Picking sixth, TheChampMachoman put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Lion Mike's League (4-6-0, 3,010 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Demaryius Thomas (second round), Mike Evans (fourth round), and DeSean Jackson (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for TheChampMachoman to have a good season, as they are a good group of WRs.
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for TheChampMachoman (four), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, TheChampMachoman has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Close to the Vest
TheChampMachoman was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.
TheChampMachoman knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Team of Champions
TheChampMachoman is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams, including Le'Veon Bell, Demaryius Thomas, and Justin Forsett.
Defense Wins Championships?
TheChampMachoman chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Denver was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move there, TheChampMachoman.
Week 4 Can't Arrive Soon Enough
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
Across all Yahoo! leagues, no other Running Back appeared more often on first-place rosters than Le'Veon Bell last season.
The Man at Mile-High
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 4, Pick 35
How free will Mike Evans get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,246 receiving yards this year.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- Eli Manning, QB
- Round 6, Pick 55
Eli Manning has an ADP of only 71.2 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 55th overall pick.
Was Jason Witten Worth Pick No. 66?
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 7, Pick 66
TheChampMachoman apparently thinks so. The Cowboys' TE is projected to put up 118 points this year, after getting 100 last season.
If TheChampMachoman is looking to make a roster move, TE is a position they could look to upgrade first.
- Josh Hill
- Rank 147, ADP 131
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 135
- Charles Clay
- Rank 171, ADP 127
- Benjamin Watson
- Rank 173, 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..."