Bacon is overrated.
Don’t believe me? Try Googling “bacon lovers.” Some of the things that pop up would cause a vegan to spit out their tofu. You’ll find bacon lollipops, bacon cakes, bacon jelly beans, bacon beer, bacon wine and countless other treats made from the tasty pork product. A popular fair item this summer will be bacon burgers. No, these are not just hamburgers topped with bacon, but burgers made almost entirely out of bacon (burgers topped with bacon, bacon cheese, bacon sauce, and served on a bacon flavored bun).
In case you were wondering, there is a bacon coffin on the market. Yes, after spending your (likely way-too-short) life chasing your bacon burgers with bacon milkshakes, you can declare your eternal love for those greasy, flavor-filled strips by being sent six feet under in your bacon-colored coffin.
Don’t get me wrong, I like bacon. Most people do. That’s not the problem. The problem is people’s devotion to a food once reserved for breakfast has reached cartoonishly absurd levels.
When a large number of people become so enamored with something that they cease to look at the thing rationally, then “overrated happens.”
The same thing happens in fantasy.
The new offensive coordinator arrives and the “experts” predict big things for the tight end in the new system.
A veteran gets cut, opening the door to more touches for the promising rookie.
A team signs a new left tackle, ensuring a bounceback year for the aging quarterback.
It all begins innocently enough, but once enough “experts” parrot the same offseason reports and the same names start to appear on all of their “sleeper” and “breakout” lists, then, like the bacon addicts, rational thought is sent packing as another owner takes a seat on the hype train.
While I know the hype train is too powerful to be stopped, I do intend to attempt to at least slow down some of the momentum of some of the more overrated players at each position.
Keep in mind that being on this list does not mean that I do not like a particular player. I would love to own most of the guys on this list. It just means that based on their current average draft position (ADP), they are overrated.
With that, I present to you the “All Overrated Team — Pre-Training Camp” edition. Each member includes his current average draft position (ADP) as recorded on fantasyfootballcalculator.com, as well as a player with a higher ADP that I would rather draft.