Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for HolyChefs. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected 12th-place finish in Kick Rocks League at 2-11-0 (1,445 points). With their first five picks, HolyChefs focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Andrew Luck (5th overall), RBs Montee Ball (29th) and Ryan Mathews (44th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (20th) and Andre Johnson (53rd). They put together one of the bottom groups of WRs in the league, as they added Marshall, Johnson and Cecil Shorts III for their rotation.
HolyChefs decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.
While Week 6 has the most players on bye for HolyChefs (four), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. HolyChefs has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
WR is the strongest position for HolyChefs, but QB and DEF are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
HolyChefs is a believer in the hopes of the Kansas City Chiefs this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
It appears that HolyChefs likes to gamble, as they took chances on six volatile selections.
Going Out with a Whimper
HolyChefs didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
HolyChefs grabbed a sleeper in Mark Ingram with pick No. 164.
HolyChefs Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Andrew Quarless at pick 173 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Quarless is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Andrew Luck had less value than any other pick of the round.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Now would be a reasonable time for HolyChefs to encourage the Kick Rocks League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Montee Ball, RB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Montee Ball was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Was Maurice Jones-Drew Worth it at Pick No. 68?
- M. Jones-Drew, RB
- Round 6, Pick 68
HolyChefs sure hopes so. The Raiders' running back is projected to get 132 points this year, after producing 146 last year.
Offense Wins Games, Defense Wins Championships
- Kansas City, DEF
- Round 7, Pick 77
Taking a flyer on an up-and-coming Defense can definitely pay dividends. In 2013, more championship rosters in Yahoo! owned the Chiefs Defense than any other unit.
While HolyChefs is projected to have three below-average positions, TE is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 137, ADP 133
- Heath Miller
- Rank 160, ADP 134
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 163, ADP 137
- Tim Wright
- Rank 174, ADP 139
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..."