Making Fantasy Football Predictions

Fantasy football predictions suffer from many of the same inherent problems that plague real NFL scouts when trying to predict how certain players will fare in a season. The bottom line is you just don't know how a player is going to turn out despite the best-researched fantasy football predictions.

The landscape is littered with fantasy football predictions of greatness for players that turned into busts. Of course, it's not all the experts' fault. Sometimes things like injuries and the wrong system can stop a player from performing to his potential. Also, age can catch up to a player, making early season fantasy football predictions look foolish.

Take the case of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper. He was a classic case of fantasy football predictions gone awry. First of all, he lost his top receiver, Randy Moss, to the Oakland Raiders. The word out of Minnesota was that the Vikings and Culpepper were going to be even better without Moss. The theory was Culpepper would step up his role as leader, and instead of defenses able to focus on Moss, Culpepper would spread the ball around. It didn't happen. The fantasy football predictions had Culpepper throwing for thousands of yards and running for hundreds more. Instead, without Moss, the Vikings' offense sputtered. Culpepper was a turnover machine and none of his receivers really stepped up. Fantasy football predictions were flat out wrong.

Fantasy football predictions were wrong about Moss and the Raiders, too. Moss' arrival, along with incumbent starter Joey Porter, the arrival of running back Lamont Jordan from the Jets and strong-armed quarterback Kerry Collins, was supposed to make the Raiders a fantasy football-scoring bonanza. It didn't happen. Collins struggled with his passing and suffered from a lot of turnovers. Moss had a nice year, with 1,005 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Those numbers might be good enough for a third or fourth receiver on your fantasy football team, but they didn't match up to the fantasy football predictions before the season.

Suffice it to say; it's tough to figure out which fantasy football predictions are going to pan out, which is why Fantasy Football can help you out. Our site uses computer software and complex algorithms to make fantasy football predictions. Yes, there's always the risk of injuries and what not, but a computer program eliminates the human error factor of too much hype (see: Culpepper and Moss). The programs look at cold, hard numbers to predict which teams and players you should look out for. It helps you with the draft, during the year with starting lineups and even with trades and free agent pickups.

Sometimes, however, it feels good when those fantasy football predictions come true. Take Tampa Bay Bucs running back Cadillac Williams. Everyone figured he'd be a perfect fit for the Bucs and start right away. Guess what? He was. Williams was one of the top rushers in the league with 1,178 yards and six touchdowns. The best part is most people probably got him in the later rounds. That's an example of fantasy football predictions that panned out.

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