Hi everyone and welcome to the fantasy off-season. It was a wild ride in 2017 and I’m still recovering, but there’s no real off-season in the dynasty world. In the summer I made projections for every IDP in the league I thought would be relevant. You can go back and read all of the 2017 IDP Projections here.
I was right in some places. I was wrong in some places. But either way, it’s important to be accountable and honest so I can figure out why and make adjustments in the future. I’ll be going through every team and noting where I was right and where I was wrong. To do that I’ll show what my projections were, how players actually performed, and how big the discrepancies were.
It was a really disappointing season for the Cowboys. After being one of the top teams in the league in 2016 they simply lost too much talent in free agency (or to suspension in the case of Ezekiel Elliott). Dak Prescott fell back to earth too after a hot start which changed the dynamic of the team considerably. I always expected them to miss the playoffs but the team only just missed out in the end. It was a rollercoaster with an unhappy ending.
I also need to warn you here. This isn’t great reading. I made a bevy of mistakes here I’m afraid, with nowhere near enough hits to make up for them. Over the course of predicting around 700 players, sometimes the misses are going to come at once. The key is learning and improving in the future.