Famous Punishment was set up perfectly to draft a playoff-caliber team with the first overall pick. Instead of using that to their advantage, however, they chose to go a different route that's geared more towards losing. They're only projected to finish eighth in Any Given sWATTday League with a mark of 5-8-0 (1,313 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Jordy Nelson (second round), Emmanuel Sanders (third round), and Randall Cobb (fifth round). They ended up with the best QB combo in the league, as they added Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.
Famous Punishment 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. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Famous Punishment.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Famous Punishment might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Jordy Nelson), No. 2- (Randall Cobb) and No. 5-ranked (Justin Hunter) WRs will all be resting that week.
Famous Punishment will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Jason Witten) and only K (Dan Bailey) will both be off that week.
Team of Champions
Famous Punishment is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Peyton Manning, Jordy Nelson, and Zac Stacy).
Justin Hunter and Markus Wheaton are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Famous Punishment.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Famous Punishment chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
In terms of projected points, the choice of Philip Rivers was the strongest pick of the final round. Savvy move there, Famous Punishment.
A Mile-High Marvel
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 1, Pick 1
By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.
167 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Nelson ranks ninth in the Any Given sWATTday League among wideouts with 167 projected fantasy points.
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
With their third-round pick, Famous Punishment pulled the trigger. They drafted Emmanuel Sanders at pick number 21 despite an ADP of just 95.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Zac Stacy, RB
- Round 4, Pick 40
If other Yahoo! users are right, Famous Punishment got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Zac Stacy (40th overall pick vs. ADP of 27.3).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 5, Pick 41
The rest of Any Given sWATTday League overlooked a gem, and Famous Punishment made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Randall Cobb.
While Famous Punishment is expected to be weak across three positions, DEF is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 192, ADP 89
- Chicago Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 124
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 221, ADP 139
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 231, ADP 144
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..."