Saved by Le'Bell should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking 10th, Saved by Le'Bell bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of ninth in Virgin League with a record of 4-8-1 (1,804 points). They loaded up on running backs early and often, using four of their first seven picks to snatch up RBs Frank Gore (third round), Andre Ellington (fourth round), Ameer Abdullah (sixth round) and C.J. Spiller (seventh round). They landed the best group of WRs in the league, as they added Demaryius Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and John Brown.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Saved by Le'Bell (five), Week 7 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Saved by Le'Bell also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
TE is the strongest position for Saved by Le'Bell, though WR and K aren't too shabby either.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Saved by Le'Bell will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only TE (Martellus Bennett) and only K (Mason Crosby) will both be off that week.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Saved by Le'Bell chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Saved by Le'Bell has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Demaryius Thomas) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade
In terms of projected points, the choice of Alfred Blue was the weakest pick of the final round. You had one last chance and you blew it, Saved by Le'Bell.
The Definition of Explosive
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Following New York's Bye in Week 8, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).
The Man at Mile-High
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Across all Yahoo! leagues, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas last year.
If it Ain't Broke
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 3, Pick 30
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Saved by Le'Bell didn't grab their first RB (Frank Gore) until the third round.
A Versatile Combination
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
Andre Ellington can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fifth among RBs with 471 projected receiving yards.
A Tight End with Some Wheels
- M. Bennett, TE
- Round 5, Pick 50
With a projection of 792 yards through the air, Martellus Bennett ranks fourth in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.
While Saved by Le'Bell is expected to be weak across three positions, DEF is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Carolina Defense
- Rank 221, ADP 136
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 233, ADP 138
- Cleveland Defense
- Rank 235, ADP 139
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..."