What is that horrible smell? It smells like burnt hair. Oh, never mind, it's just the photoman roster. It'll take more than a plug-in to fix this team, which is projected to finish 11th in Down Set Hike League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,992 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Julio Jones (first round), Jordy Nelson (second round), and Kelvin Benjamin (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by photoman, as they are the top group of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, photoman has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most challenging slate. In addition to having the most taxing overall schedule, photoman also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
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photoman will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Kelvin Benjamin), fourth- (Markus Wheaton), and fifth-ranked (Tavon Austin) wideouts.
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photoman will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Arian Foster), fourth- (Charles Sims), and fifth-ranked (Derrick Henry) RBs.
photoman is stacked at WR, but RB isn't too shabby, either.
photoman may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Jameis Winston) and second-drafted QB (Ryan Tannehill) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
While the bottom half of the photoman roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Going with just a single TE (Martellus Bennett) and K (Sebastian Janikowski), photoman opted to add depth at other positions.
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- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Jones is projected to rank second in the league with 1,767 total yards.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 23
photoman chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
The rest of Down Set Hike League overlooked a gem, and photoman made the smartest value pick of the round by taking LeSean McCoy.
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- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 4, Pick 47
Although he was taken 47th overall in the fantasy draft, Arian Foster is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (34th with 4.5) or rushing yards (32nd with 648).
Rethinking That One
- K. Benjamin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
Kelvin Benjamin went with the 50th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (23rd) and receiving yards (30th) with 7.2 and 957 respectively.
With three subpar positions on photoman, TE and K are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 132, ADP 135
- Jimmy Graham
- Rank 135, ADP 122
- Josh Brown
- Rank 217, ADP 137
- Robbie Gould
- Rank 231, ADP 142
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..."