|Week 1||Sun 9/9|
|Week 2||Sun 9/16|
|Week 3||Sun 9/23|
|Week 4||Sun 9/30|
|Week 5||Sun 10/7|
|Week 6||Sun 10/14|
|Week 7||Thu 10/18|
|Week 8||Sun 10/28|
|Week 10||Sun 11/11|
|Week 11||Sun 11/18|
|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING DOWN
Before the season, the Cardinals were projected to win 6.9 games (average per simulation) but it does not look like they are going to reach that. On 8/17 their projected win total was up to 7.5 before dropping to 3.7 on 10/19. From the start of the season to now their projected win total is down significantly to 4.1 wins.
Strength of Schedule Getting Easier
Cardinals' Season Forecast Changes
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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: C
Early in the season, we include last season in the analysis. Even at 2-7 the Cardinals are just slightly behind their money line projected win total of 3 wins. They have 2 bad losses (they were favored or got blown out as slight underdogs) vs 2 good wins (upset wins, or blowout victory in what was expected to be a close game). They have come up especially short at home. Their 1-4 home record is -22% lower than their expected win percentage. Over the past 3 weeks they have played better going 1-1, 50%. Cardinals fans have to be disappointed that they have fallen well short of their pre-season expectations where they were #0 in the league in power ranking. In simulations where the Cardinals played every other team (neutral court in playoffs) they won just 31.3% of the time (#31 in the league). Their peak rank was #0 in the league back on 5/2.
They are a very poor scoring team based on points per game and below average in yards per play. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game and below average in yards per play allowed.
TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):
NEXT 4 GAME OUTLOOK: RAIN
The Cardinals next 4 game forecast looks pretty dreary. They are are the clear underdog in 3 out of the 4 games, and just one game where they are expected to be competitive. They win three games in 11.1% of simulations.
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FANTASY TEAM LEADERS
Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (QB, RB, WR, TE, K). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.
|---||Amerson, David||DB||6-1||205||12/08/1991||6||NC State|
|23||Benwikere, Bene'||CB||6-0||195||09/03/1991||5||San Jose State|
|33||Boston, Tre||DB||6-1||205||06/25/1992||5||North Carolina|
|46||Brewer, Aaron||LS||6-5||232||07/05/1990||7||San Diego State|
|20||Bucannon, Deone||OLB||6-1||211||08/30/1992||5||Washington State|
|92||Gardeck, Dennis||LB||6-0||242||08/09/1994||0||Sioux Falls|
|7||Glennon, Mike||QB||6-6||225||12/12/1989||6||NC State|
|75||Golditch, Zack||G||6-6||260||0||Colorado State|
|78||Gossett, Colby||G||6-5||311||06/23/1995||0||Appalachian State|
|95||Gunter, Rodney||DT||6-5||305||01/19/1992||4||Delaware State|
|51||Hodges, Gerald||LB||6-2||236||01/17/1991||6||Penn State|
|31||Johnson, David||RB||6-1||224||12/16/1991||4||Northern Iowa|
|---||Johnson, Leonard||DB||5-10||194||03/30/1990||7||Iowa State|
|13||Kirk, Christian||WR||5-11||200||11/18/1996||0||Texas A&M|
|22||Logan, T.J.||RB||5-10||195||09/03/1994||2||North Carolina|
|56||Moore, Zach||DE||6-6||275||09/05/1990||2||Concordia-St. Paul|
|90||Nkemdiche, Robert||DT||6-4||296||09/19/1994||3||Ole Miss|
|72||Pierre, Olsen||DT||6-5||293||08/27/1991||3||Miami (FL)|
|86||Seals-Jones, Ricky||TE||6-5||243||03/15/1995||2||Texas A&M|
|28||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||09/29/1990||6||Boise State|
|68||Vujnovich, Jeremy||G||6-5||300||10/12/1990||2||Louisiana Coll.|
|26||Williams, Brandon||CB||6-0||200||09/09/1992||3||Texas A&M|
|10||Williams, Chad||WR||6-1||204||10/19/1994||2||Grambling State|