If tim's Team handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the eighth overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish ninth in G B League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,846 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Mike Evans (first round), DeAndre Hopkins (fourth round), and Tyreek Hill (fifth round). They also ended up landing one of the weakest sets of RBs in the league, as they added Jordan Howard, Ameer Abdullah, Derrick Henry, and Frank Gore.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for tim's Team (four), Week 8 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a softer-than-normal slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for tim's Team.
On the Rise
tim's Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
tim's Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only TE (Rob Gronkowski) and only DEF (Minnesota) will both be idle that week.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, tim's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Dominating Pair
tim's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mike Evans and Jordan Howard) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Currently in eighth place all-time with 13,065 career rushing yards, Gore is only 620 yards away from leapfrogging Dickerson, Bettis, and Tomlinson into fifth place. If he can get up to 1,037 rushing yards, he'll pass Curtis Martin for fourth-place.
Mike the Monster
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.
Feed Thy Beast
- Jordan Howard, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Jordan Howard will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish seventh in the league with 287 touches.
Stepping on a Banana Peel
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 3, Pick 28
Rob Gronkowski slipping to tim's Team could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Let's Call it a Learning Experience
- Tyreek Hill, WR
- Round 5, Pick 48
Hey, remember that time tim's Team took Tyreek Hill WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Hill was the weakest value pick of the round.
- Marcus Mariota, QB
- Round 6, Pick 53
Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain." With 405 projected rushing yards, Marcus Mariota can channel his inner Vick to help tim's Team this year.
tim's Team has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with RB being the most immediate need.
- LeGarrette Blount
- Rank 94, ADP 91
- Theo Riddick
- Rank 109, ADP 125
- Jeremy Hill
- Rank 112, ADP 118
- Eddie Lacy
- Rank 114, ADP 88
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..."