While this draft by brian's Team didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected sixth-place finish in Yahoo Public 373633 League at 7-7-0 (1,572 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (32nd overall), RB Eddie Lacy (29th), WR DeAndre Hopkins (12th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (9th) within the first five rounds. They put together one of the best TE duos in the league, as they added Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for brian's Team (three), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for brian's Team.
Like Choosing Your Favorite Jonas Brother
brian's Team will have some nail-biting decisions to make each week at RB, with a small projected points difference between their second- (Melvin Gordon), third- (Danny Woodhead), and fourth-ranked (DeMarco Murray) RBs.
With five better-than-average positions on brian's Team, TE and DEF are projected as especially strong units.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, brian's Team picked up projected top-two players (Rob Gronkowski, Denver, and Aaron Rodgers).
brian's Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.
A Pair of Proven Winners
brian's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and DeAndre Hopkins) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
He Can Catch, Too
Danny Woodhead is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks third among RBs with 651 projected receiving yards.
A Repeat for Rob
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 9
For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.
Targeting the Texan
- D. Hopkins, WR
- Round 2, Pick 12
Hopkins was one of just three wideouts (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to get at least 190 targets last year, and only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's stud WR.
How Rebellious of You
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 29
brian's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Eddie Lacy).
brian's Team's Stud Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 4, Pick 32
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 318 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 5, Pick 49
Golden Tate is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 93 projected catches rank seventh in the league.
If brian's Team is interested in making a roster move, RB is one area they could improve.
- Giovani Bernard
- Rank 83, ADP 106
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 100, ADP 114
- Derrick Henry
- Rank 115, ADP 117
- Charles Sims
- Rank 118, ADP 129
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..."