Coinciding with a juicy draft position (first overall), Tazmanian Devil had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish second in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League with a record of 10-3-0 (4,933 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Antonio Brown (first round), Amari Cooper (third round), and Emmanuel Sanders (fifth round). Tazmanian Devil will rely heavily on this group, as they are the top group of WRs in the league.
While Week 5 has the most players on bye for Tazmanian Devil (four), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest slates. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Tazmanian Devil.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Tazmanian Devil picked up projected top-two players (Antonio Brown, Denver, and Stephen Gostkowski).
Close to the Vest
Tazmanian Devil was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Tazmanian Devil has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Thomas Rawls) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
They grabbed Pierre Garcon with the 81st pick, even though his ADP is only 126.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Tazmanian Devil Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Sam Bradford at pick 101 was just a bit of a stretch. Bradford is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 131 balls this year.
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,470 total yards (1,126 rushing, 343 receiving).
Move Over Marshawn
- Thomas Rawls, RB
- Round 4, Pick 40
Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- E. Sanders, WR
- Round 5, Pick 41
And so was drafting Emmanuel Sanders, the weakest value of the round.
Do You Know if Philip Rivers is Religious?
- Philip Rivers, QB
- Round 6, Pick 60
With 1,618 projected points, Tazmanian Devil is hoping Rivers will be the answer to their prayers.
Tazmanian Devil has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Isaiah Crowell
- Rank 105, ADP 126
- Bilal Powell
- Rank 111, ADP 127
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 130, ADP 135
- Zach Miller
- Rank 134, ADP 136
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..."