It was almost too hard to watch as Madboys took the fifth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 1-13-0 (4,554), bad enough for a 12th-place finish in BLACK OPS League. It seems Madboys might care more about having numbers at RB than actually having those RBs produce. Their four RBs are projected to average 343 points this season, which is less than the league average of 375. They landed one of the most prolific QB combos in the league, as they have Matthew Stafford and Philip Rivers on the roster.
Madboys can chalk up Week 9 as a loss. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Despite having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Madboys actually has the second-softest last four games of the season.
A Triumvirate of Talent
Madboys has three above-average positions on their roster (QB, WR, and K).
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Madboys may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
The coach of Madboys might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have very similar seasonal point projections.
The top half of the Madboys roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 3). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).
This is the American version, folks. Madboys elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Madboys elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Matthew Stafford has an ADP of only 95.3 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the fifth overall pick.
The Man at Mile-High
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 17
Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Matt Bryant, K
- Round 4, Pick 41
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Matt Bryant was the weakest value pick of the round.
If it Ain't Broke
- C.J. Spiller, RB
- Round 5, Pick 53
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Madboys didn't grab their first RB (C.J. Spiller) until the fifth round.
- Philip Rivers, QB
- Round 6, Pick 65
Philip Rivers has a cannon, projected to rank fifth among all QBs with 4.3 TDs over 40 yards.
While Madboys is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 105, ADP 113
- Vernon Davis
- Rank 132, ADP 128
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 135
- Larry Donnell
- Rank 153, ADP 133
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..."