The sign of a great GM? Turning a bottom-half draft slot into top-half results. Such was the case with Draft dodger's Team, which flipped its No. 9 overall pick into a projected 5th-place finish in Yahoo Public 95288. The team is particularly deep at receiver, as Odell Beckham Jr. and Davante Adams are slated to combine for the 2nd-highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league. Draft dodger's Team are predicted to put up a total of 1,845 points based on the current roster, which would result in an 8-6 record.
- Darren Waller
Best Pick: Draft dodger's Team notched a fantastic mid-round bargain in picking Waller at No. 69, about 15 picks later than his ADP of 54. After a season in which he racked up 90 receptions for 1,145 yards and 3 TDs, totaling 176 fantasy points, Waller is projected to score 170 fantasy points with the Raiders. That makes him a valuable No. 1 TE for this squad.
- D'Andre Swift
Stretch Pick: Either you know something nobody else knows or you got ahead of yourself with your choice of Swift with the 9th pick in the 5th round, about 16 spots earlier than his ADP of 65. Swift is projected to score 165 fantasy points this season with the Lions. Swift will slot in as the No. 2 RB for Draft dodger's Team, according to projections.
With only one defense off the board, Draft dodger's Team foresaw a run looming and got in early, taking Pittsburgh with the 72nd pick. Four more defensive units went in the round that followed.
Draft dodger's Team face a tough task in Week 5 when they have five players on a bye (Matthew Stafford, Davante Adams, D'Andre Swift, Kerryon Johnson, and Matt Prater). Steve's Team, your Week 5 opponent, won't be quite as hamstrung with only one player (Marvin Jones Jr.) on a bye week.
For the last three weeks of the season, Draft dodger's Team have one of the best schedules in Yahoo Public 95288 based on projections with a late-season strength of schedule ranked as the 2nd easiest. In spite of that, for the season as a whole, Draft dodger's Team should expect a fairly balanced path rated as the 6th hardest.
Even with unfilled positions at QB, RB, and TE in the 4th round, Draft dodger's Team chose WR A.J. Brown at No. 32, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position rather than a higher leverage position.
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..."