Entering the draft with the sixth overall pick, the expectations were high for The Really Real Mom. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre eighth-place finish in LongDongs League at 6-7-0 (1,464 points).
The Really Real Mom. used all three of their keeper slots. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: Dez Bryant (11.5 ADP), Lamar Miller (13.1 ADP), and Jordy Nelson (22.2 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their third-ranked keeper (Jordy Nelson) is more valuable than a second-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on The Really Real Mom. are projected to be marginally more productive (by 0.2%) than the draft picks they replaced.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Really Real Mom. has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, The Really Real Mom. has the most difficult last four games of the season.
One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes
The Really Real Mom. is hoping that either Jeremy Hill or Giovani Bernard will emerge as a serious threat for the Cincinnati Bengals.
TE is the strongest position for The Really Real Mom., but RB and DEF are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
"It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"
After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, The Really Real Mom. accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the The Really Real Mom. roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 12).
The Really Real Mom. got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Paul Perkins and Jared Goff are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for The Really Real Mom.
A Nose for the End Zone
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
Dez Bryant is expected to cross the goal line 9.8 times, placing him second in the NFL in projected receiving TDs. His 1,287 projected receiving yards also place him seventh in the league.
Lamar Miller Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
The playbook reads him. The Really Real Mom. should be in decent shape if Miller gets his 311 projected touches this year.
176 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 30
Nelson ranks ninth in the LongDongs League among WRs with 176 projected fantasy points.
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 4, Pick 42
If other Yahoo! users are right, The Really Real Mom. got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Doug Martin (42nd overall pick vs. ADP of 22.5).
The Titan to Target
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 6, Pick 66
Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.
The Really Real Mom. has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (QB and WR), but QB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 141, ADP 128
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 145, ADP 124
- Alex Smith
- Rank 153, ADP 117
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 158, 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..."