Entering the draft with the first overall pick, the expectations were high for Chris's Crazy Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre fourth-place finish in Niverville Fantasy Football League at 6-11-0 (2,700 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Russell Wilson (25th overall), RBs Ezekiel Elliott (13th) and Eddie Lacy (24th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (1st) and Dez Bryant (12th). They ended up with one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they have Beckham Jr., Bryant, Doug Baldwin, and Michael Floyd for their rotation.
Chris's Crazy Team chose to use none of their two keeper spots, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Chris's Crazy Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most difficult schedule. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Chris's Crazy Team also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
RB or Bust
Unfortunately, RB is the only strong position on Chris's Crazy Team. Fortunately, there's always next year.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Chris's Crazy Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Team of Champions?
Chris's Crazy Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Odell Beckham Jr., Carson Palmer, and DeAngelo Williams.
With their 11th-round pick, Chris's Crazy Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Allen Hurns at pick number 61 despite an ADP of just 81 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Dak Prescott is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Chris's Crazy Team has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
A Large Target for the QB
Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the Niverville Fantasy Football League among TEs with 159 projected fantasy points.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Beckham Jr. is ranked eighth in the league with 1,537 all-purpose yards.
A Nose for the End Zone
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 12
Dez Bryant is expected to cross the goal line 9.2 times, placing him third in the NFL in projected receiving TDs. His 1,286 projected receiving yards also place him eighth in the league.
Wait For It
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 3, Pick 13
Chris's Crazy Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Ezekiel Elliott).
Effective, Efficient, and Elite
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 5, Pick 25
Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.
Was Carson Palmer Worth it at Pick No. 36?
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 6, Pick 36
Chris's Crazy Team sure hopes so. The Cardinals' signal-caller is projected to notch 380 points this year, after producing 417 last season.
There are four positions that Chris's Crazy Team could look to upgrade, including DEF, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Arizona Defense
- Rank 140, ADP 76
- Houston Defense
- Rank 171, ADP 87
- New England Defense
- Rank 178, ADP 89
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 180, ADP 112
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..."