In Week 1 Bridgewater is going against the 49ers who have had a great defense for about the last 7-8 years, but I think a regression is in store here. They took a big hit now with the losses of Chris Borland, Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, Perrish Cox, Chris Culliver and Ray MacDonald all on defense, they are due for regression.
The Seahawks should content for their third straight Super Bowl run, and QB Russell Wilson will have even more fantasy upside after a trade for TE Jimmy Graham from the Saints. Although they still don’t have an elite option at WR, their high scoring offense will give WR Doug Baldwin a chance to make an impact in fantasy. The Seahawks D/ST is once again ranked as the top in fantasy.
For NFL fantasy enthusiasts: Tyler Eifert heads into his third season in the NFL, but first as the number one tight end. Eifert was the backup to former first round pick Jermaine Gresham for two seasons, before getting the opportunity to start this coming season. Eifert proved as a rookie that he can produce big numbers in a limited basis, as the teams number two tight end. Eifert in a limited role as a rookie produced 39 receptions for 445 yards and 2 touchdowns. Looking to build off of a strong rookie season, Eifert was limited to one game last season before injuring his elbow. Now as the primary tight end in a high profile offense, Eifert gets the opportunity to produce big time stats.
For NFL fantasy enthusiasts: Carlos Hyde heads into his second season in the NFL, and his first season as the teams lead back. After Frank Gore left via free agency after leading the teams rushing attack for 10 season, Hyde comes in as the next guy in line. Hyde proved as a rookie that he can produce big numbers in a limited basis. Hyde has also decided to drop some weight to help him keep his endurance up, after only carrying the ball 83 times as rookie. Hyde is expected to carry the load well over 200 times this coming season which should translate to potential big time numbers.
The Cincinnati Bengals (10-5-1 record and 2nd in the AFC North) are coming off of a 2014 season where they once again could not get passed the first round of the playoffs. The Bengals were by the Indianapolis Colts during Wild Card weekend. The Bengals found their feature running back last season in Jeremy Hill, who burst onto the scene with over 1,000 yards rushing. They also moved on from former first round tight end Jermaine Gresham and is looking for Tyler Eifert to be a big part of the offense. On defense, the Bengals brought back former defensive standout Michael Johnson after one season in Tampa Bay. The Bengals beefed up their offensive line this offseason through the draft, who could come in and play early on. They also added some pieces on defense that should not be expected to make an impact as rookies.