Maybe these pre-season projections will get ed's Team to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Hell, it may require extra effort just to get a win. ed's Team is projected to go 4-10-0 (2,292 points) and finish seventh in Assist Protect Defend League. They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Matt Forte (first round), Giovani Bernard (third round), and Zac Stacy (fourth round). ed's Team will rely heavily on this group, as they are one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league.
ed's Team can chalk up Week 4 as a big fat L. They have 11 players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most difficult slates. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for ed's Team.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
ed's Team might require waiver wire help in Week 4, as their No. 1- (Demaryius Thomas), No. 2- (Wes Welker) and No. 4-ranked (Michael Floyd) WRs will all be idle that week.
The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem
It appears that ed's Team enjoys gambling, as they took chances on 11 "high-risk" picks.
Team of Champions
ed'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 (Matt Forte, Demaryius Thomas, and Zac Stacy).
Going Out with a Whimper
ed's Team didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Markus Wheaton and Christine Michael are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for ed's Team.
Tony Romo is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.
Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,773 all-purpose yards.
The Power of Persuasion
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 12
Now would be a reasonable time for ed's Team to encourage the Assist Protect Defend League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 107 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- G. Bernard, RB
- Round 3, Pick 21
Get on up, it's Giovani Bernard time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 199 projected points.
Stacy is Hungry
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 4, Pick 28
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 302 touches.
- R. Jennings, RB
- Round 5, Pick 37
With their fifth-round pick, ed's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Rashad Jennings at pick number 37 despite an ADP of just 67.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With three below-average positions on ed's Team, TE and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 146, ADP 133
- Delanie Walker
- Rank 148, ADP 134
- Carlos Hyde
- Rank 137, ADP 124
- Tre Mason
- Rank 152, ADP 122
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..."