A-$1 should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking ninth, A-$1 bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of 12th in Final Fantasy Football VIII League with a record of 2-10-1 (1,223 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Tom Brady (40th overall), RB Reggie Bush (57th), WR A.J. Green (16th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (9th) within the first five rounds. They built the highest-scoring TE pair in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Vernon Davis on their team.
Week 4 would be a good opportunity for A-$1 to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. Their top three projected scorers (Tom Brady, Marcus Mariota and Rob Gronkowski) will be on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the most difficult schedules. A-$1 has the opportunity to close on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average. However, the opening stretch of first four games is expected to be tougher than average, so a slow start is possible.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
A-$1 grabbed a couple of QBs (Tom Brady and Marcus Mariota) that'll both be on bye in Week 4, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and A-$1 may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
New England Patriots Fan?
A-$1 reached twice to draft a New England Patriots player.
Senior Citizen Discount
With an average of 8.2 years of NFL experience, A-$1 is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Marcus Mariota, A-$1 pounced on him at pick No. 136.
Marcus Mariota Likes His Eggs Scrambled
And a little runny, eh? Mariota is projected to deliver 530 rushing yards, and ranks fourth among QBs in that category.
A Threat in the Modern Age, Similar to "Beliebers"
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 9
TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 172 projected fantasy points.
171 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Green ranks ninth in the Final Fantasy Football VIII League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 33
Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.4 receiving TDs.
Do You Know if Tom Brady is Religious?
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 4, Pick 40
With 310 projected points, A-$1 is hoping Brady will be the answer to their prayers.
That Just Happened
- Reggie Bush, RB
- Round 5, Pick 57
Why can't I find Reggie Bush on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."
There are three positions that A-$1 could look to improve, including DEF and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
- Andre Williams
- Rank 137, ADP 121
- David Johnson
- Rank 146, ADP 126
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..."