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I need some encouragement


#1

Here’s the team I drafted:

QB: Big Ben, Luck
RBs: Fournette, Mixon, Burkhead, Lamar Miller, Jamaal Williams, Peyton Barber
WRs: AB, Fitz, Chris Hogan, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills
TE: Graham (actually drafted Burton, but accepted a trade with the Graham owner)
D/ST: Lions this week (streaming best available until I find a keeper)
K: Dan Carlson

Yahoo! has basically mocked my draft and picked me to finish 1-13, dead last. The only encouragement I find is that last year the guy who was picked dead last won the championship and was in first place wire to wire. But I don’t see why they have picked me to finish last.


#2

As great as your team might be on paper, it’s all about your teams matchups vs. your opponents matchups week to week, with an emphasis on “on paper”.

Two years ago I was slated to win 3 weeks and I ended up winning 10. Last year I was slated to win 11 and only ended up winning 7. Projections are trash, things change week to week, don’t worry about it at all.


#3

why need encouragement when you have Antonio Brown!?!


#4

Well, it’s only an 8-team league so everyone’s team looks decent. I know I blew a couple of picks in my draft and reached for some guys earlier than I should have. I guess I look at my team as a collection of guys I expect to outperform their ADP. Except for the early round guys, I want guys who I think can really shine and take people by surprise.

I will say that right now I have the highest point projection of the week for whatever that’s worth.


#5

yahoo draft grades aren’t worth anything. Yahoo has easily the worst crop of fantasy analysts around, their entire platform is a joke.

Having said that, this roster is a bit too weak for an 8 person league. Your RBs are okay but not great. Given your RB’s aren’t fantastic, I would’ve expected to see a lethal WR core, wihch again is not the case. Would also prefer Burton to Graham (even though Graham is getting drafted earlier).

Overall, okay team, but not great.


#6

trading burton will prove to be a mistake.


#7

the reviews are terrible but I do sort of like the humor in them


#8

You have a solid team. Dont worry about the grades. I done 15+ drafts and all I get are C grades.


#9

My draft went really badly. All my mock drafts had only the default view. Then in the draft it showed me MY rankings and I kept panicking on “my guys” as it appeared they were at the top of the queue. Several rounds in I figured it all out, but really lost out on value.

Still, I wasn’t the guy who took Rodgers 1.1 or took a kicker in the 8th round.