With the first pick in the draft, Beached Whalen selects JaMarcus Russell. OK not quite, but they might as well have. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position, Beached Whalen is expected to suck, finishing 12th in Stampede Blue League 6 League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,520 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting LeSean McCoy (first round), Alfred Morris (second round), and Frank Gore (fourth round). They landed the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they have Keenan Allen, Marques Colston, Emmanuel Sanders, and Reggie Wayne on their team.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Beached Whalen has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the toughest slates. Beached Whalen has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
A Pair of Strengths
Beached Whalen has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, RB and DEF.
San Francisco 49ers Fan?
Beached Whalen reached twice to draft a San Francisco 49ers player.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Beached Whalen will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only K (Nick Novak) and only DEF (New England) will both be on bye that week.
Harry Douglas is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Beached Whalen has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 2, Pick 24
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Alfred Morris was the weakest value pick of the round.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 25
Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.
It Might be Yogging with a Soft "J"
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 4, Pick 48
Even if you ran as fast as you could, it'd look like slow motion compared to Frank Gore. The RB is projected to rack up 8.6 rushing TDs this year, eighth in the league.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 398 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.
There are four positions that Beached Whalen could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Tim Wright
- Rank 174, ADP 139
- Coby Fleener
- Rank 179, ADP 137
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 182, ADP 122
- Jermichael Finley
- Rank 186, ADP 120
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..."