It was almost too hard to watch as Slow Cosby took the third pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 4-10-0 (1,741), bad enough for an eighth-place finish in The Leauge League. RB depth won't be the issue this season as Slow Cosby loaded up, drafting Todd Gurley (3rd overall), Le'Veon Bell (18th), and Mark Ingram (23rd) with their first three selections. A lot will be expected of this group, as they are the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league.
Slow Cosby should use Week 8 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Slow Cosby also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Slow Cosby will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Chandler Catanzaro) and only DEF (Cincinnati) will both be on bye that week.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Slow Cosby chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Team of Champions
Slow Cosby is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including Todd Gurley, Mark Ingram, and Gary Barnidge.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Slow Cosby grabbed a sleeper in Robert Griffin III with pick No. 158.
Gary the Great
Drafting for last year's results is risky, but Barnidge did rank second among TEs for targets (125), third for receptions (79), fourth for yardage (1,043), and fourth for TDs (nine).
Robert Griffin III is owned in only 7% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Slow Cosby has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
No RB by Committee Here
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Slow Cosby should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 345 projected touches this year.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
Feed Thy Beast
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 3, Pick 23
Mark Ingram will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish 10th in the league with 283 touches.
Was Latavius Murray the Best Choice at Pick No. 58?
- L. Murray, RB
- Round 6, Pick 58
Slow Cosby apparently thinks so. The Raiders' RB is projected to have 158 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last season.
A Bit of a Reach
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 7, Pick 63
Slow Cosby went out on a limb with their seventh-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Arian Foster has an ADP of 85.3, but he was grabbed at pick No. 63. Patience is a virtue, Slow Cosby.
Slow Cosby has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with QB being the most immediate need.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Rank 126, ADP 127
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 147, ADP 122
- Alex Smith
- Rank 149, ADP 116
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 158, 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..."