It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Smithtastic is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish third in BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League with a record of 10-4-0 (1,584 points). Despite having six WRs on the roster, Smithtastic might need to hire a WR scout to watch the waiver wire. Their receivers are projected to average 166 points this season, which is less than the league average of 179. They ended up with one of the bottom groups of RBs in the league, as they have Adrian Peterson, Giovani Bernard, Stevan Ridley, and Carlos Hyde for their rotation.
Week 10 might require some artful managing from Smithtastic, as their top two projected scorers (Tom Brady and Adrian Peterson) will be on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least challenging slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Smithtastic also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Belichick or Bust
The fantasy hopes of Smithtastic rest heavily on the fortunes of Brady's crew, as they have four Patriots on their roster.
Smithtastic is stacked at TE, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.
Checked Out Early
Smithtastic didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Smithtastic chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Throwing Caution to the Wind
They grabbed Carlos Hyde with the 81st pick, even though his ADP is only 113.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade
In terms of projected points, the choice of Aaron Dobson was the weakest pick of the final round. You had one last chance and you blew it, Smithtastic.
Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,642 total yards.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- G. Bernard, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Giovani Bernard had less value than any other pick of the round.
211 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
Nelson ranks ninth in the BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League among WRs with 211 projected fantasy points.
The Power of Persuasion
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 40
Now would be a reasonable time for Smithtastic to encourage the BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Vincent Jackson and his 88 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).
Haters Gonna Hate
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 5, Pick 41
The rest of BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League overlooked a gem, and Smithtastic made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.
There are four positions that Smithtastic could look to improve, including WR and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Dwayne Bowe
- Rank 114, ADP 118
- Hakeem Nicks
- Rank 117, ADP 124
- LeGarrette Blount
- Rank 113, ADP 124
- Mark Ingram
- Rank 116, 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..."