Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, eyeballs didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 7-6-0 (1,767) record and fourth-place finish in Dartmouth Drunks League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Russell Wilson (3rd overall), RB Mark Ingram (27th), WR Dez Bryant (22nd), and TE Rob Gronkowski (46th) within the first five rounds. They also have one of the bottom tandems of WRs in the league, as they added Bryant and Donte Moncrief.
Week 5 might require some artful managing from eyeballs. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the toughest schedule. Along with the most taxing overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for eyeballs.
TE is the strongest position for eyeballs, though RB and DEF aren't too shabby either.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
eyeballs will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only K (Chandler Catanzaro) will both be off that week.
A Dominating Pair
eyeballs has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mark Ingram and Rob Gronkowski) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, eyeballs chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
eyeballs nabbed a sleeper in Will Fuller with pick No. 166.
Not Cashing In
Although he ranks in the top-5 in projected passing yards (fourth with 4,586), Matt Ryan is expected to place only 22nd in the NFL with 22.2 TD passes.
Russell Wilson Likes His Eggs Scrambled
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 1, Pick 3
And a little runny, eh? Wilson is projected to deliver 431 rushing yards, and ranks third among QBs in that category.
273 Excuses to Cheer for Dez Bryant
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 22
Bryant ranks seventh in the Dartmouth Drunks League among wideouts with 273 projected fantasy points.
If it Ain't Broke
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, eyeballs didn't grab their first RB (Mark Ingram) until the third round.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 4, Pick 46
The rest of Dartmouth Drunks League overlooked a gem, and eyeballs made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.
Rethinking That One
- Donte Moncrief, WR
- Round 5, Pick 51
Donte Moncrief may not justify his 51st overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (24th with 1,014) and TDs (23rd with 7.3).
eyeballs has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (WR and QB), 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..."