The Fresh Prince received the third pick in the draft and used it to build a juggernaut. The majority of the league will spend the season looking up at The Fresh Prince in the standings, as they are expected to finish second in Lion Mike's League with a record of 8-2-0 (3,158 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (23rd overall), RB Marshawn Lynch (3rd), WR Andre Johnson (38th), and TE Greg Olsen (43rd) within the first five rounds. They have the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have C.J. Spiller, C.J. Anderson, and Lynch to lead the way.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Fresh Prince 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 weakest schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, The Fresh Prince has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, The Fresh Prince picked up projected top-two players (C.J. Spiller, Stephen Gostkowski, and Jarvis Landry).
While the bottom half of the The Fresh Prince roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
The Fresh Prince knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
The Fresh Prince elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Dominating Duo
The Fresh Prince has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (C.J. Anderson and Jeremy Maclin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Better Late Than Never
The Fresh Prince finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
With 310 touches, Marshawn Lynch is projected to rank sixth in the NFL in that category. How touching, The Fresh Prince.
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
The Fresh Prince stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and C.J. Anderson right off the bat.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 23
Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 38
Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.4 receiving TDs.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 43
The rest of Lion Mike's League overlooked a gem, and The Fresh Prince made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Greg Olsen.
DEF and QB are projected to be the weakest units for The Fresh Prince.
- Dallas Defense
- Rank 252, ADP 118
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 254, ADP 124
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 130, ADP 131
- Marcus Mariota
- Rank 134, ADP 122
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..."