When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with Demaryius Targaryen, which flipped its seventh overall pick into a projected fourth-place finish in Football Grandmas League (10-3-0, 1,426 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Matthew Stafford (34th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (7th) and Alfred Morris (27th), and WRs Dez Bryant (14th) and Andre Johnson (47th). They put together the most prolific group of WRs in the league, as they have Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, Johnson, and T.Y. Hilton on their team.
Demaryius Targaryen can chalk up Week 11 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the least challenging slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Demaryius Targaryen also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Demaryius Targaryen are TE, DEF, and QB.
Close to the Vest
Demaryius Targaryen was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Demaryius Targaryen will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Jason Witten) and only K (Justin Tucker) will both be off that week.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Demaryius Targaryen chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Demaryius Targaryen grabbed a sleeper in Jeremy Hill with pick No. 127.
Jeremy Hill is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Demaryius Targaryen has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Get on up, it's Marshawn Lynch time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 220 projected points.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
The rest of Football Grandmas League overlooked a gem, and Demaryius Targaryen made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Dez Bryant.
Earning His Keep
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
With 8.5 rushing TDs and 1,147 rushing yards, Alfred Morris is projected to finish eighth and fifth in the NFL in those categories, respectively.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 4, Pick 34
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).
The Power of Persuasion
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 47
Now would be a reasonable time for Demaryius Targaryen to encourage the Football Grandmas League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Andre Johnson and his 87 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).
RB and K are projected to be the worst units for Demaryius Targaryen.
- Andre Williams
- Rank 114, ADP 123
- Chris Ivory
- Rank 122, ADP 126
- Shaun Suisham
- Rank 232, ADP 146
- Robbie Gould
- Rank 234, ADP 142
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..."