charlie's Team does know this is "football" not "fútbol", right? Either way they turned the second overall pick into an easy win for the rest of the league, as they are projected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 411928 League with a record of 5-9-0. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Drew Brees (19th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (2nd) and Reggie Bush (42nd), and WRs Alshon Jeffery (22nd) and Michael Crabtree (39th). They have the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added McCoy, Bush, Maurice Jones-Drew, and DeAngelo Williams.
charlie'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 four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Although they have the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, charlie's Team actually has the softest last four games of the season.
With four better-than-average positions on charlie's Team, TE and QB are projected as especially strong units.
Team of Champions
charlie's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including LeSean McCoy, Drew Brees, and Alshon Jeffery.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
charlie's Team nabbed a sleeper in Kelvin Benjamin with pick No. 122.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, charlie's Team got a steal in snatching Jeremy Maclin in the ninth round (82nd overall pick vs. ADP of 71.7).
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,546 total yards.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,277).
175 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Jeffery ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 411928 League among wideouts with 175 projected fantasy points.
Rethinking That One
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 4, Pick 39
Michael Crabtree may not justify his 39th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (36th with 916) and TDs (32nd with 6.2).
That Just Happened
- Reggie Bush, RB
- Round 5, Pick 42
Why can't I find Reggie Bush on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."
charlie's Team could potentially upgrade RB and WR, but RB is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Pierre Thomas
- Rank 76, ADP 111
- Lamar Miller
- Rank 80, ADP 118
- Fred Jackson
- Rank 96, ADP 117
- Bernard Pierce
- Rank 98, ADP 126
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..."