With the second overall selection, Madd Doggs's Team was in an ideal position to build a strong team. So much for that. They are projected to finish seventh in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League with a 5-8-0 (4,375) record. If they still hope to be a playoff-caliber team, they may want to invest in a psychic or a magic eight ball to help out with the "tough" decisions this year. They must be in love with the wide receiver position, using their first three picks on Odell Beckham Jr. (2nd overall), T.Y. Hilton (19th), and Julian Edelman (22nd). They also have the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have C.J. Anderson, Melvin Gordon, Duke Johnson Jr., and DeAngelo Williams on their team.
Whether by good luck or clever drafting strategy, Madd Doggs's Team has staggered their bye weeks very well. There will be no occasions this year when more than two drafted players sit out during the same week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Madd Doggs's Team.
A Talented Trio
Madd Doggs's Team has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (TE, WR, and DEF).
Up, Up, and Away
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Madd Doggs's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 4.1 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 7.7 years).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Madd Doggs's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Brock Osweiler is owned in only 10% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Madd Doggs's Team for their faith! Or not.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,528 all-purpose yards.
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 3, Pick 22
Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank seventh in the league.
How Rebellious of You
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Madd Doggs's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (C.J. Anderson).
Earning His Keep
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 5, Pick 42
According to projections, Andrew Luck should finish ranked second in the league in passing TDs (31.4) and 10th in passing yards (4,210).
Taking a Chance
- Melvin Gordon, RB
- Round 6, Pick 59
With their sixth-round pick, Madd Doggs's Team threw caution to the wind. They took Melvin Gordon at pick number 59 despite an ADP of 88.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Madd Doggs's Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Isaiah Crowell
- Rank 105, ADP 126
- Bilal Powell
- Rank 111, ADP 127
- Connor Barth
- Rank 215, ADP 88
- Blair Walsh
- Rank 220, ADP 92
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..."