When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with goodmans's Team, which flipped its ninth overall pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Yahoo Public 851588 League (7-7-0, 1,502 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting DeMarco Murray (second round), Lamar Miller (third round), and Ameer Abdullah (fifth round). They landed one of the bottom tandems of QBs in the league, as they have Ryan Tannehill and Sam Bradford on the roster.
Week 8 would be a good opportunity for goodmans's Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, goodmans's Team also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Lots of Brotherly Love
The fantasy hopes of goodmans's Team rely heavily on the fortunes of Philly's offense, as they have four Eagles on their roster.
Show Some ID
goodmans's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.5 years of NFL experience.
Team of Champions?
goodmans's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: DeMarco Murray, Jeremy Maclin, and Arian Foster.
Defense Wins Championships?
goodmans's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
goodmans's Team grabbed a sleeper in DeVante Parker with pick No. 149.
Going with just a single TE (Austin Seferian-Jenkins) and K (Matt Bryant), goodmans's Team opted to add depth at other positions.
goodmans's Team Says 'Hello' to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
Jones was the lone NFL player to notch 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.
Can DeMarco Duplicate?
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one RB (Le'Veon Bell) appeared on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Lamar Miller is projected to tally 1,113 yards on the ground, placing him at 10th in the NFL in that category.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
And so was drafting Ameer Abdullah, the weakest value of the round.
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 6, Pick 52
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Maclin last year.
While goodmans's Team is projected to have three subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 139, ADP 137
- Josh Hill
- Rank 140, ADP 128
- Vernon Davis
- Rank 147, ADP 128
- Larry Donnell
- Rank 154, 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..."