Entering the draft with the first overall pick, the expectations were high for Los Gatos Locos. Then they drafted. Those expectations vanished quickly with a projected mediocre fourth-place finish in Masilak Bowl IX League at 6-7-1 (2,094 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting David Johnson (first round), Melvin Gordon (second round), and Christian McCaffrey (fourth round). They ultimately built the bottom set of WRs in the league, as they have A.J. Green, Terrelle Pryor Sr., Keenan Allen, and DeVante Parker for their rotation.
While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Los Gatos Locos (six), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, the first four games and last four games of the season are fairly average for Los Gatos Locos.
Up, Up, and Away
With seven players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Los Gatos Locos hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Checked Out Early
Los Gatos Locos didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Team of Champions
Los Gatos Locos is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, five of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including David Johnson, Melvin Gordon, and Jimmy Graham.
Russell Wilson Likes His Eggs Scrambled
And a little runny, eh? Wilson is projected to deliver 436 rushing yards, and ranks third among QBs in that category.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
They grabbed Ameer Abdullah with the 60th pick, even though his ADP is only 87.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Los Gatos Locos got a steal in snatching Jimmy Graham in the 11th round (61st overall pick vs. ADP of 50.4).
No RB-by-Committee Here
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of David Johnson. Los Gatos Locos should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 344 projected touches this year.
- Melvin Gordon, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
Los Gatos Locos stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking David Johnson and Melvin Gordon before targeting other positions.
Los Gatos Locos Gets Groovy With Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 3, Pick 13
A.J. averaged 11.0 targets, 7.3 receptions, and 107.1 yards in nine games prior to getting injured in Week 11 last year. The 29-year-old Bengals star is healthy and primed for a big campaign this season.
A Multifaceted Machine
- C. McCaffrey, RB
- Round 4, Pick 24
McCaffrey is a dual-threat back for Los Gatos Locos, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 587.
Let's Call it a Learning Experience
- Dalvin Cook, RB
- Round 5, Pick 25
Hey, remember that time Los Gatos Locos took Dalvin Cook WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Cook was the weakest value pick of the round.
Los Gatos Locos has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Willie Snead
- Rank 79, ADP 91
- Donte Moncrief
- Rank 110, ADP 105
- Minnesota Defense
- Rank 142, ADP 87
- Arizona Defense
- Rank 145, ADP 88
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..."