Even though Kenny's Team didn't have a high draft pick (seventh overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish second in Cool Kids League with a record of 8-5-0 (1,548 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Odell Beckham Jr. (second round), and DeAndre Hopkins (fourth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Kenny's Team will benefit. They are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.
Kenny's Team should use Week 6 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have three 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 tougher-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Kenny's Team.
Kenny's Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Tony Romo) and second-drafted QB (Cam Newton) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Bold Strategy, Kenny's Team
Let's see if it pays off. In Week 10, both Adam Vinatieri and Matt Bryant will be on bye for Kenny's Team.
This is the American version, folks. Kenny's Team elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Kenny's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr.) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Kenny's Team nabbed a sleeper in Tyler Eifert with pick No. 127.
Cam Newton can deliver fantasy glory to Kenny's Team with his arm and his legs. Newton has 553 projected rushing yards, and ranks third among QBs in that category.
Kenny's Team Found Their WR1
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 7
Brown paced all wideouts with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards last season. Only Demaryius Thomas (184) got more targets than Brown's 181, and only Dez Bryant (16) had more TDs than Brown's 13.
Finishing With a Bang
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
From Week 9 through Week 17, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
The rest of Cool Kids League overlooked a gem, and Kenny's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking LeSean McCoy.
Taking a Chance
- Joseph Randle, RB
- Round 5, Pick 47
With their fifth-round pick, Kenny's Team threw caution to the wind. They took Joseph Randle at pick number 47 despite an ADP of 62 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was the 54th Pick the Right Time for Tony Romo?
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 6, Pick 54
Kenny's Team apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' quarterback is projected to net 289 points this year, after putting up 275 last season.
There are four positions that Kenny's Team could look to improve, including TE and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 127, ADP 134
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 136, ADP 137
- 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..."