play 17 games, and finish as a top 5 overall FF player.
3. Damian Pierce plays just 12 games, the Texans are indeed a dumpster fire when the games count, and Pierce is a major letdown at current ADP (yet still a decent deal for those who landed him in the 9th-10th).
4. Elijah Mitchell will neither rush for 1000 yards, nor finish the season as the starter for the SF 49ers.
5. Tyreek Hill will finish the season as a top 5 WR.
6. Tee Higgins will out-score Jamaar Chase this year
7. ETN will lead the Jags in receptions
8. DKM & Lockett will both vastly out-perform ADP
9. Hurts finishes outside the top 10 QBs in 2022
10. Skyy Moore leads the Chiefs in Receiving TDs.

Hey, you said bold.

Bonus, the boldest: Zach Wilson comes off his injury and takes the league by storm, willing the Jets to a 12-5 record & making the playoffs. :pickle:
It's only week 5, but #1 looks like it's gonna be hard to hit. 9 to go in 5 games.
#2 is me typing random things to not jinx this and dear god why did I even look at it :wall:
#3 is me being dead wrong so far, but lot of time left.
#4 is looking pretty strong, really. Just bullseye. Might have been the free square on the BINGO card, but still...
#5 Looking great so far
#6 Nailing that one too, so far
#7 way too early to know
#8 So far so good on this one too
#9 Here's me eating just so so so much more crow
#10 Probably not gonna happen, but here's hoping he gets a lot more productive as the season goes forward.

As for my bonus, kinda liking what I saw in the 2nd half of that game. 1 more win towards my predicition

Batting .600 as of week 5. But again, it is only week 5. And now we wait. :whistle:
 

EBF

Footballguy
Let's get spicy with it. My calls and reasoning:

1. Edwards-Helaire has a mini breakout season, easily beating his ADP.


2. Alec Pierce is the WR1 in Indy by the end of the season.


3. Kyle Pitts finishes TE1.


4. Tua will beat his ADP by a comfortable margin.


5. Josh Jacobs finishes as a top 10 RB.

1. So far, so good.
2. Unlikely, but possible.
3. Yikes. My most disappointing player in FF so far.
4. Looked good before injuries. Incomplete grade on this one.
5. Think he'll get there if he stays healthy.
 

barackdhouse

Footballguy
In no actual order just stream of consciousness here:

10 Detroit gets in as a wildcard
9 Green Bay misses the playoffs (Rodgers throws tantrum on social media)
8 AJ Green outscores Hollywood in FPs per game
7 Brate finishes as a TE1
6 Julio finishes as a WR2

5 Gabriel Davis gets 12+ TDs
4 Patriots have a super embarrassing terrible season and Bill retires
3 King Henry rushes for 2k again.
2 The AFC West reaches critical mass and ignites a hole in the fabric of spacetime. Denver vs KC week 17 for the division.
1 Battle of LA for the Super Bowl. Chargers win vs the Rams
A couple of these are somewhat on pace.
 

Anarchy99

Footballguy
Let's see your Top 10 Bold Predictions (weak consensus takes need not apply)

