Whether or not Deez-Nuts was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by Deez-Nuts that led to a season projection of 12-1-0 (1,925 points) and a first-place finish in T.F.F.L League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Drew Brees (44th overall), RBs Todd Gurley (4th) and Eddie Lacy (24th), and WRs Alshon Jeffery (17th) and Golden Tate (37th). They ended up with the top group of RBs in the league, as they added Gurley, Lacy and Matt Jones to their roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Deez-Nuts has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging slates. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Deez-Nuts.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Deez-Nuts picked up projected top-two players (Drew Brees, Todd Gurley, and Carolina).
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Deez-Nuts hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Deez-Nuts will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only K (Dan Bailey) and only DEF (Carolina) will both be on bye that week.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Michael Thomas, Deez-Nuts pounced on him at pick No. 117.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Deez-Nuts chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
No RB by Committee Here
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Deez-Nuts should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 353 projected touches this year.
173 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 2, Pick 17
Jeffery ranks ninth in the T.F.F.L League among wideouts with 173 projected fantasy points.
Rethinking That One
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 4, Pick 37
While drafted 37th overall, Golden Tate isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (28th with 6.8) or receiving yards (21st with 1,041).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 44
The rest of T.F.F.L League overlooked a gem, and Deez-Nuts made the highest value pick of the round by taking Drew Brees.
A Big, Reliable Threat
- Coby Fleener, TE
- Round 6, Pick 57
Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the T.F.F.L League among TEs with 130 projected fantasy points.
WR, the only subpar position on Deez-Nuts, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Corey Coleman
- Rank 103, ADP 123
- Kevin White
- Rank 117, ADP 114
- Phillip Dorsett
- Rank 120, ADP 134
- Chris Hogan
- Rank 121, ADP 130
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..."