You know what, SPIES, maybe you should just hold off on pursuing your dreams for a while. Maybe just ask them where they're going and hook up with 'em later, when you have a team capable of winning. SPIES is projected to finish eighth in T.F.F.L League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,778 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs A.J. Green (second round), Amari Cooper (third round), and T.Y. Hilton (fourth round). They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they have David Johnson, Jonathan Stewart, Melvin Gordon, and Ameer Abdullah for their rotation.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, SPIES has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have the hardest schedule. Along with having the most demanding overall schedule, SPIES also has the toughest first four games of the season.
A Triumvirate of Talent
SPIES has three above-average positions on their roster (WR, QB, and RB).
Close to the Vest
SPIES was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 14 picks.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, SPIES chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
SPIES grabbed a sleeper in Christine Michael with pick No. 133.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in T.F.F.L League, SPIES may have found a gem in Ameer Abdullah. Including his 596 projected return yards, he ranks seventh in the league with 1,544 all-purpose yards.
Christine Michael is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) SPIES has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Johnson is Hungry
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 321 touches.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
A.J. Green is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 90 projected catches rank ninth in the league.
Taking a Chance
- Frank Gore, RB
- Round 6, Pick 53
With their sixth-round pick, SPIES threw caution to the wind. They took Frank Gore at pick number 53 despite an ADP of 92.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Eli Manning, QB
- Round 7, Pick 68
Eli Manning is projected to rack up 489 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 8, Pick 73
If other Yahoo! users are right, SPIES got a steal in the eighth round, when they selected Jonathan Stewart (73rd overall pick vs. ADP of 62.8).
There are three positions that SPIES could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Martellus Bennett
- Rank 109, ADP 117
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 116, ADP 106
- Jared Cook
- Rank 125, ADP 129
- Jimmy Graham
- Rank 135, ADP 122
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..."