Union Jack-offs took a high draft pick and turned it into a playoff-caliber squad with a projected record of 7-7-0 (1,698). They should be able to roll through most of Beat the Brits League on their way to a projected fifth-place finish. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (16th overall), RB Todd Gurley (5th), WR Amari Cooper (25th), and TE Jordan Reed (36th) within the first five rounds. They put together the best TE combo in the league, as they have Reed and Coby Fleener on their team.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Union Jack-offs has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a softer-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Union Jack-offs.
Up, Up, and Away
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Union Jack-offs hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Will Fuller, Union Jack-offs pounced on him at pick No. 136.
A Bit of a Reach
Union Jack-offs went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Vincent Jackson has an ADP of 122.7, but he was grabbed at pick No. 85. Patience is a virtue, Union Jack-offs.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in Beat the Brits League, Union Jack-offs may have found a gem in Ameer Abdullah. Including his 596 projected return yards, he ranks seventh in the league with 1,543 all-purpose yards.
Will Fuller is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Union Jack-offs for their faith! Or not.
Not Cashing In
Although he ranks in the top-5 in projected passing yards (fourth with 4,579), Matt Ryan is expected to place only 23rd in the NFL with 22.1 TD passes.
Feed The Beast
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 345 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 4, Pick 36
Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 5, Pick 45
Now would be a reasonable time for Union Jack-offs to encourage the Beat the Brits League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julian Edelman and his 93 projected catches (ranked eighth in the NFL).
Was Jonathan Stewart Worth it at Pick No. 56?
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 6, Pick 56
Union Jack-offs sure hopes so. The Panthers' running back is projected to net 165 points this year, after putting up 147 last year.
If Union Jack-offs is interested in making a roster move, WR is one area they could improve.
- Phillip Dorsett
- Rank 120, ADP 134
- Chris Hogan
- Rank 121, ADP 129
- Rishard Matthews
- Rank 144, ADP 132
- Sammie Coates
- Rank 149, ADP 132
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..."