Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that Kale's Glorious Team can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked sixth overall in Fat Kids Wrestling Club League and are forecasted to finish fourth with a record of 7-7-0 (1,633 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (19th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (7th) and DeMarco Murray (18th), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (6th) and Roddy White (30th). They have the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they have Murray, Lynch, Ben Tate, and Joique Bell on their team.
Week 9 might not be the highest scoring week for Kale's Glorious Team, as their top two projected scorers (Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford) will have a bye week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Kale's Glorious Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
Kale's Glorious Team grabbed a couple of QBs (Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.
A Pair of Strengths
Kale's Glorious Team has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, QB and WR.
Kale's Glorious Team 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 managed the fewest during the second half.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Kale's Glorious Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Drink Plenty of Milk
With an average of 7 years of NFL experience, Kale's Glorious Team has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.
You Almost Got It Right
The top half of the Kale's Glorious Team 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.
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
With sticky hands that would make Spider-Man jealous, Demaryius Thomas has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 2, Pick 7
Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the seventh-best RB in the league this season.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 3, Pick 18
DeMarco Murray is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,457 total yards (1,016 rushing, 441 receiving).
Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 4, Pick 19
With 376 projected points, Kale's Glorious Team is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.
164 More Reasons to Appreciate Randall Cobb
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 6, Pick 31
Cobb ranks 10th in the Fat Kids Wrestling Club League among WRs with 164 projected fantasy points.
There are four positions that Kale's Glorious Team could look to upgrade, including K, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Mason Crosby
- Rank 207, ADP 99
- Dan Bailey
- Rank 209, ADP 103
- Nick Novak
- Rank 212, ADP 123
- Dan Carpenter
- Rank 223, ADP 128
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..."