Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that Bronson's Bold Team can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked 12th overall in The dirty dozen League and are forecasted to finish eighth with a record of 5-8-0 (1,639 points). Despite having six WRs on the roster, Bronson's Bold Team might need to hire a WR scout to watch the waiver wire. Their receivers are projected to average 142 points this season, which is less than the league average of 155. They also landed the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they added Jeremy Maclin, Doug Baldwin and Willie Snead for their rotation.
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Bronson's Bold Team (five), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Bronson's Bold Team has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Bronson's Bold Team will need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their three WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Jeremy Maclin, Doug Baldwin, and Willie Snead) will all be on bye that week.
Anyone Else Need a Tight End in The dirty dozen League?
The trade market may heat up around Week 9, as both Rob Gronkowski and Zach Miller will be on bye for Bronson's Bold Team.
Bronson's Bold Team is loaded at TE, but QB isn't too shabby, either.
On the Rise
Bronson's Bold Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
A Dominating Pair
Bronson's Bold Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Repeat for Rob
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 12
For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,438 total yards (1,096 rushing, 341 receiving).
The Heist Is On
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 6, Pick 61
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Bronson's Bold Team got a steal in snatching Andrew Luck in the sixth round (61st overall pick vs. ADP of 38.3).
Was Marvin Jones Jr. Worth it at Pick No. 84?
- M. Jones Jr., WR
- Round 7, Pick 84
Bronson's Bold Team sure hopes so. The Lions' WR is projected to earn 145 points this year, after putting up 132 last season.
There are four positions that Bronson's Bold Team could look to improve, including WR and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Michael Thomas
- Rank 119, ADP 129
- Phillip Dorsett
- Rank 120, ADP 134
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 210, ADP 95
- Nick Folk
- Rank 215, ADP 120
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..."