Bold predictions have become a staple in any fantasy sport. Everyone loves to make them with the hope that, come the end of the season, they can tell everyonehow right they were. A self-professed genius, if you will. But there's a fine line between making bold predictions and making unrealistic statements just for the sake of being bold. We've seen it all too often: Player X is going to catch 100 balls, rack up 1,500 yards and score 12 touchdowns when that player has never come close to those numbers in their three or four-year career. The reasoning behind these overblown predictions is rarely based in statistical evidence; more just wishful-thinking than anything else. We're going to try and keep that to a minimum here. Predictions so bold you want to baste ribs in them can be fun, but we're also trying to help you win your fantasy leagues here. There is definitely a level of boldness in the predictions you will see from the Fantasy Alarm staff below, but they are also steeped in reality as well. Enjoy!

 

Predictions Howard Bender Dom Murtha BrettTalley Rick Wolf Glenn Colton Jon Impemba
AFC Champions Oakland Raiders New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers Oakland Raiders New England Patriots New England Patriots
NFC Champions Dallas Cowboys New York Giants  Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers
Sleeper (Team) Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants Cincinnati Bengals Houston Texans Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders
Leading Passer Aaron Rodgers Philip Rivers Drew Brees Matt Ryan Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers
Leading Rusher Le'Veon Bell Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott Le'Veon Bell Ezekiel Elliott David Johnson
Leading Receiver Michael Thomas Odell Beckham Jr. Antonio Brown Amari Cooper Antonio Brown Julio Jones
Rookie Sleeper Dalvin Cook D'Onta Foreman Samaje Perine Evan Engram Kareem Hunt O.J. Howard
Rookie Bust Corey Davis John Ross Corey Davis Mike Williams O.J. Howard Christian McCaffrey
Fantasy Sleeper Austin Hooper Samaje Perine Andy Dalton Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Blake Bortles
Fantasy Bust Marshawn Lynch Jay Ajayi DeMarco Murray DeAndre Hopkins Odell Beckham Jr. Sammy Watkins
Impact Injury Carson Palmer Eli Manning Tom Brady Giovani Bernard Cam Newton Sammy Watkins
Comeback Player Keenan Allen Dez Bryant Martavis Bryant A.J. Green Adrian Peterson Rob Gronkowski
First QB Benched Josh McCown Trevor Siemian Tom Savage Mike Glennon Josh McCown Josh McCown
TD Vulture D'Onta Foreman Samaje Perine Derrick Henry Jonathan Stewart Jeremy Hill Tevin Coleman
Favorite Fantasy DST Kansas City Chiefs Jacksonville Jaguars Denver Broncos Denver Broncos Denver Broncos New England Patriots
Best Handcuff Samaje Perine Tevin Coleman Derrick Henry Derrick Henry Darren McFadden Tevin Coleman
1st Time 30+ TD Passes Marcus Mariota Kirk Cousins Jameis Winston Jameis Winston Jameis Winston Jameis Winston
1st Time 10+ TD (RB) Jay Ajayi Leonard Fournette Jay Ajayi Christian McCaffery Mike Gillislee Leonard Founette
1st Time 10+ TD (WR) Michael Thomas Michael Thomas Michael Thomas T.Y. Hilton  Pierre Garcon Michael Thomas
1st Time 80+ Recs Davante Adams John Brown Tyreek Hill Terrelle Pryor Adam Thielen Donte Moncrief
Funny Team Name Goff Balls Hide and Zeke Valyrian Steelers Jacking Goff to Gurley Pictures Phish and Chips Drinkin' Fortes
             
