Andy Dufresne once said that "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Sadly, hope might be the only thing that Evander can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They were not able to overcome being the last team to pick in Niverville Fantasy Football League and are forecasted to finish in sixth place with a record of 5-12-0 (2,723 points). They won't have any issues with depth at WR, using their first three picks to load up, drafting Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, and A.J. Green. A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the top group of WRs in the league.
Evander made use of both of their keeper positions, stockpiling pass-catchers. They held on to a couple of WRs with their keepers-- Antonio Brown (1.2 ADP) and Mike Evans (22.9 ADP). On average, their two keepers are marginally more valuable (by 1.5%) than the draft picks that they replaced.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Evander has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with having the second-most grueling overall schedule, Evander has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Lots of Brotherly Love
The fantasy hopes of Evander rely heavily on the fortunes of Philly's offense, as they have four Eagles on their roster.
Evander is stacked at WR, but QB isn't too shabby, either.
With an average of just 3.9 years of NFL experience, Evander has assembled the youngest team in the league.
The top half of the Evander roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 5).
Team of Winners
Evander is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Antonio Brown, Devonta Freeman, and Thomas Rawls).
Full Control Early On
Evander began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
Evander fully endorses the wideout's quest for 150 receptions in 2016. Shoot for the moon, Mr. Brown. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
208 More Reasons to Appreciate Mike Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 2, Pick 7
Evans ranks 10th in the Niverville Fantasy Football League among WRs with 208 projected fantasy points.
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 3, Pick 18
A.J. Green is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 90 projected catches rank ninth in the league.
Haters Gonna Hate
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 4, Pick 19
The rest of Niverville Fantasy Football League overlooked a gem, and Evander made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Devonta Freeman.
Do You Know if Andrew Luck is Religious?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 5, Pick 30
With 399 projected points, Evander is hoping Luck will be the answer to their prayers.
With three subpar positions on Evander, RB and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Rashad Jennings
- Rank 77, ADP 108
- Duke Johnson Jr.
- Rank 79, ADP 107
- Arizona Defense
- Rank 140, ADP 76
- Houston Defense
- Rank 171, ADP 87
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..."