Chicks with balls put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with a 7-6-0 (1,514) record in Kick Rocks League, which will be good enough for sixth. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (4th overall), RBs Zac Stacy (21st) and Andre Ellington (45th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (28th) and Michael Crabtree (52nd). They put together the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Torrey Smith, Crabtree, and Brandon LaFell for their rotation.
Chicks with balls made use of their only keeper position to hold on to Justin Tucker (86.1 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
Chicks with balls should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the toughest slates. Corresponding with the second-most demanding overall schedule, Chicks with balls also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
Chicks with balls must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Jordan Reed and Kyle Rudolph will be on bye.
Chicks with balls has five stronger-than-average positions with QB and RB projected to lead the way.
On the Rise
Chicks with balls hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
While the bottom half of the Chicks with balls roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).
It's How You Finish
Chicks with balls must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Chicks with balls elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Chicks with balls's Stud Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 566 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 21
Because the projections for Zac Stacy are sweet. He's projected to be the 10th-best RB in the league this season.
The Power of Persuasion
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
Now would be a reasonable time for Chicks with balls to encourage the Kick Rocks League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Jordy Nelson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).
Does Andre Ellington Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 4, Pick 45
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Ellington is ranked 10th in the league with 1,503 all-purpose yards.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 52
And so was drafting Michael Crabtree, the weakest value of the round.
If Chicks with balls is interested in making a roster move, WR is one area they could improve.
- Brian Hartline
- Rank 117, ADP 130
- Josh Gordon
- Rank 119, ADP 123
- Jordan Matthews
- Rank 131, ADP 129
- Jarrett Boykin
- Rank 132, ADP 129
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..."