Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking fifth overall, Sweet T is projected to land in eighth place in Stupid loser League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,431 points). They held out on drafting a RB until the seventh round, snagging Ryan Mathews with the 53rd overall pick. They ended up with the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have A.J. Green, Michael Crabtree, DeSean Jackson, and Terrance Williams on their team.
Sweet T can write off Week 9 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? Their top four projected scorers (Andy Dalton, Tom Brady, A.J. Green, and Stephen Gostkowski) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the most difficult schedule. In addition to having the most demanding overall schedule, Sweet T also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 9, Sweet T will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Andy Dalton and Tom Brady will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Sweet T picked up projected top-two players (Denver, Greg Olsen, and Stephen Gostkowski).
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Sweet T may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Close to the Vest
Sweet T was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
Sweet T is a believer in the hopes of the New England Patriots this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
Was That Auto-Draft?
Bad news for Sweet T: 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.
184 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 5
Green ranks sixth in the Stupid loser League among WRs with 184 projected fantasy points.
- Andy Dalton, QB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Sweet T will probably regret their second-round choice. Andy Dalton, taken with the 12th overall pick, has an ADP of only 110 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- S. Gostkowski, K
- Round 5, Pick 37
The rest of Stupid loser League overlooked a gem, and Sweet T made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Stephen Gostkowski.
A Big, Reliable Threat
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 6, Pick 44
Greg Olsen ranks second in the Stupid loser League among TEs with 146 projected fantasy points.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- Ryan Mathews, RB
- Round 7, Pick 53
And so was drafting Ryan Mathews, the weakest value of the round.
There are three positions that Sweet T could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Jeremy Hill
- Rank 53, ADP 63
- Jonathan Stewart
- Rank 57, ADP 63
- Matt Jones
- Rank 59, ADP 80
- Dion Lewis
- Rank 68, ADP 89
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..."