New England All Day! took a high draft pick and turned it into a playoff-caliber squad with a projected record of 9-5-0 (1,569). They should be able to roll through most of Yahoo Public 373633 League on their way to a projected third-place finish. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Russell Wilson (36th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (5th) and Devonta Freeman (25th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (16th) and Eric Decker (45th). They put together one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Marshall, DeSean Jackson, Decker, and Michael Floyd on their team.
New England All Day! can chalk up Week 5 as a loss. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Despite having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, New England All Day! actually has the second-softest last four games of the season.
On the Rise
New England All Day! hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
New England All Day! elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
New England All Day! has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Brandon Marshall and Devonta Freeman) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 373633 League, New England All Day! may have found a gem in Tyler Lockett. Including his 753 projected return yards, he ranks 10th in the league with 1,485 all-purpose yards.
New England All Day! chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. DeSean Jackson is projected to rank second among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.
Marcus Mariota can deliver fantasy glory to New England All Day! with his arm and his legs. Mariota has 381 projected rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
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.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Now would be a reasonable time for New England All Day! to encourage the Yahoo Public 373633 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 92 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
The rest of Yahoo Public 373633 League overlooked a gem, and New England All Day! made the highest value pick of the round by taking Devonta Freeman.
Effective, Efficient, and Elite
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 36
Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.
Was the 56th Pick the Right Time for Michael Floyd?
- Michael Floyd, WR
- Round 6, Pick 56
New England All Day! apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' wide receiver is projected to put up 131 points this year, after getting 121 last year.
TE and WR are projected to be the weakest units for New England All Day!.
- Zach Miller
- Rank 138, ADP 137
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 146, ADP 127
- Kamar Aiken
- Rank 116, ADP 132
- Josh Doctson
- Rank 122, ADP 114
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..."