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 Skins4DaWin, which flipped its ninth overall pick into a projected fourth-place finish in Bird up League (9-5-0, 1,547 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (12th overall), RB Matt Forte (32nd), WR DeAndre Hopkins (9th), and TE Jordan Reed (29th) within the first five rounds. They also built the best group of WRs in the league, as they added Hopkins, Jarvis Landry, Jeremy Maclin, and John Brown.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Skins4DaWin has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least difficult slates. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Skins4DaWin also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Close to the Vest
Skins4DaWin was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing nine "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Skins4DaWin elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Dwayne Allen, Skins4DaWin pounced on him at pick No. 132.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 1, Pick 9
DeAndre Hopkins is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fifth in the league.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.
He's a Talented TE, Totes McGotes
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 3, Pick 29
Jordan Reed is projected to finish second in the NFL among TEs in both TD receptions (with 7.4) and receiving yards (with 994).
How Rebellious of You
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 4, Pick 32
Skins4DaWin said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Matt Forte).
Jumping on Jarvis:
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 5, Pick 49
Skins4DaWin may see some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
If Skins4DaWin wants to upgrade, RB and DEF are areas they could go after first.
- T.J. Yeldon
- Rank 115, ADP 122
- Bilal Powell
- Rank 124, ADP 127
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 190, ADP 135
- Philadelphia Defense
- Rank 206, ADP 142
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..."