Big Green Disaster drafted like a bat out of hell in this one. Meat Loaf once told the NY Times that he's played in as many as 60 fantasy leagues in a year, and he would surely approve of this drafting display. Big Green Disaster assembled a squad built to reach the playoffs and is projected to finish sixth in Welcome to Fumbledome League with a record of 7-6-0 (1,879 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (first round), Michael Thomas (second round), and Alshon Jeffery (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the highest-scoring set of WRs in the league.
Big Green Disaster can chalk up Week 10 as a loss. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Big Green Disaster has the toughest first four games of the season.
WR or Bust
WR is the only above-average position group for Big Green Disaster.
Close to the Vest
Big Green Disaster was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Big Green Disaster chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Derek Carr likes to score quickly, ranking second among NFL QBs with 3 TDs over 40 yards.
Does Julio Jones Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Jones is ranked eighth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.
Just Heave it to Michael Thomas
- Michael Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 21
Thomas ranks 10th in the Welcome to Fumbledome League among WRs with 272 projected fantasy points.
Wait For It
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Big Green Disaster held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Todd Gurley).
Homecoming for Beast Mode
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 5, Pick 52
Averaging 1,339 rush yards and 12 rush TDs per year from 2011-14, Lynch returns to football behind one of the most bruising offensive lines in the league.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- DeVante Parker, WR
- Round 6, Pick 69
They grabbed DeVante Parker with the 69th pick, even though his ADP is only 91.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With five subpar positions on Big Green Disaster, TE and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- C.J. Fiedorowicz
- Rank 136, ADP 135
- Coby Fleener
- Rank 143, ADP 133
- 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..."