The GM of 50 Shades of Green took the second overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish second in FFL (Foster Fantasy League) League with a record of 10-3-0 (1,643 points). With five WRs on the roster, 50 Shades of Green has a star-studded wideout group that's projected to average 148 points this season. The league average is 125. They have the top group of WRs in the league, as they have Antonio Brown, Brandin Cooks, Jarvis Landry, and Eric Decker on their team.
50 Shades of Green used both of their keeper spots to retain Peyton Manning (38.1 ADP) and Stephen Gostkowski (76 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Peyton Manning) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the two keepers on 50 Shades of Green are projected to be substantially less productive (by 28.4%) than the draft picks they replaced.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, 50 Shades of Green has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most difficult slates. Corresponding with the second-most taxing overall schedule, 50 Shades of Green also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
WR is the strongest position for 50 Shades of Green, though DEF and K aren't too shabby either.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At four different positions, 50 Shades of Green picked up projected top-two players (including Antonio Brown, Phil Dawson, and Buffalo).
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.7 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 4.2 years).
Team of Champions
50 Shades of Green 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 (Peyton Manning, Antonio Brown, and Justin Forsett).
50 Shades of Green knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
50 Shades of Green elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Maybe Manning Will Surprise
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Peyton Manning was the weakest value pick of the round.
Taking a Chance
- S. Gostkowski, K
- Round 2, Pick 19
With their second-round pick, 50 Shades of Green threw caution to the wind. They took Stephen Gostkowski at pick number 19 despite an ADP of 76 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Antonio Brown was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
If it Ain't Broke
- Justin Forsett, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, 50 Shades of Green didn't grab their first RB (Justin Forsett) until the fourth round.
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 6, Pick 59
50 Shades of Green may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing Mark Ingram (59th overall pick vs. ADP of 38.3).
TE, the only subpar position on 50 Shades of Green, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Vernon Davis
- Rank 132, ADP 128
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 133, ADP 136
- Josh Hill
- Rank 147, ADP 132
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 135
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..."