A late round draft pick would fluster the novice fantasy football manager, but this was obviously not the first rodeo for I hate all of you. They were able to flip the eighth overall pick into an expected finish of second place with a record of 9-4-0 (2,008 points). They recognize a team can only go as far as its quarterback, drafting Andrew Luck (8th overall) and Aaron Rodgers (9th) with their first two picks. They built the top group of WRs in the league, as they have Randall Cobb, Alshon Jeffery, Keenan Allen, and Golden Tate for their rotation.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for I hate all of you (five), Week 7 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least challenging slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, I hate all of you also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
I hate all of you is loaded at QB and TE. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in SAM Squad League?
Great Idea, Poor Execution
I hate all of you will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Matt Prater) and only DEF (Baltimore) will both be on bye that week.
A Pair of Proven Winners
I hate all of you has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Andrew Luck and Randall Cobb) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, I hate all of you chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Jonas Gray is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) I hate all of you has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Making Sure Luck's on Your Side
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 1, Pick 8
Any questions about Luck's development were silenced last season, as the Colts' signal-caller firmly establsihed himself among fantasy's elite.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 9
Despite attempting 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
I hate all of you chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 4, Pick 25
Alshon Jeffery was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Giddy for Greg
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 6, Pick 41
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.
There are three positions that I hate all of you could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Shane Vereen
- Rank 93, ADP 119
- Tevin Coleman
- Rank 94, ADP 104
- Devonta Freeman
- Rank 101, ADP 124
- David Cobb
- Rank 106, ADP 124
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..."