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 Julio Julio JU-LI-OO can cling to as their playoff aspirations are dwindling quickly. They picked eighth overall in Rob Elliott's League and are forecasted to finish fifth with a record of 7-7-0 (2,254 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Ezekiel Elliott (first round), Devonta Freeman (fourth round), and C.J. Anderson (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Julio Julio JU-LI-OO, as they are the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league.
Julio Julio JU-LI-OO will need to tap into their depth Week 9, as their top two projected scorers (Andy Dalton and Carson Palmer) will be on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a softer-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Julio Julio JU-LI-OO has the toughest first four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 9, Julio Julio JU-LI-OO will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
RB or Bust
RB is the only stronger-than-average position group for Julio Julio JU-LI-OO.
Julio Julio JU-LI-OO may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the Julio Julio JU-LI-OO 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. 7).
Team of Champions
Julio Julio JU-LI-OO is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Allen Robinson, Devonta Freeman, and Carson Palmer.
It's How You Finish
Julio Julio JU-LI-OO must have had a motivational halftime speech, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Elliott is Hungry
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 293 touches.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
Mike Evans is expected to reach paydirt 8.7 times, placing him sixth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 4, Pick 25
The rest of Rob Elliott's League overlooked a gem, and Julio Julio JU-LI-OO made the highest value pick of the round by taking Devonta Freeman.
Was Eric Decker the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 41?
- Eric Decker, WR
- Round 6, Pick 41
Julio Julio JU-LI-OO apparently thinks so. The Jets' wideout is projected to earn 236 points this year, after putting up 253 last year.
With four subpar positions on Julio Julio JU-LI-OO, TE and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Jason Witten
- Rank 127, ADP 120
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 130, ADP 135
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 113
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 191, ADP 122
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..."