Maybe these pre-season projections will get GFY to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Hell, it may require extra effort just to get a win. GFY is projected to go 1-12-0 (1,769 points) and finish 10th in Guts & Glory League. If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (second round), Alshon Jeffery (third round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). They put together one of the highest-scoring QB combos in the league, as they have Drew Brees and Philip Rivers on the roster.
GFY should just disappear for a while during Week 11. 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 slates. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for GFY.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for GFY, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Eric Decker) and fourth-ranked (Travis Benjamin) wideouts.
GFY is stacked at RB, but QB isn't too shabby, either.
Drink Plenty of Milk
With an average of 8.3 years of NFL experience, GFY has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.
The top half of the GFY roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Defense Wins Championships?
GFY chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Earning His Keep
According to projections, Philip Rivers should finish ranked ninth in the league in passing TDs (28.5) and fifth in passing yards (4,549).
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
With 313 touches, David Johnson is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. How touching, GFY.
224 More Reasons to Appreciate Brandon Marshall
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Marshall ranks eighth in the Guts & Glory League among WRs with 224 projected fantasy points.
On a Scale of 1 to America
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
How free will Alshon Jeffery get in the secondary? He's projected to put up 1,344 receiving yards this year.
Like Marino in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 6, Pick 55
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,805) and passing TDs (31.5).
The Titan to Target
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 7, Pick 66
Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.
While GFY is expected to be weak across four positions, K is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 221, ADP 95
- Nick Folk
- Rank 226, ADP 121
- Josh Brown
- Rank 228, ADP 136
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 231, ADP 142
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..."