Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for sydney's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre sixth-place finish in TLC Staff League at 7-4-3 (1,877 points). They have five decent WRs on the roster that are projected to average 215 points this season, near the league average of 215. They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Devonta Freeman, Lamar Miller, and Matt Jones.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, sydney's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Although they have the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, sydney's Team actually has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
sydney's Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and sydney's Team may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
sydney's Team nabbed a sleeper in C.J. Prosise with pick No. 136.
sydney's Team will probably regret their ninth-round choice. Derek Carr, taken with the 85th overall pick, has an ADP of only 115.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
C.J. Prosise is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward sydney's Team for their faith! Or not.
273 More Reasons to Appreciate Dez Bryant
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Bryant ranks seventh in the TLC Staff League among WRs with 273 projected fantasy points.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
The rest of TLC Staff League overlooked a gem, and sydney's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Devonta Freeman.
The Heist Is On
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 4, Pick 36
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, sydney's Team got a steal in snatching Lamar Miller in the fourth round (36th overall pick vs. ADP of 12.1).
The Titan to Target
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 5, Pick 45
Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.
Was Blake Bortles the Best Choice at Pick No. 56?
- Blake Bortles, QB
- Round 6, Pick 56
sydney's Team apparently thinks so. The Jaguars' signal-caller is projected to notch 293 points this year, after producing 334 last year.
While sydney's Team is projected to have four below-average positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 179, ADP 112
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 184, ADP 122
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 189, ADP 137
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 190, ADP 131
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..."