Picking late (fifth overall), Chad's Cool Team did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish third in Fat Kids Wrestling Club with a record of 7-7-0 (1,670 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Matt Forte (first round), Eddie Lacy (second round), and Andre Ellington (fourth round). This group will have to produce in order for Chad's Cool Team to have a good season, as they are the most prolific group of RBs in the league.
Chad's Cool Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. Their top four projected scorers (Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, and Eddie Lacy) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Although they have the third-easiest overall schedule, Chad's Cool Team actually has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Winning in the Windy City
The fantasy hopes of Chad's Cool Team rest heavily on the fortunes of Chicago, as they loaded up with four Bears on their roster.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
Chad's Cool Team grabbed a couple of QBs (Matt Ryan and Jay Cutler) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Chad's Cool Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
In Week 10, both New England and Houston will be on bye. Drafting two defenses with the same bye week is a unique strategy, Chad's Cool Team.
Chad's Cool Team minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 16 picks.
I Keep Getting Older
And they stay the same age. Chad's Cool Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 5.4 years of NFL experience.
Does Matt Forte Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Forte is ranked fourth in the league with 1,702 all-purpose yards.
Feed Him the Rock
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 8
And watch Eddie Lacy go. With 248 projected fantasy points, he's supposed to be the fifth-best RB in the league this season.
The Power of Persuasion
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 3, Pick 17
Now would be a reasonable time for Chad's Cool Team to encourage the Fat Kids Wrestling Club League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 94 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 4, Pick 20
Andre Ellington is projected to finish fifth in the league with 1,508 total yards (1,035 rushing, 472 receiving).
178 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 5, Pick 29
Jeffery ranks seventh in the Fat Kids Wrestling Club League among wideouts with 178 projected fantasy points.
With three below-average positions on Chad's Cool Team, DEF and QB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Kansas City Defense
- Rank 191, ADP 82
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 192, ADP 89
- Tony Romo
- Rank 73, ADP 80
- Robert Griffin III
- Rank 80, ADP 69
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..."