With the first pick in the draft, Go Die in a Fire selects JaMarcus Russell. OK not quite, but they might as well have. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position, Go Die in a Fire is expected to suck, finishing sixth in League of URMAGERD! League with a record of 1-12-0 (19,853 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (third round), Randall Cobb (fourth round), and Vincent Jackson (fifth round). They have one of the bottom tandems of QBs in the league, as they have Tony Romo and Nick Foles on the roster.
Go Die in a Fire chose to use none of their nine keeper spots, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.
Go Die in a Fire can write off Week 9 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the toughest schedule. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Go Die in a Fire has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Hoping It's Not a Fad
The fantasy hopes of Go Die in a Fire rest heavily on the fortunes of Chip Kelly's offensive schemes, as they have four Eagles on their roster.
Not Something to Brag About
K is the only above-average position on Go Die in a Fire.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Go Die in a Fire might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Jay Cutler) and second-drafted QB (Nick Foles) have similar seasonal point projections.
Going Out with a Whimper
Go Die in a Fire 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.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Go Die in a Fire nabbed a sleeper in Jordan Matthews with pick No. 109.
TDs Like a Boss
Although he ranks outside the top-20 in projected passing yards (21st with 3,953), Nick Foles is expected to land fifth in the NFL in TD passes with 30.2.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,639 total yards.
Rethinking That One?
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Marshawn Lynch was the weakest value pick of the round.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 3, Pick 13
The rest of League of URMAGERD! League overlooked a gem, and Go Die in a Fire made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 25
Vincent Jackson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 88 projected catches rank ninth in the league.
The Heist Is On
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 6, Pick 36
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Go Die in a Fire got a steal in snatching Le'Veon Bell in the sixth round (36th overall pick vs. ADP of 23.7).
There are five positions that Go Die in a Fire could look to upgrade, including DEF, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Houston Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 91
- Arizona Defense
- Rank 193, ADP 85
- Chicago Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 123
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 221, ADP 139
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..."