Picking seventh, The Red Wedding put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League (8-6-0, 1,425 points).
The Red Wedding made use of eight of their 12 keeper positions, loading up on RBs. They retained three RBs among their five highest-ranked keepers-- Jamaal Charles (2.1 ADP), Eddie Lacy (5.5 ADP), and C.J. Spiller (43.8 ADP). On average, their keepers are slightly more valuable (by 6.8%) than the draft picks that they replaced.
The Red Wedding might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, The Red Wedding also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for The Red Wedding, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (C.J. Spiller) and fourth-ranked (Jacquizz Rodgers) RBs.
The Best Strength is a Good Weakness
The strongest projected unit on The Red Wedding is RB; however, it's ranked below the league-average projection for that group.
The Best Player Plays
The Red Wedding is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.
Checked Out Early
The Red Wedding 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.
Team of Champions
The Red Wedding is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Alshon Jeffery.
Blake Bortles and Cody Latimer are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for The Red Wedding.
Choosy Moms Choose Jamaal
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Owners who took a chance on Jamaal Charles were rewarded nicely last year, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Lacy is ranked 10th in the league with 1,501 all-purpose yards.
157 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 27
Jeffery ranks 10th in the Belgrade Beer Drinkers League among WRs with 157 projected fantasy points.
The Red Wedding's Stud Signal-Caller
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 6, Pick 57
Matthew Stafford is projected to rack up 303 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.
- Tavon Austin, WR
- Round 7, Pick 67
With their seventh-round pick, The Red Wedding pulled the trigger. They drafted Tavon Austin at pick number 67 despite an ADP of just 131.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.
While The Red Wedding is expected to be weak across six positions, QB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Ben Roethlisberger
- Rank 94, ADP 117
- Josh McCown
- Rank 141, ADP 133
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 147, ADP 125
- Eli Manning
- Rank 151, ADP 132
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..."