With the first pick in the draft, Pat Bowlen Is Dead selects JaMarcus Russell. OK not quite, but they might as well have. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position, Pat Bowlen Is Dead is expected to suck, finishing sixth in Fat Kids Wrestling Club League with a record of 3-11-0 (1,596 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (12th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (1st), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (24th), and TE Julius Thomas (13th) within the first five rounds. They have the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Patterson, Percy Harvin, Marques Colston, and Eric Decker for their rotation.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Pat Bowlen Is Dead 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 hardest schedule. Although they have the most grueling overall schedule, Pat Bowlen Is Dead actually has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Pat Bowlen Is Dead will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only K (Stephen Gostkowski) and only DEF (San Diego) will both be on bye that week.
Team of Champions
Pat Bowlen Is Dead 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 (Drew Brees, Julius Thomas, and Reggie Bush).
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Pat Bowlen Is Dead chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
Get on up, it's Doug Martin time! He should run cool this season with 216 projected points.
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 664 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Pat Bowlen Is Dead this year.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
Pierre Thomas is always a threat to break off a long one, ranking second among NFL RBs in percentage of touches over 40 yards (1.2%).
Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,644 all-purpose yards.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,129).
Rethinking That One?
- Julius Thomas, TE
- Round 3, Pick 13
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Julius Thomas was the weakest value pick of the round.
Returning to Greatness
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 24
If special teams contributions count in Fat Kids Wrestling Club League, Pat Bowlen Is Dead may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 805 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,846 all-purpose yards.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- S. Gostkowski, K
- Round 5, Pick 25
Stephen Gostkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
While Pat Bowlen Is Dead is expected to be weak across four positions, DEF is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Kansas City Defense
- Rank 191, ADP 82
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 192, ADP 89
- Arizona Defense
- Rank 194, ADP 89
- Denver Defense
- Rank 215, ADP 104
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..."