Picking late (12th overall), Gotham's Reckoning did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fifth in Another Sunday with a record of 7-6-0 (2,029 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (13th overall), RB Ben Tate (36th), WR Calvin Johnson (12th), and TE Julius Thomas (37th) within the first five rounds. They built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Trent Richardson, Steven Jackson, Tate, and Tre Mason.
Gotham's Reckoning should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Gotham's Reckoning also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Gotham's Reckoning drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Seattle, Drew Brees, and Julius Thomas).
Team of Champions
Gotham's Reckoning is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Calvin Johnson, Drew Brees, and Julius Thomas).
Gotham's Reckoning elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Odell Beckham Jr., Gotham's Reckoning pounced on him at pick No. 156.
Tre Mason is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Gotham's Reckoning has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Meeting His Expectations
- Calvin Johnson, WR
- Round 1, Pick 12
Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,089).
How Rebellious of You
- Ben Tate, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
Gotham's Reckoning said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Ben Tate).
A Big Target in the Red Zone
- Julius Thomas, TE
- Round 4, Pick 37
With 8.1 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.
Was the 61st Pick the Right Time for Trent Richardson?
- T. Richardson, RB
- Round 6, Pick 61
Gotham's Reckoning apparently believes it is. The Colts' running back is projected to earn 277 points this year, after putting up 239 last year.
RB and WR are projected to be the worst units for Gotham's Reckoning.
- James White
- Rank 127, ADP 125
- Khiry Robinson
- Rank 149, ADP 124
- Brian Hartline
- Rank 117, ADP 130
- Josh Gordon
- Rank 119, ADP 123
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..."