Wheelers on the bus put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with a 9-4-0 (1,858) record in JD To The Rescue League, which will be good enough for fourth. They made it a point of focus to load up on pass-catchers, using four of their first seven selections to snag WRs T.Y. Hilton (third round), Emmanuel Sanders (fifth round), Sammy Watkins (sixth round), and Markus Wheaton (seventh round). Even so, they ended up with one of the worst groups of WRs in the league.
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Wheelers on the bus (three), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Wheelers on the bus has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Earning Your Paycheck
Wheelers on the bus will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Sammy Watkins), fourth- (Charles Johnson), and fifth-ranked (Markus Wheaton) wideouts.
QB is the strongest position for Wheelers on the bus, though RB and K aren't too shabby either.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Wheelers on the bus chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Team of Champions
Wheelers on the bus is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, and Emmanuel Sanders.
Wheelers on the bus Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Any questions about Luck's development were quelled last year, as the Indy gunslinger firmly entrenched himself among fantasy's elite at the QB position.
McCoy is Hungry
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 24
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank second in the NFL with 331 touches.
Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 4, Pick 48
Although he was taken 48th overall in the fantasy draft, Andre Ellington is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (30th with 4.9) or rushing yards (29th with 787).
The Heist Is On
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 5, Pick 49
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Wheelers on the bus got a steal in snatching Emmanuel Sanders in the fifth round (49th overall pick vs. ADP of 36.7).
- Sammy Watkins, WR
- Round 6, Pick 72
Watkins was just 18 yards shy from being the fourth rookie WR to notch 1,000 receiving yards last season (Beckham, Evans, Benjamin).
With three subpar positions on Wheelers on the bus, DEF and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Kansas City Defense
- Rank 209, ADP 126
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 123, ADP 127
- Terrance Williams
- Rank 125, ADP 127
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..."