While the Rebuilding Year roster doesn't exactly scream playoffs, it's a roster that can be improved with some wheeling and dealing. As of now, they are projected to finish sixth in BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,558 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Calvin Johnson (first round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Percy Harvin (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Rebuilding Year, as they are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.
Week 9 might require some artful managing from Rebuilding Year, as their top two projected scorers (Matt Ryan and Calvin Johnson) will be relaxing at home that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Rebuilding Year.
A Triumvirate of Talent
Rebuilding Year has three above-average positions on their roster (QB, WR, and TE).
Rebuilding Year minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 14 picks.
Senior Citizen Discount
With an average of 7.4 years of NFL experience, Rebuilding Year is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Rebuilding Year chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Rebuilding Year has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Big Target for the QB
Jason Witten ranks fifth in the BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League among TEs with 156 projected fantasy points.
The Standard by Which All Others are Measured
- Calvin Johnson, WR
- Round 1, Pick 4
Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
DeMarco Murray is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,455 total yards (1,013 rushing, 441 receiving).
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Allen
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
Keenan Allen is expected to reach paydirt 8.2 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
Returning to Greatness
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 44
If special teams contributions count in BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League, Rebuilding Year may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 789 projected return yards, he ranks second in the league with 1,730 all-purpose yards.
Rebuilding Year's Stud Signal-Caller
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 6, Pick 57
Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 368 points this year, enough to rank fourth among all QBs.
There are three positions that Rebuilding Year could look to upgrade, including DEF, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 174, ADP 86
- Houston Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 91
- Chicago Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 123
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 221, ADP 139
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..."