30 Fantasy Football Bold Predictions for the 2017 Season
Terrelle Pryor Will Finish as a Top-8 Wide Receiver
Why This Will Happen: We know the Redskins lost Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson this offseason, which vacates 214 targets in the offense. That alone allows for instant opportunity for Pryor, but there's more to like than just volume.
Last season, Kirk Cousins topped the league (again, this is among relevant quarterbacks) with a 4.85 air yards per attempt rate. Sure, it doesn't hurt that one of the best deep ball catchers in league history was on his team (DeSean Jackson), but it's noteworthy nonetheless.
Pryor, meanwhile, ranked 20th out of the 93 wide receivers with 50 or more targets last year in air yards per reception. That happened despite the fact that Cleveland quarterbacks -- Pryor's team last year -- ranked outside the top-20 in air yards per attempt.
If Pryor takes some of those deeper routes from Jackson and then is able to capture a larger market share on top of that (Jackson only saw 16.47% of Washington's targets last year), then you can start to see a path to a top season. There's obviously a bust portion to this boom, but when talking bold, we've got to focus on the boom.