Maybe if Checkdown Charlie purchases a lift kit and some giant tires for this roster it won't seem so average. The playoffs are not out of reach for this team, but it will require some effort. They are projected to finish sixth in Sunday Savages with a record of 5-8-0 (2,192 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Jamaal Charles (second round), LeSean McCoy (fourth round), and Matt Forte (fifth round). Checkdown Charlie will rely heavily on this group, as they are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.
Checkdown Charlie should drop off the grid during Week 9. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging schedule. Along with having the most taxing overall schedule, Checkdown Charlie also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
Checkdown Charlie must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 5, both Travis Kelce and Jimmy Graham will be on bye.
Checkdown Charlie is loaded at RB and QB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Sunday Savages League?
Here's the Kicker
You could see decent numbers from the Falcons' kicking game. Even though Matt Ryan is expected to be a top-5 producer in passing yards (fourth with 4,551), he's projected to end up just 24th in the NFL with 21.8 TD passes.
Checkdown Charlie drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Matt Ryan. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.
Darren Sproles is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Checkdown Charlie has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Despite being an above-average player at his position, A.J. Green was the weakest value pick of the round.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,471 total yards (1,127 rushing, 343 receiving).
Is Andrew Luck Religious?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 3, Pick 24
With 317 projected points, Checkdown Charlie will be hoping Luck is the answer to their prayers.
Haters Gonna Hate
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
The rest of Sunday Savages League overlooked a gem, and Checkdown Charlie made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing LeSean McCoy.
Was Jordan Matthews Worth it at Pick No. 64?
- J. Matthews, WR
- Round 7, Pick 64
Checkdown Charlie sure hopes so. The Eagles' WR is projected to earn 177 points this year, after putting up 188 last season.
Checkdown Charlie is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (DEF and TE), but DEF is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- New England Defense
- Rank 179, ADP 88
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 195, ADP 129
- Pittsburgh Defense
- Rank 219, ADP 134
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 246, 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..."