Ollies got saddled with a late draft position (eighth overall) and didn't respond. The poor draft slot will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in ninth place in Stampede Blue League 8 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,563 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Nick Foles (56th overall), RBs Alfred Morris (17th) and C.J. Spiller (32nd), and WRs Calvin Johnson (8th) and Wes Welker (41st). They landed the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Spiller, Morris, Jeremy Hill, and Khiry Robinson on their team.
Ollies should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least challenging slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Ollies also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 4?
Ollies must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.
This is the American version, folks. Ollies elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Checked Out Early
Ollies 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.
Defense Wins Championships?
Ollies chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Ollies has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Josh Gordon) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Johnny Manziel and Khiry Robinson are a couple of late-round fliers with nice upside for Ollies.
Meeting His Expectations
- Calvin Johnson, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.
Rethinking That One?
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Alfred Morris was the weakest value pick of the round.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Nick Foles, QB
- Round 5, Pick 56
Nick Foles is projected to rack up 393 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.
Was Greg Olsen Worth it at Pick No. 65?
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 6, Pick 65
Ollies sure hopes so. The Panthers' tight end is projected to have 189 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
Was Marques Colston the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 80?
- M. Colston, WR
- Round 7, Pick 80
Ollies apparently thinks so. The Saints' wideout is projected to earn 214 points this year, after putting up 199 last year.
Ollies has six positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 182, ADP 123
- Jermichael Finley
- Rank 186, ADP 120
- Darren McFadden
- Rank 153, ADP 123
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis
- Rank 192, ADP 118
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..."