Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking eighth overall, Andy Albert's Team is projected to land in 11th place in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,689 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (17th overall), RB Jeremy Hill (41st), WR Julian Edelman (32nd), and TE Rob Gronkowski (8th) within the first five rounds. They also landed the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Hill, Isaiah Crowell, Jerick McKinnon, and Dion Lewis on their team.
Andy Albert's Team used their only keeper spot to hold on to Roddy White (108.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
Andy Albert's Team can write off Week 9 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the toughest schedule. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, Andy Albert's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Andy Albert's Team are TE, QB, and DEF.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Andy Albert's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Andy Albert's Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only DEF (Arizona) will both be idle that week.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Andy Albert's Team 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.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Andy Albert's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Roddy White at pick 185 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. White is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 8
TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 252 projected fantasy points.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Aaron Rodgers had less value than any other pick of the round.
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 3, Pick 32
Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank eighth in the league.
Wait For It
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 4, Pick 41
Andy Albert's Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to snag their "lead back" (Jeremy Hill).
Rethinking That One
- John Brown, WR
- Round 5, Pick 56
While drafted 56th overall, John Brown isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (29th with 6.7) or receiving yards (23rd with 1,020).
While Andy Albert's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 166, ADP 116
- DeAndre Washington
- Rank 167, ADP 125
- Jordan Howard
- Rank 181, ADP 127
- Darren McFadden
- Rank 182, ADP 116
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..."