Sometimes in life we make mistakes. Discount Belichick will hopefully use this one as a learning opportunity, so in future drafts they will perform much better. After selecting sixth overall, they are projected to go 5-8-0 (2,157 points) and finish eighth in Deal Fantasy Football League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Tony Romo (46th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (6th) and Lamar Miller (35th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (15th) and A.J. Green (26th). They built the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Green, and Allen Robinson.
Week 7 would be a good opportunity for Discount Belichick to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest slates. Discount Belichick has the opportunity to start and finish with a flurry, 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
Discount Belichick might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 7, as their No. 1- (Jordy Nelson), No. 2- (A.J. Green) and No. 5-ranked (Eddie Royal) WRs will all be resting that week.
On the Rise
Discount Belichick hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
Discount Belichick is a believer in the hopes of the Miami Dolphins this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
Discount Belichick will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only K (Cody Parkey) and only DEF (Buffalo) will both be on bye that week.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Discount Belichick has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jordy Nelson and Cody Parkey) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Discount Belichick chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
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 322 touches.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Discount Belichick chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.6 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.
169 Reasons for Discount Belichick to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
Green ranks ninth in the Deal Fantasy Football League among WRs with 169 projected fantasy points.
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 4, Pick 35
Lamar Miller is projected to tally 1,113 yards on the ground, placing him at 10th in the NFL in that category.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 5, Pick 46
The rest of Deal Fantasy Football League overlooked a gem, and Discount Belichick made the highest value pick of the round by taking Tony Romo.
Discount Belichick has one weak area, QB, that they may want to improve.
- Alex Smith
- Rank 179, ADP 119
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..."