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 EatChaHeartOut, which flipped its 10th overall pick into a projected fourth-place finish in Byrd Fan Club League (10-3-0, 1,680 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Mike Evans (first round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Tyreek Hill (fourth round). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed one of the bottom sets of RBs in the league, as they added Ezekiel Elliott, Ameer Abdullah, C.J. Prosise, and Jeremy Hill.
EatChaHeartOut should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 11. Their top three projected scorers (Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Mike Evans) will be on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, EatChaHeartOut has the easiest first four games of the season.
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EatChaHeartOut will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (C.J. Prosise), fourth- (Jeremy Hill), and fifth-ranked (Darren McFadden) RBs.
The coach of EatChaHeartOut might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted (Cam Newton) and second-drafted (Andrew Luck) QBs have very similar seasonal point projections.
On the Rise
EatChaHeartOut hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Fortune Favors the Bold
It appears that EatChaHeartOut doesn't mind gambling, as they took chances on seven "high-risk" picks.
Scraping the Wire in Week 11
Grabbing two QBs (Cam Newton and Andrew Luck) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of EatChaHeartOut.
A Dominating Pair
EatChaHeartOut has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mike Evans and Ezekiel Elliott) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Mike the Monster
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
With 9.2 rushing TDs, Ezekiel Elliott is projected to finish third in the NFL in that category.
Rethinking That One
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 34
Keenan Allen went with the 34th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (25th) and receiving yards (29th) with 7.9 and 1,015 respectively.
- Tyreek Hill, WR
- Round 4, Pick 39
While drafted 39th overall, Tyreek Hill isn't projected among the NFL's top-50 in either receiving TDs (90th with 4.6) or receiving yards (71st with 758).
Taking a Chance
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 5, Pick 58
With their fifth-round pick, EatChaHeartOut threw caution to the wind. They took Ameer Abdullah at pick number 58 despite an ADP of 90.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
EatChaHeartOut could potentially upgrade RB and TE, but RB is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- Samaje Perine
- Rank 164, ADP 117
- Alvin Kamara
- Rank 191, ADP 123
- Joe Williams
- Rank 192, ADP 130
- Giovani Bernard
- Rank 201, ADP 118
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..."