Hoodratz put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with an 8-5-0 (2,393) record in The Big Leagues League, which will be good enough for fifth. If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (first round), Brandin Cooks (third round), and Sammy Watkins (fourth round). They also landed the best QB pair in the league, as they added Drew Brees and Philip Rivers.
Hoodratz made use of their only keeper slot to hold on to Brandon Marshall (16.1 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
Hoodratz should just disappear for a while during Week 11. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Hoodratz has the easiest first four games of the season.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Hoodratz, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Sammy Watkins) and fourth-ranked (DeSean Jackson) wideouts.
Hoodratz minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 15 picks.
The top half of the Hoodratz roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Apparently ADP is Overrated
With their ninth-round pick, Hoodratz pulled the trigger. They took Dwayne Allen at pick number 99 despite an ADP of just 127.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
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 Eric Kendricks. Among LBs in The Big Leagues League, Eric Kendricks ranks 10th in projected tackles with 123.
Hoodratz Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Paul Worrilow at pick 171 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Worrilow is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
277 More Reasons to Appreciate Brandon Marshall
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Marshall ranks ninth in the The Big Leagues League among WRs with 277 projected fantasy points.
He's Got an Ability to Simplify Things
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 22
As Mitch Hedberg once said, "Every book is a children's book if the kid can read." With 549 projected fantasy points, Drew Brees is a kid who'll turn opposing secondaries into childrens' books each week.
- Sammy Watkins, WR
- Round 4, Pick 46
Hoodratz chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.1 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.
If it Ain't Broke
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 5, Pick 51
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Hoodratz didn't grab their first RB (LeSean McCoy) until the fifth round.
Was Jeremy Hill the Best Choice at Pick No. 70?
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 6, Pick 70
Hoodratz apparently thinks so. The Bengals' RB is projected to notch 155 points this year, after producing 170 last season.
Hoodratz is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their worst unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 145, ADP 138
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 148, ADP 119
- Clive Walford
- Rank 162, ADP 129
- Charles Clay
- Rank 163, ADP 133
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..."