Su'acide Squad took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. Su'acide Squad is projected to finish second in Welcome to Fumbledome League at 10-3-0 (2,001 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs David Johnson (first round), Dalvin Cook (second round), and Christian McCaffrey (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are one of the best sets of RBs in the league.
Su'acide Squad should use Week 5 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a softer-than-normal slate. Su'acide Squad will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
Su'acide Squad is loaded at RB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.
With an average of just 3.6 years of NFL experience, Su'acide Squad has assembled the youngest team in the league.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Su'acide Squad has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (David Johnson and Amari Cooper) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Low Floor, High Ceiling?
Su'acide Squad grabbed a sleeper in Samaje Perine with pick No. 167.
Poised to Repeat?
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Leading the league in touches and all running backs in targets, Johnson showed up on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other NFL player last season. Oh, we nearly forgot: he led all players with 20 touchdowns last year, too.
- Dalvin Cook, RB
- Round 2, Pick 23
Su'acide Squad stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking David Johnson and Dalvin Cook before targeting other positions.
- Amari Cooper, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
Though he didn't burst into super-stardom like many predicted, Cooper still delivered last season: only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) were rostered more frequently by first-place fantasy squads in 2016.
The Heist Is On
- C. McCaffrey, RB
- Round 4, Pick 47
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Su'acide Squad got a steal in snatching Christian McCaffrey in the fourth round (47th overall pick vs. ADP of 30.8).
Rethinking That One
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
Allen Robinson may not justify his 50th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (23rd with 1,040) and TDs (29th with 7.7).
With four below-average positions on Su'acide Squad, K and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Brandon McManus
- Rank 203, ADP 125
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 208, ADP 124
- Tyrod Taylor
- Rank 129, ADP 126
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 140, ADP 129
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..."