Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Jack's Team put together a quality team and is projected to finish in third-place in Yahoo Public 778365 League at 8-6-0 (1,524 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (35th overall), RB DeMarco Murray (15th), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (6th), and TE Greg Olsen (46th) within the first five rounds. They ultimately built one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they added Beckham Jr., Golden Tate, Jarvis Landry, and Kenny Britt.
Jack's Team should use Week 8 to think about anything other than fantasy football, like, based on principal, should vegetarians be allowed to eat animal crackers? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for Jack's Team.
Close to the Vest
Jack's Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
The top half of the Jack's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Jack's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (DeMarco Murray and Drew Brees) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Jack's Team got a steal in snatching Dalvin Cook in the ninth round (86th overall pick vs. ADP of 65).
Big Numbers in the Big Apple
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
Last season, Beckham logged his third straight campaign of 90+ receptions, 1,300+ receiving yards, and 10+ TDs. Only one NFL player (Mike Evans) saw more targets in 2016.
Turn Up The Volume
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
With 297 touches, DeMarco Murray is projected to rank sixth in the NFL in that category. Jack's Team demands more!
Is His Jersey Made of Habanero Peppers?
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 3, Pick 26
These projections for Todd Gurley are spicy! He's projected to be the 10th-best RB in the league this season.
A High-Volume Passer
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 4, Pick 35
Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 5, Pick 46
Olsen saw an increase in targets for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. It was his third straight 1,000-yard campaign and ninth year in a row suiting up for all 16 games.
With three below-average positions on Jack's Team, K and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Matt Prater
- Rank 218, ADP 134
- Chandler Catanzaro
- Rank 230, ADP 128
- Coby Fleener
- Rank 139, ADP 133
- Julius Thomas
- Rank 144, ADP 133
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..."