Brilliant!. Absolutely brilliant! Do it for Harambe put on a free draft clinic for the rest of the league, turning the final pick of the first round into a projected first place finish in Tilt B Shift League. They're projected record of 13-1-0 (2,490) may be untouchable and Do it for Harambe should expect this to be a season long victory lap. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Blake Bortles (50th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (10th) and Giovani Bernard (31st), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (11th) and Brandon Marshall (30th). They ended up with one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Beckham Jr., Marshall, Jarvis Landry, and Keenan Allen on their team.
Do it for Harambe should use Week 11 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Do it for Harambe also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Do it for Harambe are WR, RB, and K.
Team of Champions
Do it for Harambe is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Adrian Peterson, Odell Beckham Jr., and Brandon Marshall.
Defense Wins Championships?
Do it for Harambe chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
The Bargain Whisperer
Do it for Harambe was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 10 rounds (Keenan Allen, Jarvis Landry, and Brandon Marshall).
Marcus Mariota can deliver fantasy glory to Do it for Harambe with his arm and his legs. Mariota has 378 projected rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.
Jumping on Jarvis:
Do it for Harambe may see some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
Feed Thy Beast
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 10
Adrian Peterson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish second in the league with 325 touches.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,533 all-purpose yards.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 3, Pick 30
Now would be a reasonable time for Do it for Harambe to encourage the Tilt B Shift League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 94 projected catches (ranked seventh in the NFL).
A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven
- G. Bernard, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
According to projections, Giovani Bernard will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (40th with 3.7) and yards (36th with 607). Seems like Do it for Harambe just went with their gut on this one.
Thanks for Clearing That Up, Terry
- Blake Bortles, QB
- Round 5, Pick 50
Terry Bradshaw once said, “I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.” Do it for Harambe hopes that drafting Blake Bortles and his 28.1 projected passing TDs was a choice that Bradshaw wouldn't make.
Although Do it for Harambe can pretty much hold tight with this roster as is, QB is one area they could potentially upgrade if they get the itch to make a move.
- Philip Rivers
- Rank 80, ADP 86
- Kirk Cousins
- Rank 97, ADP 110
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 131
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 141, ADP 126
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..."