Fantasy Football Picks: Titan Sized Staff Predictions, Week 1
Aug 16, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) after catching a touchdown during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Justin: Danny Amendola @ Buffalo Bills
Danny Amendola has been hailed by experts and Patriots fans alike as Wes Welker 2.0. Before joining New England, Welker posted 67 catches for 687 yards in his last year with the Dolphins. Then Welker started catching passes from Tom Brady. In fact, he caught a lot of passes from Tom Brady. 112 of them, to be exact. Amendola’s stats from last year? 63 catches for 666 yards. Eerily similar to Welker’s numbers.
Word out of training camp is that Brady and Amendola have already established a quick rapport. The 27-year old Amendola is also bigger and faster than the 32-year old Welker, making him an easier target for Brady to find. Not that Brady will have any trouble.
Look for this duo to hook up a number of times against a Buffalo Bills defense that allowed Welker to rack up 15 catches for 203 yards in two games last season.
David: Reggie Bush vs. Minnesota Vikings
Reggie Bush had a decent season in Miami in 2012, but the Dolphins never really found a way to exploit his true talents. In Detroit, Bush will be used primarily as a receiving threat out of the backfield. The Lions set an NFL record in 2012 with 727 pass attempts, 144 of which were aimed at RBs not nearly as dangerous as Bush. Reggie could very well set the NFL record for receptions by an RB this season, and he’s poised to be an incredibly valuable PPR asset starting week 1.
Bret: No Comment
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