Entering the draft with the third overall pick, the expectations were high for Injured but not out. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected eighth-place finish in Yahoo Public 821267 League at 4-10-0 (1,489 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Doug Baldwin (third round), and Tyreek Hill (fifth round). They also ultimately collected the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Leonard Fournette, Mike Gillislee, and Frank Gore.
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Injured but not out (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Injured but not out has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Good Luck With That One!
Injured but not out will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (John Brown), fourth- (Tyreek Hill), and fifth-ranked (Donte Moncrief) wideouts.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Apparently Injured but not out missed the point of drafting a back-up defense. In Week 8, both Los Angeles and New York will be on bye.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Injured but not out didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Defense Wins Championships?
Injured but not out chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on John Brown, Injured but not out pounced on him at pick No. 123.
Don't Get Defensive Over This
But Injured but not out drafted Los Angeles with the 83rd pick, even though their ADP is only 117.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 112 balls this year.
Feed Thy Beast
- L. Fournette, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
Leonard Fournette will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish ninth in the league with 290 touches.
177 More Reasons to Appreciate Doug Baldwin
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 3, Pick 23
Baldwin ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 821267 League among WRs with 177 projected fantasy points.
Public Service Announcement
- Mike Gillislee, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
Flight technicians beware, Mike Gillislee has a knack for breaking the plane. Despite just 812 projected rushing yards, Gillislee is slated for 9.1 rushing TDs this year.
Rethinking That One
- Tyreek Hill, WR
- Round 5, Pick 43
Tyreek Hill may not justify his 43rd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-50 in both yards (85th with 723) and TDs (62nd with 5.3).
There are four positions that Injured but not out could look to improve, including RB and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Doug Martin
- Rank 87, ADP 105
- Matt Forte
- Rank 95, ADP 113
- Jason Witten
- Rank 147, ADP 131
- Austin Hooper
- Rank 150, ADP 138
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..."