The GM of Leon Sandcastle took the third overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. Leon Sandcastle will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish sixth in RISE UP League with a record of 6-6-2 (1,024 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 DeAndre Hopkins (first round), Allen Robinson (second round), and Demaryius Thomas (fourth round). They also landed the lowest-scoring TE pair in the league, as they have Delanie Walker and Jared Cook.
Leon Sandcastle used their only keeper spot to hold on to DeAndre Hopkins (8.2 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the bottom half of the first round.
Leon Sandcastle should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 9. Their top three projected scorers (Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton and Arizona) will be off that weekend. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most daunting slates. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Leon Sandcastle also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
Leon Sandcastle grabbed a couple of QBs (Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.
A Pair of Strengths
Leon Sandcastle has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, QB and WR.
Earning Your Paycheck
Leon Sandcastle will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Allen Hurns), fourth- (Demaryius Thomas), and fifth-ranked (Travis Benjamin) wideouts.
The coach of Leon Sandcastle might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Team of Champions
Leon Sandcastle is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson, and Mark Ingram.
Leon Sandcastle elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Diagnosis: more DeAndre!
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.
114 More Reasons to Appreciate Allen Robinson
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 18
Robinson ranks ninth in the RISE UP League among WRs with 114 projected fantasy points.
If it Ain't Broke
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 3, Pick 23
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Leon Sandcastle didn't grab their first RB (Mark Ingram) until the third round.
Taking a Chance
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 5, Pick 43
With their fifth-round pick, Leon Sandcastle threw caution to the wind. They took Jeremy Hill at pick number 43 despite an ADP of 57.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was the 58th Pick the Right Time for Carson Palmer?
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 6, Pick 58
Leon Sandcastle apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' quarterback is projected to earn 252 points this year, after putting up 284 last season.
With four subpar positions on Leon Sandcastle, TE and K are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Jimmy Graham
- Rank 135, ADP 121
- Zach Miller
- Rank 140, ADP 136
- Josh Brown
- Rank 217, ADP 136
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 220, ADP 142
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..."