Meat Loaf once told USA Today that he had to file an extension because he chose to put together his fantasy-player draft list rather than work on his income-tax filing. The manager of Frank & Beans should aim for that level of dedication next time, as they're projected to finish 11th in Sunday Funday League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,657 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Melvin Gordon (first round), Darren McFadden (fourth round), and Eddie Lacy (fifth round). They put together one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Dez Bryant, Jordan Matthews, Keenan Allen, and Cole Beasley for their rotation.
Frank & Beans should use Week 6 to ponder life's deeper mysteries, like can crop circles ever actually be crop squares? They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Frank & Beans also has the softest last four games of the season.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Frank & Beans might require waiver wire help in Week 6, as their No. 1- (Dez Bryant), No. 2- (Jordan Matthews) and No. 4-ranked (Cole Beasley) WRs will all be idle that week.
Just Like Choosing Your Favorite Taylor Swift Song
Frank & Beans will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Matt Forte), fourth- (Jamaal Charles), and fifth-ranked (Darren McFadden) RBs.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Frank & Beans may have done just that, with six players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
AARP Card Arriving Soon
With an average of 8.7 years of NFL experience, Frank & Beans is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Carson Palmer likes to score quickly, ranking third among NFL QBs with 3 TDs over 40 yards.
Frank & Beans Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Cordarrelle Patterson at pick 184 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Patterson is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Melvin Gordon Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Melvin Gordon, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
The playbook reads him. Frank & Beans should be in decent shape if Gordon gets his 298 projected touches this year.
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Defenses Hate Him, Quarterbacks Love Him! Dez Bryant is expected to catch almost everything this year, as his 94 projected receptions rank fifth in the league.
Taking a Chance
- D. McFadden, RB
- Round 4, Pick 40
With their fourth-round pick, Frank & Beans threw caution to the wind. They took Darren McFadden at pick number 40 despite an ADP of 112.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Charles Provides Backfield Boost at Pick No. 64
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 6, Pick 64
The Broncos' running back is projected to significantly exceed his production (12 points) from last season.
The Heist Is On
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 7, Pick 81
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Frank & Beans got a steal in snatching Delanie Walker in the seventh round (81st overall pick vs. ADP of 66).
Frank & Beans has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- O.J. Howard
- Rank 189, ADP 125
- David Njoku
- Rank 194, ADP 131
- Robby Anderson
- Rank 149, ADP 131
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 153, ADP 129
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..."