While this draft by ally's Team didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected sixth-place finish in Yahoo Public 767709 League at 7-7-0 (1,342 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Dez Bryant (first round), Antonio Brown (third round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, ally's Team 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 entire season, they have one of the least difficult schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, ally's Team has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Earning Your Paycheck
ally's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Michael Floyd), fourth- (Rueben Randle), and fifth-ranked (Justin Hunter) wideouts.
This is the American version, folks. ally's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
It's How You Finish
ally's Team must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
ally's Team grabbed a sleeper in Justin Hunter with pick No. 129.
Colin Kaepernick can deliver fantasy glory to ally's Team with his arm and his legs. Kaepernick has 664 projected rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.
It's Normal to Have Those Feelings at Your Age
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
Terrell Owens once said "I love me some me." While T.O. falls in love with himself, ally's Team is head over heels for Dez Bryant, who's projected to lead all WRs with 207 fantasy points.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the seventh-best RB in the league this season.
The Power of Persuasion
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
Now would be a reasonable time for ally's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 767709 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).
Was the 52nd Pick the Right Time for Vernon Davis?
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 6, Pick 52
ally's Team apparently believes it is. The 49ers' tight end is only projected to get 102 points this year, after putting up 161 last year.
Do You Know if Nick Foles is Religious?
- Nick Foles, QB
- Round 7, Pick 69
With 304 projected points, ally's Team is hoping Foles will be the answer to their prayers.
If ally's Team has a desire to make a roster move, TE and RB are areas of need.
- Coby Fleener
- Rank 172, ADP 138
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 175, ADP 135
- Pierre Thomas
- Rank 74, ADP 106
- Ben Tate
- Rank 80, ADP 99
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..."