It's not everyday you see this type of draft performance. 100%WhoopAss took the second overall pick and turned it into what experts would describe as a "mediocre, if not disappointing," draft. They are projected to finish with a record of 3-10-0, good enough for a "book-a-weekend-getaway-during-the-playoffs," 10th, in JD To The Rescue League. They wanted to make sure they had plenty of wideout options, picking Davante Adams (third round), Jeremy Maclin (fifth round), Jarvis Landry (sixth round), and Eric Decker (seventh round) with four of their first seven selections. They landed one of the top QB pairs in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, 100%WhoopAss 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 hardest slates. In addition to having the second-most taxing overall schedule, 100%WhoopAss also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.3 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 12 with 3.8 years).
A Pair of Proven Winners
100%WhoopAss has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and Jeremy Maclin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, 100%WhoopAss chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Andre Williams is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) 100%WhoopAss has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
With 313 touches, Marshawn Lynch is projected to rank fourth in the NFL in that category. How touching, 100%WhoopAss.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 2, Pick 23
Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish second in the NFL in passing TDs and fourth in passing yards.
Taking a Chance
- Davante Adams, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
With their third-round pick, 100%WhoopAss threw caution to the wind. They took Davante Adams at pick number 26 despite an ADP of 103.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 4, Pick 47
According to projections, Ameer Abdullah will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (44th with 3.4) and yards (36th with 614). Seems like 100%WhoopAss just went with their gut on this one.
Jumpin' For Jeremy
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Maclin last season.
100%WhoopAss has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and RB), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 126, ADP 134
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 133, ADP 136
- Josh Hill
- Rank 147, ADP 130
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 131
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..."