Picking last, Throwballers built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish last in BNFL League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,844 points). They loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs A.J. Green (second round), Percy Harvin (fifth round), T.Y. Hilton (sixth round), and Jeremy Maclin (seventh round). In spite of that positional emphasis, they landed one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league.
Throwballers should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult slate. In addition to having the most demanding overall schedule, Throwballers also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
Hoping It's Not a Fad
The fantasy hopes of Throwballers rest heavily on the fortunes of Chip Kelly's offensive schemes, as they have four Eagles on their roster.
A Dominating Pair
QB and DEF are both projected to be really solid units for Throwballers.
Good Luck With That One!
Throwballers will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Percy Harvin), fourth- (Sammy Watkins), and fifth-ranked (Brandin Cooks) wideouts.
The Best Player Plays
Throwballers is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.4 years of NFL experience.
The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem
It appears that Throwballers enjoys gambling, as they took chances on seven "high-risk" picks.
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
Throwballers got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 10
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Marshawn Lynch was the weakest value pick of the round.
298 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Green ranks seventh in the BNFL League among wideouts with 298 projected fantasy points.
Like Face Wash for Teenagers
- Nick Foles, QB
- Round 3, Pick 30
Throwballers was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Nick Foles at pick number 30 even though his ADP is only 64.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Returning to Greatness
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
If special teams contributions count in BNFL League, Throwballers may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,706 all-purpose yards.
Was T.Y. Hilton the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 51?
- T.Y. Hilton, WR
- Round 6, Pick 51
Throwballers apparently thinks so. The Colts' wideout is projected to have 236 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
With three below-average positions on Throwballers, WR and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Justin Hunter
- Rank 108, ADP 123
- Markus Wheaton
- Rank 115, ADP 128
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 137, ADP 133
- Heath Miller
- Rank 160, ADP 134
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..."