The rest of the league must be shaking their heads at Stafford Infection, who successfully took a high draft position and flushed it straight down the toilet. They are projected to finish ninth in Screwston Fantasy League with a record of 5-8-0. They loaded up on running backs early and often, using four of their first seven picks to snatch up RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Andre Ellington (second round), Ray Rice (sixth round) and Pierre Thomas (seventh round). If these players can play up to expectations, Stafford Infection can have some success. They are the highest-scoring RB combo in the league.
Stafford Infection should just disappear for a while during Week 12. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Stafford Infection also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Stafford Infection, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Kendall Wright) and fourth-ranked (Steve Smith Sr.) wideouts.
RB or Bust
RB is the only stronger-than-average position group for Stafford Infection.
Team of Champions
Stafford Infection 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 (Jamaal Charles, Antonio Brown, and Matthew Stafford).
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Stafford Infection chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
2014 Could be More of the Same
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Owners who took a chance on Charles last season were rewarded handsomely, as he was owned on more playoff rosters across Yahoo! than any other RB.
Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 2, Pick 24
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Ellington is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,508 total yards.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 25
Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 97 projected catches rank fourth in the league.
Returning to Greatness
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 48
If special teams contributions count in Screwston Fantasy League, Stafford Infection may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 805 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,846 all-purpose yards.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,942).
With five below-average positions on Stafford Infection, DEF and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 231, ADP 144
- Baltimore Defense
- Rank 242, ADP 141
- Kenbrell Thompkins
- Rank 163, ADP 125
- Jerricho Cotchery
- Rank 173, ADP 125
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..."