When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with Chad's Team, which flipped its No. 9 overall pick into a projected 4th-place finish in Yahoo Public 50722. The team is notably deep at the receiver position, as JuJu Smith-Schuster and Adam Thielen are expected to combine for the 3rd-highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league. Chad's Team are predicted to put up a total of 1,858 points based on the current roster, which would result in an 8-6 record.
- Lamar Miller
What a great late-round bargain for Chad's Team, who got Miller at No. 112, about three rounds later than his ADP of 94. After a season in which he rushed for 973 yards and 5 TDs and recorded 25 receptions for 163 yards and 1 TD in 14 games, totaling 160 fantasy points, Miller is projected to score 167 fantasy points with the Texans. That makes him a valuable No. 3 RB for this squad.
- Austin Hooper
Going out on a Limb
Are you willing to share your secrets? We'd love to learn what prompted you to choose Hooper with the 2nd pick in the 8th round, about three rounds earlier than his ADP of 111. Projected to score 117 fantasy points this season with the Falcons, he will need to outperform expectations to take a step forward from last year when he racked up 71 catches for 660 yards and 4 TDs to post 128 fantasy points. Hooper will slot in as the No. 2 TE for Chad's Team, according to projected points.
The early bird gets the worm. You got the jump on your opponents at quarterback, drafting Patrick Mahomes (No. 9 overall) as the first QB off the board. You showed more patience at tight end, becoming the last owner in the league to draft a TE with the selection of Austin Hooper (No. 72 overall).
Chad's Team are in for a rude awakening in Week 10 when they have five players on a bye (Leonard Fournette, Sony Michel, Lamar Miller, Keke Coutee, and New England). Meninblack's Team, your Week 10 opponent, won't be quite as hamstrung with only one player (Jordan Reed) on the sideline.
Going off projections, Chad's Team have one of the hardest schedules early in the season in Yahoo Public 50722 with a strength of schedule for the first three weeks that rates as the 3rd-most difficult. In spite of that, for the season as a whole, Chad's Team have drawn a fairly balanced schedule that ranks as the 7th toughest.
In spite of remaining openings at RB and TE in the 5th round, Chad's Team drafted WR Jarvis Landry with the 49th pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position at the expense of a position of higher need. They were the second-to-last squad to make their first flex pick.
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..."