Bruins isn't the best team in the league, but they aren't the worst, and there is something to be said for that. After selecting second overall, they are projected to finish in sixth in Yahoo Public 285420 League at 6-8-0 (1,598 points). With their first five picks, Bruins aimed for balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (22nd overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (19th) and Thomas Rawls (39th), and WRs Antonio Brown (2nd) and Brandin Cooks (42nd). They put together the most prolific QB tandem in the league, as they added Newton and Tyrod Taylor to their squad.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Bruins 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 harder-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Bruins also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
QB is the strongest position for Bruins, though WR and RB aren't too shabby either.
Close to the Vest
Bruins was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
The top half of the Bruins roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
Team of Champions
Bruins assembled 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 Antonio Brown, Cam Newton, and Thomas Rawls.
Bruins elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Beginning with a Bang
Bruins got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Eddie Lacy was the weakest value pick of the round.
Did Bruins Just Dab?
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 3, Pick 22
Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.
Move Over Marshawn
- Thomas Rawls, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.
Was Latavius Murray the Best Choice at Pick No. 59?
- L. Murray, RB
- Round 6, Pick 59
Bruins apparently thinks so. The Raiders' RB is projected to have 160 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last season.
There are three positions that Bruins could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 110, ADP 114
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 127, ADP 133
- Jared Cook
- Rank 132, ADP 134
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
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..."