Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Fish's Phins put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fourth-place in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League at 9-5-0 (1,460 points).
Fish's Phins took advantage of all 12 of their keeper slots, stockpiling WRs. They held on to three WRs among their top-five keepers-- Dez Bryant (10.7 ADP), Brandon Marshall (14.3 ADP), and Julio Jones (19.8 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (Dez Bryant), is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the top five keepers on Fish's Phins are projected to be marginally less productive (by 8.4%) than the draft picks they replaced.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Fish's Phins 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 a tougher-than-average schedule. Fish's Phins has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
Fish's Phins must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Jordan Cameron and Jared Cook will be on bye.
Strength in Numbers
WR is the best position for Fish's Phins, though DEF and TE are also stronger-than-average.
Close to the Vest
Fish's Phins was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 17 picks.
A Dominating Duo
Fish's Phins has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jordy Nelson and Reggie Bush) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
With four steals in the first 10 rounds (including Andrew Luck, Jordy Nelson, and Julio Jones), Fish's Phins made some shrewd moves.
If other Yahoo! users are right, Fish's Phins got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Andrew Luck (86th overall pick vs. ADP of 55.3).
It's Normal to Have Those Feelings at Your Age
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
Terrell Owens once said "I love me some me." While T.O. falls in love with himself, Fish's Phins is head over heels for Dez Bryant, who's projected to lead all WRs with 184 fantasy points.
175 More Reasons to Appreciate Brandon Marshall
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Marshall ranks seventh in the Belgrade Beer Drinkers League among WRs with 175 projected fantasy points.
If it Ain't Broke
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Fish's Phins didn't grab their first RB (Le'Veon Bell) until the third round.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 4, Pick 36
Now would be a reasonable time for Fish's Phins to encourage the Belgrade Beer Drinkers League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).
He Can Catch, Too
- Reggie Bush, RB
- Round 6, Pick 56
Reggie Bush is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs in projected receiving yards with 557.
K and QB are expected to be the weakest positions for Fish's Phins and a potential area of need.
- Mason Crosby
- Rank 207, ADP 99
- Nick Novak
- Rank 212, ADP 124
- Ben Roethlisberger
- Rank 94, ADP 117
- Josh McCown
- Rank 141, ADP 133
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..."