James's Fine Team delivered a solid draft performance, taking the first overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 11-3-0 (1,608 points), they're projected to finish third in Yahoo Public 285420 League. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Alshon Jeffery (second round), Golden Tate (fourth round), and Randall Cobb (fifth round). They also landed the top group of RBs in the league, as they added Le'Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman, and Frank Gore.
Week 9 would be a good opportunity for James's Fine Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, James's Fine Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.
James's Fine Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
James's Fine Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Defense Wins Championships?
James's Fine Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
No Back-Up Necessary
Going with just a single TE (Zach Miller) and K (Chris Boswell), James's Fine Team opted to add depth at other positions.
Earning His Keep
According to projections, Philip Rivers should finish ranked seventh in the league in passing TDs (28.6) and fifth in passing yards (4,532).
James's Fine Team Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Davante Adams at pick 141 was just a bit of a stretch. Adams is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
178 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Jeffery ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 285420 League among wideouts with 178 projected fantasy points.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 3, Pick 21
The rest of Yahoo Public 285420 League overlooked a gem, and James's Fine Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Devonta Freeman.
The Power of Persuasion
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 4, Pick 40
Now would be a reasonable time for James's Fine Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 285420 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Golden Tate and his 93 projected catches (ranked sixth in the NFL).
Was Larry Fitzgerald Worth it at Pick No. 60?
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 6, Pick 60
James's Fine Team sure hopes so. The Cardinals' WR is projected to earn 150 points this year, after putting up 172 last season.
James's Fine Team is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (TE and WR), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 110, ADP 114
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 127, ADP 133
- Jared Cook
- Rank 132, ADP 134
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
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..."