Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. San Francisco Blue put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fourth-place in Stampede Blue League 4 League at 8-5-0 (1,626 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Wes Welker (third round), Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round), and Torrey Smith (fifth round). They landed one of the best QB duos in the league, as they added Drew Brees and Andy Dalton to their squad.
San Francisco Blue should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have an easier-than-average slate. San Francisco Blue has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Close to the Vest
San Francisco Blue was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.
Defense Wins Championships?
San Francisco Blue chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Donte Moncrief and Mark Ingram are a couple of late-round fliers with nice upside for San Francisco Blue.
If other Yahoo! users are right, San Francisco Blue got a steal in the 10th round, when they selected Jordan Reed (110th overall pick vs. ADP of 89.1).
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Donte Moncrief at pick 158 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Moncrief is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 11
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Drew Brees was the weakest value pick of the round.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 2, Pick 14
Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He should run cool this season with 233 projected points.
Rethinking That One
- Torrey Smith, WR
- Round 5, Pick 59
While drafted 59th overall, Torrey Smith isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (23rd with 6.4) or receiving yards (26th with 1,000).
Was the 62nd Pick the Right Time for Greg Olsen?
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 6, Pick 62
San Francisco Blue apparently believes it is. The Panthers' tight end is projected to have 188 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
Was Julian Edelman Worth it at Pick No. 83?
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 7, Pick 83
San Francisco Blue sure hopes so. The Patriots' WR is projected to get 228 points this year, after producing 252 last season.
With three below-average positions on San Francisco Blue, TE and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 154, ADP 138
- Tim Wright
- Rank 169, ADP 139
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 129, ADP 130
- Jarrett Boykin
- Rank 130, ADP 129
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..."