Who's next figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the 10th overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-4-0 (4,584 points). With that record, they will likely finish seventh in Crushed Hopes (Season 4) League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Dez Bryant (first round), Julio Jones (second round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fourth round). Who's next will rely heavily on this group, as they are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.
While Who's next is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Who's next 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 seventh-most grueling overall schedule, Who's next has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Stairway to Seven?
The fantasy hopes of Who's next rest heavily on the fortunes of Mike Tomlin's crew, as they have five players from the City of Champions on their roster.
WR is the strongest position for Who's next, though QB and DEF aren't too shabby either.
Close to the Vest
Who's next was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing 16 "low-risk" players out of 30 picks.
Who's next hedged their bets by scooping up LeGarrette Blount in the 22nd round to back up Le'Veon Bell, his Steelers teammate (a third-round selection).
Who's next elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
With six steals in the first 18 rounds (including Gerald McCoy, Devonta Freeman, and Seattle), Who's next made some shrewd moves.
The Power of Persuasion
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Now would be a reasonable time for Who's next to encourage the Crushed Hopes (Season 4) League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Dez Bryant and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).
264 More Reasons to Appreciate Julio Jones
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Jones ranks seventh in the Crushed Hopes (Season 4) League among WRs with 264 projected fantasy points.
How Rebellious of You
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 3, Pick 38
Who's next said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Le'Veon Bell).
TDs Like a Boss
- Nick Foles, QB
- Round 5, Pick 66
Although he ranks outside the top-20 in projected passing yards (21st with 3,953), Nick Foles is expected to land fifth in the NFL in TD passes with 30.2.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- Bishop Sankey, RB
- Round 6, Pick 75
And so was drafting Bishop Sankey, the weakest value of the round.
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..."