Vince Lombardi once said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." K.D.A.L. might not accept winning, but they'll lose anyway. They are expected to finish 10th in Apollo M.O.V.E. League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,743 points). With their first five picks, K.D.A.L. aimed for balance, selecting QB Russell Wilson (46th overall), RBs Mark Ingram (22nd) and Matt Forte (51st), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (3rd) and Jordy Nelson (27th). They also have the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Ingram, Forte, Jay Ajayi, and Dion Lewis to their roster.
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for K.D.A.L. (six), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for K.D.A.L.
Not Something to Brag About
K is the only above-average position on K.D.A.L.
This is the American version, folks. K.D.A.L. elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
K.D.A.L. elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Dominating Pair
K.D.A.L. has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Mark Ingram) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
With four steals in the first 14 rounds (including Stephen Gostkowski, Kelvin Benjamin, and Delanie Walker), K.D.A.L. made some shrewd moves.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Jay Ajayi, K.D.A.L. pounced on him at pick No. 238.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,529 all-purpose yards.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 2, Pick 22
With 282 touches, Mark Ingram is projected to rank 10th in the NFL in that category. How touching, K.D.A.L.
Effective, Efficient, and Elite
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 46
Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.
The Titan to Target
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 7, Pick 75
Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.
Don't Get Defensive Over This
- Minnesota, DEF
- Round 8, Pick 94
But K.D.A.L. drafted Minnesota with the 94th pick, even though their ADP is only 114.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
There are five positions that K.D.A.L. could look to upgrade, including RB, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Kenneth Dixon
- Rank 157, ADP 127
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 168, ADP 116
- DeAndre Washington
- Rank 169, ADP 127
- Jerick McKinnon
- Rank 177, ADP 130
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..."