The Official Bold Fantasy Football Prediction List for 2012
I pride myself on being one of top prognosticators in the world. Perhaps the best that’s ever lived, I don’t know. Whether I’m predicting the precise time my girlfriend will erupt tonight when she sees I didn’t do the dishes (6:13 p.m.) or the rushing efficiency of DeMarco Murray (he’ll go for 4.77 YPC this year), I’m simply undeniably accurate.
So here are my 13 bold fantasy football predictions for 2012, posted over at FF Today:
- Ryan Fitzpatrick will score more fantasy points than Peyton Manning. And Eli Manning. And Ben Roethlisberger.
Fitzpatrick was averaging 280 passing yards and three touchdowns per game through the first three games in 2011. He broke ribs early in the season, however, and wasn’t the same player down the stretch.
Nonetheless, Fitzpatrick threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. He’ll give you some points on the ground, and with Buffalo transitioning to a high-tempo offense in 2012, I like Fitzpatrick’s chances of landing in the top 10 among all quarterbacks.
- Matt Schaub won’t be a top 20 quarterback.
Even throwing out Schaub’s injury history, he simply won’t pass the ball enough to be a legitimate fantasy option in 2012. There were signs of it last year, as Schaub was on pace for just 467 attempts before going down in Houston’s 10th game. If he throws 475 passes in 2012, he would need to average 8.42 yards-per-attempt to reach 4,000 yards. His career mark is 7.87.