Bill's Team parlayed a solid draft slot (second overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-5-0 (1,874 points), they're projected to finish sixth in Victory is Mine League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Todd Gurley (first round), C.J. Anderson (third round), and Jeremy Hill (fourth round). They put together one of the most prolific QB pairs in the league, as they have Andrew Luck and Kirk Cousins on the roster.
Bill's Team might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Bill's Team has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Bill's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Kyle Rudolph is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Bill's Team has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
No RB by Committee Here
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Bill's Team should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 345 projected touches this year.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 2, Pick 23
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Andrew Luck was the weakest value pick of the round.
A Bit of a Reach
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 4, Pick 47
Bill's Team went out on a limb with their fourth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Jeremy Hill has an ADP of 60.1, but he was grabbed at pick No. 47. Patience is a virtue, Bill's Team.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
Now would be a reasonable time for Bill's Team to encourage the Victory is Mine League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julian Edelman and his 93 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).
The Heist Is On
- K. Benjamin, WR
- Round 6, Pick 71
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Bill's Team got a steal in snatching Kelvin Benjamin in the sixth round (71st overall pick vs. ADP of 53.9).
Bill's Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Clive Walford
- Rank 155, ADP 129
- Charles Clay
- Rank 162, ADP 133
- Sammie Coates
- Rank 148, ADP 132
- Steve Smith Sr.
- Rank 150, 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..."