A brilliant draft performance by the GM of Run CMC turned the No. 7 overall pick into a projected 2nd-place finish. After picking up multiple Chiefs in the early rounds (Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes), Run CMC are predicted to finish 13-2 (2,346 points) in Beginners Luck.
- Patrick Mahomes
What a fantastic early-round value for Run CMC, who selected Mahomes with the 2nd pick of the 4th round, about 10 spots later than his ADP of 16. Following a season in which he threw for 4,740 yards and 38 TDs with 6 INTs and ran for 308 yards and 2 TDs, totaling 380 fantasy points, Mahomes is projected to score 441 fantasy points with the Chiefs. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.
- Mike Davis
Going out on a Limb
You may have gotten a little too excited when making the decision to draft Davis in the 7th round, about 13 slots earlier than his ADP of 68. Projected to score 167 fantasy points this season with the Falcons, he'll need to outperform expectations to improve on last year when he ran for 642 yards and 6 TDs and had 59 catches for 373 yards and 2 TDs, earning 177 fantasy points. Davis will slot in as the No. 6 RB for Run CMC, based on projected points.
Week 12 will bring on a case of the Bye Week Blues for Run CMC, as they have five players on a bye (Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Chase Edmonds, James Conner, and Harrison Butker). Player 1... Fight!!, your Week 12 opponent, won't be quite as limited with only one player (Clyde Edwards-Helaire) on the sideline.
Run CMC have drawn one of the least daunting schedules in Beginners Luck this season based on projections with a strength of schedule that ranks as the 2nd easiest.
It's clear that Run CMC focused on accumulating high-level talent, having assembled a top-heavy squad. The top players from each position, collectively, are quite potent, forecasted to tally the 2nd-most points in Beginners Luck. Alternatively, the rest of the roster is less inspiring, as they're expected to combine for the 2nd-lowest point total.
In spite of an opening at TE in the 6th round, Run CMC drafted WR Keenan Allen at No. 42, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position instead of a position of higher importance.
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..."