With the 2013 season set to kickoff, we asked the members of the FFToolbox team for a bold predicition. The responses are below, the results are 17 weeks in the making. If you want your bold prediction on the record, the comments section awaits...
George Bissell: Shane Vereen will be more productive than Stevan Ridley. There is a reason why the New England Patriots selected the California product ahead of LSU standout Stevan Ridley in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Patriots need someone to step up and replace the contributions of Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Lloyd and Danny Woodhead in the passing game. Vereen is a more than capable receiver out of the backfield, who shined during the playoffs last season. The opportunities will be there for Vereen and if he puts it together, could wind up being a more productive all-around player than Ridley.
Brian Murphy: Arian Foster will finish outside the top 30 in fantasy points at running back: If you thought he had some injury concerns during the summer, just wait until he starts getting hit.
Jeb Gorham: Marshawn Lynch goes out for the season with a Lisfranc fracture in Week 2 vs. San Francisco. Christine Michael starts the rest of the season and finishes with 1800 rushing yards and 120 receiving yards plus a dozen total TDs
Matt De Lima: The No. 1 players at every position in terms of ADP will not end up the No. 1 at the end of the year. That means Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks and Stephen Gostkowski will all be No. 2 at best!
Ben Standig: Maurice Jones-Drew AND Eddie Lacy will finish the season with double digit touchdowns. MJD's per game average will rank among the top-10 fantasy running backs. If not, blame Blaine Gabbert.