Picking 10th, Purple Jesus put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected third-place finish in HTOWN FFL League (9-4-0, 2,302 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Todd Gurley (first round), Jamaal Charles (third round), and Matt Forte (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the best group of RBs in the league.
Purple Jesus should use Week 10 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five 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 weakest slate. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Purple Jesus also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Strength in Numbers
RB is the best position for Purple Jesus, though TE and QB are also stronger-than-average.
Tread Left on the Tires
With an average of 8.9 years of NFL experience, Purple Jesus is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
A Dominating Pair
Purple Jesus has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Todd Gurley and Brandon Marshall) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No RB by Committee Here
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 10
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Purple Jesus should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 344 projected touches this year.
304 Reasons for Purple Jesus to Appreciate Brandon Marshall
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Marshall ranks eighth in the HTOWN FFL League among WRs with 304 projected fantasy points.
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 3, Pick 30
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,470 total yards (1,126 rushing, 343 receiving).
Like Marino in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 50
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,804) and passing TDs (31.5).
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 6, Pick 60
If other Yahoo! users are right, Purple Jesus got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Golden Tate (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 48.8).
K and WR are expected to be the weakest positions for Purple Jesus and a potential area of need.
- Connor Barth
- Rank 215, ADP 88
- Blair Walsh
- Rank 220, ADP 92
- Rishard Matthews
- Rank 121, ADP 131
- Torrey Smith
- Rank 125, ADP 118
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..."