Look, Town Drunk, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Town Drunk didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in eighth-place in Dartmouth Drunks League at 6-7-0 (1,733 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Amari Cooper (second round), Randall Cobb (third round), and Alshon Jeffery (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.
Town Drunk should use Week 8 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Town Drunk has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Will Tanking Week 8 Mean More Success Every Other Week?
Town Drunk's four best RBs (Todd Gurley, Rashad Jennings, Arian Foster, and DeAngelo Williams) will all be on bye in Week 8.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 11 in the league with an average of 3.9 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 8 years).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Town Drunk has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Todd Gurley and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Better Late Than Never
Town Drunk finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Town Drunk chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
The Golden Boot
Matt Prater is projected to lead the NFL with 4.9 makes from 50+ yards.
No RB by Committee Here
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 11
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Town Drunk should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 349 projected touches this year.
The Heist Is On
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 4, Pick 38
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Town Drunk got a steal in snatching Alshon Jeffery in the fourth round (38th overall pick vs. ADP of 22.7).
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Tyler Lockett, WR
- Round 5, Pick 59
They grabbed Tyler Lockett with the 59th pick, even though his ADP is only 86.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was Arian Foster the Best Choice at Pick No. 62?
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 6, Pick 62
Town Drunk apparently thinks so. The Dolphins' RB is projected to improve to the tune of 174 points this year, after only putting up 77 last season.
With three subpar positions on Town Drunk, TE and QB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 114, ADP 127
- Virgil Green
- Rank 145, ADP 136
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 128, ADP 131
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 148, ADP 122
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..."