Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Tebows last Prayer. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected ninth-place finish in Olson/Donoghue Football League at 3-10-1 (1,303 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Philip Rivers (37th overall), RB Ezekiel Elliott (4th), WR Jordy Nelson (24th), and TE Antonio Gates (44th) within the first five rounds. They also built the lowest-scoring group of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Allen Hurns, and Josh Gordon for their rotation.
Tebows last Prayer decided to disregard their only keeper spot, instead leaving their fantasy fate solely in the hands of the draft.
Whether by good luck or clever drafting strategy, Tebows last Prayer has staggered their bye weeks very well. There will be no occasions this year when more than two drafted players sit out during the same week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most difficult slates. Along with the second-most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Tebows last Prayer.
Not Something to Brag About
K is the only above-average position on Tebows last Prayer.
The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem
It appears that Tebows last Prayer enjoys gambling, as they took chances on six "high-risk" picks.
San Diego Chargers Fan?
Tebows last Prayer reached twice to draft a San Diego Chargers player.
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.5 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 5.4 years).
Batman Needs Robin
And Ezekiel Elliott needs Alfred Morris. Tebows last Prayer hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their first-round and 14th-round selections.
Tebows last Prayer accumulated the fewest projected points in the first half of the draft, and didn't exactly right the ship, grabbing the fewest points in the draft's second half, as well.
Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
The playbook reads him. Tebows last Prayer should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 296 projected touches this year.
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Tebows last Prayer stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Ezekiel Elliott and Eddie Lacy before targeting other positions.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
Tebows last Prayer chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.
- Philip Rivers, QB
- Round 4, Pick 37
Tebows last Prayer chose one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Philip Rivers. Among NFL QBs, he's forecasted to rank fifth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.
That Just Happened
- Antonio Gates, TE
- Round 5, Pick 44
Why can't I find Antonio Gates on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
With five subpar positions on Tebows last Prayer, WR and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- DeVante Parker
- Rank 86, ADP 90
- Travis Benjamin
- Rank 98, ADP 118
- Danny Woodhead
- Rank 95, ADP 117
- Ameer Abdullah
- Rank 102, ADP 115
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..."