Mediocrity isn't for everyone Figgy Pudding, so feel proud. Ok, maybe it is. But hey, you showed up, and that's the important thing. After this average draft performance, Figgy Pudding is projected to go 6-8-0 (1,671 points) and finish seventh in Beat the Brits League. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Odell Beckham Jr. (first round), Mike Evans (second round), and Randall Cobb (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Figgy Pudding, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Figgy Pudding has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Figgy Pudding also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
A Pair of Strengths
Figgy Pudding has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, WR and QB.
Like Choosing your Favorite Kardashian
Figgy Pudding will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Jeremy Langford), fourth- (Danny Woodhead), and fifth-ranked (T.J. Yeldon) RBs.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Figgy Pudding might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have similar seasonal point projections.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Figgy Pudding will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only TE (Zach Ertz) and only DEF (Philadelphia) will both be idle that week.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 3.9 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 6.6 years).
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Figgy Pudding chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,537 all-purpose yards.
173 Excuses to Cheer for Mike Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Evans ranks 10th in the Beat the Brits League among wideouts with 173 projected fantasy points.
How Rebellious of You
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 3, Pick 22
Figgy Pudding said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (C.J. Anderson).
- J. Langford, RB
- Round 6, Pick 59
With their sixth-round pick, Figgy Pudding pulled the trigger. They drafted Jeremy Langford at pick number 59 despite an ADP of just 85 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was John Brown Worth it at Pick No. 62?
- John Brown, WR
- Round 7, Pick 62
Figgy Pudding sure hopes so. The Cardinals' WR is projected to get 146 points this year, just a bit better than last season.
With four below-average positions on Figgy Pudding, DEF and K are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 190, ADP 132
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 236, ADP 133
- Connor Barth
- Rank 204, ADP 88
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 210, ADP 95
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..."