Despite selecting with the fifth overall pick, Wookie of the Year couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish 11th in Stampede Blue League 6 League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,547 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 Victor Cruz (third round), Michael Floyd (fourth round), and Roddy White (fifth round). They built one of the best RB pairs in the league, as they have Eddie Lacy and Giovani Bernard on the roster.
While Week 4 has the most players on bye for Wookie of the Year (five), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging slate. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, Wookie of the Year has the league's easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Wookie of the Year, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Fred Jackson) and fourth-ranked (Jeremy Hill) RBs.
TE or Bust
Unfortunately, TE is the only strong position on Wookie of the Year. Fortunately, there's always next year.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Wookie of the Year will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Jordan Reed) and only DEF (Indianapolis) will both be idle that week.
The top half of the Wookie of the Year roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.
Checked Out Early
Wookie of the Year didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Wookie of the Year has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Josh Gordon) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Lacy is ranked eighth in the league with 1,538 all-purpose yards.
- G. Bernard, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
Wookie of the Year stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Eddie Lacy and Giovani Bernard right off the bat.
- Roddy White, WR
- Round 5, Pick 53
If other Yahoo! users are right, Wookie of the Year got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected Roddy White (53rd overall pick vs. ADP of 40.2).
Was Torrey Smith Worth it at Pick No. 68?
- Torrey Smith, WR
- Round 6, Pick 68
Wookie of the Year sure hopes so. The Ravens' WR is projected to have 202 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 7, Pick 77
Tony Romo is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.
While Wookie of the Year is expected to be weak across five positions, DEF is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
- Dallas Defanse
- Rank 276, ADP 121
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..."