Look, Trophy Wife, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Trophy Wife didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in seventh-place in Labor Pains League at 5-8-0 (1,900 points). They wanted to make sure they had plenty of wideout options, picking Demaryius Thomas (first round), Brandin Cooks (fourth round), Amari Cooper (sixth round), and Nelson Agholor (seventh round) with four of their first seven selections. They put together the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Ameer Abdullah, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden to their roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Trophy Wife 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 most difficult slates. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Trophy Wife.
Show Some ID
Trophy Wife isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 3.5 years of NFL experience.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With seven "low-risk" players among their 13 picks, Trophy Wife is looking for dependable help.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Trophy Wife chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Going Out with a Whimper
Trophy Wife didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Trophy Wife has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Andrew Luck) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Rueben Randle is owned in only 10% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Trophy Wife has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
The Man at Mile-High
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
Across all Yahoo! leagues, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas last year.
Trophy Wife Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Any questions about Luck's development were quelled last year, as the Indy gunslinger firmly entrenched himself among fantasy's elite at the QB position.
How Rebellious of You
- Alfred Morris, RB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Trophy Wife said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).
Let Me Check it Again
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Why can't I find Ameer Abdullah on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."
Derek Carr's New Toy
- Amari Cooper, WR
- Round 6, Pick 52
And now Trophy Wife gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.
With three below-average positions on Trophy Wife, RB and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Ryan Mathews
- Rank 92, ADP 118
- Shane Vereen
- Rank 93, ADP 119
- Kyle Rudolph
- Rank 118, ADP 128
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 126, ADP 133
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..."