If bucks handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the 10th overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish 10th in BLACK OPS League with a record of 4-10-0 (4,614 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (10th overall), RB Andre Ellington (46th), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (22nd), and TE Rob Gronkowski (34th) within the first five rounds. They have the highest-scoring TE duo in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Delanie Walker on their team.
Week 11 might not be the highest scoring week for bucks, as their top two projected scorers (Aaron Rodgers and Andy Dalton) will be relaxing at home that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the least challenging slates. bucks 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.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 7, bucks will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Aaron Rodgers and Andy Dalton will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
bucks must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 4, both Rob Gronkowski and Delanie Walker will be on bye.
Strength in Numbers
TE is the best position for bucks, though DEF and WR are also stronger-than-average.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With eight "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, bucks is looking for dependable help.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 11 in the league with an average of 4.3 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 8.5 years).
A Pair of Proven Winners
bucks has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Rob Gronkowski) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 10
Despite attempting 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.
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 2, Pick 22
A 21-year-old rookie who was injured to begin the year, Beckham concluded 2014 with 21 targets in Week 17 against Philadelphia. No other player saw more targets in a single game all season.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 3, Pick 34
The rest of BLACK OPS League overlooked a gem, and bucks made the highest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.
If it Ain't Broke
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 4, Pick 46
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, bucks didn't grab their first RB (Andre Ellington) until the fourth round.
363 Excuses to Cheer for Brandin Cooks
- Brandin Cooks, WR
- Round 5, Pick 58
Cooks ranks ninth in the BLACK OPS League among wideouts with 363 projected fantasy points.
While bucks is expected to be weak across three positions, RB is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
- David Cobb
- Rank 106, ADP 125
- Duke Johnson Jr.
- Rank 115, ADP 125
- David Johnson
- Rank 146, ADP 126
- Ronnie Hillman
- Rank 156, ADP 122
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..."