The GM of Pork chop took the fourth overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. Pork chop will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish fifth in Stupid loser League with a record of 6-8-0 (1,570 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Keenan Allen (third round), Mike Evans (fourth round), and Demaryius Thomas (fifth round). They also have the top group of RBs in the league, as they have David Johnson, Adrian Peterson, and Eddie Lacy to lead the way.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Pork chop 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 more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Pork chop has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Pork chop may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Dallas Cowboys Fan?
Pork chop reached twice to draft a Dallas Cowboys player.
Pork chop elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Taking a Chance
With their ninth-round pick, Pork chop threw caution to the wind. They took Jason Witten at pick number 68 despite an ADP of 121.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.
David Johnson Doesn't Read the Playbook
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
The playbook reads him. Pork chop should be in decent shape if Johnson gets his 313 projected touches this year.
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Pork chop stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing David Johnson and Adrian Peterson right off the bat.
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 20
Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fifth in the league.
167 More Reasons to Appreciate Mike Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 4, Pick 29
Evans ranks 10th in the Stupid loser League among WRs with 167 projected fantasy points.
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 6, Pick 45
Pork chop may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing Eddie Lacy (45th overall pick vs. ADP of 28.8).
With four below-average positions on Pork chop, TE and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 113, ADP 129
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 136, ADP 136
- Philadelphia Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 142
- Pittsburgh Defense
- Rank 219, ADP 134
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..."