Despite selecting with the fifth overall pick, Body Snatchers couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish 10th in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League with a record of 1-12-0 (4,245 points). With their first five picks, Body Snatchers aimed for balance, selecting QB Carson Palmer (45th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (5th) and Arian Foster (25th), and WRs Brandin Cooks (16th) and Alshon Jeffery (36th). They ended up with one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they have Jeffery, Cooks, Michael Floyd, and Steve Smith Sr. for their rotation.
Body Snatchers should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the most daunting schedule. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Body Snatchers also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
A Pair of Strengths
Body Snatchers has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, QB and RB.
Up, Up, and Away
With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Body Snatchers hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
Body Snatchers is a believer in the hopes of the Miami Dolphins this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
Tread Left on the Tires
With an average of 6.7 years of NFL experience, Body Snatchers is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Body Snatchers didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
My One and Only
Forsaking roster depth, Body Snatchers chose only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and K).
Feed Thy Beast
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Adrian Peterson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish second in the league with 324 touches.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
They grabbed Arian Foster with the 25th pick, even though his ADP is only 85.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 4, Pick 36
If other Yahoo! users are right, Body Snatchers got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Alshon Jeffery (36th overall pick vs. ADP of 22.4).
Earning His Keep
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 5, Pick 45
According to projections, Carson Palmer should finish ranked fifth in the league in passing TDs (29.4) and seventh in passing yards (4,429).
Was Michael Floyd the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 56?
- Michael Floyd, WR
- Round 6, Pick 56
Body Snatchers apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' wideout is projected to score 270 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.
Body Snatchers has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 130, ADP 135
- Zach Miller
- Rank 134, ADP 136
- Jared Cook
- Rank 140, ADP 133
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 145, ADP 138
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..."