Vince Lombardi once said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." Thomas's Team might not accept winning, but they'll lose anyway. They are expected to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 418520 League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,478 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (19th overall), RB Marshawn Lynch (2nd), WR A.J. Green (22nd), and TE Dwayne Allen (42nd) within the first five rounds. They landed the bottom QB tandem in the league, as they added Manning and Nick Foles.
Thomas's Team should use Week 9 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the easiest schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Thomas's Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Sky's the Limit
With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Thomas's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
Thomas's Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Thomas's Team grabbed a sleeper in Kyle Rudolph with pick No. 122.
He Can Catch, Too
C.J. Spiller is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks second among RBs with 563 projected receiving yards.
Feed Thy Beast
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Marshawn Lynch will get the ball early and often, projected to finish sixth in the league with 314 touches.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Peyton Manning was the weakest value pick of the round.
169 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Green ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 418520 League among WRs with 169 projected fantasy points.
Let Me Check it Again
- Dwayne Allen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 42
Why can't I find Dwayne Allen on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."
Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 59?
- Houston, DEF
- Round 6, Pick 59
Thomas's Team sure hopes so. Houston's D is projected to notch 139 points this year, after producing 174 last year.
While Thomas's Team is projected to have four below-average positions, TE is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- Mychal Rivera
- Rank 157, ADP 137
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 163, ADP 130
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 165, ADP 129
- Charles Clay
- Rank 181, ADP 132
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..."