Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of SawDawgs for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish seventh in Dy Nasty League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 4-9-0 (1,946 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Giovani Bernard (second round), Matt Forte (third round), and DeMarco Murray (fifth round). SawDawgs will rely heavily on this group, as they are the best group of RBs in the league.
Week 9 might require some waiver-wire magic from SawDawgs, as their top two projected scorers (Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler) will be on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, SawDawgs also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for SawDawgs are QB, WR, and RB.
On the Rise
SawDawgs hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
SawDawgs will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only K (Matt Prater) and only DEF (Denver) will both be on bye that week.
Beginning with a Bang
SawDawgs got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
SawDawgs has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, SawDawgs chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Is Aaron Rodgers Religious?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 5
With 379 projected points, SawDawgs will be hoping Rodgers is the answer to their prayers.
Does Matt Forte Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Forte is ranked fourth in the league with 1,701 all-purpose yards.
Thanks for Clearing That Up, Terry
- Jay Cutler, QB
- Round 4, Pick 36
Terry Bradshaw once said “I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.” SawDawgs hopes that drafting Jay Cutler and his 28.7 projected passing TDs was a wise choice.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 5, Pick 45
DeMarco Murray was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Was T.Y. Hilton Worth it at Pick No. 56?
- T.Y. Hilton, WR
- Round 6, Pick 56
SawDawgs sure hopes so. The Colts' WR is projected to have 175 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last season.
SawDawgs has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate 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..."