Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Adriana's Team put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in BLACK OPS League at 9-5-0 (5,110 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (second round), Alshon Jeffery (fourth round), and Vincent Jackson (fifth round). They landed the best QB tandem in the league, as they have Drew Brees and Carson Palmer on the roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Adriana's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest slates. Adriana's Team has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Adriana's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Rashad Jennings) and fourth-ranked (Andre Williams) RBs.
Shouldering the Burden?
Adriana's Team has three above-average positions on their roster: WR, QB, and K.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Adriana's Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Drew Brees, Julio Jones, and LeSean McCoy).
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With nine "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Adriana's Team is looking for dependable help.
Tread Left on the Tires
With an average of 7.3 years of NFL experience, Adriana's Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Adriana's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Adriana's Team is No Photographer
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 1, Pick 9
But they can picture a fantasy championship with Drew Brees projected to put up 1,740 points this year.
Hopping for Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 21
Jones was the lone NFL player to log 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.
How Rebellious of You
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 33
Adriana's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (LeSean McCoy).
347 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 4, Pick 45
Jeffery ranks 10th in the BLACK OPS League among wideouts with 347 projected fantasy points.
Taking a Chance
- Charles Clay, TE
- Round 6, Pick 69
With their sixth-round pick, Adriana's Team threw caution to the wind. They took Charles Clay at pick number 69 despite an ADP of 126.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Adriana's Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Kansas City Defense
- Rank 209, ADP 126
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 105, ADP 113
- Vernon Davis
- Rank 132, ADP 128
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..."