Whatever strategy Scruffy the Janitor used to build this team, it should be thrown out, because it didn't work. Picking 10th, they struggled to piece together a competitive team and as a result, are projected to finish 10th in The_League23 League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,645 points). With their first five picks, Scruffy the Janitor aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (15th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (10th) and Mark Ingram (39th), and WRs Emmanuel Sanders (34th) and Jeremy Maclin (58th). They built the bottom TE tandem in the league, as they have Vernon Davis and Dwayne Allen.
Scruffy the Janitor should use Week 8 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most difficult slate. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Scruffy the Janitor has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Hoping It's Not a Fad
The fantasy hopes of Scruffy the Janitor rest heavily on the fortunes of Chip Kelly's offensive schemes, as they have four Eagles on their roster.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
Scruffy the Janitor must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Dwayne Allen and Vernon Davis will be on bye.
Carrying the Load
Scruffy the Janitor has four above-average positions with RB and QB projected to lead the way.
Scruffy the Janitor hedged their bets by scooping up Darren Sproles in the 11th round to back up DeMarco Murray, his Eagles teammate (a first-round selection).
Team of Champions
Scruffy the Janitor 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 (DeMarco Murray, Emmanuel Sanders, and Jeremy Maclin).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Vernon Davis, Scruffy the Janitor pounced on him at pick No. 159.
Can DeMarco Duplicate?
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 1, Pick 10
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one RB (Le'Veon Bell) appeared on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Despite attempting 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 3, Pick 34
A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. Only one other WR (Antonio Brown) appeared more often on championship rosters across Yahoo! last season.
Public Service Announcement
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Flight technicians beware, Mark Ingram has a knack for breaking the plane. Despite just 929 projected rushing yards, Ingram is slated for 9.7 rushing TDs this year.
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 58
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Maclin last year.
Scruffy the Janitor is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 126, ADP 133
- 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..."