Carpe diem! The GM of Halas Hall Hooligans was able to exploit the gift of the top draft pick and build a formidable fantasy squad. Their drafting skills paved the way for a projected first place finish in DENTITES League with a record of 10-4-0 (1,378 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (second round), Jordy Nelson (third round), and Roddy White (fifth round). They landed the lowest-scoring QB tandem in the league, as they added Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler.
Halas Hall Hooligans should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the least challenging schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Halas Hall Hooligans also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Halas Hall Hooligans will need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Brandon Marshall, Jordy Nelson, and Roddy White) will all be on bye that week.
The coach of Halas Hall Hooligans might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Colin Kaepernick) and second-drafted QB (Jay Cutler) have very similar seasonal point projections.
"It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"
After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, Halas Hall Hooligans accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.
While the bottom half of the Halas Hall Hooligans roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).
It's How You Finish
Halas Hall Hooligans must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
Halas Hall Hooligans got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,628 total yards.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Now would be a reasonable time for Halas Hall Hooligans to encourage the DENTITES League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
168 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
Nelson ranks ninth in the DENTITES League among wideouts with 168 projected fantasy points.
Was the 60th Pick the Right Time for a Defense?
- Seattle, DEF
- Round 6, Pick 60
Halas Hall Hooligans apparently believes it is. Seattle's D is projected to get 188 points this year, after putting up 213 last year.
Was the 61st Pick the Right Time for Jason Witten?
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 7, Pick 61
Halas Hall Hooligans apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' tight end is projected to get 121 points this year, after producing 133 last year.
If Halas Hall Hooligans has a desire to make a roster move, QB and TE are areas of need.
- Ben Roethlisberger
- Rank 102, ADP 117
- Andy Dalton
- Rank 128, ADP 123
- Zach Ertz
- Rank 101, ADP 103
- Charles Clay
- Rank 118, 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..."