Sep. 04, 2020
10 Fantasy Football Bold Predictions
Here are my 10 bold predictions for fantasy football this season.
1. Will Fuller will finish the season as a top 10 Wide Receiver
With DeAndre Hopkins gone, Will Fuller will be the #1 Wide Receiver in Houston. He has struggled to stay healthy, but when healthy, he's proven to be a very good receiver. Hopkins leaves behind 150 targets that will be split between Will Fuller, who had 71 in 11 games last season.
2. Noah Fant will finish the season as a top 10 Tight End
The Broncos will be throwing more this season and Fant improved throughout his rookie season. Year 2 will be good for Fant, who is the unquestionable #1 Tight End in Denver now.
3. Joe Burrow will finish the season as a top 10 Quarterback
The Bengals will be playing from behind in pretty much every game. Burrow has really impressed in practice and scrimmages. He had one of the best college football seasons of all time, and played SEC defenses week after week. He'll stay cool under pressure.
4. Joe Mixon won't be a top 20 Running Back
As I mentioned above, the Bengals will be playing from behind every week and they now have a franchise QB, who will be given every opportunity to prove himself.
5. Derrick Henry won't be a top 10 Running Back
Henry had a great season in 2019. It will be difficult to repeat. Ryan Tannehill had the best year of his career by far, I don't think he'll be as good in 2020, which will allow teams to load the box against the Titans.
6. Harrison Butker won't be a top 10 Kicker
The Chiefs will score a ton of touchdowns this year, but won't settle for many field goals. Their offense is one of the most efficient of all time. That bodes well for the position players, but not their kicker.
7. Hayden Hurst will be a top 5 Tight End
Hurst was a 1st round pick in 2018, taken before Lamar Jackson. He split time in Baltimore with Mark Andrews. He has the talent and is now the number 1 option at Tight End in Atlanta. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley will have coverages focused on them, so the middle of the field should be open for Hurst.
8. Kyler Murray will finish as a top 3 Quarterback
Kyler Murray in year 2 and the 2nd year of Kliff Kingsbury's system will be even more impressive than year 1. Murray also has a new weapon in DeAndre Hopkins, who many people regard as the top, if not top 3 Wide Receiver. Kingsbury offenses focus on the passing game, and the Cardinals helped their offensive line by drafting Josh Jones in the 3rd round.
9. David Johnson will be a top 10 Running Back
The Texans' big offseason move was to bring in David Johnson in the DeAndre Hopkins trade. He won't have much competition at running back and Bill O'Brien wants to run the rock, especially in the red zone.
10. DeAndre Hopkins won't be a top 20 Wide Receiver
Hopkins was traded to a new team this off-season. He has worked hard in Houston, putting in countless hours of extra drills with Deshaun Watson to become an elite receiver. Now, in the shortest and oddest off-season ever, Hopkins won't have much time to train with Murray or learn Kliff Kingsbury's system. Also, Kingsbury focuses on spreading the ball out to every receiver to keep the defense on its toes. Hopkins won't get anywhere near as many as the 150 targets he received last season in Houston.