Sometimes in life we make mistakes. #7tormscoming will hopefully use this one as a learning opportunity, so in future drafts they will perform much better. After selecting eighth overall, they are projected to go 4-9-0 (1,816 points) and finish 10th in Land 9 League. They decided to focus on other positions over wide receiver, waiting until the sixth round to snag their first WR. They grabbed Jordan Matthews with the 65th overall pick. They put together the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Matthews, Travis Benjamin, Torrey Smith, and Emmanuel Sanders on their team.
#7tormscoming 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 four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, #7tormscoming also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
#7tormscoming is loaded at TE and RB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Land 9 League?
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
#7tormscoming drafted top-3 players at four different positions, including Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Reed, and Adrian Peterson.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Shane Vereen at pick 200 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Vereen is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Peterson is Hungry
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank second in the NFL with 339 touches.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
#7tormscoming stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Adrian Peterson and Le'Veon Bell before targeting other positions.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 32
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 320 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 4, Pick 41
Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
The Heist Is On
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 56
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, #7tormscoming got a steal in snatching Greg Olsen in the fifth round (56th overall pick vs. ADP of 44).
With three subpar positions on #7tormscoming, WR and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- James Jones
- Rank 199, ADP 124
- Jermaine Kearse
- Rank 245, ADP 118
- Philadelphia Defense
- Rank 206, ADP 142
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 236, ADP 133
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..."