Pigs Do Fly parlayed a solid draft slot (third overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-5-0 (1,488 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Hansen Better Halves League. With their first five picks, Pigs Do Fly aimed for balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (19th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (3rd) and Mark Ingram (30th), and WRs Julio Jones (14th) and Andre Johnson (35th). They have one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Jones, Julian Edelman, Johnson, and DeSean Jackson for their rotation.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Pigs Do Fly has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Pigs Do Fly.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Pigs Do Fly will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Travis Kelce), only K (Steven Hauschka), and only DEF (Houston) will all be on bye that week.
Shouldering the Burden
Pigs Do Fly has five above-average positions with RB and DEF projected to lead the way.
Pigs Do Fly minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 12 picks.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Pigs Do Fly chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Pigs Do Fly scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Jonathan Stewart at pick number 94.
Feed Thy Beast
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Eddie Lacy will get the ball early and often, projected to finish third in the league with 329 touches.
Hopping for Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
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.
Pigs Do Fly's Stud Signal-Caller
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 3, Pick 19
Tom Brady is projected to rack up 209 points this year, enough to rank fourth among all QBs.
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 4, Pick 30
Despite ranking just 24th with 926 projected rushing yards, Mark Ingram is expected to break the plane 9.7 times to place fourth in the NFL in rushing TDs.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 35
Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.4 receiving TDs.
K, the only below-average position on Pigs Do Fly, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Dan Carpenter
- Rank 198, ADP 88
- Mason Crosby
- Rank 205, ADP 101
- Matt Prater
- Rank 211, ADP 113
- Nick Folk
- Rank 219, ADP 144
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..."