Look, Tara Jensen's Team, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Tara Jensen's Team didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in seventh-place in Olson/Donoghue Football League at 5-9-0 (1,381 points). With this kind of investment in the WR position by Tara Jensen's Team, they can only hope this trio resembles "The Greatest Show on Turf." They used their first three picks to draft DeAndre Hopkins in the first round (8th overall), Allen Robinson in the second (13th), and Sammy Watkins in the third (28th). They put together one of the lowest-scoring combos of QBs in the league, as they added Carson Palmer and Matt Ryan.
Tara Jensen's Team decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.
Tara Jensen's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Tara Jensen's Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Tara Jensen's Team minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 14 picks.
Team of Winners
Tara Jensen's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson, and Carson Palmer).
Tara Jensen's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Not Cashing In
Although he ranks in the top-5 in projected passing yards (fourth with 4,586), Matt Ryan is expected to place only 22nd in the NFL with 22.2 TD passes.
Take One Play Off and He'll Burn You Deep
Matt Ryan is one of the most high-octane QBs in the NFL. Projections have him ranking fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.
Diagnosis: more DeAndre!
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.
176 Reasons for Tara Jensen's Team to Appreciate Allen Robinson
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Robinson ranks ninth in the Olson/Donoghue Football League among WRs with 176 projected fantasy points.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Sammy Watkins, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Sammy Watkins was the weakest value pick of the round.
Wait For It
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 4, Pick 33
Tara Jensen's Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to snag their "lead back" (C.J. Anderson).
Earning His Keep
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 5, Pick 48
According to projections, Carson Palmer should finish ranked fifth in the league in passing TDs (29.9) and seventh in passing yards (4,463).
QB and TE are expected to be the weakest positions for Tara Jensen's Team and a potential area of need.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 128, ADP 131
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 132
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 132, ADP 135
- Zach Miller
- Rank 140, 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..."