Very, Very, Very, Very, Very Bold Predictions for the NFL Season

by Peter ·

With football season (finally) around the corner, everyone is wading through an endless amount of fantasy research and opinions to get an edge for 2019. Whether it’s figuring out which situations and players they like, who to draft at value, who to avoid, and which teams will regress and impress (I’d recommend Warren Sharp’s 2019 Preview for this), it’s been tough to get an advantage as the average fantasy football players has gotten significantly smarter.

One way to get an advantage is to imagine how the 2019 season will play out, independent of fantasy rankings and ADP, and think about which players and teams will begin to breakout or breakdown. Most people won’t see the emergence of the Rams or rise of Davante Adams until it smacks them in the face, but thinking through the season for yourself and getting a little bold and adventurous with outlier predictions can be the difference between missing the playoffs and a fantasy championship.

During this year, the Podfather has been asking your favorite fantasy football analysts to undergo this thought experiment to bring the hottest fantasy takes and allow you to read tomorrow’s news today, but please be warned, these takes are not for the faint of heart. These are not just bold predictions, they are not even very bold predictions, these are the boldest of the BOLD, the very, very, very, VERY, VERY, VERY bold predictions for 2019.

Check out the full list of bold predictions below and circle back as The Podfather continues to ask guests for their very, very, very, very, VEERY bold predictions throughout the year.

