The Tackle Box had the misfortune of landing the last pick in the draft. While some thrive in that scenario, they responded to the adversity by tanking their picks and finishing with the worst projected team in Who Cares? League. Failing to acquire a team capable of winning is a bold strategy for success. The Tackle Box is expected to finish with a mark of 2-12-0 (1,494 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs DeAndre Hopkins (first round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Julian Edelman (fifth round). They also have the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added LeGarrette Blount, Giovani Bernard, and Jeremy Hill.
The Tackle Box made use of two of their three keeper positions to retain DeAndre Hopkins (8.5 ADP) and Jeremy Hill (62.9 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their second-ranked keeper (Jeremy Hill) is less valuable than a third-round draft choice. Overall, the two keepers on The Tackle Box are projected to be substantially less productive (by 14.7%) than the draft picks they replaced.
Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? The Tackle Box should use Week 9 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, The Tackle Box also has the softest last four games of the season.
Cincinnati Bengals Fan?
The Tackle Box is a believer in the hopes of the Cincinnati Bengals this year, grabbing three players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
The Tackle Box's Week 9 Opponent Will Love This
The Tackle Box's three best RBs (LeGarrette Blount, Giovani Bernard, and Jeremy Hill) will all be on bye in Week 9.
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
The Tackle Box knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with three kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Just Win, Baby
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Death, taxes, and DeAndre Hopkins leading fantasy teams to the playoffs and championships. After he finished among the top-10 players owned on playoff rosters (fifth) and on championship rosters (third), The Tackle Box is hopping on the bandwagon.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 30
Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fifth in the league.
He's a Talented TE, Totes McGotes
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 4, Pick 31
Jordan Reed is projected to finish second in the NFL among TEs in both TD receptions (with 7.5) and receiving yards (with 1,003).
Rethinking That One
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
While drafted 50th overall, Julian Edelman isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (22nd with 7.2) or receiving yards (27th with 989).
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- L. Blount, RB
- Round 6, Pick 51
They grabbed LeGarrette Blount with the 51st pick, even though his ADP is only 122.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With three subpar positions on The Tackle Box, DEF and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 116
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 199, ADP 129
- Jordan Howard
- Rank 159, ADP 129
- Theo Riddick
- Rank 162, 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..."