Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Pistons Basketball put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in RedskinsOwn League at 8-6-0 (2,939 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (8th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (17th) and Frank Gore (32nd), and WRs Wes Welker (41st) and Eric Decker (56th). They ended up with the bottom TE pair in the league, as they added Antonio Gates and Brandon Pettigrew.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Pistons Basketball (five), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest slates. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Pistons Basketball has the second-softest last four games of the season.
A Triumvirate of Talent
Pistons Basketball has three above-average positions on their roster (RB, QB, and K).
Senior Citizen Discount
With an average of 9.2 years of NFL experience, Pistons Basketball is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
You Almost Got It Right
The top half of the Pistons Basketball roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.
Checked Out Early
Pistons Basketball didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Defense Wins Championships?
Pistons Basketball chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
With three steals in the first 12 rounds (Reggie Wayne, Brandon Pettigrew, and Denver), Pistons Basketball made some shrewd moves.
Is Drew Brees Religious?
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 8
With 924 projected points, Pistons Basketball will be hoping Brees is the answer to their prayers.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the sixth-best RB in the league this season.
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 3, Pick 32
Frank Gore is expected to finish eighth in the NFL in rushing TDs with 8.6.
Was the 65th Pick the Right Time for Golden Tate?
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 6, Pick 65
Pistons Basketball apparently believes it is. The Lions' wide receiver is projected to have 133 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- Antonio Gates, TE
- Round 7, Pick 80
With their seventh-round pick, Pistons Basketball pulled the trigger. They took Antonio Gates at pick number 80 despite an ADP of just 121.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Pistons Basketball has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- Brent Celek
- Rank 211, ADP 123
- Joseph Fauria
- Rank 214, ADP 120
- Zach Miller
- Rank 218, ADP 120
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..."