Before the draft, no one would have expected this squad to end up with a projected finish of third. Canton Bound turned the eighth overall pick into a season potentially filled with success. They're expected to finish 10-3-0 (1,551 points) in Teke Football League XVII-A League. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandin Cooks (third round), Golden Tate (fourth round), and Allen Hurns (fifth round). They ended up with the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Adrian Peterson, Devonta Freeman, Giovani Bernard, and T.J. Yeldon.
Canton Bound can write off Week 5 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Canton Bound.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Canton Bound is looking for dependable help.
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 3 in the league with an average of 7.6 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 12 with 4 years).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Canton Bound has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Adrian Peterson and Devonta Freeman) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Canton Bound grabbed a sleeper in Tajae Sharpe with pick No. 204.
The Golden Boot
Steven Hauschka is projected to lead the NFL with 4.8 makes from 50+ yards.
Tajae Sharpe is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Canton Bound for their faith! Or not.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
With 323 touches, Adrian Peterson is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. How touching, Canton Bound.
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 2, Pick 21
Canton Bound stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Devonta Freeman right off the bat.
- Brandin Cooks, WR
- Round 3, Pick 36
If other Yahoo! users are right, Canton Bound got a steal in the third round, when they selected Brandin Cooks (36th overall pick vs. ADP of 22.3).
Rethinking That One
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 4, Pick 49
While drafted 49th overall, Golden Tate isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (26th with 6.9) or receiving yards (22nd with 1,022).
- Allen Hurns, WR
- Round 5, Pick 64
With their fifth-round pick, Canton Bound pulled the trigger. They drafted Allen Hurns at pick number 64 despite an ADP of just 79.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With three below-average positions on Canton Bound, TE and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Clive Walford
- Rank 162, ADP 129
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 207, ADP 129
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 246, ADP 133
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 253, ADP 129
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..."