Picking eighth, MacAttacks put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Brady Haterz League (7-6-0, 1,267 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Doug Martin (third round), Ryan Mathews (fourth round), and Frank Gore (fifth round). They built one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, and T.Y. Hilton on the roster.
MacAttacks should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for MacAttacks.
Close to the Vest
MacAttacks was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.
A Dominating Duo
MacAttacks has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, MacAttacks chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Apparently ADP is Overrated
With their ninth-round pick, MacAttacks pulled the trigger. They took Jeremy Hill at pick number 88 despite an ADP of just 121 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
With sticky hands that would make Spider-Man jealous, Demaryius Thomas has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Julio Jones is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 105 projected catches rank second in the league.
Does Doug Martin Enjoy Fajitas?
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Martin is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,505 total yards.
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 5, Pick 48
Frank Gore is expected to finish seventh in the NFL in rushing TDs with 8.7.
Do You Know if Matthew Stafford is Religious?
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 6, Pick 53
With 317 projected points, MacAttacks is hoping Stafford will be the answer to their prayers.
MacAttacks has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 221, ADP 139
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 231, ADP 144
- Josh McCown
- Rank 139, ADP 134
- Alex Smith
- Rank 148, ADP 124
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..."