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Fearless Predictions
GENE MENEZ
September 11, 2006
Which receiver will catch fire? Which Texans rookie will be a stud? Here's our bold outlook
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September 11, 2006

Fearless Predictions

Which receiver will catch fire? Which Texans rookie will be a stud? Here's our bold outlook

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> The first quarterback to lose his job will be the Bears' Rex Grossman, who will not start more than four games. Neither will running back Cedric Benson. Brian Griese has outperformed Grossman in camp, and in the locker room the Bears support Thomas Jones over Benson.

> New Lions quarterback Jon Kitna will throw 20 touchdown passes. Twelve of those will go to wideout Roy Williams.

> Titans rookie quarterback Vince Young will have more rushing touchdowns than passing touchdowns, but he'll have even more interceptions. And he'll start more games than fellow rookie signal-callers Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler, who will combine for a big fat zero.

> The Patriots will have a 4,000-yard passer ( Tom Brady) but no 1,000-yard receivers.

> By the end of the season Drew Carter, Tim Carter, Doug Gabriel, Greg Jennings, Wali Lundy, Jerious Norwood, LaBrandon Toefield and Michael Turner will be on a fantasy roster in your league.

> The biggest draft bust will be Portis, in a close call over James.

> The fantasy MVP will be Larry Johnson, who will prove that he can run for an entire season the way he ran for the last nine games of 2005. Take a bow, all you LJ owners.

> And one last prediction: DeShaun Foster, bless his heart, will get hurt.

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