The rest of the league must be shaking their heads at Coni Island Xpress, who successfully took a high draft position and flushed it straight down the toilet. They are projected to finish 12th in Teke Football League XVII-A League with a record of 3-10-0. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Latavius Murray (second round), Jonathan Stewart (fourth round), and Justin Forsett (fifth round). They put together one of the best WR pairs in the league, as they added Odell Beckham Jr. and Demaryius Thomas to their fantasy roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Coni Island Xpress has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Coni Island Xpress has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Coni Island Xpress, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Justin Forsett) and fourth-ranked (Christine Michael) RBs.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Coni Island Xpress, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Markus Wheaton) and fourth-ranked (Davante Adams) wideouts.
The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem
It seems like Coni Island Xpress likes to gamble -- they rolled the dice on six "high-risk" picks.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Coni Island Xpress didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?
Grabbing Trevor Siemian at pick 142 was definitely a reach. Siemian is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,528 all-purpose yards.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Justin Forsett, RB
- Round 5, Pick 58
They grabbed Justin Forsett with the 58th pick, even though his ADP is only 115 across all Yahoo! leagues.
That Just Happened
- C. Michael, RB
- Round 6, Pick 83
Why can't I find Christine Michael on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
Was Andy Dalton Worth it at Pick No. 86?
- Andy Dalton, QB
- Round 7, Pick 86
Coni Island Xpress sure hopes so. The Bengals' signal-caller is projected to put up 339 points this year, after getting 294 last season.
- Tyler Eifert, TE
- Round 8, Pick 111
Coni Island Xpress may have found a gem in the eighth round, grabbing Tyler Eifert (111th overall pick vs. ADP of 92.6).
Coni Island Xpress has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with QB being the most immediate need.
- Tony Romo
- Rank 152, ADP 100
- Alex Smith
- Rank 160, ADP 116
- Teddy Bridgewater
- Rank 199, ADP 115
- Jared Goff
- Rank 200, ADP 118
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..."