Playoffs?! Downy Splooge is projected to finish in seventh-place in Sons of Light League with a 3-11-0 (1,457 points) record and you want to talk about playoffs?! Downy Splooge should just hope they can win a few games, let alone reach the playoffs. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (36th overall), RB Latavius Murray (20th), WR Julio Jones (13th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (4th) within the first five rounds. They landed the highest-scoring QB tandem in the league, as they added Luck and Matthew Stafford to their squad.
Downy Splooge should use Week 6 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the hardest slate. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, Downy Splooge also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Downy Splooge are TE, QB, and WR.
Up, Up, and Away
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Downy Splooge hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Show Some ID
Downy Splooge isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.2 years of NFL experience.
Checked Out Early
Downy Splooge didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Dominating Duo
Downy Splooge has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Andrew Luck) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Downy Splooge grabbed a sleeper in Lance Dunbar with pick No. 109.
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 4
Across all Yahoo! leagues, no Tight End appeared on first-place rosters more often than Rob Gronkowski last year.
Downy Splooge Says 'Hello' to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Jones was the lone NFL player to notch 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.
How Rebellious of You
- L. Murray, RB
- Round 3, Pick 20
Downy Splooge said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Latavius Murray).
A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 4, Pick 29
According to projections, Ameer Abdullah will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (44th with 3.4) and yards (36th with 614). Seems like Downy Splooge just went with their gut on this one.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 5, Pick 36
The rest of Sons of Light League overlooked a gem, and Downy Splooge made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Andrew Luck.
Downy Splooge has one weak area, RB, that they may want to improve.
- Chris Ivory
- Rank 52, ADP 97
- Giovani Bernard
- Rank 81, ADP 103
- Ryan Mathews
- Rank 92, ADP 119
- Shane Vereen
- Rank 93, ADP 119
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..."