Surf 2 turf landed the top spot and then made an example of the rest of the league. Everyone else might as well throw in the towel because Surf 2 turf is the clear front-runner, projected to finish first in Dartmouth Drunks League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,915 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Tom Brady (25th overall), RB LeSean McCoy (24th), WR Julio Jones (1st), and TE Gary Barnidge (48th) within the first five rounds. They also have the most prolific group of WRs in the league, as they added Jones, Mike Evans and Golden Tate for their rotation.
Surf 2 turf should use Week 10 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the easiest schedule. Surf 2 turf has the opportunity to close with a bang, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, the opening stretch of first four games is expected to be tougher than average, so a slow start is possible.
Assessing the Assets
WR is the strongest position for Surf 2 turf, though DEF and K are also better than the league's average.
Team of Champions
Surf 2 turf 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 (Julio Jones, Tom Brady, and Gary Barnidge).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Tevin Coleman, Surf 2 turf pounced on him at pick No. 145.
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 520 projected rushing yards, Tyrod Taylor can channel his inner Vick to help Surf 2 turf this year.
Tevin Coleman is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Surf 2 turf for their faith! Or not.
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.
Feed Thy Beast
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 24
LeSean McCoy will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish sixth in the league with 300 touches.
Surf 2 turf did the Math
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 3, Pick 25
In 2015, Tom Brady had the most passing TDs, the third-most passing yards, and just the 25th-most interceptions.
Gary the Great
- Gary Barnidge, TE
- Round 4, Pick 48
Drafting for last year's results is risky, but Barnidge did rank second among TEs for targets (125), third for receptions (79), fourth for yardage (1,043), and fourth for TDs (nine).
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 6, Pick 72
If other Yahoo! users are right, Surf 2 turf got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Mike Evans (72nd overall pick vs. ADP of 21.4).
With three subpar positions on Surf 2 turf, RB and QB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Isaiah Crowell
- Rank 104, ADP 126
- Christine Michael
- Rank 139, ADP 123
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 128, ADP 131
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 148, ADP 122
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..."