Hopefully just because this draft was average, Chris Hogan's Heros won't purchase a muscle car or jacked-up truck to overcompensate. And hey, with the right breaks, maybe this team can reach the playoffs. They are projected to finish sixth in Footballers 4 Life League with a record of 7-6-0 (1,345 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Nick Foles (41st overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (1st) and Andre Ellington (21st), and WRs Jordy Nelson (20th) and Keenan Allen (40th). They built the best group of RBs in the league, as they added McCoy, Ellington, Rashad Jennings, and Ben Tate to their roster.
Chris Hogan's Heros should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Chris Hogan's Heros.
Assessing the Assets
RB is the strongest position for Chris Hogan's Heros, though QB and K are also better than the league's average.
Show Some ID
Chris Hogan's Heros isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 3.8 years of NFL experience.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Chris Hogan's Heros has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Jordy Nelson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Chris Hogan's Heros chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Kelvin Benjamin, Chris Hogan's Heros pounced on him at pick No. 120.
With three steals in the first 8 rounds (Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, and Keenan Allen), Chris Hogan's Heros made some shrewd moves.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,639 all-purpose yards.
189 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Nelson ranks ninth in the Footballers 4 Life League among wideouts with 189 projected fantasy points.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 3, Pick 21
Andre Ellington is projected to finish fifth in the league with 1,508 total yards (1,035 rushing, 472 receiving).
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Allen
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 4, Pick 40
Keenan Allen is expected to reach paydirt 8.2 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
TDs Like a Boss
- Nick Foles, QB
- Round 5, Pick 41
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.
Chris Hogan's Heros has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with DEF being the most immediate need.
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 164, ADP 71
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 231, ADP 144
- Baltimore Defense
- Rank 242, ADP 141
- Tampa Bay Defense
- Rank 247, ADP 140
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..."