Joey Monroe's Team figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the first overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-7-0 (2,408 points). With that record, they will likely finish fourth in Assist Protect Defend League. They jumped on ball carriers early and often, using their first three selections to grab RBs Jamaal Charles (1st overall), DeMarco Murray (16th), and Le'Veon Bell (17th). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the top group of RBs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Joey Monroe's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Joey Monroe's Team has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Joey Monroe's Team may have done just that, with eight players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
I Keep Getting Older
And they stay the same age. Joey Monroe's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.5 years of NFL experience.
A Dominating Duo
Joey Monroe's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jamaal Charles and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
At picks No. 176 and 209, Joey Monroe's Team snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Mike Evans and Devonta Freeman.
With three steals in the first 16 rounds (Carolina, Matt Prater, and Dennis Pitta), Joey Monroe's Team made some shrewd moves.
Joey Monroe's Team Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Micah Hyde at pick 112 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Hyde is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Choosy Moms Choose Jamaal
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Owners who took a chance on Jamaal Charles were rewarded nicely last year, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.
Like Your First Root Canal
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
The projections for DeMarco Murray are scary. He's projected to be the fifth-best RB in the league this season with 220 projected fantasy points.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 4, Pick 32
Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.7 receiving TDs.
Was Roddy White the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 48?
- Roddy White, WR
- Round 6, Pick 48
Joey Monroe's Team apparently thinks so. The Falcons' wideout is projected to put up 148 points this year, after only netting 87 last year.
Returning to Greatness
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 7, Pick 49
If special teams contributions count in Assist Protect Defend League, Joey Monroe's Team may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 759 projected return yards, he ranks eighth in the league with 1,691 all-purpose yards.
Joey Monroe's Team has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 146, ADP 133
- Delanie Walker
- Rank 148, ADP 134
- Heath Miller
- Rank 149, ADP 134
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 155, ADP 137
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..."