Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, slackattack didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 7-6-0 record (1,662 points) and sixth-place finish in Byrd Fan Club League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Jameis Winston (54th overall), RBs Jay Ajayi (6th) and Isaiah Crowell (30th), and WRs Doug Baldwin (19th) and Alshon Jeffery (43rd). They finished the draft with one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they have Ajayi, Crowell, and Tevin Coleman on the roster.
slackattack should use Week 11 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. Their top three projected scorers (Jameis Winston, Jay Cutler and Jay Ajayi) will be resting that weekend. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-average schedule. slackattack has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Good Luck With That One!
slackattack will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Marvin Jones Jr.), fourth- (Ted Ginn Jr.), and fifth-ranked (Eric Decker) wideouts.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
slackattack will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only TE (Martellus Bennett) and only DEF (Arizona) will both be idle that week.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
slackattack grabbed a couple of QBs (Jameis Winston and Jay Cutler) that'll both be on bye in Week 11, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can try to call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly encouraged.
At picks No. 150 and 163, slackattack snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Chris Carson and Jay Cutler.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, slackattack chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in Byrd Fan Club League, slackattack may have found a gem in Ted Ginn Jr. Including his 715 projected return yards, he ranks sixth in the league with 1,605 all-purpose yards.
Feed Thy Beast
- Jay Ajayi, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
Jay Ajayi will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish third in the league with 309 touches.
223 More Reasons to Appreciate Doug Baldwin
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Baldwin ranks seventh in the Byrd Fan Club League among WRs with 223 projected fantasy points.
If the Defense is Smithers, then Winston is Mr. Burns
- Jameis Winston, QB
- Round 5, Pick 54
Jameis Winston likes to burn defenses over the top, ranking fourth among all QBs with 4.9 plays over 40 yards.
slackattack Takes Tight End Martellus Bennett at Pick No. 67
- M. Bennett, TE
- Round 6, Pick 67
The Packers' TE is projected to net 158 points this year, after putting up 135 last season.
Was Tevin Coleman the Best Choice at Pick No. 78?
- Tevin Coleman, RB
- Round 7, Pick 78
slackattack apparently thought so. The Falcons' RB is projected to earn 164 points this year, after putting up 172 last season.
There are four positions that slackattack could look to upgrade, including QB, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Carson Wentz
- Rank 122, ADP 130
- Tyrod Taylor
- Rank 129, ADP 127
- Sam Bradford
- Rank 160, ADP 124
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 161, ADP 130
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..."