LIONS SUCK put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with a 7-7-0 (1,571) record in The FFL League, which will be good enough for sixth. They waited until the seventh round to snag their first WR, grabbing Marvin Jones Jr. with the 74th overall pick. They put together the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they have Emmanuel Sanders, Sterling Shepard, Jones Jr., and Terrelle Pryor for their rotation.
LIONS SUCK should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, LIONS SUCK also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for LIONS SUCK, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Carlos Hyde) and third-ranked (DeAngelo Williams) RBs is significant.
With four better-than-average positions on LIONS SUCK, TE and QB are projected as especially strong units.
LIONS SUCK may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, LIONS SUCK hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Putting Their Best Foot Forward
LIONS SUCK knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
LIONS SUCK elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
If LIONS SUCK had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
- Blake Bortles, QB
- Round 2, Pick 23
By taking Blake Bortles with the 23rd overall pick, LIONS SUCK should have shown more patience. According to the signal-caller's ADP of only 71.7 across all Yahoo! leagues, he could've been chosen later. TLC would disapprove.
All Over the Field
- Coby Fleener, TE
- Round 3, Pick 26
Coby Fleener is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (third with 6.9) and receiving yards (fourth with 874).
The Heist Is On
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 5, Pick 50
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, LIONS SUCK got a steal in snatching Carlos Hyde in the fifth round (50th overall pick vs. ADP of 36.5).
- D. Williams, RB
- Round 6, Pick 71
Pittsburgh's back-up made the most of his opportunity to start last year, and when the dust had settled on the 2015 season, only one RB (Devonta Freeman) appeared on more first-place rosters than DeAngelo.
LIONS SUCK is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (WR and DEF), but WR is clearly their worst unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Tavon Austin
- Rank 86, ADP 107
- Josh Gordon
- Rank 89, ADP 102
- Travis Benjamin
- Rank 99, ADP 124
- Torrey Smith
- Rank 101, ADP 117
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..."