Even though DawgTime didn't have a high draft pick (sixth overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish first in head buster League with a record of 12-0-0 (3,563 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (46th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (6th) and Matt Forte (15th), and WRs Randall Cobb (26th) and T.Y. Hilton (35th). They ended up with the best RB combo in the league, as they added Lacy and Forte.
DawgTime should use Week 7 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 six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for DawgTime.
Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for DawgTime, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Matt Forte) and third-ranked (Isaiah Crowell) RBs is significant.
Close to the Vest
DawgTime was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing 10 "low-risk" players out of 24 picks.
Bold Strategy, DawgTime
Let's see if it pays off. In Week 10, both Matt Bryant and Phil Dawson will be on bye for DawgTime.
This is the American version, folks. DawgTime elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Team of Champions
DawgTime 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 (Matt Forte, Randall Cobb, and T.Y. Hilton).
Full Control Early On
DawgTime began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.
Lacy is Hungry
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 6
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 329 touches.
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
DawgTime stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and Matt Forte before targeting other positions.
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
DawgTime chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.
Rare Company for Roethlisberger
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 5, Pick 46
Big Ben joined Aaron Rodgers as the only QBs to eclipse 4,000 yards and average at least 8.0 yards per attempt last season. He was also one of just four signal-callers to throw for 30+ TDs and have fewer than 10 interceptions on the year.
242 Excuses to Cheer for Jarvis Landry
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 6, Pick 55
Landry ranks ninth in the head buster League among wideouts with 242 projected fantasy points.
TE, the only subpar position on DawgTime, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Larry Donnell
- Rank 153, ADP 132
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 161, ADP 119
- Charles Clay
- Rank 171, ADP 126
- Benjamin Watson
- Rank 173, ADP 124
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..."