Cian BoBian got saddled with a late draft position (fifth overall) and didn't respond. The poor draft slot will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in seventh place in Dominance League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,411 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 Demaryius Thomas (second round), Odell Beckham Jr. (third round), and T.Y. Hilton (fourth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Cian BoBian 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 season as a whole, they have one of the hardest schedules. Along with having the second-most demanding overall schedule, Cian BoBian has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Cian BoBian will need an assist from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Vernon Davis), only K (Matt Bryant), and only DEF (San Francisco) will all be on bye that week.
Cian BoBian may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Cam Newton) and second-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
Cian BoBian was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 13 picks.
The top half of the Cian BoBian roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 6).
Team of Champions
Cian BoBian 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 (Demaryius Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., and T.Y. Hilton).
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Cian BoBian chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Return on Investment
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 1, Pick 5
The Panthers inked their signal-caller to a nine-figure contract this offseason, and Cian BoBian hopes Cam will pay immediate dividends for Carolina.
The Man at Mile-High
- D. Thomas, WR
- Round 2, Pick 12
Across all Yahoo! leagues, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas last year.
The Definition of Explosive
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
Following New York's Bye in Week 8, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).
Don't Get Defensive Over This
- San Francisco, DEF
- Round 5, Pick 37
But Cian BoBian drafted San Francisco with the 37th pick, even though their ADP is only 140.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was the 44th Pick the Right Time for Matthew Stafford?
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 6, Pick 44
Cian BoBian apparently believes it is. The Lions' quarterback is projected to earn 312 points this year, after putting up 296 last season.
While Cian BoBian is projected to have four subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 105, ADP 121
- Zach Ertz
- Rank 107, ADP 75
- Kyle Rudolph
- Rank 118, ADP 129
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 126, ADP 134
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..."