As Ricky Bobby's dad once told him, "If you ain't first you're last." Louis's Team really took that message to heart as they're projected to finish near the bottom of Ohio League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,512). While they'll try to blame their poor season on the bad draft slot, the other GMs will know Louis's Team simply just dropped the ball. With five WRs on the roster, Louis's Team guaranteed the WR position was taken care of. Compared to the league average of 144, their WRs projected average of 147 points this season is not much different than the rest of the wideout groups in the league. They ended up with the bottom TE pair in the league, as they have Vernon Davis and Dwayne Allen.
Week 9 might require some waiver-wire magic from Louis's Team. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Louis's Team.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
Louis's Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 10, both Vernon Davis and Dwayne Allen will be on bye.
Assessing the Assets
RB is the strongest position for Louis's Team, though WR and QB are also better than the league's average.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Louis's Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have similar seasonal point projections.
The top half of the Louis's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.
Louis's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Going Out with a Whimper
Louis's Team 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.
Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,544 all-purpose yards.
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
A 21-year-old rookie who was injured to begin the year, Beckham concluded 2014 with 21 targets in Week 17 against Philadelphia. No other player saw more targets in a single game all season.
Rare Company for Roethlisberger
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Big Ben joined Aaron Rodgers as the only QBs to eclipse 4,000 yards and average at least 8.0 yards per attempt last season. He was also one of just four signal-callers to throw for 30+ TDs and have fewer than 10 interceptions on the year.
171 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 4, Pick 33
Green ranks ninth in the Ohio League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Seattle, DEF
- Round 5, Pick 48
The rest of Ohio League overlooked a gem, and Louis's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Seattle.
There are three positions that Louis's Team could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 127, ADP 134
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 136, ADP 137
- Josh Hill
- Rank 138, ADP 129
- 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..."