by connorrice26 2 weeks ago
A little content morsel for the people before we feast on Tuesday with the Dan and Austin-led lottery (12 EST) and the team reveal show with Cmass, Cody and me (8 EST). With the new equalized odds created by Alex and Dan, the potential for chaos in the lotto has never been higher. It’s a new blank slate for the Better League, and with all 32 lists officially locked in I’m proud to present the M22 team list analytics article!
HIGHEST AVERAGE PLACEMENT
#1: Arizona Cardinals (7.43)
#2: Baltimore Ravens (8.39)
#3: Kansas City Chiefs (8.78)
#4: Cleveland Browns (9.91)
#5: Jacksonville Jaguars (10.66)
I’ll save my takes on the specific rosters for the team reveal show, but what a jump for the Jaguars! The second-lowest placed team in the M21 team selection process catapulted all the way to #5 on the back of a rookie QB with guaranteed SS dev (at least) and a roster facelift on both sides of the ball schemed up by Gator Great Urban Meyer. Cam saw the vision.
LOWEST AVERAGE PLACEMENT
#28: New England Patriots (21.03)
#29: Pittsburgh Steelers (21.39)
#30: New Orleans Saints (22.42)
#31: Detroit Lions (24.87)
#32: Houston Texans (28.19)
No, that’s not a typo. Y’all thought the league was low on the Jets last cycle? The Texans shattered the record for the lowest the Better League has ever been on a team, and with Deshaun Watson’s status still up in the air and the complete lack of long-term pieces on that roster it’s easy to see why. The Saints being on here surprises me a little… I feel like we as a league have gotten good enough at managing cap space that the horrific position the Saints are in irl shouldn’t be TOO much of a factor. Stay away Ryan!
HIGHEST DEVIATION AKA MOST DISAGREED-UPON TEAMS
#1: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9.69)
#2: Dallas Cowboys (9.41)
#3: San Francisco 49ers (9.38)
#4: Washington Football Team (8.92)
#5: Green Bay Packers (8.87)
I don’t have much to say about these specific teams, but I will say as a general point that there was more disagreement among lists heading into this cycle than there was heading into last cycle. For me, that’s exciting cause it means the lottery and team selections can go in more different directions. FTP
#28: Indianapolis Colts (6.76)
#29: Arizona Cardinals (6.63)
#30: Baltimore Ravens (6.62)
#31: Los Angeles Chargers (6.54)
#32: Houston Texans (6.29)
The whole league is high on the Ravens and Cardinals, thinks the Chargers and Colts are mid, and thinks the Texans are a flaming dumpster fire. I agree on all counts!
All TEAMS WITH MULTIPLE #1 PLACEMENTS
Chargers, Chiefs, Buccaneers (3)
Jaguars, Cardinals, Broncos, Rams, Patriots, WFT, Cowboys (2)
ALL TEAMS WITH MULTIPLE #32 PLACEMENTS
Texans (13) (LMAO)
Bengals, Saints (2)
RANDOM FUN FACTS
-The Bears win this cycle’s award for Most Mid Team with an average placement of exactly 16. The league quite literally couldn’t be more neutral towards Chicago. I… can’t say I disagree.
-The most up-for-grabs team is the Colts, as they were in only one user’s top 5 and one user’s bottom 5. They’ll probably go mid-lottery, and anyone could end up with them.
-I’m not usually the one to ask for support on the BLN streams, but if you’ve made it this far make sure to go crazy for the lotto and team reveal shows tomorrow! Dan’s putting a tremendous amount of time and effort into the lottery, and Cmass Cody and I are all putting in work behind the scenes as you read this to make sure the team reveal is the best it can possibly be. The official start to the M22 cycle is upon us! Let’s start off with a bang! (connor moan)