Frank's Team was handed a solid draft position, and they dropped the ball. Even though they had the No. 3 overall pick, they're projected to finish 8th in Yahoo Public 12704. Behind multiple Cowboys in the early rounds (Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper), Frank's Team are looking at a final record of 5-9 (1,790 points).
- Matt Ryan
Top of the Line: Of all the picks by Frank's Team, Ryan ought to rack up the highest point total this year. Following a season in which he threw for 4,466 yards and 26 TDs with 14 INTs, totaling 281 fantasy points, Ryan is projected to score 297 fantasy points with the Falcons, a 6% improvement. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.
- New England
Going out on a Limb: Maybe you thought you would get points for every individual player on the Patriots defense? That's the only way to explain your choice of the Patriots defense in the 8th round. That's about two rounds earlier than their ADP of 102. They are projected to score 114 fantasy points this season, trailing their total of 232 from last year, though it needs to be acknowledged that these units are renowned for being fickle for fantasy purposes.
Frank's Team face a tough challenge in Week 10 when they have five players on a bye (Matt Ryan, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Greg Zuerlein, and Blake Jarwin). Mz2Blessed's Team, your Week 10 opponent, won't be nearly as limited with only one player (Travis Kelce) on a bye week.
Frank's Team have one of the toughest schedules in Yahoo Public 12704 this season based on projected records with a strength of schedule that rates as the 2nd-most difficult. That doesn't mean you have to lose, though. You can't control strength of schedule, but you can control how involved you are. There are a number of means to keep improving over the course of the season for owners who stay active.
Whatever the plan going into the draft, it surely didn't involve amassing such a weak group of top-line players. The top players from each position on Frank's Team, combined, are slated to tally the 2nd-fewest points in Yahoo Public 12704. And the rest of the roster isn't much better, as those players are predicted to combine for a point total that ranks in the middle of the pack.
Despite unfilled positions at QB and TE in the 5th round, Frank's Team selected RB Leonard Fournette with the 43rd pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position at the expense of a higher leverage position.
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.
Position Rank vs League Average
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.
Bye Week Points Lost
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.
Schedule by Opponent Points
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..."