While this draft by Show Me The Money didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected eighth-place finish in Fantasy Football University League at 4-7-2 (2,197 points). They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on A.J. Green (first round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Martavis Bryant (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Show Me The Money will benefit. They are one of the best sets of WRs in the league.
Week 6 may cause some frustration for Show Me The Money, as their top two projected scorers (Andy Dalton and A.J. Green) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for Show Me The Money.
Like Choosing your Favorite Kardashian
Show Me The Money will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Mike Gillislee), fourth- (Ameer Abdullah), and fifth-ranked (Matt Forte) RBs.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Show Me The Money will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only DEF (Pittsburgh) will both be idle that week.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Show Me The Money chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Show Me The Money got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
He Can Catch, Too
Duke Johnson Jr. is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks second among RBs with 632 projected receiving yards.
Show Me The Money Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Sean Lee at pick 210 was just a bit of a stretch. Lee is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Show Me The Money Gets Groovy With Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 7
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.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 2, Pick 18
The rest of Fantasy Football University League overlooked a gem, and Show Me The Money made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.
Rethinking That One
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 31
While drafted 31st overall, Keenan Allen isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (24th with 7.9) or receiving yards (28th with 1,015).
If it Ain't Broke
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 4, Pick 42
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Show Me The Money didn't grab their first RB (Lamar Miller) until the fourth round.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Bryant
- M. Bryant, WR
- Round 5, Pick 55
Martavis Bryant is expected to reach paydirt 10.5 times, placing him third in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
RB and QB are expected to be the worst positions for Show Me The Money and a potential area of need.
- C.J. Prosise
- Rank 138, ADP 125
- Latavius Murray
- Rank 186, ADP 110
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 140, ADP 130
- Sam Bradford
- Rank 160, ADP 124
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..."