It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Outta my way is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish sixth in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a record of 7-6-0 (1,602 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Alfred Morris (second round), and Trent Richardson (fifth round). They put together the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Cordarrelle Patterson, Eric Decker, DeSean Jackson, and Harry Douglas on their team.
Outta my way should use Week 11 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four 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 less-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Outta my way.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Outta my way, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (DeSean Jackson) and fourth-ranked (Harry Douglas) wideouts.
Outta my way is stacked at RB, but QB isn't too shabby, either.
A Dominating Duo
Outta my way has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jamaal Charles and DeSean Jackson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Joseph Fauria is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Outta my way for their faith! Or not.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Joseph Fauria racks up yards in chunks, ranking second among NFL TEs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (4.0%).
Outta my way scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Harry Douglas at pick number 192.
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.
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 2, Pick 24
Outta my way stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Jamaal Charles and Alfred Morris before targeting other positions.
Outta my way's Stud Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 25
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 424 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.
Rethinking That One
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 48
Cordarrelle Patterson may not justify his 48th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (32nd with 950) and TDs (37th with 5.8).
- T. Richardson, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
With their fifth-round pick, Outta my way pulled the trigger. They drafted Trent Richardson at pick number 49 despite an ADP of just 97.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
While Outta my way is projected to have four below-average positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Tim Wright
- Rank 169, ADP 139
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 177, ADP 123
- Jermichael Finley
- Rank 181, ADP 119
- Jared Cook
- Rank 191, ADP 130
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..."