I Hate Bennett proved on draft day that when the lights come on, they perform, building a strong team capable of beating anyone on the schedule. They are expected to finish second in PAUL's FF League with a record of 11-3-0 (1,375 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (29th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (5th) and Andre Ellington (20th), and WRs Roddy White (44th) and Percy Harvin (53rd). They have one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they have Lacy, Ellington, and Lamar Miller on the roster.
I Hate Bennett should drop off the grid during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the weakest slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, I Hate Bennett also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Carrying the Load
I Hate Bennett has four above-average positions with QB and DEF projected to lead the way.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and I Hate Bennett may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
I Hate Bennett may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) and second-drafted QB (Nick Foles) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 12 in the league with an average of 4.6 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 6.9 years).
The top half of the I Hate Bennett roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).
This is the American version, folks. I Hate Bennett elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,538 all-purpose yards.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
Get on up, it's Andre Ellington time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 189 projected points.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,955).
Returning to Greatness
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 53
If special teams contributions count in PAUL's FF League, I Hate Bennett may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,728 all-purpose yards.
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 6, Pick 68
With their sixth-round pick, I Hate Bennett pulled the trigger. They drafted Lamar Miller at pick number 68 despite an ADP of just 95.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
K and WR are expected to be the worst positions for I Hate Bennett and a potential area of need.
- Nick Folk
- Rank 230, ADP 145
- Shaun Suisham
- Rank 232, ADP 146
- Josh Gordon
- Rank 119, ADP 124
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 129, ADP 131
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..."