Having the top pick in the draft doesn't always lead to championships. But in this case, it very well could. Red Storm did what top-tier fantasy footballers do when they land the No. 1 overall pick. They put together a juggernaut. Red Storm are predicted to finish in first place in LEEIB Sports Private #561033 with an undefeated mark of 14-0 (2,974 points).
- Miles Sanders
Biggest Steal: Red Storm notched an early-round value when they picked up Sanders at No. 33, about three rounds later than his ADP of 19. Coming off a rookie season in which he rushed for 818 yards and 3 TDs and snagged 50 balls for 509 yards and 3 TDs, totaling 128 fantasy points, Sanders is projected to score 183 fantasy points with the Eagles. That makes him a valuable No. 1 RB for this squad.
- Tom Brady
Stretch Pick: Are you willing to share your secrets? We'd love to hear what prompted you to choose Brady with the 1st pick of the 3rd round, about seven rounds earlier than his ADP of 84. Then again, maybe you're onto something? Projected to score 669 fantasy points this season with the Buccaneers, he looks poised to take a step forward from last year when he threw for 4,057 yards and 24 TDs with 8 INTs, earning 599 fantasy points. Based on projections, Brady will slot in as the No. 2 QB for Red Storm to begin the season.
The early bird gets the worm. You got out ahead of your opponents at quarterback, drafting Patrick Mahomes (No. 1 overall) as the first QB off the board.
With the selections of New England, Julian Edelman, and Justin Rohrwasser, Red Storm had more Patriots than any other team in the league. League-wide, the most popular team was the Cowboys, as seven of them were selected in the draft.
Week 10 could bring on a case of the Bye Week Blues for Red Storm, as they have five players on a bye (Patrick Mahomes, Harrison Butker, Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper, and Hunter Henry). On the bright side, your Week 10 opponent -- Tyler's Tip-Top Team -- will also be confronting their worst bye week with six players on the sideline.
For the first half of the season, Red Storm have one of the toughest schedules in LEEIB Sports Private #561033 based on projected records with an early-season strength of schedule that ranks as the 2nd-most difficult. Despite that, for the season as a whole, Red Storm have drawn a pretty fair path rated as the 6th hardest.
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.
Position Rank vs League Average
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.
Bye Week Points Lost
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.
Schedule by Opponent Points
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..."