dj's Team figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the eighth overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-5-0 (1,607 points). With that record, they will likely finish third in Jacked Up League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (48th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (8th) and Matt Forte (33rd), and WRs Dez Bryant (13th) and Keenan Allen (28th). They also have the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added Peterson, Forte, and Rashad Jennings.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, dj's 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. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, dj's Team also has the softest last four games of the season.
Get Off My Lawn
With an average of 8.6 years of NFL experience, dj's Team is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With nine "low-risk" players among their 17 picks, dj's Team is looking for dependable help.
It's How You Finish
dj's Team made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Going with just a single TE (Antonio Gates) and K (Adam Vinatieri), dj's Team opted to add depth at other positions.
Making the Big Tuna Proud
Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would approve of Lavonte David. Among LBs in Jacked Up League, Lavonte David ranks seventh in projected tackles with 131.
Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?
Grabbing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at pick 168 was definitely a reach. Clinton-Dix is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
Adrian Peterson Doesn't Read the Playbook
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
The playbook reads him. dj's Team should be in decent shape if Peterson gets his 323 projected touches this year.
A Nose for the End Zone
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Dez Bryant is expected to cross the goal line 9.8 times, placing him second in the NFL in projected receiving TDs. His 1,287 projected receiving yards also place him seventh in the league.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Keenan Allen was the weakest value pick of the round.
Like Elway in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 48
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,799) and passing TDs (31.3).
Was the 53rd Pick the Right Time for DeMarco Murray?
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 6, Pick 53
dj's Team apparently believes so. The Titans' running back is projected to score 142 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.
dj's Team has one subpar position, TE, that they should attempt to upgrade.
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 102, ADP 84
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 113, ADP 129
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
- Zach Miller
- Rank 137, ADP 136
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..."