Miskatonic U. figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the eighth overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 10-3-0 (1,350 points). With that record, they will likely finish third in Soggy Turf League. They aimed for having a balanced roster throughout, taking QB Matt Ryan (48th overall), RBs Jay Ajayi (13th) and Marshawn Lynch (33rd), and WRs Mike Evans (8th) and Dez Bryant (28th). They also ended up landing the highest-scoring WR tandem in the league, as they added Bryant and Evans to their fantasy roster.
Week 11 might require some waiver-wire magic from Miskatonic U. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for Miskatonic U.
Assessing the Assets
RB is the strongest position for Miskatonic U., though QB and WR are also better than the league's average.
Tread Left on the Tires
With an average of 7.3 years of NFL experience, Miskatonic U. is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Miskatonic U. has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mike Evans and Jay Ajayi) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Beginning with a Bang
Miskatonic U. got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
No Double-Dipping Allowed
By choosing Zach Ertz as their lone tight end, Miskatonic U. decided to stack the roster at other positions.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Miskatonic U. got a steal in snatching Jarvis Landry in the ninth round (88th overall pick vs. ADP of 62.1).
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jay Ajayi, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Jay Ajayi was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
Dez Bryant is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 94 projected catches rank sixth in the league.
Homecoming for Beast Mode
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 4, Pick 33
Averaging 1,339 rush yards and 12 rush TDs per year from 2011-14, Lynch returns to football behind one of the most bruising offensive lines in the league.
Matty Ice, Oh So Nice
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 5, Pick 48
Second only to Brees in total passing yardage, the league MVP accounted for 9.3 yards per attempt in 2016 (a number that was more than a yard better than any other QB).
Miskatonic U. has one weak area, TE, that they may want to improve.
- Kyle Rudolph
- Rank 87, ADP 76
- Jack Doyle
- Rank 101, ADP 118
- Hunter Henry
- Rank 103, ADP 108
- Cameron Brate
- Rank 136, ADP 131
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..."