Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Aaron It Out Long put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fourth-place in FFL 2K17 League at 7-6-0 (1,721 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Matt Ryan (49th overall), RB LeSean McCoy (9th), WR Amari Cooper (29th), and TE Travis Kelce (32nd) within the first five rounds. They ultimately have one of the weakest groups of WRs in the league, as they added Cooper, Jarvis Landry and Rishard Matthews to their rotation.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Aaron It Out Long has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for Aaron It Out Long.
Team of Winners
Aaron It Out Long 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 (LeSean McCoy, DeMarco Murray, and Amari Cooper).
Samaje Perine and Jay Cutler are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Aaron It Out Long.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Aaron It Out Long got a steal in snatching Eddie Lacy in the 10th round (92nd overall pick vs. ADP of 78.4).
Jay Cutler is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Aaron It Out Long has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Aaron It Out Long scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Jay Cutler at pick number 169.
LeSean McCoy Doesn't Read the Playbook
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
The playbook reads him. Aaron It Out Long should be in decent shape if McCoy gets his 278 projected touches this year.
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Aaron It Out Long stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking LeSean McCoy and DeMarco Murray before targeting other positions.
- Amari Cooper, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
Though he didn't burst into super-stardom like many predicted, Cooper still delivered last season: only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) were rostered more frequently by first-place fantasy squads in 2016.
- Travis Kelce, TE
- Round 4, Pick 32
The primary weapon in KC's passing attack, Travis Kelce led all tight ends with a career-high 1,125 receiving yards last season. Only Le'Veon Bell (685) had more yards-after-catch than Kelce's 655.
Matty Ice, Oh So Nice
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Second only to Brees in total passing yardage, the league MVP accounted for 9.3 yards per attempt in 2016 (a number that was more than a yard better than any other QB).
There are three positions that Aaron It Out Long could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Tyrod Taylor
- Rank 121, ADP 126
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 123, ADP 132
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 156, ADP 130
- Sam Bradford
- Rank 164, 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..."