Picking ninth, Belichick Yo'self put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected fifth-place finish in Guts & Glory League (7-6-0, 1,816 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Andrew Luck (32nd overall), RB Ezekiel Elliott (12th), WR Sammy Watkins (29th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (9th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they have Watkins, Jeremy Maclin, Michael Crabtree, and Marvin Jones Jr. for their rotation.
Belichick Yo'self should just disappear for a while during Week 10. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the toughest slate. Corresponding with the most demanding overall schedule, Belichick Yo'self also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
Belichick Yo'self must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett will be on bye.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Belichick Yo'self picked up projected top-two players (Rob Gronkowski, Ezekiel Elliott, and Stephen Gostkowski).
Close to the Vest
Belichick Yo'self was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Belichick Yo'self nabbed a sleeper in Corey Coleman with pick No. 149.
A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 9
TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 209 projected fantasy points.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Ezekiel Elliott was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
- Sammy Watkins, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
Belichick Yo'self chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.1 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 4, Pick 32
Andrew Luck is projected to rack up 363 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.
It Was a Learning Experience
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Hey, remember that time Belichick Yo'self took DeMarco Murray WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Murray was the weakest value pick of the round.
With three subpar positions on Belichick Yo'self, WR and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Kamar Aiken
- Rank 110, ADP 128
- Phillip Dorsett
- Rank 122, ADP 134
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 195, ADP 129
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 198, ADP 137
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..."