Crushers figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 7-6-0 (1,735 points). With that record, they will likely finish sixth in Dartmouth Drunks League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Cam Newton (2nd overall), RB David Johnson (26th), WR Sammy Watkins (23rd), and TE Travis Kelce (47th) within the first five rounds. They put together the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Johnson, C.J. Anderson, Jonathan Stewart, and LeGarrette Blount.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Crushers 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 schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Crushers also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
A Gamble Riverboat Ron Would Make
The fantasy hopes of Crushers rest heavily on the fortunes of Cam's crew, as they loaded up with four Panthers on their roster.
With four better-than-average positions on Crushers, QB and TE are projected as especially strong units.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Crushers picked up projected top-3 players (Cam Newton, David Johnson, and Carolina).
The Best Player Plays
Crushers is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.6 years of NFL experience.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Crushers will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only K (Graham Gano) and only DEF (Carolina) will both be on bye that week.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Crushers chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Did Crushers Just Dab?
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than the reigning league MVP.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
The rest of Dartmouth Drunks League overlooked a gem, and Crushers made the smartest value pick of the round by taking David Johnson.
A Large Target for the QB
- Travis Kelce, TE
- Round 4, Pick 47
Travis Kelce ranks fifth in the Dartmouth Drunks League among TEs with 188 projected fantasy points.
A Bit of a Reach
- Justin Forsett, RB
- Round 6, Pick 71
Crushers went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Justin Forsett has an ADP of 117.5, but he was grabbed at pick No. 71. Patience is a virtue, Crushers.
Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 74?
- Carolina, DEF
- Round 7, Pick 74
Crushers sure hopes so. Carolina's D is projected to notch 141 points this year, after producing 155 last year.
Crushers has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (WR and RB), but WR is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Stefon Diggs
- Rank 89, ADP 115
- Travis Benjamin
- Rank 98, ADP 118
- Kamar Aiken
- Rank 110, ADP 128
- Devin Funchess
- Rank 111, ADP 125
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..."