Fantasy Football: 5 bold predictions for Week 1

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at RingCentral Coliseum on December 15, 2019, in Oakland, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

What are five bold fantasy football predictions for Week 1 of the NFL season?

Each week, FanSided will offer five bold predictions pertaining to your fantasy football matchups. This is the 2020 inaugural edition of a series that will span deep into your fantasy postseason runs.

Generally speaking, these prognostications are assessed from a 10-team, PPR league perspective. Most of the time, the assertions will apply to all aspects of fantasy football. If some sleepers are honorably mentioned in the near future, don’t be upset that the player is considered a sleeper when he may be the best option you have to plug-and-play.

Not all leagues abide by the traditional 10-man format, and some leagues are even more exciting when they’re out-of-the-norm leagues.

Here’s what we know about fantasy football so far in 2020: Christian McCaffrey is the undisputed first pick in nearly every league worth its salt, Lamar Jackson is typically the first quarterback off the board in Round Two or so, wide receiver depth is outwardly rather vast, Leonard Fournette’s arrival to Tampa Bay threw a wrench into the selection of Buccaneers halfbacks, and so forth.

On the whole, here are five relatively brazen predictions that are associated with Week 1 only. Not all of these projections will be accurate all of the time. Fantasy football dealings are topsy-turvy. Overall, though, let this season-long series serve as a pocketbook to your fantasy strategy.

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