A Team Has No Name got saddled with a late draft position (fifth overall) and didn't respond. The poor draft slot will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in sixth place in Hard Rocks League with a record of 4-10-0 (2,636 points). The GM of A Team Has No Name obviously entered this draft knowing who their QB target was. They waited until the 13th round to pick their first quarterback, drafting Philip Rivers with the 101st overall pick. They put together one of the best RB duos in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott and Adrian Peterson.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, A Team Has No Name has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, A Team Has No Name also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Like Choosing your Favorite Kardashian
A Team Has No Name will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Rashad Jennings), fourth- (Frank Gore), and fifth-ranked (Jeremy Hill) RBs.
TE is the strongest position for A Team Has No Name, but RB and QB are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
Tread Left on the Tires
With an average of 7.3 years of NFL experience, A Team Has No Name is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the A Team Has No Name roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 7).
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, A Team Has No Name picked only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and DEF).
A Pair of Proven Winners
A Team Has No Name has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Adrian Peterson and DeAndre Hopkins) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Feed Thy Beast
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Adrian Peterson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish second in the league with 323 touches.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
The rest of Hard Rocks League overlooked a gem, and A Team Has No Name made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Ezekiel Elliott.
All Over the Field
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 3, Pick 21
Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.8) and receiving yards (third with 939).
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 4, Pick 28
If other Yahoo! users are right, A Team Has No Name got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected DeAndre Hopkins (28th overall pick vs. ADP of 8.6).
That Just Happened
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 37
Why can't I find Doug Baldwin on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
A Team Has No Name has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (DEF and WR), but DEF is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- New England Defense
- Rank 180, ADP 86
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 118
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 194, ADP 122
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 199, ADP 127
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..."