Watch out for Laces_out. Taking advantage of a solid draft spot (sixth overall), they built a team poised to do some damage in Belleville Boyz League. Laces_out is expected to finish second with a record of 10-3-0 (1,898 points). With their first five picks, Laces_out focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Derek Carr (62nd overall), RBs David Johnson (6th) and Devonta Freeman (34th), and WRs Mike Evans (23rd) and Eric Decker (51st). They ended up with the top group of RBs in the league, as they added Johnson, Freeman, and Ameer Abdullah.
While Week 5 has the most players on bye for Laces_out (five), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest slates. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Laces_out.
The 12th Man Would be Proud
The fantasy hopes of Laces_out rest heavily on the fortunes of Russell Wilson and crew, as they loaded up with four Seahawks on their roster.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the Laces_out roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 13).
With three steals in the first 10 rounds (Coby Fleener, Jimmy Graham, and Devonta Freeman), Laces_out made some shrewd moves.
Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?
Grabbing Bobby Wagner at pick 191 was definitely a reach. Wagner is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
If Laces_out had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 314 nickels.
173 More Reasons to Appreciate Mike Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 2, Pick 23
Evans ranks 10th in the Belleville Boyz League among WRs with 173 projected fantasy points.
Haters Gonna Hate
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 3, Pick 34
The rest of Belleville Boyz League overlooked a gem, and Laces_out made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Devonta Freeman.
Thanks for Clearing That Up, Terry
- Derek Carr, QB
- Round 5, Pick 62
Terry Bradshaw once said, “I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.” Laces_out hopes that drafting Derek Carr and his 29.7 projected passing TDs was a wise choice.
Returning to Greatness
- Tyler Lockett, WR
- Round 6, Pick 79
If special teams contributions count in Belleville Boyz League, Laces_out may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 754 projected return yards, he ranks sixth in the league with 1,607 all-purpose yards.
There are four positions that Laces_out could look to improve, including WR and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- James Jones
- Rank 199, ADP 124
- Danny Amendola
- Rank 269, ADP 118
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 146, ADP 138
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 174, ADP 120
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..."