Bmooney31 is projected to finish fourth in Salt City Reefers League with a record of 9-4-0 (2,002 points). While that is pretty good, pretty good wasn't enough for John Fox in Denver, and it shouldn't be for you. If you're not first, you're last. With their first five picks, Bmooney31 aimed for balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (38th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (11th) and Matt Forte (14th), and WRs Julian Edelman (35th) and Golden Tate (59th). They have one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they added Edelman, Tate and Allen Robinson for their rotation.
Bmooney31 should drop off the grid during Week 8. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a less-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the sixth-easiest overall schedule, Bmooney31 has the league's easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Bmooney31, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Joique Bell) and fourth-ranked (Knile Davis) RBs.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Bmooney31 drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Buffalo, Matt Forte, and Matt Bryant).
A Dominating Duo
Bmooney31 has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (DeMarco Murray and Matt Forte) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?
Grabbing Matt Asiata at pick 206 was definitely a reach. Asiata is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
DeMarco Da Man
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 1, Pick 11
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Running Back (Le'Veon Bell) showed up on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 2, Pick 14
Bmooney31 stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking DeMarco Murray and Matt Forte before targeting other positions.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 3, Pick 35
Now would be a reasonable time for Bmooney31 to encourage the Salt City Reefers League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julian Edelman and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
Knowing When to Take Off
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 38
He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Bmooney31.
A Bit of a Reach
- Joique Bell, RB
- Round 6, Pick 62
Bmooney31 went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Joique Bell has an ADP of 104.9, but he was grabbed at pick No. 62. Patience is a virtue, Bmooney31.
Bmooney31 is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and RB), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 143, ADP 128
- Josh Hill
- Rank 147, ADP 131
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 134
- Charles Clay
- Rank 171, ADP 127
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..."