With the second overall selection, Carolina Crabs was in an ideal position to build a strong team. So much for that. They are projected to finish seventh in Tilt B Shift League with a 6-8-0 (2,230) record. If they still hope to be a playoff-caliber team, they may want to invest in a psychic or a magic eight ball to help out with the "tough" decisions this year. With their first five picks, Carolina Crabs focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Tom Brady (2nd overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (22nd) and Carlos Hyde (39th), and WRs A.J. Green (19th) and Larry Fitzgerald (42nd). They put together one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Lacy, Hyde, and Derrick Henry.
Carolina Crabs should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Corresponding with the second-easiest overall schedule, Carolina Crabs also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Carolina Crabs has five stronger-than-average positions with TE and DEF projected to lead the way.
Carolina Crabs minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 17 picks.
Arizona Cardinals Fan?
Carolina Crabs reached twice to draft an Arizona Cardinals player.
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
Carolina Crabs knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Carolina Crabs elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
It's How You Finish
Carolina Crabs must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Like Face Wash for Teenagers
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Carolina Crabs was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Tom Brady at pick number 2 even though his ADP is only 75.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
276 Reasons for Carolina Crabs to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Green ranks sixth in the Tilt B Shift League among WRs with 276 projected fantasy points.
Wait For It
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 22
Carolina Crabs held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Eddie Lacy).
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
If Carolina Crabs had a nickel for every time Carlos Hyde is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 294 nickels.
Rethinking That One
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 5, Pick 42
Larry Fitzgerald may not justify his 42nd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (24th with 1,012) and TDs (21st with 7.4).
QB, the only subpar position on Carolina Crabs, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- 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..."