Despite selecting with the third overall pick, brad's Team couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and drafted a roster that will have trouble winning. Opponents will enjoy beating this team with regularity, which is projected to finish 10th in Yahoo Public 285420 League with a record of 1-13-0 (1,304 points). They used their first three picks on wideouts Odell Beckham Jr. (3rd overall), Amari Cooper (18th), and Jarvis Landry (23rd), giving them a competitive "500" team that should dominate the playground in no time. They also built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Jeremy Hill, Jeremy Langford, DeMarco Murray, and Arian Foster.
Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? brad's Team should use Week 9 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most daunting schedule. Along with the most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for brad's Team.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
brad's Team might require waiver wire help in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Jeremy Hill), No. 2- (Jeremy Langford) and No. 4-ranked (Arian Foster) RBs will all be idle that week.
A Pair of Strengths
brad's Team has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, QB and WR.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for brad's Team, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Jarvis Landry) and fourth-ranked (Kevin White) wideouts.
With an average of just 4.4 years of NFL experience, brad's Team has assembled the youngest team in the league.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
brad's Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Derek Carr) and second-drafted QB (Marcus Mariota) have similar seasonal point projections.
Chicago Bears Fan?
brad's Team is a believer in the hopes of the Chicago Bears this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Beckham Jr. is ranked fifth in the league with 1,582 all-purpose yards.
165 More Reasons to Appreciate Amari Cooper
- Amari Cooper, WR
- Round 2, Pick 18
Cooper ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 285420 League among WRs with 165 projected fantasy points.
Late Bloom for Landry
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 3, Pick 23
brad's Team may be sensing some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
If it Ain't Broke
- J. Langford, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, brad's Team didn't grab their first RB (Jeremy Langford) until the fourth round.
That Just Happened
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 5, Pick 43
Why can't I find Jeremy Hill on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
While brad's Team is expected to be weak across four positions, K is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Blair Walsh
- Rank 213, ADP 92
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 214, ADP 99
- Nick Folk
- Rank 218, ADP 126
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 223, ADP 142
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..."