Friday, September 5, 2014

Fantasy Football

I like to think I am good at fantasy football. I've played the last seven seasons and have just realized that I have never placed better than 4th. Ugh. That realization sucks. I consider myself and pretty savvy football person so to not have done better in any league I have joined is a little disheartening. I'm blaming it all on injuries though, whether that is true or not. LOL

I am hoping this year will turn out differently though. I am in two different leagues with two different scoring systems. One is PPR the other is standard. However, I didn't realize this until after the standard league draft so I'm thinking that isn't going to be the league I will win but you just never know. Below are my draft grades for each league. I'll keep you posted on how I do each week. Hoping I end up with a lot of W's!!! I mean, this is all for money and I can always use some more of that :)

BTW...Is it a bad sign if I have already made some moves before the season has even started? 

PPR League
Team Name: My TD's are Real 
Draft Grade: B

Draft Summary

Picking late (11th overall), My TD's are Real did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fourth in Purple Headed Yogurt Slingers with a record of 9-4-0 (1,606 points). They waited until the eighth round to secure their top quarterback, picking up Nick Foles with the 86th overall selection. They built the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Toby Gerhart, Steven Jackson, and Bishop Sankey.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, My TD's are Real has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the softest schedules. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, My TD's are Real has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
Standard League
Team Name: Cleats and Cleavage
Draft Grade: C+

Draft Summary

Hopefully just because this draft was average, Cleats and Cleavage won't purchase a muscle car or jacked-up truck to overcompensate. And hey, with the right breaks, maybe this team can reach the playoffs. They are projected to finish seventh in Black Unicorns League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,254 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Calvin Johnson (first round), Victor Cruz (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Cleats and Cleavage, as they are the top group of WRs in the league.


Cleats and Cleavage should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the weakest schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Cleats and Cleavage also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

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