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NFL Draft Diamonds Week 1 Picks, Predictions and Fantasy Sleepers

NFL Draft Diamonds presents our Picks, Predictions and Fantasy Sleepers for Week 1 of the NFL!

Every year we have made our picks and predictions for the upcoming NFL season. While we may not always hit the picks, we do like having some fun. So let’s start this year off by picking the winners for week 1.

Picks

  • Packers v. Bears
  • Rams v. Panthers
  • Redskins v. Eagles
  • Bills v. Jets
  • Falcons v. Vikings
  • Ravens v. Dolphins
  • Chiefs v. Jaguars
  • Titans v. Browns
  • Colts v. Chargers
  • Bengals v. Seahawks
  • 49ers v. Buccaneers
  • Giants v. Cowboys
  • Lions v. Cardinals
  • Steelers v. Patriots
  • Texans v. Saints
  • Broncos v. Raiders

Predictions

  1. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs come out to a very slow start. They are able to get the win against the Jaguars but it is not a pretty week. Mahomes throws three interceptions and fumbles the ball once.  The Chiefs squeeze by with a field goal at the end of the game in a very low scoring game.
  2. Vikings win in convincing fashion. Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and Adam Theilen look great, but it was the Vikings defense who dominated. Danielle Hunter ends the game with three sacks and a fumble forced.
  3. New England Patriots lose at home? Yep, you read that right. Tom Brady struggles at home getting used to his wide outs.  The Steelers are able to fluster him and keep in the game with James Conner and JuJu Smith Schuster.  The game ends when Sony Michel fumbles the ball in the fourth quarter and the Steelers recover it in the Patriots territory. 

Fantasy Sleepers 

  1. Corey Davis of the Tennessee Titans has a monstrous week 1 against the Browns. The big bodied receiver has 2 touchdowns and over 100 yards in his first game of the year. 
  2. Lamar Jackson of the Ravens has the biggest game of his career. Jackson goes for over 300 yards in his first game of the year. He shreds the Dolphins secondary and does it in front of his hometown fans. Jackson ends the game with 350 all-purpose yards.
  3. Kerryon Johnson leads the league in rushing after the first week of football. The young running back breaks a monster 80 yard touchdown and finishes the day with 145 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns in a huge Lions win.  

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