Picking sixth, Smokey ManderQuat put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected third-place finish in ManderQuat FFL League (10-4-0, 1,918 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Jordy Nelson (third round), Eric Decker (fourth round), and Doug Baldwin (fifth round). They put together one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Todd Gurley, Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, and Matt Jones to their roster.
Smokey ManderQuat should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the weakest schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Smokey ManderQuat also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Smokey ManderQuat picked up projected top-two players (Justin Tucker, Denver, and Todd Gurley).
Next Year, Just Show Up On Time
The coach of Smokey ManderQuat must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the Smokey ManderQuat roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
Smokey ManderQuat got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
Team of Champions
Smokey ManderQuat is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Todd Gurley, Gary Barnidge, and Carson Palmer).
It's How You Finish
Smokey ManderQuat must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
No RB by Committee Here
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Smokey ManderQuat should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 344 projected touches this year.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Smokey ManderQuat stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Todd Gurley and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
Smokey ManderQuat chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.
Let Me Check it Again
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 46
Why can't I find Doug Baldwin on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."
Was Julian Edelman the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 55?
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 6, Pick 55
Smokey ManderQuat apparently thinks so. The Patriots' wideout is projected to net 150 points this year, after putting up 114 last year.
With three subpar positions on Smokey ManderQuat, TE and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 148, ADP 120
- Virgil Green
- Rank 155, ADP 127
- Torrey Smith
- Rank 125, ADP 118
- Bruce Ellington
- Rank 132, 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..."