Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, eli's Rad Team 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 9-5-0 (1,351) record and third-place finish in Yahoo Public 853570 League. If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (third round), Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round), and Wes Welker (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring RB duo in the league, as they have Jamaal Charles and Andre Ellington on the roster.
Ever wonder what exactly was inside the brief case in Pulp Fiction? eli's Rad Team should use Week 4 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have six 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. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for eli's Rad Team.
Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 4?
eli's Rad Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Matt Prater and Jay Feely will be on bye.
Close to the Vest
eli's Rad Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
The top half of the eli's Rad Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
eli's Rad Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Don't Get Too Defensive Over This
But eli's Rad Team drafted Denver with the 82nd pick, even though their ADP is only 99.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.1%).
Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Charles is ranked second in the league with 1,723 all-purpose yards.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Andre Ellington is projected to finish sixth in the league with 1,503 total yards (1,032 rushing, 471 receiving).
Haters Gonna Hate
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
The rest of Yahoo Public 853570 League overlooked a gem, and eli's Rad Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Julio Jones.
Was the 59th Pick the Right Time for Andrew Luck?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 6, Pick 59
eli's Rad Team apparently believes it is. The Colts' quarterback is projected to have 295 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.
A Big, Strong Weapon
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 7, Pick 62
Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Yahoo Public 853570 League among TEs with 121 projected fantasy points.
eli's Rad Team is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and DEF), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 173, ADP 120
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 175, ADP 135
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 177, ADP 123
- Jermichael Finley
- Rank 181, ADP 119
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..."