Powder puff must have gotten some help from Ozzie Newsome. Projections predict they'll finish second in L O B League with a record of 10-4-0 (2,142 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Ben Roethlisberger (8th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (9th) and Alfred Morris (24th), and WRs Randall Cobb (25th) and Mike Evans (40th). They built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Bell, Mark Ingram, Morris, and Darren McFadden to their roster.
Powder puff should just disappear for a while during Week 11. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest slates. Powder puff has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Powder puff got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Powder puff has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Le'Veon Bell and Randall Cobb) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?
Grabbing Harrison Smith at pick 73 was definitely a reach. Smith is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
Despite ranking just 25th with 926 projected rushing yards, Mark Ingram is expected to break the plane 9.7 times to place second in the NFL in rushing TDs.
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 553 projected rushing yards, Cam Newton can channel his inner Vick to help Powder puff this year.
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 1, Pick 8
Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.
Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 9
The playbook reads him. Powder puff should be in decent shape if Bell gets his 313 projected touches this year.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 3, Pick 24
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Alfred Morris had less value than any other pick of the round.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 4, Pick 25
The rest of L O B League overlooked a gem, and Powder puff made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Randall Cobb.
The Heist Is On
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 5, Pick 40
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Powder puff got a steal in snatching Mike Evans in the fifth round (40th overall pick vs. ADP of 27.4).
QB and RB are projected to be the worst units for Powder puff.
- Colin Kaepernick
- Rank 108, ADP 124
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 124, ADP 129
- Giovani Bernard
- Rank 81, ADP 103
- Ryan Mathews
- Rank 92, ADP 119
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..."