When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with How's My Sack Taste?, which flipped its 11th overall pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Family matters League (7-6-0, 2,004 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Russell Wilson (38th overall), RB Jamaal Charles (35th), WR Brandon Marshall (14th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (11th) within the first five rounds. They also have one of the highest-scoring QB pairs in the league, as they have Wilson and Matthew Stafford on the roster.
How's My Sack Taste? 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 three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. How's My Sack Taste? has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, How's My Sack Taste? hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Close to the Vest
How's My Sack Taste? was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
How's My Sack Taste? elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
How's My Sack Taste? has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Brandon Marshall) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
How's My Sack Taste? grabbed a sleeper in Virgil Green with pick No. 158.
Virgil Green is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) How's My Sack Taste? has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
A Threat in the Modern Age, Similar to "Beliebers"
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 11
TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 255 projected fantasy points.
280 Excuses to Cheer for Brandon Marshall
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
Marshall ranks sixth in the Family matters League among wideouts with 280 projected fantasy points.
How Rebellious of You
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 3, Pick 35
How's My Sack Taste? said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Jamaal Charles).
Effective, Efficient, and Elite
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 38
Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.
That Just Happened
- Michael Floyd, WR
- Round 5, Pick 59
Why can't I find Michael Floyd on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
How's My Sack Taste? has one weak area, WR, that they may want to improve.
- Tajae Sharpe
- Rank 126, ADP 127
- Markus Wheaton
- Rank 136, ADP 124
- Mike Wallace
- Rank 142, ADP 127
- Rishard Matthews
- Rank 144, ADP 132
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..."