Collusion might be the only way to stop Rise Up this year, as they are projected to finish with a record of 9-5-0; good enough for second in BNFL League. With their first five picks, Rise Up focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (22nd overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (2nd) and Rashad Jennings (39th), and WRs Julio Jones (19th) and Vincent Jackson (42nd). They put together one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they have McCoy, Shane Vereen, Jennings, and Steven Jackson on their roster.
While Week 7 has the most players on bye for Rise Up (four), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Rise Up.
Rise Up is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.
Rise Up hedged their bets by scooping up Darren Sproles in the 15th round to back up LeSean McCoy, his Eagles teammate (a first-round selection).
A Dominating Duo
Rise Up has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Rise Up chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Rise Up nabbed a sleeper in Andre Williams with pick No. 139.
Andre Williams is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Rise Up has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,628 all-purpose yards.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Now would be a reasonable time for Rise Up to encourage the BNFL League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 3, Pick 22
Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,955).
- R. Jennings, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
With their fourth-round pick, Rise Up pulled the trigger. They drafted Rashad Jennings at pick number 39 despite an ADP of just 58 across all Yahoo! leagues.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 42
How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,206 receiving yards this year.
With four below-average positions on Rise Up, DEF and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Indianapolis Defanse
- Rank 225, ADP 144
- Baltimore Defanse
- Rank 236, ADP 142
- Jeremy Hill
- Rank 95, ADP 123
- Bernard Pierce
- Rank 98, 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..."