Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for Richrd's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre sixth-place finish in Virgin League at 6-7-0 (1,808 points). They jumped on ball carriers early and often, using their first three selections to grab RBs Marshawn Lynch (5th overall), C.J. Anderson (16th), and LeSean McCoy (25th). This group will have to produce in order for Richrd's Team to have a good season, as they are the most prolific group of RBs in the league.
Richrd's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why there's only one word for thesaurus. That's still time better spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest schedules. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Richrd's Team also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Richrd's Team is stacked at RB, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.
It appears that Richrd's Team likes to gamble, as they took chances on six volatile selections.
I Keep Getting Older
And they stay the same age. Richrd's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4 years of NFL experience.
The Sleepy Trio
Richrd's Team selected three late-round sleepers (DeVante Parker, Jameis Winston, and Richard Rodgers).
Richard Rodgers is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Richrd's Team for their faith! Or not.
Lynch is Hungry
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank sixth in the NFL with 310 touches.
Does C.J. Anderson Enjoy Fajitas?
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Anderson is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,554 all-purpose yards.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
The rest of Virgin League overlooked a gem, and Richrd's Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking LeSean McCoy.
Knowing When to Take Off
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 36
He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Richrd's Team.
Giddy for Greg
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 45
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.
With four subpar positions on Richrd's Team, K and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Nick Folk
- Rank 219, ADP 144
- Randy Bullock
- Rank 225, ADP 146
- Brandon LaFell
- Rank 109, ADP 109
- Brian Quick
- Rank 116, ADP 130
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..."