Coinciding with a juicy draft position (third overall), Spike Hammersmith had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish second in River City Football League with a record of 10-3-0 (1,944 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Jeremy Hill (second round), Latavius Murray (third round), and T.J. Yeldon (fifth round). They landed the most prolific group of WRs in the league, as they have Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, Breshad Perriman, and Eddie Royal on their team.
Spike Hammersmith made use of their only keeper position to hold on to Mike Evans (27.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
Spike Hammersmith will need to plan ahead for Week 8, as their top two projected scorers (Antonio Brown and Eli Manning) will have a bye week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Spike Hammersmith also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
A Talented Trio
Spike Hammersmith has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (TE, WR, and K).
It appears that Spike Hammersmith likes to gamble, as they took chances on seven volatile selections.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Spike Hammersmith will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Travis Kelce) and only K (Steven Hauschka) will both be off that week.
Spike Hammersmith 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 Matt Jones, Spike Hammersmith pounced on him at pick No. 171.
No Back-Up Necessary
Going with just a single TE (Travis Kelce) and K (Steven Hauschka), Spike Hammersmith opted to add depth at other positions.
Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 116 balls this year.
It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 2, Pick 22
It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU led all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).
All Over the Field
- Travis Kelce, TE
- Round 4, Pick 46
Travis Kelce is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 5.8) and receiving yards (third with 830).
A Bit of a Reach
- Tevin Coleman, RB
- Round 6, Pick 70
Spike Hammersmith went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Tevin Coleman has an ADP of 104.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 70. Patience is a virtue, Spike Hammersmith.
- Eli Manning, QB
- Round 7, Pick 75
Eli Manning is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.
Spike Hammersmith has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Andre Williams
- Rank 137, ADP 121
- David Johnson
- Rank 146, ADP 126
- Kansas City Defense
- Rank 209, ADP 126
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
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..."