It was almost too hard to watch as Win the Day took the fourth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 5-9-0 (1,939), bad enough for a sixth-place finish in League of Ordinary Degenerates League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs A.J. Green (first round), Demaryius Thomas (third round), and Jarvis Landry (fourth round). They put together one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Le'Veon Bell, Duke Johnson Jr., DeMarco Murray, and T.J. Yeldon.
Win the Day took advantage of their only keeper spot to hold on to A.J. Green (11.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
Win the Day should use Week 5 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the hardest slates. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Win the Day.
The Best Player Plays
Win the Day is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.9 years of NFL experience.
Close to the Vest
Win the Day was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Going Out with a Whimper
Win the Day 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.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Win the Day got a steal in snatching Golden Tate in the ninth round (68th overall pick vs. ADP of 49.6).
Tajae Sharpe is owned in only 7% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Win the Day has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
276 Reasons for Win the Day to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 4
Green ranks sixth in the League of Ordinary Degenerates League among WRs with 276 projected fantasy points.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
Late Bloom for Landry
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 4, Pick 29
Win the Day may be sensing some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
That Just Happened
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 5, Pick 36
Why can't I find DeMarco Murray on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
Was Travis Kelce Worth it at Pick No. 45?
- Travis Kelce, TE
- Round 6, Pick 45
Win the Day sure hopes so. The Chiefs' tight end is projected to have 185 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.
There are four positions that Win the Day could look to improve, including WR and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Sterling Shepard
- Rank 82, ADP 103
- DeVante Parker
- Rank 86, ADP 89
- Jared Cook
- Rank 125, ADP 130
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 132, ADP 135
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..."