"With the fifth pick in the draft, Supa Hex selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (fifth), Supa Hex is expected to struggle, finishing ninth in Any Given sWATTday League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,258 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (5th overall), RB Shane Vereen (25th), WR Julio Jones (16th), and TE Vernon Davis (36th) within the first five rounds. They have the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Vereen, Danny Woodhead, Pierre Thomas, and Mark Ingram to their roster.
Supa Hex can write off Week 10 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most challenging slate. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Supa Hex also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Supa Hex might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Julio Jones), No. 2- (Kendall Wright) and No. 5-ranked (Sammy Watkins) WRs will all be resting that week.
One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes
Supa Hex is hoping that either Pierre Thomas or Mark Ingram will emerge as a serious threat for the New Orleans Saints.
While the bottom half of the Supa Hex 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).
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Supa Hex chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Supa Hex grabbed a sleeper in Sammy Watkins with pick No. 125.
Colin Kaepernick can deliver fantasy glory to Supa Hex with his arm and his legs. Kaepernick has 664 projected rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,129).
The Power of Persuasion
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Now would be a reasonable time for Supa Hex to encourage the Any Given sWATTday League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).
If it Ain't Broke
- Shane Vereen, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Supa Hex didn't grab their first RB (Shane Vereen) until the third round.
A Sizable Target in the Red Zone
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 4, Pick 36
With 6.7 projected TD catches, Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the NFL among TEs in that category.
Let Me Check it Again
- Pierre Thomas, RB
- Round 6, Pick 56
Why can't I find Pierre Thomas on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."
There are three positions that Supa Hex could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Andre Williams
- Rank 121, ADP 124
- LeGarrette Blount
- Rank 123, ADP 125
- Terrance West
- Rank 127, ADP 122
- Ahmad Bradshaw
- Rank 129, ADP 124
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..."