Los Vatos delivered a solid draft performance, taking the fourth overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 10-4-0 (1,625 points), they're projected to finish third in Who Cares? League.
Los Vatos took advantage of all three of their keeper positions, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Tom Brady, 73.6 ADP), RB (Eddie Lacy, 28.5 ADP), and WR (Julio Jones, 4.2 ADP). On average, their three keepers are slightly less valuable (by 8.1%) than the draft picks that they replaced.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Los Vatos has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Los Vatos also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Los Vatos, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Marvin Jones Jr.) and fourth-ranked (Tajae Sharpe) wideouts.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Los Vatos has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julio Jones and Tom Brady) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Tajae Sharpe and DeAndre Washington are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Los Vatos.
Tajae Sharpe is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Los Vatos for their faith! Or not.
This Mr. Irrelevant gets No Parade
In terms of projected points, the choice of DeAndre Washington was the weakest pick of the final round. You had one last chance and you blew it, Los Vatos.
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.
Tom's Trophy Delivery Service
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 3, Pick 24
Only Devonta Freeman appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than the Patriots signal-caller last year.
Jumping on Jarvis:
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 5, Pick 44
Los Vatos may see 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.
Let Me Check it Again
- M. Jones Jr., WR
- Round 6, Pick 57
Why can't I find Marvin Jones Jr. on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."
A Big, Strong Threat
- Coby Fleener, TE
- Round 7, Pick 64
Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the Who Cares? League among TEs with 130 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Los Vatos could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
Los Vatos has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with RB being the most immediate need.
- Jordan Howard
- Rank 159, ADP 129
- Theo Riddick
- Rank 162, ADP 123
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 168, ADP 116
- Darren Sproles
- Rank 176, ADP 122
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..."