Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Debolicious didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with an 8-5-0 (1,604) record and fourth-place finish in WALKER'S FOOTBALL League. With their first five picks, Debolicious aimed for balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (4th overall), RBs David Johnson (17th) and Latavius Murray (24th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (37th) and Brandin Cooks (44th). They ended up with one of the highest-scoring QB tandems in the league, as they have Newton and Jameis Winston on the roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Debolicious 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 one of the easiest schedules. Debolicious has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Debolicious is loaded at TE and QB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in WALKER'S FOOTBALL League?
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, Debolicious picked up projected top-two players (Cam Newton, David Johnson, and Jordan Reed).
With an average of just 4.2 years of NFL experience, Debolicious has assembled the youngest team in the league.
Debolicious minimized risk by choosing seven consistent players among their 15 picks.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Debolicious chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
The Bargain Whisperer
Debolicious was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up four steals in the first 9 rounds (including Brandin Cooks, Jordan Reed, and Jordy Nelson).
Did Debolicious Just Dab?
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
The rest of WALKER'S FOOTBALL League overlooked a gem, and Debolicious made the smartest value pick of the round by taking David Johnson.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 37
Debolicious chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.
The Heist Is On
- Brandin Cooks, WR
- Round 5, Pick 44
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Debolicious got a steal in snatching Brandin Cooks in the fifth round (44th overall pick vs. ADP of 22).
A Big, Reliable Threat
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 6, Pick 57
Jordan Reed ranks second in the WALKER'S FOOTBALL League among TEs with 146 projected fantasy points.
While Debolicious is projected to have three below-average positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- Los Angeles Defense
- Rank 171, ADP 86
- Oakland Defense
- Rank 191, ADP 122
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 195, ADP 130
- Philadelphia Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 142
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..."