For some the ninth overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for EricH's Legit Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against EricH's Legit Team, resulting in their projected 1-13-0 (1,291) record and 10th-place finish in Yahoo Public 784085 League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Demaryius Thomas (first round), Randall Cobb (fourth round), and Michael Crabtree (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, EricH's Legit Team will benefit. They are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.
Week 8 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. EricH's Legit Team should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just keep EricH's Legit Team away from the TV. It won't be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, EricH's Legit Team has the second-softest last four games of the season.
EricH's Legit Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
EricH's Legit Team got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
EricH's Legit Team grabbed a sleeper in Kelvin Benjamin with pick No. 129.
The Power of Persuasion
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
Now would be a reasonable time for EricH's Legit Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 784085 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).
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.
162 Excuses to Cheer for Randall Cobb
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 4, Pick 32
Cobb ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 784085 League among wideouts with 162 projected fantasy points.
Rethinking That One
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 49
While drafted 49th overall, Michael Crabtree isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (35th with 5.9) or receiving yards (37th with 915).
Let Me Check it Again
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 6, Pick 52
Why can't I find Vernon Davis on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."
With four below-average positions on EricH's Legit Team, TE and QB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 154, ADP 138
- Tim Wright
- Rank 169, ADP 139
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 134
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 140, 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..."