Hopefully just because this draft was average, Juggernuts won't purchase a muscle car or jacked-up truck to overcompensate. And hey, with the right breaks, maybe this team can reach the playoffs. As of now, they're projected to finish seventh in Cape League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,432 points). With their first five picks, Juggernuts aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (28th overall), RBs Dalvin Cook (21st) and C.J. Anderson (45th), and WRs Julio Jones (4th) and Larry Fitzgerald (52nd). When the dust settled, they'd ultimately landed the worst TE duo in the league, as they have Dwayne Allen and Cameron Brate on their team.
Juggernuts 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. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for Juggernuts.
Earning Your Paycheck
Juggernuts will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Randall Cobb), fourth- (Marqise Lee), and fifth-ranked (Chris Hogan) wideouts.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Juggernuts are QB, DEF, and K.
New England Patriots Fan?
Juggernuts reached twice to draft a New England Patriots player.
AARP Card Arriving Soon
With an average of 7.6 years of NFL experience, Juggernuts is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.
The top half of the roster, from a projected points perspective, is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 9.4 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 11 with 5.2 years).
Juggernuts may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Kirk Cousins (100th overall pick vs. ADP of 76.1).
Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Jones is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.
Following Your Heart?
- Dalvin Cook, RB
- Round 2, Pick 21
According to projections, Dalvin Cook will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (23rd with 6.4) and yards (23rd with 758). Seems like Juggernuts just went with their gut on this one.
Juggernuts is No Photographer
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 3, Pick 28
But they can picture a fantasy championship with Aaron Rodgers projected to put up 369 points this year.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 4, Pick 45
Despite being an above-average player at his position, C.J. Anderson was the weakest value pick of the round.
Let Me Check it Again
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 5, Pick 52
Why can't I find Larry Fitzgerald on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."
Juggernuts has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- O.J. Howard
- Rank 188, ADP 125
- Jared Cook
- Rank 189, ADP 128
- David Njoku
- Rank 202, ADP 131
- Charles Clay
- Rank 210, ADP 125
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..."