Date   Guest Twitter Handle 2019 Bold Prediction   Youtube Clip          SoundCloud Link
Feb 7 Chad Schroeder  @chadsch23 49ers have a great chance at going to the Super Bowl Damien Williams medieval catapult
Feb 22 JJ Zachariason  @LateRoundQB Royce Freeman outscores Philip Lindsay
Kenny Golladay is a WR #1
Devonta Freeman shooting star
Mar 1 Marcus Mosher  @Marcus_Mosher David Johnson is a top 2 RB Link Riley Ridley global warming
Mar 14 Nathan Powell  @NPowellFF Sam Darnold is a top 3 QB Devin Funchess Weekend at Bernie’s
Mar 22 Scott Barrett  @ScottBarrettDFB Doug Baldwin is a top 15 WR Antonio Brown double dong
Mar 29 Mike Beers  @beerswater Juju Smith-Schuster is a top 3 WR:
Vance McDonald is a Top 5 TE;
Big Ben is a top 5 QB
The Jared Cook Experience
Apr 5 Josh Hornsby  @Josh_ADHD The Saints finish 8-8 as the offense collapses Link Aaron Rodgers is the worst
Apr 19 George Kritikos  @RotoHack AJ Brown finishes as a top 12 WR Link Nick Chubb balloon ride
Apr 24 Matt Freedman  @MattFTheOracle Antonio Brown is not a top 30 WR Link N’Keal Harry checkmate
Apr 24 Jon Moore  @HelloJonMoore Trey Quinn is a top 36 WR in 2019 Link N’Keal Harry checkmate
May 3 Josh Hermsmeyer  @FriscoJosh Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs A.J. Brown bust repellent
May 10 Matt Harmon  @MattHarmon_BYB Daesean Hamilton catches 90 balls Jimmy Garoppolo facial recognition
May 23 Blair Andrews  @AmITheRealBlair Arcega Whiteside is a WR1 in Philadelphia
Matt Breida is an RB1
Damien Wiliams money mountain
May 31 Graham Barfield  @GrahamBarfield Deshaun Watson finishes as the QB1;
Patrick Mahomes finishes outside the top 5 QBs
Link Julian Edelman cryogenic chamber
Jun 14 Nelson Sousa  @The_Franchise12 Mike Gesicki outscores Zach Ertz Sammy Watkins sensible nonsense
Jun 21 Scott Fish  @ScottFish24 David Montgomery is a top 12 RB;
Vance McDonald is a top 5 TE;
DJ Moore is a top 12 WR
Christian McCaffrey gun show
Jun 28 Patrick Murphy  @FFTheKing Marlon Mack scores more fantasy points than Saquon Barkley Evan Engram fly in the ointment
Jul 1 Ryan McDowell  @RyanMc23 Damien Harris is a top 15 fantasy running back George Kittle sticker shock
Jul 5 Phil Alexander  @PhilFBG Hunter Henry scores more fantasy points than George Kittle and Zach Ertz A.J. Green cheat code
Jul 12 TJ Hernandez  @TJHernandez Kyler Murray has more rushing yards than Le’Veon Bell Calvin Ridley deadly sin
Jul 18 Pat Fitzmaurice  @Fitz_FF Lamar Jackson is a top 3 QB and has over 1000 rushing yards Derrick Henry belly button lint
Jul 26 Raphael Rabe  @RealTalkRaph Devin Funchess will be a WR2 in PPR leagues Chris Carson erectile dysfunction
Jul 29 Warren Sharp  @SharpFootball Miles Sanders will be a league winner Tyler Boyd star talk
Aug 2 Jake Ciely  @AllInKid Mark Andrews will be a top ten TE;
Josh Jacobs will be a top 12 RB
Josh Jacobs bold prediction
Aug 9 Patrick Daugherty  @RotoPat Aaron Jones will be a top 5 RB;
Vance McDonald will be a top 5 TE;
Kyler Murray will have the best fantasy quarterback season EVER
Matt Breida swiss army back
Aug 26 John Paulsen  @4For4_John Duke Johnson will post RB1 numbers by the end of the year (said pre-Lamar Miller injury) TY Hilton dead cat bounce
Aug 29 JJ Zachariason  @LateRoundQB Miles Sanders will be a 1st round pick in 2020;
Lamar Jackson will be a top 2 QB
Dante Pettis wave pool
Sept 4 Adam Levitan  @Adam Levitan Austin Ekeler will be a 1st round pick in 2020 Dalvin Cook phone sex
Sept 12 Lance Zierlein  @LanceZierlein Matt Breida will rush for 1300 yards Christian McCaffrey level up
Sept 19 Brandon Funston  @BrandonFunston Andrew Luck will be the quarterback for the Colts in 2020 D.J. Chark air show tickets
Sept 26 RC Fischer  @FFMetrics Kyler Murray will challenge Patrick Mahomes for the overall QB1 Russell Wilson star spangled
Oct 2 Hasan Rahim  @HRR5010 Terry McLaurin will be a top 36 pick in 2020 Josh Jacobs hole in one
Oct 10 Peter Howard  @PAHowdy Courtland Sutton will finish as a top 12 WR D.J. Chark toe tapper
Oct 17 Rich Hribar  @LordReebs Alvin Kamara will become the clear RB1 when Drew Brees returns Leonard Fournette simmerating fornication
Oct 24 Kevin Cole  @KevinColePFF Chase Edmonds will be a top 5 RB rest of season Aaron Rodgers locked and bloated
Oct 31 Mike Randle  @RandleRant Brian Hill will be an RB1 weeks 14-16 Kenyan Drake live die repeat
Nov 7 Davis Mattek  @DavisMattek 49ers are a paper tiger, will not win their division, and will lose in the first round of the playoffs DeVante Parker fairy dust
Nov 14 Dan Back  @Dan_Back Cowboys will fire Jason Garrett and hire Lincoln Riley D.J. Moore algorithm offense
Nov 21 Byron Lambert  @RosterWatch Philip Lindsay will be a top ten RB rest of season Derrius Guice meteor shower
Dec 5 Chris Raybon  @ChrisRaybon Baltimore Ravens won’t lose for the rest of the year. Super Bowl book it. Courtland Sutton first born
Dec 12 Ben Gretch  @YardsPerGretch A.J. Brown will win people fantasy leagues Justin Watson target vacuum
Dec 19 Ian Hartitz  @Ihartitz Chiefs skate through the playoffs and win the Super Bowl Kyler Murray helicopter school