Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well, guess what, TwoThumbsUp, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. TwoThumbsUp is expected to finish 14th in Teke Football League XVII-A League with a record of 0-13-0 (1,092 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Allen Robinson (first round), Brandon Marshall (second round), and Doug Baldwin (fourth round). They ended up with the lowest-scoring TE pair in the league, as they have Martellus Bennett and Virgil Green.
TwoThumbsUp can write off Week 5 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult schedule. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, TwoThumbsUp has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
A Wasted Pick?
If TwoThumbsUp can't trade one of their five above-average WRs, then at least they'll be able to boast their superior depth at the position. Which, ya know, is good for something.
Earning Your Paycheck
TwoThumbsUp will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Larry Fitzgerald), fourth- (Doug Baldwin), and fifth-ranked (Michael Crabtree) wideouts.
WR or Bust
Unfortunately, WR is the only strong position on TwoThumbsUp. Fortunately, there's always next year.
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, TwoThumbsUp hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
TwoThumbsUp got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
TwoThumbsUp has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Allen Robinson and Brandon Marshall) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
171 More Reasons to Appreciate Allen Robinson
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 1, Pick 12
Robinson ranks ninth in the Teke Football League XVII-A League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 17
Brandon Marshall is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank eighth in the league.
If it Ain't Broke
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 3, Pick 40
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, TwoThumbsUp didn't grab their first RB (Carlos Hyde) until the third round.
Rethinking That One
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 4, Pick 45
While drafted 45th overall, Doug Baldwin isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (32nd with 6.4) or receiving yards (31st with 950).
Was Larry Fitzgerald Worth it at Pick No. 73?
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 6, Pick 73
TwoThumbsUp sure hopes so. The Cardinals' WR is projected to earn 145 points this year, after putting up 172 last season.
There are five positions that TwoThumbsUp could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Tony Romo
- Rank 152, ADP 100
- Alex Smith
- Rank 160, ADP 116
- Teddy Bridgewater
- Rank 199, ADP 115
- Jared Goff
- Rank 200, ADP 118
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..."