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 Arrogant Americans, which flipped its 14th overall pick into a projected fifth-place finish in OklahomIraqis League (8-5-0, 1,886 points). They must be in love with the wide receiver position, using their first three picks on Dez Bryant (14th overall), Antonio Brown (15th), and Percy Harvin (42nd). These guys could be the key to the season for Arrogant Americans, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.
Arrogant Americans should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the weakest slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Arrogant Americans has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
A Good Problem to Have?
Arrogant Americans will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Dexter McCluster), fourth- (Darren McFadden), and fifth-ranked (Mark Ingram) RBs.
Stockpiling Talent at WR
Arrogant Americans should be in good shape with six position groups projected to be better-than-average. WR is definitely the strongest among them.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Arrogant Americans may have done just that, with eight players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Beginning with a Bang
Arrogant Americans got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Arrogant Americans chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Malcom Floyd, Arrogant Americans pounced on him at pick No. 210.
Bryant is More of a Full-Service Guy
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 14
Rodney Dangerfield claimed he once went to a massage parlor that was self-service. With 314 projected fantasy points this year, Dez Bryant should serve Arrogant Americans a little better than that.
284 Excuses to Cheer for Antonio Brown
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Brown ranks sixth in the OklahomIraqis League among wideouts with 284 projected fantasy points.
Returning to Greatness
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 3, Pick 42
If special teams contributions count in OklahomIraqis League, Arrogant Americans may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks third in the league with 1,708 all-purpose yards.
If it Ain't Broke
- Shane Vereen, RB
- Round 4, Pick 43
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Arrogant Americans didn't grab their first RB (Shane Vereen) until the fourth round.
A Bit of a Reach
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 5, Pick 70
Arrogant Americans went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Emmanuel Sanders has an ADP of 103.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 70. Patience is a virtue, Arrogant Americans.
Although Arrogant Americans can pretty much hold tight with this roster as is, DEF is one area they could potentially upgrade if they get the itch to make a move.
- Miami Defanse
- Rank 244, ADP 127
- Dallas Defanse
- Rank 276, ADP 121
- Pittsburgh Defanse
- Rank 283, ADP 121
- Cleveland Defanse
- Rank 289, ADP 126
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..."