A report by ESPN’s Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru on Thursday showed that skepticism was right. The NFL has used the money to fund exactly one study so far, however, and it doesn’t involve football. The study is on horse jockeys, and it is being conducted in-house by researchers who appear to have already made up their minds about concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Wilson squares off against what was one of the league’s least-resistant pass defenses in 2016, allowing the second-most passing yards and tied for the third-most passing touchdowns ceded. Although Green Bay beefed up its defense this offseason, a healthy Wilson looks primed for a monster Week 1. Injuries impacted his mobility last season, as he scraped together just 259 rushing yards last year after having never rushed for fewer than 489 yards in a season before that. — Field Yates
Joyner: Got to go with McCaffrey as well. San Francisco’s defense ranked 30th in my good blocking rate and good blocking yards per attempt allowed metrics last season. It will be hard pressed to get much better out of the gate. McCaffrey might split carries with Jonathan Stewart, but when the matchup is this favorable there will be plenty to go around.
Schatz: McCaffrey. Sorry to join in the broken record here, but FO’s projections have McCaffrey as the top rookie in PPR leagues, and he has a sweet Week 1 matchup.
Seifert: McCaffrey. This one’s too obvious to pick against. No UK Cheap Jerseys one knows exactly how the Panthers will use him, but we know he’s one of the most versatile weapons to arrive in Wholesale Jerseys China the NFL for quite some time. The 49ers will be flying blind on this one.