It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Belichick Yo Self is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fourth in Section H Fantasty League with a record of 10-3-0 (1,882 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Lamar Miller (third round), and Jonathan Stewart (fourth round). Belichick Yo Self will rely heavily on this group, as they are the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league.
Belichick Yo Self should use Week 5 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four 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 easiest slates. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Belichick Yo Self has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
RB or Bust
RB is the only above-average position group for Belichick Yo Self.
Close to the Vest
Belichick Yo Self was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Belichick Yo Self will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only TE (Jordan Reed) and only K (Cody Parkey) will both be off that week.
The top half of the Belichick Yo Self roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
Team of Champions
Belichick Yo Self is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Randall Cobb, Arian Foster, and Cody Parkey).
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Belichick Yo Self chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Charles is ranked 10th in the league with 1,544 all-purpose yards.
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 2, Pick 21
Belichick Yo Self chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Lamar Miller was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 4, Pick 45
With their fourth-round pick, Belichick Yo Self pulled the trigger. They took Jonathan Stewart at pick number 45 despite an ADP of just 78.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Oakland's New Toy
- Amari Cooper, WR
- Round 5, Pick 52
And now Belichick Yo Self gets to play, too. Cooper's projected to finish in the top-20 for receptions this year, something that hasn't happened in Oakland since Jerry Porter ten years ago.
With five below-average positions on Belichick Yo Self, DEF and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- San Francisco Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 140
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 222, ADP 143
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 135
- Charles Clay
- Rank 171, ADP 126
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..."