As Ricky Bobby's dad once told him, "If you ain't first you're last." the fountainheads really took that message to heart as they're projected to finish near the bottom of Greensburg Gridiron League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,502). While they'll try to blame their poor season on the bad draft slot, the other GMs will know the fountainheads simply just dropped the ball. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (12th overall), RB Marshawn Lynch (9th), WR A.J. Green (29th), and TE Jimmy Graham (32nd) within the first five rounds. They have one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Green, DeSean Jackson, Sammy Watkins, and Eddie Royal for their rotation.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, the fountainheads 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 one of the toughest slates. In addition to having the second-most demanding overall schedule, the fountainheads also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
RB or Bust
Unfortunately, RB is the only strong position on the fountainheads. Fortunately, there's always next year.
the fountainheads elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
the fountainheads may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Sammy Watkins (89th overall pick vs. ADP of 61.8).
This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade
In terms of projected points, the choice of Chicago was the weakest pick of the final round. You had one last chance and you blew it, the fountainheads.
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
If the fountainheads had a nickel for every time Marshawn Lynch is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 310 nickels.
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.
171 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
Green ranks ninth in the Greensburg Gridiron League among wideouts with 171 projected fantasy points.
Will a Run-Heavy Offense Hurt Production?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 4, Pick 32
the fountainheads sure hopes not. Though he might not put up New Orleans-esque numbers, Graham is almost certain to be one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets moving forward.
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Lamar Miller is projected to tally 1,143 yards on the ground, placing him at seventh in the NFL in that category.
the fountainheads has five positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with WR being the most immediate need.
- Brandon LaFell
- Rank 109, ADP 109
- Stevie Johnson
- Rank 112, ADP 128
- Victor Cruz
- Rank 113, ADP 110
- Brian Quick
- Rank 116, ADP 130
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..."