Victory Formation took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. Victory Formation is projected to finish second in Pump Fake League at 11-2-0 (1,637 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (23rd overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (2nd) and Toby Gerhart (26th), and WRs Andre Johnson (47th) and Michael Crabtree (50th). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Johnson, Kendall Wright, and Crabtree on the roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Victory Formation 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 easiest schedules. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Victory Formation.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Victory Formation drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Drew Brees, Carolina, and LeSean McCoy).
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.1 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 4.7 years).
A Dominating Duo
Victory Formation has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Drew Brees) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
With their ninth-round pick, Victory Formation pulled the trigger. They took Carlos Hyde at pick number 98 despite an ADP of just 113.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Kenny Stills is a classic deep-ball weapon, ranking fourth among NFL WRs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (6.2%).
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,639 total yards.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 23
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,130).
Rarely Seen in the Wild
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
With 1,108 projected yards on the ground, Toby Gerhart is an elusive three-down back.
Rethinking That One
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
Michael Crabtree went with the 50th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (32nd) and receiving yards (37th) with 6 and 926 respectively.
Was Terrance Williams Worth it at Pick No. 71?
- T. Williams, WR
- Round 6, Pick 71
Victory Formation sure hopes so. The Cowboys' WR is projected to improve to the tune of 199 points this year, after only putting up 146 last season.
Victory Formation is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their worst unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 119, ADP 123
- Delanie Walker
- Rank 148, ADP 134
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 163, ADP 137
- Tim Wright
- Rank 174, ADP 139
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..."