What's the sign of an impressive GM? Turning a bottom-half draft slot into top-half results. Such was the case with James's Grand Team, which flipped its No. 10 overall pick into a projected 5th-place finish in Just for Fun IV. James's Grand Team are predicted to put up a total of 6,085 points based on the current roster, which would result in a 9-5 record.
- Mark Ingram II
What an outstanding mid-round value for James's Grand Team, who selected Ingram II at No. 154, about 22 spots later than his ADP of 132. After a season in which he ran for 554 yards and 2 TDs and recorded 27 catches for 162 yards in 14 games, totaling 218 fantasy points, Ingram II is projected to score 158 fantasy points with the Saints. That makes him a valuable No. 3 RB for this squad.
- Kirk Cousins
There are thousands of self-declared fantasy experts these days, so there's no telling where you got the idea to select Cousins with the 3rd pick of the 6th round, about four rounds earlier than his ADP of 122. Projected to score 577 fantasy points this season with the Vikings, he will look to perform similarly to last year when he threw for 4,221 yards and 33 TDs with 7 interceptions, totaling 600 fantasy points. Based on projections, Cousins will slot in as the No. 3 QB for James's Grand Team to begin the season.
With the selections of Kirk Cousins, Alexander Mattison, and K.J. Osborn, James's Grand Team had more Vikings than any other team in the league. League-wide, the most popular team was the Dolphins, as 11 of them were selected in the draft.
Week 14 will present a difficult challenge for James's Grand Team, as they have six players on a bye, led by Carson Wentz, Kyle Pitts, and Drake London. On the bright side, your Week 14 opponent -- Reaper -- will also be facing their worst bye week with six players getting the week off.
For the second half of the season, James's Grand Team have one of the most challenging schedules in Just for Fun IV according to projections with a late-season strength of schedule ranked as the 3rd-most difficult. Despite that, for the season as a whole, James's Grand Team should expect a fairly balanced schedule that ranks as the 6th toughest.
It's clear that James's Grand Team focused on amassing elite talent, having compiled a front-loaded roster. The top players from each position, combined, are really powerful, projected to tally the 3rd-highest point total in the league. Meanwhile, the rest of the roster is a bit less inspiring, as they're predicted to put up a point total that would rank in the middle of the pack.
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..."