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 Da Hurt Squad should aim for that level of dedication next time, as they're projected to finish 11th in Boo Yah! League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,690 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Jay Ajayi (first round), Ty Montgomery (fourth round), and Ameer Abdullah (fifth round). They also ended up landing the bottom TE combo in the league, as they have Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates.
Da Hurt Squad should drop off the grid during Week 11. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest schedules. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, Da Hurt Squad also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
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The trade market may heat up around Week 9, as both Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates will be on bye for Da Hurt Squad.
Earning Your Paycheck
Da Hurt Squad will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (DeVante Parker), fourth- (Stefon Diggs), and fifth-ranked (Rishard Matthews) wideouts.
Strength in Numbers
RB is the best position for Da Hurt Squad, though DEF and WR are also stronger-than-average.
On the Rise
Da Hurt Squad hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Kenny Stills is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Da Hurt Squad has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Jay Ajayi, RB
- Round 1, Pick 11
If Da Hurt Squad had a nickel for every time Jay Ajayi is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 309 nickels.
Da Hurt Squad Gets Groovy With Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.
He Can Catch, Too
- Ty Montgomery, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
Ty Montgomery is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fifth among RBs with 531 projected receiving yards.
A Bit of a Reach
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 5, Pick 59
Da Hurt Squad went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Ameer Abdullah has an ADP of 91, but he was grabbed at pick No. 59. Patience is a virtue, Da Hurt Squad.
Was DeVante Parker the Best Choice at Pick No. 62?
- DeVante Parker, WR
- Round 6, Pick 62
Da Hurt Squad apparently thinks so. The Dolphins' wideout is projected to improve to the tune of 178 points this year, after only putting up 126 last year.
There are three positions that Da Hurt Squad could look to improve, including K and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Brandon McManus
- Rank 203, ADP 125
- Josh Lambo
- Rank 224, ADP 135
- Austin Hooper
- Rank 128, ADP 137
- Cameron Brate
- Rank 133, ADP 131
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..."