Geaux Saints put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with a 9-4-0 (1,570) record in NFL 2015 Keeper Leaugue League, which will be good enough for third. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Andrew Luck (5th overall), RBs Jamaal Charles (15th) and DeMarco Murray (25th), and WRs Antonio Brown (35th) and Keenan Allen (45th). They ended up with the top group of WRs in the league, as they have Brown, Brandon Marshall, Allen, and Willie Snead for their rotation.
Week 10 might require some artful managing from Geaux Saints, as their top two projected scorers (Andrew Luck and Derek Carr) will be on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Although they have the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Geaux Saints actually has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 10, Geaux Saints will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Andrew Luck and Derek Carr will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
Geaux Saints is loaded at WR and RB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in NFL 2015 Keeper Leaugue League?
On the Rise
Geaux Saints hopes to break through this season, led by six players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Close to the Vest
Geaux Saints was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 17 picks.
A Dominating Pair
Geaux Saints has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Brandon Marshall) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
With three steals in the first 10 rounds (Brandon Marshall, Antonio Brown, and Keenan Allen), Geaux Saints made some shrewd moves.
Geaux Saints's Stud Signal-Caller
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 319 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Because the projections for Jamaal Charles are sweet! He's projected to be the 10th-best RB in the league this season.
A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
According to projections, DeMarco Murray will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (21st with 5.7) and yards (26th with 778). Seems like Geaux Saints just went with their gut on this one.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 4, Pick 35
The rest of NFL 2015 Keeper Leaugue League overlooked a gem, and Geaux Saints made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Antonio Brown.
The Power of Persuasion
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 5, Pick 45
Now would be a reasonable time for Geaux Saints to encourage the NFL 2015 Keeper Leaugue League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Keenan Allen and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
With three subpar positions on Geaux Saints, DEF and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 184, ADP 122
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 190, ADP 134
- Jason Witten
- Rank 137, ADP 121
- Zach Miller
- Rank 140, ADP 136
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..."