A masterful draft-day performance by the GM of #pitbulllivesmatter turned the seventh overall pick into a projected finish of third. They're expected to finish 10-4-0 (1,583 points) in Cape League. They felt they could wait on quarterback, holding out until the 10th round to secure Dak Prescott with the 114th overall selection. They also ended up landing one of the best RB combos in the league, as they'll rely on Leonard Fournette and Melvin Gordon to carry the load.
Week 10 would be a good opportunity for #pitbulllivesmatter to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, #pitbulllivesmatter also has the most difficult last four games of the season.
With five better-than-average positions on #pitbulllivesmatter, TE and RB are projected as especially strong units.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and #pitbulllivesmatter may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Apparently #pitbulllivesmatter missed the point of drafting a back-up defense. In Week 10, both Kansas City and Philadelphia will be on bye.
While the bottom half of the #pitbulllivesmatter roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).
Team of Winners
#pitbulllivesmatter is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Melvin Gordon, Jimmy Graham, and LeGarrette Blount).
Defense Wins Championships?
Hoping to play the favorable matchups week-to-week, #pitbulllivesmatter chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Feed Thy Beast
- Melvin Gordon, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Melvin Gordon will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish fifth in the league with 298 touches.
- L. Fournette, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
#pitbulllivesmatter stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Melvin Gordon and Leonard Fournette before targeting other positions.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 5, Pick 55
The rest of Cape League overlooked a gem, and #pitbulllivesmatter made the highest value pick of the round by taking Jimmy Graham.
That Just Happened
- Eric Decker, WR
- Round 6, Pick 66
Why can't I find Eric Decker on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
Was Doug Martin the Best Choice at Pick No. 79?
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 7, Pick 79
#pitbulllivesmatter apparently thought so. The Buccaneers' RB is projected to improve to the tune of 119 points this year, after only putting up 72 last season.
If #pitbulllivesmatter is looking to make a roster move, WR is a position they could look to upgrade first.
- Corey Davis
- Rank 139, ADP 126
- Robby Anderson
- Rank 144, ADP 127
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 152, ADP 129
- Cooper Kupp
- Rank 157, ADP 127
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..."