This draft by Roadrunners was like a finely tuned Peyton Manning-led offense, with all the pieces falling into place. Just like Peyton's offense, Roadrunners is expected to score a lot of points this season and finish first in Dallas Premier Football League at 12-1-0 (3,034 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Frank Gore (third round), Carlos Hyde (fourth round), and Arian Foster (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Roadrunners, as they are the top group of RBs in the league.
Roadrunners should use Week 10 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have eight players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least difficult schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Roadrunners has the toughest first four games of the season.
Roadrunners has four positions that are better than league average. While QB, RB, and K are projected to be good, WR is the strongest on Roadrunners.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Roadrunners picked up projected top-3 players (Andrew Luck, Julio Jones, and Matt Bryant).
On the Rise
Roadrunners hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Roadrunners will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only K (Matt Bryant) and only DEF (San Francisco) will both be on bye that week.
Was That Good for you, Dallas Premier Football League?
By racking up the most projected points in the league during both the first and second halves of the draft, Roadrunners established itself as a fantasy contender.
A Dominating Duo
Roadrunners has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Andrew Luck and Arian Foster) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Roadrunners Says 'Hello' to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Jones was the lone NFL player to notch 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.
Roadrunners Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 2, Pick 15
A bargain at his ADP last year, Andrew Luck was owned on more playoff rosters and championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other QB.
How Rebellious of You
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 3, Pick 34
Roadrunners said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Frank Gore).
It Might be Yogging with a Soft "J"
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Even if you ran as fast as you could, it'd look like slow motion compared to Carlos Hyde. The RB is projected to rack up 8.4 rushing TDs this year, ninth in the league.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 5, Pick 58
The rest of Dallas Premier Football League overlooked a gem, and Roadrunners made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Arian Foster.
If Roadrunners wants to upgrade, DEF and TE are areas they could go after first.
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 233, ADP 138
- Charles Clay
- Rank 171, ADP 127
- Benjamin Watson
- Rank 173, ADP 123
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..."