"With the fourth pick in the draft, Jawas selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fourth), Jawas is expected to struggle, finishing 10th in Final Fantasy Football VIII League with a record of 4-7-2 (1,279 points). They made it a point of focus to load up on pass-catchers, using four of their first seven selections to snag WRs T.Y. Hilton (third round), Golden Tate (fifth round), Jeremy Maclin (sixth round), and Mike Wallace (seventh round). They put together one of the best QB combos in the league, as they added Aaron Rodgers and Joe Flacco.
Week 9 would be a good opportunity for Jawas to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a softer-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Jawas has the second-softest last four games of the season.
With four better-than-average positions on Jawas, TE and RB are projected as especially strong units.
While the bottom half of the Jawas roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
A Dominating Duo
Jawas has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (T.Y. Hilton and Jeremy Maclin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Jawas nabbed a sleeper in Danny Woodhead with pick No. 165.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Jawas chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Danny Woodhead is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Jawas has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,544 total yards (1,085 rushing, 459 receiving).
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 21
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.
Taking a Chance
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 4, Pick 45
With their fourth-round pick, Jawas threw caution to the wind. They took Jonathan Stewart at pick number 45 despite an ADP of 78.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 6, Pick 69
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Maclin last year.
Was Mike Wallace Worth it at Pick No. 76?
- Mike Wallace, WR
- Round 7, Pick 76
Jawas sure hopes so. The Vikings' WR is projected to put up only 110 points this year, after netting 145 last season.
WR and DEF are expected to be the weakest positions for Jawas and a potential area of need.
- Markus Wheaton
- Rank 121, ADP 127
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 123, ADP 127
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
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..."