Thanks to a successful draft by the obviously skilled GM, Garrett's Grand Team turned the not-so-favorable fourth overall pick into a projected finish of first. They're expected to go 13-0-0 (23,263 points) in League of URMAGERD! League.
Garrett's Grand Team made use of six of their nine keeper slots, focusing on roster balance. They chose to hold on to a QB (Drew Brees, 16.9 ADP), RB (Matt Forte, 4.7 ADP), WR (Calvin Johnson, 6.2 ADP), and TE (Jimmy Graham, 7.9 ADP) as their five highest-ranked keepers. On average, their keepers are significantly more valuable (by 53.3%) than the draft picks that they replaced.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Garrett's Grand 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. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the least difficult slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Garrett's Grand Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Believing in Baltimore
The fantasy hopes of Garrett's Grand Team will rest heavily on the fortunes of Flacco's crew, as they loaded up with four Ravens on their roster.
"It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"
After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, Garrett's Grand Team accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Garrett's Grand Team snagged projected points leaders (Jimmy Graham, Justin Tucker, and Baltimore).
Assessing the Assets
TE is the strongest position for Garrett's Grand Team, though DEF and K are also better than the league's average.
While the bottom half of the Garrett's Grand Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 6).
Garrett's Grand Team got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,501 total yards.
1,913 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 9
Green ranks eighth in the League of URMAGERD! League among wideouts with 1,913 projected fantasy points.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Jordan Cameron, TE
- Round 4, Pick 21
The rest of League of URMAGERD! League overlooked a gem, and Garrett's Grand Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Jordan Cameron.
Was Defense the Best Choice at Pick No. 33?
- Baltimore, DEF
- Round 6, Pick 33
Garrett's Grand Team apparently thinks so. Baltimore's Defense is projected to earn 3,570 points this year, after putting up 3,271 last season.
Was a Kicker the Best Choice at Pick No. 40?
- Justin Tucker, K
- Round 7, Pick 40
Garrett's Grand Team apparently thinks so. Justin Tucker is projected to put up only 203 points this year, after netting 272 last year.
Garrett's Grand Team is pretty strong across the board with no weak spots, but RB is one position they may want to try and upgrade.
- Ben Tate
- Rank 52, ADP 100
- Bishop Sankey
- Rank 66, ADP 80
- Lamar Miller
- Rank 71, ADP 96
- Ray Rice
- Rank 75, ADP 99
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..."