Straight Cash Homie should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking 11th, Straight Cash Homie bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of ninth in The dirty dozen League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,582 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Mark Ingram (first round), DeMarco Murray (fourth round), and Arian Foster (fifth round). Straight Cash Homie will rely heavily on this group, as they are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.
Straight Cash Homie can chalk up Week 9 as a loss. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the hardest schedules. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, Straight Cash Homie also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Good Luck With That One!
Straight Cash Homie will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Markus Wheaton), fourth- (Michael Floyd), and fifth-ranked (Tavon Austin) wideouts.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Straight Cash Homie chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Straight Cash Homie has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mark Ingram and Gary Barnidge) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Tyler Boyd, Straight Cash Homie pounced on him at pick No. 155.
Tyler Boyd is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Straight Cash Homie for their faith! Or not.
Mark Ingram Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 1, Pick 11
The playbook reads him. Straight Cash Homie should be in decent shape if Ingram gets his 286 projected touches this year.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
Mike Evans will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish sixth in the NFL with 8.7 receiving TDs.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 3, Pick 35
Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank eighth in the league.
A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
According to projections, DeMarco Murray will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (22nd with 5.8) and yards (26th with 779). Seems like Straight Cash Homie just went with their gut on this one.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 5, Pick 59
With their fifth-round pick, Straight Cash Homie pulled the trigger. They took Arian Foster at pick number 59 despite an ADP of just 85.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
DEF and WR are expected to be the worst positions for Straight Cash Homie and a potential area of need.
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 184, ADP 122
- Philadelphia Defense
- Rank 206, ADP 142
- Michael Thomas
- Rank 119, ADP 129
- Phillip Dorsett
- Rank 120, ADP 134
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..."