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Grading The 4 Most Confusing ESPN Fantasy Football Projections For Week 2: Kaepernick, Amendola, Vick, And Wilson (Again)


(Scoring is standard ESPN)

Last week we took a crack at grading ESPN’s fantasy football projections for four individuals, whom we believed were misrespresented by the worldwide sports leader. How’d we do? Well — and this is about as meta as it gets — I’d give our grades an A.

- We had Matt Stafford getting 20. He got 20.

- We thought Bradshaw wouldn’t get anywhere close to 12 points (he got 2.)

- We assessed the Saints/Falcons game as a shootout — which it was — and thought ESPN’s projection of 7 points for Marcus Colston was on the low end (he ended up with 12.)

- And finally, we called out the David Wilson hype for what it was: Unfounded nonsense. How’d he do? -3. What was ESPN’s projection? 16 points.

We rest our case.

So before we go and blow our credibility on some bold dissections of ESPN’s flawed system, let us revel in the accuracy with which we graded Week 1′s projections.

(Deep breath)

This week, we’ll double down on our success, and look at 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Pats WR Danny Amendola, Eagles QB Michael Vick, and Giants fumbleydumbdumb RB David Wilson. Here it is:


  • Doodles

    Espn went ballsy with Cam because the bills have backups for starters this week with their secondary being so banged up. They didnt even do well when they were in there really. I think its pretty safe to say Cam will score 20 fantasy points against them. He only struggled because it was the Seahawks and he didn’t even have that bad of a day really.

  • Jake O’Donnell

    I was saying ESPN was going ballsy with Kaepernick’s projection of 20. Cam should have been projected for that.

  • Sean Grafton

    So I’m a little confused on the Vick comment. Is he going to beat the ESPN projected 13 points?

  • Jake O’Donnell

    Yes. 13 is very low for a QB who just had a big week and is in a new, innovative offense.

  • Justin Colbert

    This guy’s ability to infer information from reading is atrocious. Or my ability to read sarcasm is. Either way, I’m going to have a cry.

  • James

    you didn’t read the article right… that’s not what he said… he said he didn’t know why ESPN went ballsy w/ KAP since CAM is a similar QB to KAP and he didn’t put up good numbers verse Seattle the week before…


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