Meat Loaf once told USA Today that he had to file an extension because he chose to put together his fantasy-player draft list rather than work on his income-tax filing. The manager of Mike's Crazy Team should aim for that level of dedication next time, as they're projected to finish eighth in The Non-Tim's SCN League with a record of 5-8-0 (2,047 points). With their first five picks, Mike's Crazy Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Kirk Cousins (29th overall), RBs Jordan Howard (12th) and Carlos Hyde (32nd), and WRs A.J. Green (9th) and Michael Crabtree (49th). They wound up with a legit group of WRs, as they have Green, Crabtree, Willie Snead, and Stefon Diggs for their rotation.
Mike's Crazy Team can chalk up Week 9 as a loss. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Mike's Crazy Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Shouldering the Burden
Mike's Crazy Team has four above-average positions with RB and DEF projected to lead the way.
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Mike's Crazy Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Close to the Vest
Mike's Crazy Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
It's How You Finish
Mike's Crazy Team made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Mike's Crazy Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Mike Glennon, Mike's Crazy Team pounced on him at pick No. 132.
Mike's Crazy Team Gets Groovy With Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.
- Jordan Howard, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
If Mike's Crazy Team had a nickel for every time Jordan Howard is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 287 nickels.
Earning His Keep
- Kirk Cousins, QB
- Round 3, Pick 29
According to projections, Kirk Cousins should finish ranked 10th in the league in passing TDs (28.7) and third in passing yards (4,671).
Mike's Crazy Team Selects Signal-Caller Rivers at Pick No. 52
- Philip Rivers, QB
- Round 6, Pick 52
The Chargers' man under center is projected to score 303 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.
Mike's Crazy Team Takes Tight End Martellus Bennett at Pick No. 69
- M. Bennett, TE
- Round 7, Pick 69
The Packers' TE is projected to net 172 points this year, after putting up 145 last season.
If Mike's Crazy Team wants to upgrade, QB and WR are areas they could go after first.
- Cameron Meredith
- Rank 86, ADP 102
- Eric Decker
- Rank 97, ADP 109
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..."