Kelly's Krunchers proved on draft day that when the lights come on, they perform, building a strong team capable of beating anyone on the schedule. They are expected to finish second in The Tri State Showdown League with a record of 11-3-0 (3,678 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (35th overall), RBs Le'Veon Bell (3rd) and Matt Forte (19th), and WRs Julio Jones (14th) and Jordan Matthews (30th). They have the most prolific group of RBs in the league, as they added Forte, Bell, Alfred Morris, and Ameer Abdullah to their roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Kelly's Krunchers has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Kelly's Krunchers.
Carrying the Load
Kelly's Krunchers has five above-average positions with RB and QB projected to lead the way.
Close to the Vest
Kelly's Krunchers was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing 11 "low-risk" players out of 25 picks.
Kelly's Krunchers hedged their bets by scooping up DeAngelo Williams in the 17th round to back up Le'Veon Bell, his Steelers teammate (a first-round selection).
Checked Out Early
Kelly's Krunchers 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.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Kelly's Krunchers has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Le'Veon Bell and Matt Forte) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Brandon Coleman, Kelly's Krunchers pounced on him at pick No. 179.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
If Kelly's Krunchers had a nickel for every time Le'Veon Bell is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.
Hopping for Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
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.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 3, Pick 19
The rest of The Tri State Showdown League overlooked a gem, and Kelly's Krunchers made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Matt Forte.
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 35
Kelly's Krunchers 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 13.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 5.1.
Do You Know if Tony Romo is Religious?
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 6, Pick 46
With 344 projected points, Kelly's Krunchers is hoping Romo will be the answer to their prayers.
If Kelly's Krunchers is interested in making a roster move, WR is one area they could improve.
- Cecil Shorts III
- Rank 164, ADP 123
- Donte Moncrief
- Rank 175, ADP 126
- Greg Jennings
- Rank 196, ADP 120
- Mohamed Sanu
- Rank 197, ADP 122
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..."