Picking late (11th overall), 11 angry men did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fifth in Apollo M.O.V.E. with a record of 8-5-0 (2,130 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), Allen Robinson (second round), and Eric Decker (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.
11 angry men can write off Week 8 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 seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a weaker-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, 11 angry men also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
A Pair of Proven Winners
11 angry men has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Allen Robinson and Carson Palmer) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, 11 angry men chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Making the Big Tuna Proud
Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would approve of NaVorro Bowman. Among LBs in Apollo M.O.V.E. League, NaVorro Bowman ranks second in projected tackles with 141.
A DB Who Could Probably be a Linebacker
Deone Bucannon ranks third among Safeties with 109 projected tackles.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Mark Barron at pick 134 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Barron is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Kleptomaniac When the Ball's in the Air
Marcus Peters is projected to rob QBs to the tune of four interceptions this year (first among all CBs).
111 Excuses to Cheer for Dez Bryant
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 11
Bryant ranks eighth in the Apollo M.O.V.E. League among wideouts with 111 projected fantasy points.
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 3, Pick 35
Jordan Reed is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 89 projected catches rank 10th in the league.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Eric Decker, WR
- Round 4, Pick 38
Eric Decker was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Earning His Keep
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 5, Pick 59
Projections have Carson Palmer finishing with 29.4 passing TDs and 4,431 yards, good enough to rank him at fifth and seventh respectively.
If it Ain't Broke
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 6, Pick 62
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, 11 angry men didn't grab their first RB (Jonathan Stewart) until the sixth round.
QB, the only below-average position on 11 angry men, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 158, ADP 118
- Brock Osweiler
- Rank 163, ADP 122
- Jared Goff
- Rank 204, ADP 119
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..."