Thanks to a successful draft by the obviously skilled GM, Sausage Wallets turned the not-so-favorable seventh overall pick into a projected finish of third. They're expected to go 8-4-1 (2,120 points) in SigEp AVC 1 League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting DeMarco Murray (second round), Frank Gore (third round), and Carlos Hyde (fourth round). They have one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they have Antonio Brown, Allen Robinson, and Steve Smith Sr.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Sausage Wallets has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Sausage Wallets has the easiest first four games of the season.
Sausage Wallets is stacked at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Sausage Wallets may have done just that, with seven players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Sausage Wallets will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only K (Brandon McManus) and only DEF (Green Bay) will both be on bye that week.
A Dominating Duo
Sausage Wallets has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and DeMarco Murray) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Kyle Rudolph, Sausage Wallets pounced on him at pick No. 162.
Taking a Chance
With their ninth-round pick, Sausage Wallets threw caution to the wind. They took Brian Quick at pick number 103 despite an ADP of 129.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Sausage Wallets Just Landed a Target Machine
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 7
Joining Demaryius Thomas (184) as the only players to see 170+ targets last season, Brown never got fewer than nine looks in a game after Week 1, logging a grand total of 181.
Can DeMarco Duplicate?
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one RB (Le'Veon Bell) appeared on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.
Gore is Hungry
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 3, Pick 31
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank 10th in the NFL with 289 touches.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 42
The rest of SigEp AVC 1 League overlooked a gem, and Sausage Wallets made the highest value pick of the round by taking Carlos Hyde.
Is Matt Ryan Religious?
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 6, Pick 66
With 337 projected points, Sausage Wallets will be hoping Ryan is the answer to their prayers.
There are four positions that Sausage Wallets could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Josh Hill
- Rank 147, ADP 131
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 134
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 161, ADP 119
- Charles Clay
- Rank 171, ADP 127
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..."