Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Just Win Baby. Then they drafted. Those expectations vanished quickly with a projected mediocre sixth-place finish in Only the strong survive League at 7-7-0 (2,434 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs LeSean McCoy (first round), Jay Ajayi (second round), and Lamar Miller (fourth round). They've ultimately got the weakest TE combo in the league, as they have Tyler Eifert and Austin Hooper on their team.
Just Win Baby took advantage of their only keeper spot to hold on to LeSean McCoy (6.6 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the bottom half of the first round.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Just Win Baby 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 season as a whole, they have the most difficult schedule. Corresponding with the most grueling overall schedule, Just Win Baby also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Because Two Quarterbacks Wouldn't be Enough
Just Win Baby drafted three QBs, even though only one signal-caller can be started each week.
The top half of the roster, from a projected points perspective, is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 4.2 years).
You've Got To Be Kaeding Me
Just Win Baby elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Defense Wins Championships?
Hoping to play the favorable matchups week-to-week, Just Win Baby chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Just Win Baby has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Jay Ajayi) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
If other Yahoo! users are right, Just Win Baby got a steal in the 13th round, when they selected Randall Cobb (124th overall pick vs. ADP of 111.1).
LeSean McCoy Doesn't Read the Playbook
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
The playbook reads him. Just Win Baby should be in decent shape if McCoy gets his 278 projected touches this year.
- Jay Ajayi, RB
- Round 2, Pick 14
Just Win Baby stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Jay Ajayi right off the bat.
Like Your Dog After a Bath
- Brandin Cooks, WR
- Round 3, Pick 24
Brandin Cooks is sure to be running crazy around opposing defenders. He's projected to put up 1,231 receiving yards this year, eighth-most in the NFL.
Matty Ice, Oh So Nice
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 7, Pick 64
Second only to Brees in total passing yardage, the league MVP accounted for 9.3 yards per attempt in 2016 (a number that was more than a yard better than any other QB).
Was Tyler Eifert the Right Call at Pick No. 74?
- Tyler Eifert, TE
- Round 8, Pick 74
Just Win Baby sure hopes so. The Bengals' TE is projected to improve to the tune of 111 points this year, after only putting up 71 last season.
If Just Win Baby wants to upgrade, TE and WR are areas they could go after first.
- David Njoku
- Rank 205, ADP 131
- Jared Cook
- Rank 209, ADP 128
- John Ross
- Rank 194, ADP 124
- Will Fuller V
- Rank 196, 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..."