The GM of Jaime's Team took the second overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish first in The Rubber Band aka La Liga League with a record of 11-2-0 (2,428 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (26th overall), RB Le'Veon Bell (2nd), WR Demaryius Thomas (23rd), and TE Jordan Reed (50th) within the first five rounds. They also ultimately collected one of the highest-scoring sets of RBs in the league, as they added Bell, Paul Perkins, Darren Sproles, and Jamaal Williams.
Jaime's Team can write off Week 8 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the easiest schedules. Jaime's Team has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Jaime's Team will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only TE (Jordan Reed), only K (Matt Bryant), and only DEF (Atlanta) will all be on bye that week.
Jaime's Team has four positions that are better than league average. While QB, RB, and K are projected to be good, TE is the strongest on Jaime's Team.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Jaime's Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Aaron Rodgers, Le'Veon Bell, and Jordan Reed).
The top half of the Jaime's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Team of Winners
Jaime's Team 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 (Le'Veon Bell, Aaron Rodgers, and Jordan Reed).
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Jaime's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Turn Up The Volume
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
With 327 touches, Le'Veon Bell is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. Jaime's Team demands more!
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 26
Rodgers was the only quarterback to pass for 40 touchdowns last season, and among QBs, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 5, Pick 50
Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Pierre Garcon, WR
- Round 6, Pick 71
They grabbed Pierre Garcon with the 71st pick, even though his ADP is only 106 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was the 74th Pick the Right Time for Brandon Marshall?
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 7, Pick 74
Jaime's Team apparently believes it is. The Giants' wide receiver is projected to improve to the tune of 219 points this year, after only putting up 156 last year.
If Jaime's Team wants to upgrade, WR and DEF are areas they could go after first.
- Allen Hurns
- Rank 175, ADP 128
- Will Fuller V
- Rank 194, ADP 129
- Carolina Defense
- Rank 161, ADP 110
- Jacksonville Defense
- Rank 183, ADP 144
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..."