With the first overall pick, Thanos' momma put on a show for the competition. Drafting a complete team capable of winning week in and week out, they're projected to finish second in Rob Elliott's League with a record of 9-5-0 (2,307 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Amari Cooper (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for Thanos' momma to have a good season, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.
Thanos' momma should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Thanos' momma has the league's easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Shouldering the Burden?
Thanos' momma has three above-average positions on their roster: WR, QB, and K.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With seven "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Thanos' momma is looking for dependable help.
Drink Plenty of Milk
With an average of 7.3 years of NFL experience, Thanos' momma has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.
With their ninth-round pick, Thanos' momma pulled the trigger. They drafted Antonio Gates at pick number 65 despite an ADP of just 94.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Take One Play Off and He'll Burn You Deep
Philip Rivers is one of the most high-octane QBs in the NFL. Projections have him ranking fifth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.
Earning His Keep
Projections have Philip Rivers finishing with 28.8 passing TDs and 4,564 yards, good enough to rank him at eighth and fifth respectively.
Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,470 total yards (1,126 rushing, 344 receiving).
258 Reasons for Thanos' momma to Appreciate Keenan Allen
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 17
Allen ranks 10th in the Rob Elliott's League among WRs with 258 projected fantasy points.
The Heist Is On
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 6, Pick 48
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Thanos' momma got a steal in snatching Andrew Luck in the sixth round (48th overall pick vs. ADP of 37).
Was the 49th Pick the Right Time for Jeremy Maclin?
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 7, Pick 49
Thanos' momma apparently believes it is. The Chiefs' wide receiver is projected to notch 231 points this year, after producing 243 last year.
With three subpar positions on Thanos' momma, DEF and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 113
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 191, ADP 122
- Jason Witten
- Rank 127, ADP 120
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 130, ADP 135
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..."