Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fifth overall), So Long Gay Boys! might as well have been blindly heaving darts at the draft board to decide their picks. Opponents are going to enjoy beating this team, which is projected to finish eighth in ManderQuat FFL League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,806 points). They loaded up on wide receivers, but didn't take the right ones. Their WRs are projected to average 126 points this season, fewer than the league average of 141. They also landed the bottom QB combo in the league, as they added Blake Bortles and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
So Long Gay Boys! should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the toughest schedules. In addition to having the second-most demanding overall schedule, So Long Gay Boys! also has the league's toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
So Long Gay Boys! is stacked at TE, but DEF isn't too shabby, either.
With an average of just 4.7 years of NFL experience, So Long Gay Boys! has assembled the youngest team in the league.
The coach of So Long Gay Boys! might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Ryan Fitzpatrick) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
So Long Gay Boys! will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Jordan Reed) and only DEF (Arizona) will both be idle that week.
Batman Needs Robin
And Jamaal Charles needs Spencer Ware. So Long Gay Boys! hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their second-round and 16th-round selections.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Laquon Treadwell, So Long Gay Boys! pounced on him at pick No. 145.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 1, Pick 5
DeAndre Hopkins is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fourth in the league.
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,470 total yards (1,126 rushing, 343 receiving).
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
With 296 touches, LeSean McCoy is projected to rank sixth in the NFL in that category. How touching, So Long Gay Boys!.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 4, Pick 36
The rest of ManderQuat FFL League overlooked a gem, and So Long Gay Boys! made the highest value pick of the round by taking Jordan Reed.
Rethinking That One
- K. Benjamin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 45
Kelvin Benjamin went with the 45th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (21st) and receiving yards (30th) with 7.3 and 961 respectively.
With three below-average positions on So Long Gay Boys!, WR and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Torrey Smith
- Rank 125, ADP 118
- Bruce Ellington
- Rank 132, ADP 129
- James White
- Rank 135, ADP 122
- Jay Ajayi
- Rank 139, ADP 99
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..."