Blessed with a solid draft position (No. 4 overall), expectations were high for Steve's Team. After they drafted, though, those expectations disappeared quickly, as this team looks to be headed for an unexceptional 6th-place finish in Yahoo Public 95288. While Alvin Kamara and Kenyan Drake are slated to combine for the 3rd-highest point total of all starting RB groups in the league, Steve's Team are predicted to post a record of 6-8 (1,824 points).
- Josh Allen
Shining Star: Of all the players selected by Steve's Team, Allen ought to accumulate the highest point total this year. Coming off a season in which he threw for 3,089 yards and 20 TDs with 9 INTs and racked up 510 yards and 9 TDs, totaling 298 fantasy points, Allen is projected to score 309 fantasy points with the Bills, a 4% jump. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.
- Tyler Higbee
Going out on a Limb: Are you willing to reveal your source? We'd love to hear what prompted you to draft Higbee in the 6th round, about 14 picks earlier than his ADP of 71. Projected to score 120 fantasy points this season with the Rams, he will attempt to match last year when he hauled in 69 passes for 734 yards and 3 TDs over 14 games, totaling 126 fantasy points. Higbee will slot in as the No. 2 TE for Steve's Team, according to projections.
Week 9 will bring on a case of the Bye Week Blues for Steve's Team, as they have four players on a bye (Baker Mayfield, Cooper Kupp, Dallas Goedert, and Tyler Higbee). Perhaps leveling the playing field, your Week 9 opponent, Hockeyguy's Team, will be tackling a similar issue with three players (Carson Wentz, Cam Akers, and Jalen Reagor) on the sideline.
Based on projections, Steve's Team have one of the most daunting schedules in Yahoo Public 95288 this season with a strength of schedule that rates as the 3rd-most difficult. All is not lost, though. You can't control strength of schedule, but you can control your team. There are a number of paths to continue improving over the course of the season for those who stay active.
Steve's Team have assembled a fairly young lineup with an average of 4 years of NFL experience, ranking as the 3rd-youngest group in the league. Despite that, they didn't pick any of the seven rookies drafted.
Even with remaining openings at QB, WR, and TE in the 4th round, Steve's Team chose RB Todd Gurley II with the 37th pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position at the expense of a position of higher need.
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..."