Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Angry Pirates. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected 10th-place finish in Tilt B Shift League at 0-14-0 (1,907 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (4th overall), RB Devonta Freeman (17th), WR Danny Amendola (24th), and TE Vernon Davis (44th) within the first five rounds. They put together the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they have Freeman, DeMarco Murray, Karlos Williams, and Tre Mason for their rotation.
Angry Pirates should use Week 6 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 three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most daunting slates. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Angry Pirates.
QB or Bust
QB is the only above-average position group for Angry Pirates.
Was That Auto-Draft?
Bad news for Angry Pirates: They accumulated the fewest projected points in the first half of the draft. Worse news: They accumulated the fewest projected points in the second half of the draft.
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
Angry Pirates knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Angry Pirates elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Dominating Pair
Angry Pirates has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Devonta Freeman and Danny Amendola) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Angry Pirates grabbed a sleeper in Dwayne Allen with pick No. 144.
Angry Pirates's Stud Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 318 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Devonta Freeman was rostered by more championship teams than any other player in the Yahoo! universe last year, and Angry Pirates is hoping for a repeat in 2016.
Rethinking That One
- Danny Amendola, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
Danny Amendola went with the 24th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-100 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (275th) and receiving yards (241st) with 0.3 and 123 respectively.
Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 4, Pick 37
Although he was taken 37th overall in the fantasy draft, DeMarco Murray is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (22nd with 5.8) or rushing yards (26th with 778).
It Was a Learning Experience
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 5, Pick 44
Hey, remember that time Angry Pirates took Vernon Davis WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Davis was the weakest value pick of the round.
Angry Pirates has five positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- Zach Ertz
- Rank 91, ADP 76
- Zach Miller
- Rank 134, ADP 136
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 145, ADP 138
- Virgil Green
- Rank 155, ADP 128
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..."