The GM of Jordan's Team took the second overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish third in Stampede Blue League 8 League with a record of 9-4-0 (1,598 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Jordy Nelson (second round), Antonio Brown (third round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fourth round). They have the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they have Fred Jackson, Ben Tate, and Bernard Pierce to lead the way.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Jordan's Team 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. Along with having the second-most taxing overall schedule, Jordan's Team also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Assessing the Assets
TE is the strongest position for Jordan's Team, though DEF and K are also better than the league's average.
Team of Champions
Jordan's Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Jimmy Graham, Jordy Nelson, and Antonio Brown).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Jordan Matthews, Jordan's Team pounced on him at pick No. 191.
Jordan Matthews is owned in only 7% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Jordan's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
A Return to Huge Numbers
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 1, Pick 2
Sean Payton's return to the Saints' sideline seemed to work out for Jimmy Graham, who was owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other TE.
256 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 23
Nelson ranks ninth in the Stampede Blue League 8 League among WRs with 256 projected fantasy points.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 95 projected catches rank fourth in the league.
Returning to Greatness
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 47
If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 8 League, Jordan's Team may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 863 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,866 all-purpose yards.
Do You Know if Tom Brady is Religious?
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 6, Pick 71
With 398 projected points, Jordan's Team is hoping Brady will be the answer to their prayers.
If Jordan's Team wants to upgrade, RB and QB are areas they could go after first.
- Darren McFadden
- Rank 153, ADP 123
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis
- Rank 192, ADP 118
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 172, ADP 125
- Sam Bradford
- Rank 178, ADP 125
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..."