1. Patrick Mahomes doesn't skip a beat without Tyreke Hill, but Hill fails to crack the Top 20 WRs in Miami
2. Breece Hall - offensive rookie of the year, making the Michael Carter as RB1 talk look silly
3. Baltimore Ravens get the top seed in a stacked AFC, while Super Bowl runner-up Cincinnati does not make the playoffs
4. Geno Smith far exceeds expectations and flirts with QB1 (top 12) status as the Seahawks play from behind most of the season.
5. Kenneth Gainwell nearly doubles Miles Sanders in fantasy points.
6. JuJu Smith-Shuster leads KC in targets (narrowly over Kelce) and flirts with 100 receptions on the season
7. Isaaih Pacheco is the most valuable fantasy RB in KC and finishes in the RB25-30 range.
8. Isaaih Spiller leads the Chargers in rushing yards and TDs.
9. Albert O is closer to Top 5 TEs than he is to Top 15 TEs - meaning he finishes at least Top 10.
10. Jimmy Garrapolo starts more games than Trey Lance - who looks like one of the worst passers in the league.
1. KC misses Hill and Mahomes and the Chiefs struggle some offensively. Teams don't have to allocate 2-3 defenders to stopping Hill, the field gets more congested, defenses can focus on Kelce, they don't run the ball well, and they initially struggle to score as many points (before Reid figures out a Plan B). Hill also finds it tough sledding in MIA without Reid and Mahomes. It becomes a lose-lose for both teams this year as the main players underperform. JJSS is the same guy that averaged 8.6 YPR the past two years and ends up with 90-780-4. No one fills Hill's shoes. KC still wins games, but the game are lower scoring and closer. Things don't click in MIA with a rookie head coach, and Tua does not emerge.
2. Mac Jones far exceeds expectation and flirts with QB1 (Top 12) status as the Patriots play from behind most of the season.
3. Rhamondre Stevenson starts getting a bigger piece of the RB pie including a lot more receptions. Harris gets dinged and RS puts up Top 5-10 numbers with Harris out, the Pats slow role Harris back, but by then he is mostly a backup that spells Stevenson. Harris then leaves after the season in free agency.
4. Evan Engram becomes the next TE that Doug Pederson makes fantasy relevant, and Engram finishes Top 5-10.
5. Daniel Jones finally has a healthy OL and healthy WR and the Giants have a Top 10 offense. Toney finishes around WR20.
6. CAR is a train wreck, Mayfield does not turn things around, and the Panthers "earn" a Top 5 pick to select their next QB.
7. The Jets are far more competitive, are in a lot of close games, and end up with 8-9 wins. Garrett Wilson is the highest ranked rookie fantasy WR at the end of the season.
8, BUF finishes with the league's best record but still doesn't make the Super Bowl.
9. CLE goes 4-7 with Brissett and is effectively out of playoff contention when Watson gets back.
10. The AFC West teams beat up on each other and only two teams make the playoffs. OAK, DEN, and LAC are all better teams than they were, but the first-place team goes 10-7, the two teams in the middle go 9-8, and the last place team goes 8-9.
1 - MIA AND KC both look like things will work out with / without Hill. Wrong on this one.
2 - Mac Jones looks awful so far, the injury didn't help, and the NE defense has been strong in too many games for the Pats to air the ball out. Wrong on this one.
3 - Rhamondre Stevenson has been a stud. This one has been a clear hit so far.
4 - Engram is currently ranked as TE11 but trending upward. I call this one a hit.
5 - Well, the Giants are definitely better, the offense isn't that much better, and Toney has moved on to KC. Some good, mostly bad on this one.
6 - CAR is 2-6, still have QB issues, and would have the #3 pick in the draft if the season ended today. Right on this one so far.
7 - The Jets are 5-3 and on track for 10 wins (sort of) . . . even though Zach Wilson looks terrible. Garrett Wilson #2 rookie WR to Olave so far. Mostly a hit.
8 - BUF one game behind PHI for best record . . . impossible to know how the Bills season turns out until we get there.
9 - The Browns are 2-5, so they need to go 2-2 vs. CIN (H), MIA (A), BUF (A), TB (H). I don't see 2 more wins there. But mostly a hit that CLE would be mediocre.
10 - AFC West has not lived up to the hype so far. KC still good, LAC not bad, DEN and LV not great to start the season. Mostly right on this one so far.
 

-OZ-

Footballguy
team predictions:
1. Raiders win the AFC west
2. Lions get a WC and win a playoff game
3. Texans have a winning record.
4. Browns have a better record before Watson plays than after he’s back
5. Bills almost go undefeated, but lose on thanksgiving.
6. Philly makes it to the super bowl

Player
1. Derek Carr gets MVP consideration.
2. Austin Hooper is a top 5 FF TE
3. Trevor Lawrence reminds us why he was the easy #1 pick
Josh Allen MVP (this isn’t bold so not counting it)
4a. Malik Willis starts a few games and does enough to take over in 2023.
5.* Dan Campbell, CotY
:bag: team #6 looks like an ok call. 5 sorta.
Not bold player call seems on track.
Not my best work here.
 

Ministry of Pain

Footballguy
Nobody is going to to get them all right, your title is bold predictions
Geno Smith projection was outstanding, looking better as the season rolls along.
A former NY Jets player no less
 

daveR

Footballguy
Lions, Eagles, Fins, and Jags make the playoffs; Rams, Cowboys, Chiefs, and Bengals do not.

Edit to add: As ever, you are strongly urged to disregard all of my opinions.
 

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