Tj da Tank delivered a solid draft performance, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 8-5-0 (1,361 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Footballers 4 Life League. With their first five picks, Tj da Tank aimed for balance, selecting QB Tony Romo (39th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (2nd) and DeMarco Murray (19th), and WRs Antonio Brown (22nd) and Victor Cruz (42nd). They put together one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they have Peterson, Murray, and Fred Jackson to lead the way.
Tj da Tank can chalk up Week 11 as a loss. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the least difficult schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Tj da Tank also has the softest last four games of the season.
Earning Your Paycheck
Tj da Tank will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Kendall Wright), fourth- (Torrey Smith), and fifth-ranked (Rueben Randle) wideouts.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Tj da Tank chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Tj da Tank has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (DeMarco Murray and Antonio Brown) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Tj da Tank got a steal in snatching Torrey Smith in the ninth round (82nd overall pick vs. ADP of 57.9).
Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank fifth in the league with 1,642 all-purpose yards.
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Tj da Tank stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.
197 Excuses to Cheer for Antonio Brown
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Brown ranks seventh in the Footballers 4 Life League among wideouts with 197 projected fantasy points.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Tony Romo has an ADP of only 78.9 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 39th overall pick.
Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 59?
- St. Louis, DEF
- Round 6, Pick 59
Tj da Tank sure hopes so. St. Louis's D is projected to get 160 points this year, after producing 181 last year.
Tj da Tank has one weak area, WR, that they may want to improve.
- DeAndre Hopkins
- Rank 104, ADP 121
- Cecil Shorts III
- Rank 108, ADP 116
- Riley Cooper
- Rank 112, ADP 118
- Hakeem Nicks
- Rank 117, 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..."