Maybe if Sans Pantalones 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 The Dirty Birds with a record of 6-7-0 (1,566 points). They loaded up on pass-catching weapons early on, using four of their first seven selections to acquire WRs Amari Cooper (third round), Alshon Jeffery (fourth round), Davante Adams (sixth round), and DeSean Jackson (seventh round). They've ultimately got the most prolific QB tandem in the league, as they added Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott to their squad.
Week 8 might require some artful managing from Sans Pantalones. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging slates. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Sans Pantalones also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Earning Your Paycheck
Sans Pantalones will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (DeSean Jackson), fourth- (Davante Adams), and fifth-ranked (Robby Anderson) wideouts.
Up, Up, and Away
With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Sans Pantalones hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
QB is the strongest position for Sans Pantalones, though WR and RB aren't too shabby either.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Sans Pantalones has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Aaron Rodgers and Amari Cooper) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Devonta Freeman Doesn't Read the Playbook
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
The playbook reads him. Sans Pantalones should be in decent shape if Freeman gets his 272 projected touches this year.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Rodgers was the only quarterback to pass for 40 touchdowns last season, and among QBs, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.
- Amari Cooper, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
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.
- Davante Adams, WR
- Round 6, Pick 53
Sans Pantalones may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing Davante Adams (53rd overall pick vs. ADP of 42.5).
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
- DeSean Jackson, WR
- Round 7, Pick 68
DeSean Jackson picks up yardage in bunches, ranking fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 4.5.
With three subpar positions on Sans Pantalones, K and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 208, ADP 125
- Josh Lambo
- Rank 224, ADP 136
- Jacksonville Defense
- Rank 182, ADP 144
- Baltimore Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 137
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..."