When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with Super Mario, which flipped its fifth overall pick into a projected third-place finish in Niverville Fantasy Football League (10-7-0, 2,822 points). They wanted to make sure they had plenty of wideout options, picking Julio Jones (first round), Allen Robinson (third round), Randall Cobb (sixth round), and Brandon Marshall (seventh round) with four of their first seven selections. They also built the most prolific TE tandem in the league, as they have Rob Gronkowski and Gary Barnidge on their team.
Super Mario made use of both of their keeper positions to retain Julio Jones (4 ADP) and Rob Gronkowski (9.1 ADP). On average, their two keepers are slightly less valuable (by 0%) than the draft picks that they replaced.
Week 10 may cause some frustration for Super Mario, as their top two projected scorers (Matthew Stafford and Derek Carr) will have a bye week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the softest schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Super Mario has the easiest first four games of the season.
Next Year, Just Show Up On Time
The coach of Super Mario must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.
Tread Left on the Tires
With an average of 6.8 years of NFL experience, Super Mario is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
While the bottom half of the Super Mario roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 6).
Super Mario got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Team of Champions
Super Mario is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, six of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski, and Allen Robinson.
Better Late Than Never
Super Mario finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 5
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 2, Pick 8
Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 17
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Allen Robinson was the weakest value pick of the round.
How Rebellious of You
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 4, Pick 20
Super Mario said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (LeSean McCoy).
It Was a Learning Experience
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 5, Pick 29
Hey, remember that time Super Mario took Jeremy Hill WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Hill was the weakest value pick of the round.
If Super Mario is looking to make a roster move, QB is a position they could look to upgrade first.
- Kirk Cousins
- Rank 95, ADP 110
- Andy Dalton
- Rank 106, ADP 112
- Matt Ryan
- Rank 122, ADP 129
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 126, ADP 127
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..."