It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Jon's Mediocre Team is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish fourth in Victory is Mine League with a record of 9-4-0 (1,924 points). They used their first three picks on wideouts Julio Jones (4th overall), Keenan Allen (21st), and Dez Bryant (28th), giving them a competitive "500" team that should dominate the playground in no time. This group will have to produce in order for Jon's Mediocre Team to have a good season, as they are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.
Week 9 would be a good opportunity for Jon's Mediocre Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the lightest slate. Along with the easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Jon's Mediocre Team.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 9, Jon's Mediocre Team will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Jon's Mediocre Team, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Keenan Allen) and fourth-ranked (Corey Coleman) wideouts.
WR is the strongest position for Jon's Mediocre Team, though QB and K aren't too shabby either.
Jon's Mediocre Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
Jon's Mediocre Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Jon's Mediocre Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 4
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more first-place rosters than Jones in 2015.
The Power of Persuasion
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 21
Now would be a reasonable time for Jon's Mediocre Team to encourage the Victory is Mine League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Keenan Allen and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
If other Yahoo! users are right, Jon's Mediocre Team got a steal in the third round, when they selected Dez Bryant (28th overall pick vs. ADP of 12.1).
Wait For It
- L. Murray, RB
- Round 4, Pick 45
Jon's Mediocre Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to snag their "lead back" (Latavius Murray).
Was Carson Palmer the Best Choice at Pick No. 69?
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 6, Pick 69
Jon's Mediocre Team apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' signal-caller is projected to notch 298 points this year, after producing 322 last year.
There are three positions that Jon's Mediocre Team could look to improve, including RB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Dion Lewis
- Rank 164, ADP 93
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 167, ADP 116
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 238, ADP 133
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 245, 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..."