Jonathan's Team delivered a solid draft performance, taking the second overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 7-6-0 (1,590 points), they're projected to finish sixth in Stampede Blue League 4 League. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting LeSean McCoy (first round), Le'Veon Bell (second round), and Toby Gerhart (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Jonathan's Team, as they are one of the top groups of RBs in the league.
Jonathan's Team should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least challenging schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Jonathan's Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Jonathan's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Toby Gerhart) and fourth-ranked (Tre Mason) RBs.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Jonathan's Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (LeSean McCoy, Justin Tucker, and Kansas City).
I Keep Getting Older
And they stay the same age. Jonathan's Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 3.5 years of NFL experience.
The top half of the Jonathan's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Full Control Early On
Jonathan's Team began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Jonathan's Team grabbed a sleeper in Tre Mason with pick No. 170.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked seventh in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 23
Jonathan's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking LeSean McCoy and Le'Veon Bell before targeting other positions.
The Power of Persuasion
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
Now would be a reasonable time for Jonathan's Team to encourage the Stampede Blue League 4 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Randall Cobb and his 87 projected catches (ranked 10th in the NFL).
Rethinking That One
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 47
Cordarrelle Patterson may not justify his 47th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (32nd with 950) and TDs (37th with 5.8).
Haters Gonna Hate
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 5, Pick 50
The rest of Stampede Blue League 4 League overlooked a gem, and Jonathan's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Toby Gerhart.
Jonathan's Team has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and WR), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 154, ADP 138
- Tim Wright
- Rank 169, ADP 139
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 177, ADP 123
- Jermichael Finley
- Rank 181, ADP 119
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..."