Gronkey Punch wasn't able to overcome a poor draft position (sixth overall), and that will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in 10th place in Yahoo Public 754498 League. With the roster as is, they are expected to finish 2-12-0 (1,504 points). Even though Gronkey Punch has five RBs on the roster, they are projected to average 144 points this season. This is a disappointing number due to the heavy investment at the position, as it is fewer than the league average of 167. They put together one of the worst groups of RBs in the league, as they have Eddie Lacy, Matt Forte, Jeremy Langford, and Danny Woodhead for their rotation.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Gronkey Punch has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most challenging schedule. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Gronkey Punch also has the toughest first four games of the season.
Gronkey Punch may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Gronkey Punch got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Gronkey Punch chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Gronkey Punch nabbed a sleeper in Tevin Coleman with pick No. 126.
A Multifaceted Machine
Woodhead is a dual-threat back for Gronkey Punch, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 600.
Tevin Coleman is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Gronkey Punch has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 6
TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 170 projected fantasy points.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fifth in the league.
If it Ain't Broke
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Gronkey Punch didn't grab their first RB (Eddie Lacy) until the third round.
Late Bloom for Landry
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 5, Pick 46
Gronkey Punch may be sensing some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
Was Blake Bortles the Best Choice at Pick No. 66?
- Blake Bortles, QB
- Round 7, Pick 66
Gronkey Punch apparently thinks so. The Jaguars' signal-caller is projected to notch 286 points this year, after producing 334 last year.
Gronkey Punch has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with RB being the most immediate need.
- Ameer Abdullah
- Rank 94, ADP 110
- Derrick Henry
- Rank 109, ADP 117
- Isaiah Crowell
- Rank 112, ADP 126
- Charles Sims
- Rank 114, ADP 128
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..."