Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Joao's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre sixth-place finish in Yahoo Public 784085 League at 8-6-0 (1,340 points). With five WRs on the roster, Joao's Team loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 141 points this season, close to the league average of 139. They landed a quality group of WRs, as they have Julio Jones, Andre Johnson, Terrance Williams, and Justin Hunter for their rotation.
Joao's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have six 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-challenging-than-average schedule. Joao's Team has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
With four better-than-average positions on Joao's Team, RB and TE are projected as especially strong units.
Joao's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
A Dominating Duo
Joao's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Julius Thomas) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Joao's Team nabbed a sleeper in Justin Hunter with pick No. 124.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Dan Carpenter with the 144th pick gave Joao's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.
Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank third in the league with 1,701 all-purpose yards.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- G. Bernard, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Giovani Bernard had less value than any other pick of the round.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
The rest of Yahoo Public 784085 League overlooked a gem, and Joao's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.
A Sizable Target in the Red Zone
- Julius Thomas, TE
- Round 4, Pick 37
With 8 projected TD catches, Julius Thomas ranks third in the NFL among TEs in that category.
The Power of Persuasion
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 44
Now would be a reasonable time for Joao's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 784085 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Andre Johnson and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).
Joao's Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (K and DEF), but K is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Robbie Gould
- Rank 232, ADP 142
- Graham Gano
- Rank 236, ADP 146
- Matt Bryant
- Rank 245, ADP 134
- Alex Henery
- Rank 252, ADP 135
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..."