Whether or not Mister Rodgers' Hood was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by Mister Rodgers' Hood that led to a season projection of 12-2-0 (1,769 points) and a first-place finish in Welcome Levi Stadium League. They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Matt Forte (first round), Giovani Bernard (third round), and Toby Gerhart (fourth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Mister Rodgers' Hood will benefit. They are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.
Mister Rodgers' Hood should use Week 10 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the least difficult slate. Along with the easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Mister Rodgers' Hood.
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Mister Rodgers' Hood hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
The Sleepy Trio
Mister Rodgers' Hood selected three late-round sleepers (Justin Hunter, Kelvin Benjamin, and Andre Williams).
The Bargain Whisperer
Mister Rodgers' Hood was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (Seattle, Greg Olsen, and Cordarrelle Patterson).
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 481 projected rushing yards, Russell Wilson can channel his inner Vick to help Mister Rodgers' Hood this year.
Andre Williams is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Mister Rodgers' Hood has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade
In terms of projected points, the choice of Andre Williams was the weakest pick of the final round. You had one last chance and you blew it, Mister Rodgers' Hood.
Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,702 total yards.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 18
Julio Jones is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 105 projected catches rank second in the league.
Feed Thy Beast
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
Toby Gerhart will get the ball early and often, projected to finish 10th in the league with 285 touches.
Returning to Greatness
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 6, Pick 58
If special teams contributions count in Welcome Levi Stadium League, Mister Rodgers' Hood 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.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 7, Pick 63
Tom Brady is projected to rack up 351 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.
If Mister Rodgers' Hood wants to upgrade, K and TE are areas they could go after first.
- Nick Novak
- Rank 212, ADP 124
- Dan Carpenter
- Rank 223, ADP 128
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 123, ADP 129
- Heath Miller
- Rank 133, ADP 132
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..."