"With the fifth pick in the draft, The Statutory Apes selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fifth), The Statutory Apes is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in Stampede Blue League 3 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,573 points). With six WRs on the roster, The Statutory Apes guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 199, their WRs projected average of 187 points won't be much different than the rest of the wideouts around the league. They built one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they added Matt Forte, Andre Ellington, and Maurice Jones-Drew.
The Statutory Apes should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, The Statutory Apes has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Earning Your Paycheck
The Statutory Apes will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Torrey Smith), fourth- (Greg Jennings), and fifth-ranked (Cecil Shorts III) wideouts.
The Statutory Apes is stacked at RB, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
The Statutory Apes might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Jay Cutler) and second-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) have similar seasonal point projections.
While the bottom half of the The Statutory Apes roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
A Dominating Duo
The Statutory Apes has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Donte Moncrief, The Statutory Apes pounced on him at pick No. 188.
Does Matt Forte Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Forte is ranked third in the league with 1,701 all-purpose yards.
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
The Statutory Apes stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Matt Forte and Andre Ellington before targeting other positions.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
Jordy Nelson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank ninth in the league.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 44
How free will Vincent Jackson be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,198 receiving yards this year.
A Big Target in the Red Zone
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 5, Pick 53
With 6.6 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.
With four subpar positions on The Statutory Apes, TE and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Tim Wright
- Rank 169, ADP 139
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 177, ADP 123
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 129, ADP 130
- James Jones
- Rank 137, ADP 129
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..."