Alan's Team got saddled with a late draft position (seventh overall) and didn't respond. The poor draft slot will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in 10th place in Dy Nasty League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,882 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Cam Newton (7th overall), RB Montee Ball (34th), WR Antonio Brown (27th), and TE Julius Thomas (47th) within the first five rounds. They have one of the most prolific TE pairs in the league, as they added Thomas and Greg Olsen.
While Week 4 has the most players on bye for Alan's Team (five), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the hardest schedules. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, Alan's Team also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
TE or Bust
TE is the only above-average position group for Alan's Team.
The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem
It seems like Alan's Team likes to gamble -- they rolled the dice on 10 "high-risk" picks.
Team of Champions
Alan's Team 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 (Matthew Stafford, Antonio Brown, and Julius Thomas).
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
Alan's Team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
The Sleepy Trio
Alan's Team selected three late-round sleepers (Jonathan Stewart, Cody Latimer, and Isaiah Crowell).
With four steals in the first 12 rounds (including Greg Olsen, Andre Johnson, and Montee Ball), Alan's Team made some shrewd moves.
Rethinking That One?
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Cam Newton was the weakest value pick of the round.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 2, Pick 14
Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,950).
The Power of Persuasion
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 27
Now would be a reasonable time for Alan's Team to encourage the Dy Nasty League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).
How Rebellious of You
- Montee Ball, RB
- Round 4, Pick 34
Alan's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Montee Ball).
The Tightest of Ends
- Julius Thomas, TE
- Round 5, Pick 47
Julius Thomas is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (third with 8) and receiving yards (fifth with 805).
While Alan's Team is expected to be weak across four positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Fred Jackson
- Rank 103, ADP 118
- James White
- Rank 127, ADP 125
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis
- Rank 192, ADP 117
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..."