If Taz-mania handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the 10th overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish eighth in Welcome Levi Stadium League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,667 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Vincent Jackson (third round), Keenan Allen (fourth round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring QB duo in the league, as they have Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers on the roster.
Taz-mania can write off Week 4 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging slate. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Taz-mania also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Taz-mania is stacked at QB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Taz-mania has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Peyton Manning and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Mile-High Marvel
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 1, Pick 10
By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.
Haters Gonna Hate
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 11
The rest of Welcome Levi Stadium League overlooked a gem, and Taz-mania made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing DeMarco Murray.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 30
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Vincent Jackson had less value than any other pick of the round.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 4, Pick 31
Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.2 receiving TDs.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
And so was drafting Percy Harvin, the weakest value of the round.
While Taz-mania is expected to be weak across four positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 123, ADP 129
- Heath Miller
- Rank 133, ADP 132
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 146, ADP 126
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 157, ADP 133
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..."