With the fourth overall selection, Big Dawgs was in an ideal position to build a strong team. So much for that. They are projected to finish sixth in BeerDrinkersUnite League with a 7-6-0 (2,581) record. If they still hope to be a playoff-caliber team, they may want to invest in a psychic or a magic eight ball to help out with the "tough" decisions this year. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Keenan Allen (second round), Jordy Nelson (third round), and Doug Baldwin (fifth round). They also have a quality group of RBs, as they added David Johnson, Carlos Hyde, and Rashad Jennings.
Big Dawgs will need to tap into their depth Week 9, as their top two projected scorers (Kirk Cousins and Brock Osweiler) will have a bye week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Big Dawgs.
Emerald City Expectations
The fantasy hopes of Big Dawgs rest heavily on the fortunes of Pete Carroll and crew, as they loaded up with four Seahawks on their roster.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Big Dawgs may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Big Dawgs will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only TE (Coby Fleener) and only K (Steven Hauschka) will both be off that week.
Good to Have Balance, Right?
While the bottom half of the Big Dawgs roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
Christine Michael and Brock Osweiler are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for Big Dawgs.
Better Late Than Never
Big Dawgs finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
If Big Dawgs had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.
272 More Reasons to Appreciate Keenan Allen
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 17
Allen ranks 10th in the BeerDrinkersUnite League among WRs with 272 projected fantasy points.
Rethinking That One
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 44
Doug Baldwin went with the 44th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (32nd) and receiving yards (32nd) with 6.3 and 949 respectively.
Was the 57th Pick the Right Time for Donte Moncrief?
- Donte Moncrief, WR
- Round 6, Pick 57
Big Dawgs apparently believes it is. The Colts' wide receiver is projected to put up 229 points this year, after getting 174 last year.
Let Me Check it Again
- Allen Hurns, WR
- Round 7, Pick 64
Why can't I find Allen Hurns on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."
If Big Dawgs wants to upgrade, QB and WR are areas they could go after first.
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 141, ADP 129
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 142, ADP 126
- Kamar Aiken
- Rank 111, ADP 128
- Sammie Coates
- Rank 119, ADP 132
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..."