Titans @ Browns, CBS, 1:00 p.m. ET:
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns
Yes, Beckham Jr. will score a touchdown in his first game as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns’ star is the only wide receiver on my list of players that will put the ball into the endzone in Week 1 of the regular season.
Beckham Jr., who will no longer be catching passes from New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, will now have one of the best young gunslingers in the game feeding him footballs.
In 14 games last season, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns. Add Beckham Jr. to the list of weapons that include fellow wide receiver Jarvis Landry, tight end David Njoku and running back Nick Chubb, the Browns have everything in place to be one of the best offenses in all of football this season.
It starts Week 1. Beckham Jr. will haul in a touchdown from Mayfield against the Tennessee Titans.
Falcons @ Vikings, FOX, 1:00 p.m. ET:
Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Injuries are literally the only reason why we haven’t seen the best of Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.
But in 2019-20, I expect Cook to be one of the premier tail backs in all of football.
The Florida State product piled up 615 rushing yards and had 40 receptions for 305 receiving yards in only 11 games played last season. He averaged 4.6 yards per game and had two rushing and two receiving touchdowns.
Cook has a favorable matchup in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons.
I expect Cook to have not one, but two total touchdowns, and will already be halfway to his total from a year ago.
Redskins @ Eagles, FOX, 1:00 p.m. ET:
Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders is the lone rookie on my list of touchdown scorers this week.
The second round pick out of Penn State will end up being the featured running back in a loaded Eagles backfield, and even though we may not see his full potential in Week 1, I do believe he will do enough to get into the endzone.
The Eagles are 9.5 points better than the Washington Redskins, and I believe they will put at least 4-5 touchdowns on the board in this one.
So, why not Sanders?
Chiefs @ Jaguars, CBS, 1:00 p.m. ET:
Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, the No. 4 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, had a sophomore slump last season.
With that said, I expect big things from the LSU product in his third NFL season.
Last year, Fournette only played in eight games. He had 439 rushing yards to go along with five rushing touchdowns. He also had 22 catches for 185 yards and one score.
I believe the Jaguars will be much more improved on offense now that Nick Foles is their quarterback, replacing Blake Bortles.
For Fournette, it will start Week 1 as he leads the Jaguars with over 100 yards and a touchdown or two in an upset-win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Colts @ Chargers, CBS, 4:05 p.m. ET:
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
With quarterback Andrew Luck retired, the Indianapolis Colts will rely on running the football behind its offensive line.
Enter Marlon Mack.
In 12 games last season, Mack proved to be a top-tier tail back in the NFL. He piled up 908 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.
Look for the Colts to establish the running game on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers to take some pressure off Jacoby Brissett’s shoulders.