Muddogs was handed a solid draft position and apparently they saw that as an opportunity to blow it. Even though they had the first overall pick, they're projected to finish ninth in RISE UP League with a mark of 4-9-1 (1,049 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Tom Brady (1st overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (20th) and Thomas Rawls (40th), and WRs Mike Evans (21st) and Eric Decker (41st). They ended up with the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Bell, Rawls, and Giovani Bernard to lead the way.
Muddogs made use of their only keeper spot to hold on to Tom Brady (76.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Muddogs 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 season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Muddogs.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Muddogs might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Tom Brady) and second-drafted QB (Marcus Mariota) have similar seasonal point projections.
Muddogs elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Dominating Pair
Muddogs has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Tom Brady and Thomas Rawls) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Not Afraid to Scramble
With 378 projected rushing yards (ranked fifth among QBs), Marcus Mariota has multiple ways to bring in points.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Tom Brady has an ADP of only 76.5 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the first overall pick.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
112 Reasons for Muddogs to Appreciate Mike Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
Evans ranks 10th in the RISE UP League among WRs with 112 projected fantasy points.
Move Over Marshawn
- Thomas Rawls, RB
- Round 4, Pick 40
Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 6, Pick 60
If other Yahoo! users are right, Muddogs got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Golden Tate (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 49.6).
There are four positions that Muddogs could look to improve, including QB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 128, ADP 130
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 132
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 236, ADP 133
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 243, ADP 130
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..."