The late Maya Angelou once said the greatest gift you can give yourself is forgiveness. County of Dade 305 should consider taking that advice to heart after yielding a projected finish of 11th (4-9-0 1,566 points) despite drafting in the 7 slot. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting DeMarco Murray (first round), Joseph Randle (second round), and Rashad Jennings (fifth round). Even so, they ended up with one of the worst groups of RBs in the league.
County of Dade 305 took advantage of both of their keeper spots to retain Odell Beckham Jr. (9.9 ADP) and Andrew Luck (13.6 ADP). On average, their two keepers are dramatically more valuable (by 49.5%) than the draft picks that they replaced.
County of Dade 305 should drop off the grid during Week 11. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the toughest slates. Despite having the third-most grueling overall schedule, County of Dade 305 actually has the second-softest last four games of the season.
County of Dade 305 is loaded at QB, but WR isn't too shabby, either.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, County of Dade 305 chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Team of Champions?
County of Dade 305 is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: DeMarco Murray, Andrew Luck, and Odell Beckham Jr.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
County of Dade 305 grabbed a sleeper in David Cobb with pick No. 175.
The Bargain Whisperer
County of Dade 305 was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, and Martavis Bryant).
Andre Williams is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) County of Dade 305 has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
DeMarco Da Man
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Running Back (Le'Veon Bell) showed up on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.
- Joseph Randle, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
County of Dade 305 stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing DeMarco Murray and Joseph Randle right off the bat.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Johnson
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 31
Andre Johnson is expected to reach paydirt 8.4 times, placing him eighth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
It Was a Learning Experience
- R. Jennings, RB
- Round 5, Pick 55
Hey, remember that time County of Dade 305 took Rashad Jennings WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Jennings was the weakest value pick of the round.
Was Mike Wallace the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 66?
- Mike Wallace, WR
- Round 6, Pick 66
County of Dade 305 apparently thinks so. The Vikings' wideout is only predicted to have 138 points this year, after producing 179 last year.
While County of Dade 305 is projected to have four below-average positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 126, ADP 133
- Vernon Davis
- Rank 132, ADP 128
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 134
- Larry Donnell
- Rank 153, ADP 133
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..."