parris's Team wasn't able to overcome a poor draft position (fifth overall), and that will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in seventh place in Sink or Swim League. With the roster as is, they are expected to finish 5-9-0 (1,917 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Ben Roethlisberger (37th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (5th) and Jeremy Hill (12th), and WRs Alshon Jeffery (21st) and DeAndre Hopkins (28th). They put together the bottom QB duo in the league, as they added Roethlisberger and Marcus Mariota to their squad.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for parris's Team (four), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, parris's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Next Year, Just Show Up On Time
The coach of parris's Team must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.
In Week 9, both Baltimore and Detroit will be on bye. Drafting two defenses with the same bye week is a unique strategy, parris's Team.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the parris's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
parris's Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
parris's Team got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
parris's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
If parris's Team had a nickel for every time Le'Veon Bell is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 312 nickels.
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
parris's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Le'Veon Bell and Jeremy Hill before targeting other positions.
174 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
Jeffery ranks eighth in the Sink or Swim League among WRs with 174 projected fantasy points.
Rare Company for Roethlisberger
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 5, Pick 37
Big Ben joined Aaron Rodgers as the only QBs to eclipse 4,000 yards and average at least 8.0 yards per attempt last season. He was also one of just four signal-callers to throw for 30+ TDs and have fewer than 10 interceptions on the year.
Was the 44th Pick the Right Time for Brandon Marshall?
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 6, Pick 44
parris's Team apparently believes it is. The Jets' wide receiver is projected to net 131 points this year, after putting up 118 last year.
There are four positions that parris's Team could look to improve, including DEF and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Denver Defense
- Rank 245, ADP 123
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 249, ADP 124
- Nelson Agholor
- Rank 78, ADP 103
- Larry Fitzgerald
- Rank 79, ADP 98
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..."