Sometimes in life we make mistakes. Sawyer's Supple Team will hopefully use this one as a learning opportunity, so in future drafts they will perform much better. After selecting fourth overall, they are projected to go 5-12-0 (2,733 points) and finish fifth in Niverville Fantasy Football League. With their first five picks, Sawyer's Supple Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (9th overall), RBs David Johnson (4th) and Lamar Miller (16th), and WRs T.Y. Hilton (21st) and Jordy Nelson (28th). They also landed the best QB tandem in the league, as they added Rodgers and Drew Brees.
Sawyer's Supple Team took advantage of both of their keeper spots to retain David Johnson (4.5 ADP) and Aaron Rodgers (26 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their second-ranked keeper (Aaron Rodgers) is less valuable than a third-round draft choice. Overall, the two keepers on Sawyer's Supple Team are projected to be slightly less productive (by 9.7%) than the draft picks they replaced.
Sawyer's Supple Team should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Sawyer's Supple Team has the toughest first four games of the season.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Sawyer's Supple Team might require waiver wire help in Week 9, as their No. 1- (David Johnson), No. 2- (Lamar Miller) and No. 4-ranked (Matt Jones) RBs will all be idle that week.
TE is the strongest position for Sawyer's Supple Team, but QB and DEF are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Michael Thomas, Sawyer's Supple Team pounced on him at pick No. 112.
Like Elway in His Prime
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,832) and passing TDs (31.8).
Sawyer's Supple Team drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to drop bombs on DBs this year, to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 12.6 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.8.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in Niverville Fantasy Football League, Sawyer's Supple Team 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.
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
If Sawyer's Supple Team had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 314 nickels.
Sawyer's Supple Team's Stud Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 9
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 412 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.
Does Lamar Miller Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 3, Pick 16
Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Miller is ranked ninth in the league with 1,535 all-purpose yards.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- T.Y. Hilton, WR
- Round 4, Pick 21
Despite being an above-average player at his position, T.Y. Hilton was the weakest value pick of the round.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 5, Pick 28
Sawyer's Supple Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.
Sawyer's Supple Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (WR and RB), but WR is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Larry Fitzgerald
- Rank 58, ADP 64
- John Brown
- Rank 64, ADP 84
- Emmanuel Sanders
- Rank 73, ADP 86
- DeSean Jackson
- Rank 76, 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..."