For some the eighth overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for Darceal's Great Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Darceal's Great Team, resulting in their projected 3-11-0 (1,473) record and ninth-place finish in Yahoo Public 1034899 League. With their first five picks, Darceal's Great Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (48th overall), RBs Lamar Miller (8th) and C.J. Anderson (28th), and WRs Allen Robinson (13th) and Demaryius Thomas (33rd). They put together the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Robinson, Jordan Matthews, Thomas, and Willie Snead for their rotation.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Darceal's Great Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Darceal's Great Team.
A Dominating Duo
RB and QB are both projected to be really solid units for Darceal's Great Team.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 3.7 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 7 years).
Defense Wins Championships?
Darceal's Great Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Kevin White, Darceal's Great Team pounced on him at pick No. 128.
Miller is Hungry
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank fourth in the NFL with 313 touches.
177 Reasons for Darceal's Great Team to Appreciate Allen Robinson
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Robinson ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 1034899 League among WRs with 177 projected fantasy points.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Despite being an above-average player at his position, C.J. Anderson was the weakest value pick of the round.
Is Andrew Luck Religious?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 5, Pick 48
With 319 projected points, Darceal's Great Team will be hoping Luck is the answer to their prayers.
Was Jordan Matthews the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 53?
- J. Matthews, WR
- Round 6, Pick 53
Darceal's Great Team apparently thinks so. The Eagles' wideout is projected to earn 137 points this year, after putting up 146 last year.
There are four positions that Darceal's Great Team could look to improve, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Pittsburgh Defense
- Rank 208, ADP 135
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 236, ADP 133
- Zach Miller
- Rank 140, ADP 136
- Virgil Green
- Rank 145, ADP 136
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
Pick Number Minus ADPPick Number
Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam League
The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
Schedule by Opponent PointsWeek
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."