With the second overall pick, Derek's bad ass team put on a show for the competition. Drafting a complete team capable of winning week in and week out, they're projected to finish second in DreamChasers League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,544 points). With their first five picks, Derek's bad ass team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (22nd overall), RBs Matt Forte (2nd) and Andre Ellington (19th), and WRs Pierre Garcon (39th) and Vincent Jackson (42nd). They ended up with one of the most prolific groups of RBs in the league, as they added Forte, Ellington, Ray Rice, and Knowshon Moreno.
Week 9 could be a frustrating one for Derek's bad ass team, as their top two projected scorers (Aaron Rodgers and Matt Forte) will be on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least challenging slates. Despite having the second-easiest overall schedule, Derek's bad ass team actually has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Carrying the Load
Derek's bad ass team has four above-average positions with RB and DEF projected to lead the way.
A Dominating Duo
Derek's bad ass team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Knowshon Moreno) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Derek's bad ass team grabbed a sleeper in Mike Williams with pick No. 179.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Derek's bad ass team got a steal in snatching Greg Olsen in the 11th round (102nd overall pick vs. ADP of 63.2).
A Big, Reliable Threat
Greg Olsen ranks fifth in the DreamChasers League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.
Derek's bad ass team Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Vontaze Burfict at pick 159 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Burfict is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,702 total yards.
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Derek's bad ass team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Matt Forte and Andre Ellington before targeting other positions.
Rethinking That One?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 22
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
- Pierre Garcon, WR
- Round 4, Pick 39
Pierre Garcon is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 89 projected catches rank eighth in the league.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- V. Jackson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 42
How free will Vincent Jackson get in the secondary this year? He's projected to reel in 1,275 receiving yards.
Derek's bad ass team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (WR and TE), but WR is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Markus Wheaton
- Rank 109, ADP 127
- Andrew Hawkins
- Rank 134, ADP 132
- Aaron Dobson
- Rank 140, ADP 127
- Kenny Britt
- Rank 142, ADP 131
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..."