It's not everyday you see this type of draft performance. Bolting to LA took the second overall pick and turned it into what experts would describe as a "mediocre, if not disappointing," draft. They are projected to finish with a record of 4-9-0, good enough for a "book-a-weekend-getaway-during-the-playoffs," 10th, in Sunday Funday League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (19th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (2nd) and LeSean McCoy (22nd), and WRs Brandin Cooks (39th) and Davante Adams (42nd). They have one of the top RB duos in the league, as they have Lynch and McCoy on the roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Bolting to LA 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 season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Bolting to LA.
A Good Problem to Have?
Bolting to LA will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Ameer Abdullah), fourth- (Rashad Jennings), and fifth-ranked (Danny Woodhead) RBs.
RB or Bust
Unfortunately, RB is the only strong position on Bolting to LA. Fortunately, there's always next year.
On the Rise
Bolting to LA hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Bolting to LA will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only K (Blair Walsh) and only DEF (Carolina) will both be on bye that week.
Going Out with a Whimper
Bolting to LA didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
He Can Catch, Too
Danny Woodhead is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs with 526 projected receiving yards.
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
If Bolting to LA had a nickel for every time Marshawn Lynch is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.
Haters Gonna Hate
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 22
The rest of Sunday Funday League overlooked a gem, and Bolting to LA made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing LeSean McCoy.
190 Excuses to Cheer for Brandin Cooks
- Brandin Cooks, WR
- Round 4, Pick 39
Cooks ranks 10th in the Sunday Funday League among wideouts with 190 projected fantasy points.
- Davante Adams, WR
- Round 5, Pick 42
With their fifth-round pick, Bolting to LA pulled the trigger. They drafted Davante Adams at pick number 42 despite an ADP of just 93.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Bolting to LA has five positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including TE and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 126, ADP 133
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 133, ADP 136
- Baltimore Defense
- Rank 199, ADP 102
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
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..."