Whatever strategy 19 Wins and Counting used to build this team, it should be thrown out, because it didn't work. Picking 12th, they struggled to piece together a competitive team and as a result, are projected to finish ninth in The Brookside Hood League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,624 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs DeAndre Hopkins (first round), T.Y. Hilton (fourth round), and DeVante Parker (fifth round). They also built one of the top groups of RBs in the league, as they added Le'Veon Bell, Matt Forte, Matt Jones, and Jeremy Langford.
19 Wins and Counting should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the most difficult slates. Corresponding with the third-most taxing overall schedule, 19 Wins and Counting also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
19 Wins and Counting has four positions that are stronger than league average. While QB, RB, and WR are projected to be good, TE is the best on 19 Wins and Counting.
The coach of 19 Wins and Counting might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) and second-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
19 Wins and Counting will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only K (Matt Prater) and only DEF (Buffalo) will both be on bye that week.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
19 Wins and Counting grabbed a sleeper in Devontae Booker with pick No. 157.
With three steals in the first 10 rounds (Matt Jones, Delanie Walker, and Matt Forte), 19 Wins and Counting made some shrewd moves.
If other Yahoo! users are right, 19 Wins and Counting got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Matt Jones (108th overall pick vs. ADP of 82.1).
The Power of Persuasion
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 1, Pick 12
Now would be a reasonable time for 19 Wins and Counting to encourage the The Brookside Hood League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed DeAndre Hopkins and his 99 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- J. Langford, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
With their third-round pick, 19 Wins and Counting pulled the trigger. They took Jeremy Langford at pick number 36 despite an ADP of just 90.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
That Just Happened
- DeVante Parker, WR
- Round 5, Pick 60
Why can't I find DeVante Parker on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
Was Matt Forte Worth it at Pick No. 61?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 6, Pick 61
19 Wins and Counting sure hopes so. The Jets' running back is projected to have 169 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
19 Wins and Counting is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (DEF and K), but DEF is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 191, ADP 122
- Philadelphia Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 142
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 253, ADP 129
- Washington Defense
- Rank 271, ADP 132
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..."