While this draft by Mother Flukers didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected eighth-place finish in PAUL's FF League at 6-8-0 (1,361 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Demaryius Thomas (first round), Dez Bryant (second round), and DeSean Jackson (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for Mother Flukers to have a good season, as they are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.
While Week 4 has the most players on bye for Mother Flukers (three), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Despite having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, Mother Flukers actually has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
WR is the strongest position for Mother Flukers, but TE and K are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Mother Flukers drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, and Julius Thomas).
While the bottom half of the Mother Flukers 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. 11).
Team of Champions?
Mother Flukers is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, and DeSean Jackson.
Better Late Than Never
Mother Flukers finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Mother Flukers chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Death, Taxes, and Demaryius Thomas's Reliable Hands
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
Thomas is projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 17
The rest of PAUL's FF League overlooked a gem, and Mother Flukers made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Dez Bryant.
How Rebellious of You
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 3, Pick 32
Mother Flukers said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).
A Big Target in the Red Zone
- Julius Thomas, TE
- Round 4, Pick 41
With 7.9 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- Joique Bell, RB
- Round 6, Pick 65
With their sixth-round pick, Mother Flukers pulled the trigger. They took Joique Bell at pick number 65 despite an ADP of just 88.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With three below-average positions on Mother Flukers, DEF and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- New York Defanse
- Rank 242, ADP 127
- Dallas Defanse
- Rank 276, ADP 121
- Christine Michael
- Rank 116, ADP 125
- James White
- Rank 127, ADP 125
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..."