Andy Behrens

  • If you landed a top fantasy draft slot ... um, sorry. That has not gone well

    Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade5 days ago

    So when you landed that top-five pick in your fantasy draft this year, you were probably pretty stoked.

    Maybe you talked a bit. Or you placed a few side bets. Or suggested to your commish that the league go winner-take-all.

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    I mean, you were perfectly positioned. Jamaal Charles or Adrian Peterson in the first, then maybe Aaron Rodgers in the second. That's a title winner right there. Boom. CHAMPIONSHIP.

    Time to get yourself fitted for one of these:

    But here we are entering Week 4, and things have not quite gone according to script.

    Through the first three weeks of the 2014 season, across the full universe of Yahoo leagues, teams that drafted at the back half of the first round are outperforming the early pickers by a non-trivial margin. Clearly, the ugly, unforeseeable Peterson situation is a significant factor, as are the slow starts by Charles, Matt Forte and Eddie Lacy.

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