Predictions Nate Miller Matt Selz Dan Malin Justin Vreeland Steve Pimental James Grande
AFC Champions Oakland Raiders New England Patriots New England Patriots New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC Champions Atlanta Falcons Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers Seattle Seahawks Pgreen Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
Sleeper (Team) Minnesota Vikings Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tennessee Titans Jacksonville Jaguars Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Leading Passer Eli Manning Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers Andrew Luck Drew Brees Aaron Rodgers
Leading Rusher LeSean McCoy Ezekiel Elliott Le'Veon Bell Ezekiel Elliott Le'Veon Bell Ezekiel Elliott
Leading Receiver Julio Jones Odell Beckham Jr. Julio Jones T.Y. Hilton A.J. Green Julio Jones
Rookie Sleeper David Njoku Kareem Hunt Donnel Pumphrey Cooper Kupp Mack Hollins Wayne Gallman
Rookie Bust Joe Mixon Corey Davis Mike Williams Dalvin Cook O.J. Howard Mitchell Trubisky
Fantasy Sleeper Robert Woods Ty Montgomery Quincy Enunwa Thomas Rawls Joe Williams Marcus Mariota
Fantasy Bust Doug Baldwin Alshon Jeffery Odell Beckham Jr. Julian Edelman DeMarco Murray Paul Perkins
Impact Injury Andrew Luck Jordan Reed Russell Wilson Christian McCaffrey Tyler Eifert Jarvis Landry
Comeback Player Jeremy Maclin Keenan Allen Keenan Allen Martavis Bryant Adrian Peterson J.J. Watt
First QB Benched Cody Kessler Trevor Siemian Sam Bradford Alex Smith Josh McCown Tyrod Taylor
TD Vulture Mike Gillislee LeGarrette Blount Mike Gillislee Jeremy Hill Terrance West Wayne Gallman
Favorite Fantasy DST Kansas City Chiefs Houston Texans New England Patriots Jacksonville Jaguars Denver Broncos Denver Broncos
Best Handcuff Tevin Coleman Dwayne Allen Samaje Perine Derrick Henry D'Onta Foreman Tevin Coleman
1st Time 30+ TD Passes Ryan Tannehill Jameis Winston Jameis Winston Jameis Winston Kirk Cousins Marcus Mariota
1st Time 10+ TD (RB) Mike Gillislee Le'Veon Bell Jordan Howard Mike Gillislee Jay Ajayi Jay Ajayi
1st Time 10+ TD (WR) Michael Thomas Brandin Cooks Martavis Bryant Kelvin Benjamin Michael Thomas Donte Moncrief
1st Time 80+ Recs Tyreek Hill DeVante Parker Davante Adams Terrelle Pryor Sr. Tyreek Hill Willie Snead
Funny Team Name Fresh Kizer Rolls Bortles?...Bortles?...Anyone? Where My Lacy Gone? You Play To Win The Game Dalvin & the Chipmunks Watt Me Whip, Watt Me JJ
             
Predictions Colby Conway Michael A. Stein Ivar Anderson Ben Scherr Kenneth Le Nick Berns
AFC Champions Oakland Raiders New England Patriots New England Patriots Oakland Raiders New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC Champions Atlanta Falcons New York Giants Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers Dallas Cowboys
Sleeper (Team) Houston Texans Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kansas City Chiefs Cincinnati Bengals New York Giants Baltimore Ravens
Leading Passer Andrew Luck Drew Brees Drew Brees Drew Brees Aaron Rodgers Jameis Winston
Leading Rusher David Johnson Ezekiel Elliott Le'Veon Bell Ezekiel Elliott Le'Veon Bell Jay Ajayi
Leading Receiver A.J. Green Mike Evans Antonio Brown Antonio Brown Julio Jones Mike Evans
Rookie Sleeper Evan Engram Mike Williams Jake Butt Mike Williams Cooper Kupp Isaiah McKenzie
Rookie Bust Christian McCaffrey Deshaun Watson Evan Engram Juju Smith-Schuster Joe Mixon Joe Mixon
Fantasy Sleeper Jonathan Stewart Carlos Hyde Doug Baldwin Zach Miller Tyler Boyd Kareem Hunt
Fantasy Bust Latavius Murray Jay Ajayi Carlos Hyde Alshon Jeffery Marshawn Lynch Randall Cobb
Impact Injury Cam Newton Le'Veon Bell Jordan Reed Tevin Coleman Ben Roethlisberger Ezekiel Elliott
Comeback Player Keenan Allen Todd Gurley J.J. Watt Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Keenan Allen
First QB Benched Tom Savage Andy Dalton Mike Glennon Trevor Siemian Josh McCown Jared Goff
TD Vulture D'Onta Foreman Mike Gillislee John Kuhn Jeremy Langford Jamaal Williams Rex Burkhead
Favorite Fantasy DST Houston Texans Denver Broncos Arizona Cardinals Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos Philadelphia Eagles
Best Handcuff Derrick Henry Tevin Coleman Chris Ivory Tevin Coleman Jonathan Williams Kareem Hunt
1st Time 30+ TD Passes Kirk Cousins Marcus Mariota Jameis Winston Marcus Mariota Jared Goff Jameis Winston
1st Time 10+ TD (RB) Mike Gillislee Carlos Hyde Mike Gillislee Jordan Howard Leonard Fournette Robert Kelley
1st Time 10+ TD (WR) Brandin Cooks Michael Thomas Doug Baldwin Willie Snead Terrelle Pryor Willie Snead
1st Time 80+ Recs Terrelle Pryor Tyreek Hill Keenan Allen Tyreek Hill Terrelle Pryor Donte Moncrief
Funny Team Name Watson Your Wallet? Carlos Hyde Your Wife & Kids Kearses! Foiled Again! Forgetting Brandon Marshall Kupp of Joe Mixon's Urine Goodell for Nothing
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