What is that horrible smell? It smells like burnt hair. Oh, never mind, it's just the Don's Dazzling Team roster. It'll take more than a plug-in to fix this team, which is projected to finish sixth in Go Hard! League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,573 points). RB depth won't be the issue this season as Don's Dazzling Team loaded up, drafting LeSean McCoy (1st overall), Montee Ball (16th), and Giovani Bernard (17th) with their first three selections. This group will have to produce in order for Don's Dazzling Team to have a good season, as they are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Don's Dazzling Team 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 one of the weakest slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Don's Dazzling Team also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Shouldering the Burden?
Don's Dazzling Team has three above-average positions on their roster: TE, RB, and K.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Don's Dazzling Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Cam Newton) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have similar seasonal point projections.
I Keep Getting Older
And they stay the same age. Don's Dazzling Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.9 years of NFL experience.
A Dominating Duo
Don's Dazzling Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Antonio Brown) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Brandin Cooks and Jeremy Hill are a couple of late-round fliers with nice upside for Don's Dazzling Team.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Don's Dazzling Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.
- Montee Ball, RB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Don's Dazzling Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Montee Ball right off the bat.
The Power of Persuasion
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 4, Pick 32
Now would be a reasonable time for Don's Dazzling Team to encourage the Go Hard! League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 5, Pick 33
They grabbed Toby Gerhart with the 33rd pick, even though his ADP is only 43.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was Andre Johnson the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 48?
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 6, Pick 48
Don's Dazzling Team apparently thinks so. The Texans' wideout is projected to get 149 points this year, after producing 170 last year.
With three subpar positions on Don's Dazzling Team, QB and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Andy Dalton
- Rank 128, ADP 123
- Eli Manning
- Rank 135, ADP 132
- DeAndre Hopkins
- Rank 106, ADP 124
- Justin Hunter
- Rank 108, ADP 124
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..."