Look Joe's Team, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Joe's Team didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in sixth-place in Dy Nasty League at 5-8-0 (1,902 points). They believe QB is not only the most important position in real life, but also in fantasy, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Drew Brees (first round) and Russell Wilson (third round). They put together the bottom TE combo in the league, as they added Ladarius Green and Jace Amaro.
Joe's Team should use Week 4 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 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 slate. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Joe's Team.
Joe's Team is loaded at QB, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Joe's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Drew Brees and Eddie Lacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Joe's Team grabbed a sleeper in Jace Amaro with pick No. 169.
The Bargain Whisperer
Joe's Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 12 rounds (Wes Welker, Pierre Garcon, and Stevan Ridley).
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Joe's Team got a steal in snatching Wes Welker in the 12th round (112th overall pick vs. ADP of 38.8).
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Davante Adams at pick 129 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Adams is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 9
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,106).
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,541 total yards.
Not Afraid to Scramble
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 3, Pick 29
With 482 projected rushing yards (ranking fifth among QBs), Russell Wilson has multiple ways to bring in points.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Bishop Sankey, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Bishop Sankey had less value than any other pick of the round.
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 6, Pick 52
With their sixth-round pick, Joe's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted DeAndre Hopkins at pick number 52 despite an ADP of just 124.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
While Joe's Team is expected to be weak across four positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Martellus Bennett
- Rank 120, ADP 119
- Delanie Walker
- Rank 148, ADP 134
- Heath Miller
- Rank 160, ADP 135
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 163, ADP 138
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..."