Hopefully just because this draft was average, Macklin's Super Team won't purchase a muscle car or jacked-up truck to overcompensate. And hey, with the right breaks, maybe this team can reach the playoffs. They are projected to finish fifth in Assist Protect Defend League with a record of 6-8-0 (2,327 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Dez Bryant (second round), Julio Jones (third round), and Vincent Jackson (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Macklin's Super Team will benefit. They are the best group of WRs in the league.
Macklin's Super Team should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Macklin's Super Team.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Macklin's Super Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
The Bargain Whisperer
Macklin's Super Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 16 rounds (Justin Tucker, Greg Olsen, and St. Louis).
Apparently ADP is Overrated
With their ninth-round pick, Macklin's Super Team pulled the trigger. They took Chris Johnson at pick number 68 despite an ADP of just 83.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Big, Strong Threat
Greg Olsen ranks fifth in the Assist Protect Defend League among TEs with 119 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Macklin's Super Team could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
Not Afraid to Scramble
With 453 projected rushing yards (ranking fifth among QBs), Russell Wilson has multiple ways to bring in points.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Macklin's Super Team got a steal in snatching Justin Tucker in the 13th round (100th overall pick vs. ADP of 85.6).
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Eddie Lacy is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,477 total yards (1,124 rushing, 353 receiving).
Haters Gonna Hate
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
The rest of Assist Protect Defend League overlooked a gem, and Macklin's Super Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Dez Bryant.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 3, Pick 20
Now would be a reasonable time for Macklin's Super Team to encourage the Assist Protect Defend League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).
Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 4, Pick 29
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Ellington is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,615 total yards.
Was Pierre Garcon the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 45?
- Pierre Garcon, WR
- Round 6, Pick 45
Macklin's Super Team apparently thinks so. The Redskins' wideout is projected to get 155 points this year, after producing 174 last year.
QB, the only below-average position on Macklin's Super Team, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Josh McCown
- Rank 131, ADP 135
- Eli Manning
- Rank 140, ADP 130
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 160, ADP 126
- Alex Smith
- Rank 164, ADP 126
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..."