Look, Lockett Down, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Lockett Down didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in seventh-place in Sports Ball Challenge League at 5-9-0 (1,512 points). With their first five picks, Lockett Down aimed for balance, selecting QB Drew Brees (34th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (7th) and Frank Gore (27th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (14th) and Brandon Marshall (47th). They put together one of the best RB tandems in the league, as they have Lacy and Gore to carry the load.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Lockett Down has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. Lockett Down has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Assessing the Assets
QB is the strongest position for Lockett Down, though DEF and WR are also better than the league's average.
Senior Citizen Discount
With an average of 7.2 years of NFL experience, Lockett Down is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Lockett Down nabbed a sleeper in Kyle Rudolph with pick No. 147.
With their ninth-round pick, Lockett Down pulled the trigger. They drafted Justin Tucker at pick number 87 despite an ADP of just 118.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Lockett Down Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Chris Polk at pick 127 was just a bit of a stretch. Polk is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
With 329 touches, Eddie Lacy is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. How touching, Lockett Down.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Calvin Johnson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
Calvin Johnson is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 89 projected catches rank eighth in the league.
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 4, Pick 34
Lockett Down 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.
Was the 54th Pick the Right Time for Jason Witten?
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 6, Pick 54
Lockett Down apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' tight end is projected to earn 110 points this year, after putting up 100 last year.
Jumpin' For Jeremy
- Jeremy Maclin, WR
- Round 7, Pick 67
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Maclin last season.
With three subpar positions on Lockett Down, RB and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Ryan Mathews
- Rank 92, ADP 118
- David Cobb
- Rank 106, ADP 125
- Dwayne Allen
- Rank 143, ADP 128
- Josh Hill
- Rank 147, ADP 131
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..."