Playmakers delivered a solid draft performance, taking the fourth overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 8-5-0 (1,669 points), they're projected to finish sixth in KIC-ers Football League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Keenan Allen (second round), Jeremy Maclin (fourth round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). They also have the top group of RBs in the league, as they have David Johnson, LeSean McCoy, Danny Woodhead, and James White for their rotation.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Playmakers (five), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the entire season, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with having the seventh-easiest overall schedule, Playmakers has the toughest first four games of the season.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Playmakers, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Michael Floyd) and fourth-ranked (Mike Wallace) wideouts.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Playmakers, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Danny Woodhead) and fourth-ranked (James White) RBs.
Shouldering the Burden?
Playmakers has three above-average positions on their roster: RB, DEF, and QB.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Playmakers chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Take One Play Off and He's Gone
James White is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking fifth among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (2.0%).
DeAndre Washington is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Playmakers has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Feed Thy Beast
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
David Johnson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish third in the league with 314 touches.
The Power of Persuasion
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 25
Now would be a reasonable time for Playmakers to encourage the KIC-ers Football League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Keenan Allen and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 32
Get on up, it's LeSean McCoy time! He should run cool this season with 220 projected points.
Rethinking That One
- Michael Floyd, WR
- Round 5, Pick 60
While drafted 60th overall, Michael Floyd isn't projected among the NFL's top-30 in either receiving TDs (32nd with 6.3) or receiving yards (33rd with 946).
A Target for Playmakers
- Danny Woodhead, RB
- Round 6, Pick 81
With 10 targets in each of his final two games of 2015, Woodhead was the only running back to reach triple digits in the category.
With three below-average positions on Playmakers, K and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 212, ADP 95
- Nick Folk
- Rank 217, ADP 120
- Ted Ginn Jr.
- Rank 151, ADP 121
- Kendall Wright
- Rank 177, ADP 132
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..."