Vince Lombardi once said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." Sky's Wondrous Team might not accept winning, but they'll lose anyway. They are expected to finish 11th in The dirty dozen League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,557 points). With their first five picks, Sky's Wondrous Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (25th overall), RBs C.J. Anderson (24th) and Jeremy Langford (48th), and WRs Antonio Brown (1st) and Donte Moncrief (49th). They also have the highest-scoring WR pair in the league, as they added Brown and Moncrief.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Sky's Wondrous Team (four), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Sky's Wondrous Team has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
A Pair of Strengths
Sky's Wondrous Team has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, WR and QB.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Sky's Wondrous Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Tyler Eifert) and only DEF (Houston) will both be idle that week.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Sky's Wondrous Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on DeAndre Washington, Sky's Wondrous Team pounced on him at pick No. 168.
DeAndre Washington is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Sky's Wondrous Team has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- 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 132 balls this year.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 2, Pick 24
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of C.J. Anderson had less value than any other pick of the round.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 25
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 361 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.
Taking a Chance
- J. Langford, RB
- Round 4, Pick 48
With their fourth-round pick, Sky's Wondrous Team threw caution to the wind. They took Jeremy Langford at pick number 48 despite an ADP of 84 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Rethinking That One
- Donte Moncrief, WR
- Round 5, Pick 49
Donte Moncrief went with the 49th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (23rd) and receiving yards (24th) with 7.3 and 1,014 respectively.
Sky's Wondrous Team has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with K being the most immediate need.
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 210, ADP 95
- Nick Folk
- Rank 215, ADP 120
- Josh Brown
- Rank 217, ADP 137
- Dan Bailey
- Rank 229, ADP 133
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..."