2020 REWIND: Our Preseason 2019 Overvalued Report Review (#7 Robby Anderson)
INTRO: In preparation for our 2020 Fantasy Football Draft Guide, I like to go back and look at the prior year’s reports and review/analyze what worked and what didn’t on our projections/predictions we gave before the season started. Two of my favorite reports in our draft guide package are the Undervalued and the Overvalued Reports.
Two reports identifying players that I and my computer models see as much more valuable (or not) compared to the public valuation (in ADP in actual rankings/drafts taking place). They are great reports to plan redrafts around or for making trades in Dynasty or Redraft leagues already drafted.
We list about 30+ names on each report each preseason, and they are ‘fluid’ all preseason/summer – as the market/ADPs are changing we update their over/undervalued rankings as needed and we’ll add/drop players as we go along. The first official 2020 reports with the top 20+ overvalued and undervalued commentary/our case and the data are the first reports made available when we open up the draft guide season (approx. June 1st).
All month of May, I’m working on the initial list of players and commentary for the initial 2020 group of over and undervalued – so, with the over/undervalued reports in mind, I want to highlight a player a day from each report from our 2019/last year’s end of preseason report…looking at the top 15 players from each report that we ended the preseason with and sharing the commentary/logic we had then, and adding new commentary for judging how good of a call (or not) it was a year later.
We’ll start with our #1 and work to #15, looking back at one of each per day, adding new commentary and keeping a running tally of ‘wins’ and ‘losses’ on the call…and also ‘neutral’ if we see where it would be unfair to take a win or loss on the situation. You can see if you agree with our assessments and what our record on such things might have been.
One player assessment and new commentary from the undervalued and one from the overvalued will be released every day starting May 17th to take us up to June 1st and the new Draft Guide season. Enjoy this look back in time to get ready for 2020!
The daily release of the Undervalued report review – will post every day (May 17-June 1) at 10amET.
The daily release of the Overvalued report review – will post every day (May 17-June 1) at 10pmET.
#7) WR Robby Anderson, NY Jets
2019 Commentary = I’m a huge Robbie Anderson fan. I was pushing him as a top 5 or so WR prospect in his draft, but he went undrafted in 2016. He made the team and was soon a starter his rookie season and then had a nice 2nd-season/2017…and then a down 2018 because of ‘Sam Darnold’. I’m not anti-Robby, I’m anti-Darnold being able to catapult a WR in fantasy. Everyone thinks Darnold is the greatest, so Robby Anderson seems like the WR who would go with him…and it would be right if Darnold didn’t suck. Another WR2.5-3.0 season for Robby – he and Enunwa deserve better. Enunwa can be OK on Darnold’s dump passes, but Robby lives for the deep ball and that’s where Darnold is weak. A bad mix here.
2020 Ruling = Easy bet against Sam Darnold, a win…and may I remind you for life – you should not be taking advice from a football conclave of mindless analysts who ALL think Sam Darnold is the greatest.
Like I said… Not Robby’s fault. Back in preseason 2019 he was being pushed hot and heavy because of the math of…Darnold is great + his #1 WR (must be Robby) = FF gold all the way around. Well, it was fool’s gold. Sam Darnold sucks like Matt Barkley only Sam gets the same press/push as their failed Jameis Winston. Robby was a victim here and there was no way he’d be a WR2 last season working with Sam…or Siemian or Webb or Falk.
2019 OVERVALUED PRESEASON REPORT TOP 15 (win-loss-neutral record on ‘the call’):
#1) Ronald Jones (win) 1-0-0
#2) Kalen Ballage (win) 2-0-0
#3) T.J. Hockenson (win) 3-0-0
#4) Delanie Walker (win) 4-0-0
#5) Damien Williams (win) 5-0-0
#6) Miles Sanders (loss) 5-1-0
#7) Robby Anderson (win) 6-1-0
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