Maybe Wallace and Gronk-it was out partying with Gronk and autodrafted? Hopefully that's their excuse as they are projected to finish 13th in Sayde's First Football Season League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,149 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs DeMarco Murray (first round), Carlos Hyde (second round), and Doug Martin (fifth round). They built one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Davante Adams, Torrey Smith, Martavis Bryant, and Brandon Coleman for their rotation.
Week 11 might require some waiver-wire magic from Wallace and Gronk-it. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Wallace and Gronk-it could run into an early buzz saw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
Bill Walsh Would be Proud
The fantasy hopes of Wallace and Gronk-it rest heavily on the fortunes of San Fran, as they have six Niners on their roster.
Assessing the Assets
RB is the strongest position for Wallace and Gronk-it, though DEF and QB are also better than the league's average.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With nine "low-risk" players among their 19 picks, Wallace and Gronk-it is looking for dependable help.
While the bottom half of the Wallace and Gronk-it roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 15).
Wallace and Gronk-it elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
With four steals in the first 11 rounds (including Houston, Colin Kaepernick, and Martavis Bryant), Wallace and Gronk-it made some shrewd moves.
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner?
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
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- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 2, Pick 27
Wallace and Gronk-it stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking DeMarco Murray and Carlos Hyde before targeting other positions.
- Davante Adams, WR
- Round 3, Pick 38
With their third-round pick, Wallace and Gronk-it pulled the trigger. They drafted Davante Adams at pick number 38 despite an ADP of just 97 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Eli Manning, QB
- Round 4, Pick 59
Eli Manning is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 5, Pick 70
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Doug Martin was the weakest value pick of the round.
Wallace and Gronk-it is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their worst unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Mychal Rivera
- Rank 229, ADP 137
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..."