Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that Hernandez's Pistol O can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked sixth overall in Footballers 4 Life League and are forecasted to finish seventh with a record of 5-8-0 (1,340 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Cam Newton (46th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (15th) and Zac Stacy (26th), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (6th) and Randall Cobb (35th). They put together one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they have Thomas, Cobb, Julian Edelman, and Marques Colston on their team.
Hernandez's Pistol O should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 4. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Hernandez's Pistol O has the easiest first four games of the season.
A Good Problem to Have?
Hernandez's Pistol O will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Frank Gore), fourth- (Joique Bell), and fifth-ranked (Trent Richardson) RBs.
The coach of Hernandez's Pistol O might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Cam Newton) and second-drafted QB (Colin Kaepernick) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Hernandez's Pistol O will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Dennis Pitta) and only K (Dan Bailey) will both be off that week.
While the bottom half of the Hernandez's Pistol O 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. 9).
Better Late Than Never
Hernandez's Pistol O finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Dominating Duo
Hernandez's Pistol O has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
With sticky hands that would make Spider-Man jealous, Demaryius Thomas has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 213 projected points.
184 Excuses to Cheer for Randall Cobb
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 4, Pick 35
Cobb ranks 10th in the Footballers 4 Life League among wideouts with 184 projected fantasy points.
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- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 5, Pick 46
Despite being selected 46th overall, Cam Newton is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in either passing TDs (23rd with 20.8) or passing yards (25th with 3,577).
That Just Happened
- Joique Bell, RB
- Round 6, Pick 55
Why can't I find Joique Bell on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."
QB and TE are expected to be the weakest positions for Hernandez's Pistol O and a potential area of need.
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 134
- Josh McCown
- Rank 141, ADP 134
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 123, ADP 129
- Heath Miller
- Rank 133, ADP 133
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..."