Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, 116 Clique didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 10-4-0 (1,666) record and fourth-place finish in Midwest Christian Football League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Le'Veon Bell (first round), Matt Forte (second round), and Alfred Morris (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for 116 Clique, as they are the best group of RBs in the league.
116 Clique can chalk up Week 7 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 one of the softest schedules. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for 116 Clique.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for 116 Clique are RB, WR, and K.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and 116 Clique may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Team of Champions
116 Clique assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Le'Veon Bell, Matt Forte, and T.Y. Hilton.
116 Clique elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Better Late Than Never
116 Clique finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Week 4 Can't Arrive Soon Enough
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Across all Yahoo! leagues, no other Running Back appeared more often on first-place rosters than Le'Veon Bell last season.
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 2, Pick 21
116 Clique stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Le'Veon Bell and Matt Forte before targeting other positions.
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 4, Pick 45
A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. Only one other WR (Antonio Brown) appeared more often on championship rosters across Yahoo! last season.
- Philip Rivers, QB
- Round 6, Pick 69
116 Clique will probably regret their sixth-round choice. Philip Rivers, taken with the 69th overall pick, has an ADP of only 107.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Big Target for the QB
- M. Bennett, TE
- Round 7, Pick 76
Martellus Bennett ranks fifth in the Midwest Christian Football League among TEs with 112 projected fantasy points.
If 116 Clique wants to upgrade, QB and DEF are areas they could go after first.
- Jameis Winston
- Rank 148, ADP 123
- Blake Bortles
- Rank 168, ADP 123
- Miami Defense
- Rank 230, ADP 131
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 233, ADP 138
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..."