Playoffs?! Ashley's Team is projected to finish in ninth-place in Footballers 4 Life League with a 3-10-0 (1,295 points) record and you want to talk about playoffs?! Ashley's Team should just hope they can win a few games, let alone reach the playoffs. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Matt Ryan (25th overall), RB Reggie Bush (36th), WR Calvin Johnson (5th), and TE Vernon Davis (45th) within the first five rounds. They have the best group of WRs in the league, as they have Johnson, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Eric Decker for their rotation.
Ashley's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. Their top four projected scorers (Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler, Calvin Johnson, and Alshon Jeffery) will be relaxing at home that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the hardest schedule. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, Ashley's Team also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
Ashley's Team grabbed a couple of QBs (Matt Ryan and Jay Cutler) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.
Strength in Numbers
WR is the best position for Ashley's Team, though QB and DEF are also stronger-than-average.
The top half of the Ashley's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Team of Champions
Ashley's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Calvin Johnson, Alshon Jeffery, and Reggie Bush.
Full Control Early On
Ashley's Team began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Ashley's Team grabbed a sleeper in Jeremy Hill with pick No. 125.
The Standard by Which All Others are Measured
- Calvin Johnson, WR
- Round 1, Pick 5
Often the lone wideout taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the expectations and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other WR.
196 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Jeffery ranks eighth in the Footballers 4 Life League among wideouts with 196 projected fantasy points.
Do You Know if Matt Ryan is Religious?
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 3, Pick 25
With 333 projected points, Ashley's Team is hoping Ryan will be the answer to their prayers.
How Rebellious of You
- Reggie Bush, RB
- Round 4, Pick 36
Ashley's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Reggie Bush).
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 5, Pick 45
And so was drafting Vernon Davis, the weakest value of the round.
Ashley's Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Bernard Pierce
- Rank 101, ADP 122
- Terrance West
- Rank 107, ADP 122
- 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..."