Someone get Chip Kelly on the line because it's time to make moves. Projected to finish 11th in Dartmouth Drunks League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,655 points), Wolfpack will have to get creative if they want to reach the postseason. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Aaron Rodgers (12th overall), RBs Matt Jones (36th) and Ryan Mathews (60th), and WRs Allen Robinson (13th) and Brandin Cooks (37th). They also built the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Mathews, Jones, Frank Gore, and Jordan Howard.
Week 9 would be a good opportunity for Wolfpack to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the toughest schedules. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, Wolfpack also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Wolfpack, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Eric Decker) and fourth-ranked (Chris Hogan) wideouts.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Wolfpack chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Wolfpack grabbed a sleeper in Jordan Howard with pick No. 156.
Jordan Howard is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Wolfpack has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Is Aaron Rodgers Religious?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 12
With 369 projected points, Wolfpack will be hoping Rodgers is the answer to their prayers.
If it Ain't Broke
- Matt Jones, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Wolfpack didn't grab their first RB (Matt Jones) until the third round.
Was the 61st Pick the Right Time for a Defense?
- Kansas City, DEF
- Round 6, Pick 61
Wolfpack apparently believes it is. Kansas City's D is projected to notch 136 points this year, after producing 164 last year.
Was a Kicker the Best Choice at Pick No. 84?
- Blair Walsh, K
- Round 7, Pick 84
Wolfpack apparently thinks so. Blair Walsh is projected to earn 134 points this year, after putting up 155 last year.
The Heist Is On
- Eric Decker, WR
- Round 8, Pick 85
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Wolfpack got a steal in snatching Eric Decker in the eighth round (85th overall pick vs. ADP of 40.7).
Wolfpack has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 114, ADP 127
- Virgil Green
- Rank 145, ADP 136
- Stefon Diggs
- Rank 89, ADP 115
- Travis Benjamin
- Rank 98, ADP 118
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.
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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..."