We love football. We love it to such an extent that we spend months out of season discussing concepts, building narratives and presenting statistically grounded cases to project what will happen next season. Much of this becomes common thinking; He accepted the truth long before it happened.
Then Week 1 happens and part, if not most, is taken directly to hell. Other times, what we expected comes true.
Here, when we enter the 2019 NFL season after months of progress, we are ready for the big reveal. Week 1 will be the long-awaited true look of what these teams will be next season. It is only the first chapter, but it is the first real data point that we will add to our portfolio in months.
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We are all familiar with the disgraceful fall of the end of the season experienced by one of the true power brokers in fantastic football last year. The question throughout the offseason has been what the workload looks like in 2019.
We are about to discover … something like that.
From the beginning, my position has been that Todd Gurley could be a quick starter and a slow finisher, a slow starter and a hot finisher, or something murky week by week. The Rams made sure they are insured no matter what. Adding the exciting rookie Darrell Henderson and retaining Malcolm Brown gives them options for when they want to take things easy on Gurley.
Not only could Gurley's value change drastically upon leaving Week 1 based on his workload, but the way we view his backups can change rapidly. For some reason, Brown was constantly more than 100 selections after Henderson throughout the draft season. After a slow preseason, Henderson seems like a mere punctual player. If Brown approaches 10 touches behind a limited Gurley, he will be one of the best people in Week 2. You may want it already on your list when this great revelation occurs.
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Lamar Jackson's ADP finally reached a place that reflects its potential ceiling. For the hundredth time, if it even approaches 700 yards on land, it is almost a block to end up as a high-end QB1. He settled outside the Top-10 quarterbacks after leaving the top 15 for most of the offseason.
In week 1 we will finally get our first real data point when the Ravens face the Dolphins. It should be an easy confrontation for Jackson. If you can chain a strong pbad game, you will rush into the starting state every week in a swollen position in a hurry.
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We always look for new potential options for RB2 in fantasy. Often, these players emerge from seemingly messy fields in obviously tremendous offensives. Rookie Miles Sanders of the Philadelphia Eagles certainly applies.
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It won't be long before we see Sanders leading this backfield every week. Hell, it could even be this week. He gets a dream place to prove himself, since the Eagles are the local 10-point favorites over Washington. If Sanders really impresses, it will be difficult for him to lose control over the best concert.
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Training camp reports held that Cam Newton's deep ball had returned. Enter the 2019 season quite healthy after a slight scare in the exhibition campaign. They are complete systems for Newton when he enters a dream place.
The 2019 version of the Panthers is more intriguing in attack than in any other year under the supervision of Ron Rivera. Norv Turner is reaching his second season after a strong coordinating debut. Pbad protection is improved. Christian McCaffrey is an established star. DJ. Moore and Curtis Samuel bring a legitimate breaking appeal to a receiving group that has not boasted flash in eons. Hell, even Greg Olsen is healthy at the beginning of the year.
If you've followed me throughout this season, you've heard me honk incessantly about how this is by far the best offensive ecosystem in which Cam Newton has played as a professional. Now we can see it and find out if the results match the exaggeration. If that is what is really revealed, this could be a decisive type of offensive.
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Every training move that the Vikings made this offseason seemed to be determined to achieve Mike Zimmer's wishes to run the ball 40 times per game, for whatever reason. Gary Kubiak was taken to the lord on offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, who was installed late last year after Zimmer got tired of the happy ways of John DeFilippo.
Week 1 will mark the first time we see that commitment tested. The Vikings will welcome the Atlanta Falcons, who should be one of the best offenses in the NFL this season. Atlanta should boast the kind of equipment that can force anyone else out of its heavy shell. The Vikings have horses in the receiving body to chase them.
On the other hand, the Falcons have struggled to stop the runners annually in the era of Dan Quinn. Atlanta allowed the most catches of runners in each of the last four seasons and ranked 30, 20, 28 and 25 in career defense DVOA during that period. If that trend continues in 2019, maybe Week 1 simply states that the main actor in this show is in fact Dalvin Cook.
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It has been said over and over again and yet it is worth repeating: one of the most crucial revelations that will come in Week 1 will be the unmasking of the Cardinals' offensive. The unit played vanilla football in the preseason, as countless fantasy sponsors have pointed out.
The dreams that many have of Kyler Murray destroying the league in a progressive and modern offensive led by Air Raid master Kliff Kingsbury may not come true immediately. But we could start stripping the layers to the design beyond the skeleton offered in the preseason. It's a virtual lock in which we'll see something different in Week 1, more clues about how Kingsbury thinks it should be a new era crime. The results will be less important than the process of what this team does.
He will hasten to judge quickly, no matter what happens, of all those who have an agenda or a preconceived belief of how the Murray and Kingsbury experiment will work. Shades and deeper immersion than the simple absorption of raw numbers will be recommended.
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Two lightly faced quarterbacks who still seem to have the faith of their respective teams will face Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo will return to the NFL scene and hopes to capture again the brightness he had in 2018 before a torn ACL dragged him while a backup pin stole the show.
Jameis Winston will finally take the reins of the Bruce Arians offensive while fighting for a long-term commitment of the Bucs.
Neither Garoppolo nor Winston faced even a slight competition in the offseason for their initial work. There are many reasons why their teams should have hopes for them, especially Garoppolo, whose curriculum is lighter but also offers less heartbreaking errors. However, there is a certain degree of pressure here and it is not a true "sure thing" as we are here today.
What comes out of your presentation in Week 1 will be important not only for the stock of these players but also for those around them. Each of these offenses is plagued by prominent players like Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard and Dante Pettis, while anchored by established positional elites such as Mike Evans and George Kittle. There are also a number of attractive auxiliary options for both. All these pieces need a stable quarterback game, something that these two should be able to provide in the proven systems of Arians and Kyle Shanahan.
Both Garoppolo and Winston get Cakewalk game scripts to start 2019 on the right foot. This game has a projected total of 51 points, the third highest on the Week 1 list. Any errors in this "test" would be cause for concern.