"With the third pick in the draft, Ga_dawg_76's Team selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (third), Ga_dawg_76's Team is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in Yahoo Public 490964 League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,281 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (23rd overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (3rd) and Alfred Morris (18th), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (38th) and DeSean Jackson (43rd). They put together the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they added Fitzgerald, Jackson, Mike Wallace, and Reggie Wayne.
Week 10 would be a good opportunity for Ga_dawg_76's Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Ga_dawg_76's Team.
Ga_dawg_76's Team is stacked at QB, but RB isn't too shabby, either.
Ga_dawg_76's Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.
This is the American version, folks. Ga_dawg_76's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Checked Out Early
Ga_dawg_76's Team 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 Pair of Proven Winners
Ga_dawg_76's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and DeSean Jackson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Dan Carpenter with the 143rd pick gave Ga_dawg_76's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Eddie Lacy is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,477 total yards (1,124 rushing, 353 receiving).
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Alfred Morris was the weakest value pick of the round.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 23
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 325 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.
164 Excuses to Cheer for Larry Fitzgerald
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 4, Pick 38
Fitzgerald ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 490964 League among wideouts with 164 projected fantasy points.
Rethinking That One
- DeSean Jackson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 43
While drafted 43rd overall, DeSean Jackson isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (38th with 5.8) or receiving yards (31st with 971).
There are four positions that Ga_dawg_76's Team could look to upgrade, including K, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Alex Henery
- Rank 251, ADP 136
- Matt Bryant
- Rank 254, ADP 134
- Caleb Sturgis
- Rank 264, ADP 128
- Ryan Succop
- Rank 266, ADP 128
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..."