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 Kigger nillers, which flipped its sixth overall pick into a projected third-place finish in 'The league' League (9-5-0, 1,972 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Andrew Luck (6th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (11th) and Mark Ingram (38th), and WRs A.J. Green (22nd) and T.Y. Hilton (27th). They put together one of the worst RB combos in the league, as they added Ingram and Murray.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Kigger nillers has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Kigger nillers has the league's second-toughest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
In Week 8, both Zach Ertz and Julius Thomas will be on bye for Kigger nillers.
Kigger nillers is loaded at WR, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
The GM of Kigger nillers must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they racked up the fewest during the second half.
I Keep Getting Older
And they stay the same age. Kigger nillers isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 5 years of NFL experience.
You Almost Got It Right
The top half of the Kigger nillers roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.
Going Out with a Whimper
Kigger nillers didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Kigger nillers Made Sure Luck Was On Their Side
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 1, Pick 6
Any questions about Luck's development were quelled last year, as the Indy gunslinger firmly entrenched himself among fantasy's elite at the QB position.
DeMarco Da Man
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 11
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Running Back (Le'Veon Bell) showed up on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.
187 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Green ranks ninth in the 'The league' League among wideouts with 187 projected fantasy points.
Breaking the Plane
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 5, Pick 38
Despite just 939 projected rushing yards, Mark Ingram is slated for 10.9 rushing TDs this year.
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 6, Pick 43
A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. The secret is out, but Kigger nillers obviously knows this WR2 is as good a bet as any to post WR1-esque numbers.
While Kigger nillers is projected to have four below-average positions, QB is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Teddy Bridgewater
- Rank 105, ADP 119
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 111, ADP 128
- Colin Kaepernick
- Rank 117, ADP 124
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 119, ADP 130
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..."