Entering the draft with the sixth overall pick, the expectations were high for Kaley's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected ninth-place finish in Password is Taco League at 5-9-0 (1,524 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (6th overall), RBs Jonathan Stewart (43rd) and Devonta Freeman (54th), and WRs Randall Cobb (19th) and Brandin Cooks (30th). They built the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Stewart, Freeman, and Isaiah Crowell on the roster.
Kaley's Team should use Week 7 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult slate. Kaley's Team could run into an early gauntlet, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
Carrying the Load
Kaley's Team has a trio of above-average positions leading the way (WR, QB, and K).
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Kaley's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
If other Yahoo! users are right, Kaley's Team got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Jarvis Landry (102nd overall pick vs. ADP of 91).
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in Password is Taco League, Kaley's Team may have found a gem in Jarvis Landry. Including his 1,218 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,169 all-purpose yards.
Malcom Floyd is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Kaley's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Malcom Floyd is a classic deep-ball weapon, ranking second among NFL WRs in percentage of receptions over 40 yards (8.3%).
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 6
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.
- Randall Cobb, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
Kaley's Team 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.
How Rebellious of You
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 4, Pick 43
Kaley's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Jonathan Stewart).
Taking a Chance
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 5, Pick 54
With their fifth-round pick, Kaley's Team threw caution to the wind. They took Devonta Freeman at pick number 54 despite an ADP of 123.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was the 67th Pick the Right Time for Delanie Walker?
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 6, Pick 67
Kaley's Team apparently believes it is. The Titans' tight end is projected to earn 96 points this year, after putting up 113 last year.
There are three positions that Kaley's Team could look to improve, including TE and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 150, ADP 133
- David Johnson
- Rank 146, ADP 126
- Jonas Gray
- Rank 151, ADP 121
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..."