For some the 10th overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for Connor's Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Connor's Team, resulting in their projected 4-9-0 (1,471) record and ninth-place finish in Cool Kids League. With their first five picks, Connor's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (30th overall), RBs Melvin Gordon (31st) and C.J. Spiller (50th), and WRs Julio Jones (10th) and Dez Bryant (11th). They put together one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they added Jones, Bryant, Sammy Watkins, and Marques Colston.
Connor's Team can write off Week 11 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. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the hardest schedules. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Connor's Team.
A Dominating Pair
QB and WR are both projected to be really solid units for Connor's Team.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With eight "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Connor's Team is looking for dependable help.
Checked Out Early
Connor's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Defense Wins Championships?
Connor's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Connor's Team apparently thinks Drew Brees and Dan Bailey don't require back-ups.
Hopping for Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 10
Jones was the lone NFL player to log 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.
The Power of Persuasion
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Now would be a reasonable time for Connor's Team to encourage the Cool Kids League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Dez Bryant and his 87 projected catches (ranked 10th in the NFL).
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 3, Pick 30
Connor's Team drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He's projected to drop bombs on DBs this year, to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 13.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 5.1.
If it Ain't Broke
- Melvin Gordon, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Connor's Team didn't grab their first RB (Melvin Gordon) until the fourth round.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- C.J. Spiller, RB
- Round 5, Pick 50
They grabbed C.J. Spiller with the 50th pick, even though his ADP is only 86 across all Yahoo! leagues.
With four subpar positions on Connor's Team, DEF and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 226, ADP 143
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 235, ADP 134
- Duke Johnson Jr.
- Rank 112, ADP 125
- Isaiah Crowell
- Rank 116, ADP 115
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..."