Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. arrowheads put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in Rygielers League at 7-6-0 (1,994 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Dez Bryant (first round), A.J. Green (second round), and Jordy Nelson (fourth round). They put together one of the bottom groups of RBs in the league, as they added Matt Forte, C.J. Anderson, and Isaiah Crowell.
arrowheads can write off Week 7 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for arrowheads.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
arrowheads might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) and second-drafted QB (Tony Romo) have similar seasonal point projections.
"It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"
After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, arrowheads accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the arrowheads roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
arrowheads got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
Better Late Than Never
arrowheads finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, arrowheads chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Nose for the End Zone
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Dez Bryant is expected to cross the goal line 9.8 times, placing him second in the NFL in projected receiving TDs. His 1,293 projected receiving yards also place him seventh in the league.
230 Reasons for arrowheads to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Green ranks sixth in the Rygielers League among WRs with 230 projected fantasy points.
How Rebellious of You
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 30
arrowheads said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (C.J. Anderson).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 31
The rest of Rygielers League overlooked a gem, and arrowheads made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jordy Nelson.
Was Golden Tate the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 51?
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 6, Pick 51
arrowheads apparently thinks so. The Lions' wideout is projected to put up 200 points this year, after getting 170 last year.
arrowheads has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 199, ADP 129
- Kansas City Defense
- Rank 200, ADP 108
- Jay Ajayi
- Rank 118, ADP 96
- Justin Forsett
- Rank 120, ADP 114
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..."