Even though Aquaman didn't have a high draft pick (eighth overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish first in Salt City Reefers League with a record of 10-3-0 (2,129 points). They must think having a lot of RBs guarantees victory. However, quantity does not necessarily equal production. They have eight RBs that projected to average 125 points this season, which is lower than the league average of 148. They put together one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they have Arian Foster, Frank Gore, Latavius Murray, and LeGarrette Blount on their roster.
While Aquaman is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
Aquaman can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the least challenging schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Aquaman also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Aquaman is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.
Team of Champions
Aquaman is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, and Arian Foster).
Defense Wins Championships?
Aquaman chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
At picks No. 176 and 185, Aquaman snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.
No Double-Dipping Allowed
By grabbing Rob Gronkowski as their lone tight end, Aquaman preferred to stack the roster at other positions.
The Bargain Whisperer
Aquaman was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 11 rounds (Cam Newton, Arian Foster, and LeGarrette Blount).
Aquaman Just Landed a Target Machine
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
Joining Demaryius Thomas (184) as the only players to see 170+ targets last season, Brown never got fewer than nine looks in a game after Week 1, logging a grand total of 181.
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 2, Pick 17
Across all Yahoo! leagues, no Tight End appeared on first-place rosters more often than Rob Gronkowski last year.
How Rebellious of You
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 3, Pick 32
Aquaman said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Frank Gore).
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
- Eli Manning, QB
- Round 6, Pick 65
Aquaman drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Eli Manning. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.
Was Arian Foster Worth it at Pick No. 80?
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 7, Pick 80
Aquaman sure hopes so. The Texans' running back is projected to earn 221 points this year, after putting up 276 last year.
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..."