What's important i hate xmas is that you have fun, regardless of the final score. Like that quote from Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Oh wait no, that's not the right quote for this. Turns out there aren't many quotes about having fun and losing, so let's just get to the projections. i hate xmas is expected to finish ninth in Land 9 League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,829 points). With their first five picks, i hate xmas aimed for balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (43rd overall), RBs Ezekiel Elliott (6th) and Jeremy Langford (54th), and WRs Keenan Allen (19th) and Sammy Watkins (30th). They also have one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they have Elliott, Rashad Jennings, Langford, and LeGarrette Blount for their rotation.
i hate xmas should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least difficult slates. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, i hate xmas also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes
i hate xmas is hoping that either Kamar Aiken or Mike Wallace will emerge as a serious threat for the Baltimore Ravens.
Batman Needs Robin
And Ezekiel Elliott needs Alfred Morris. i hate xmas hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their first-round and 14th-round selections.
Alfred Morris is owned in only 4% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward i hate xmas for their faith! Or not.
Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
The playbook reads him. i hate xmas should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 306 projected touches this year.
The Power of Persuasion
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Now would be a reasonable time for i hate xmas to encourage the Land 9 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Keenan Allen and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
Do You Know if Andrew Luck is Religious?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 4, Pick 43
With 319 projected points, i hate xmas is hoping Luck will be the answer to their prayers.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- J. Langford, RB
- Round 5, Pick 54
With their fifth-round pick, i hate xmas pulled the trigger. They took Jeremy Langford at pick number 54 despite an ADP of just 83 across all Yahoo! leagues.
The Titan to Target
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 6, Pick 67
Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.
i hate xmas has one below-average position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.
- James Jones
- Rank 199, ADP 124
- Jermaine Kearse
- Rank 245, ADP 118
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
Pick Number Minus ADPPick Number
Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam League
The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
Schedule by Opponent PointsWeek
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
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