Calvin's Johnson must have gotten some help from Ozzie Newsome, as they built a talented roster despite a late pick. Projections predict they'll finish second in The League 2016 League with a record of 11-2-0 (1,828 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (57th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (9th), WR Dez Bryant (16th), and TE Greg Olsen (40th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the top RB combo in the league, as they added Peterson and Devonta Freeman to the team.
Calvin's Johnson should use Week 7 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the softest slates. Calvin's Johnson 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.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At five different positions, Calvin's Johnson picked up projected top-3 players (including Justin Tucker, Adrian Peterson, and Carolina).
The top half of the Calvin's Johnson roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 3). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).
Calvin's Johnson elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Calvin's Johnson has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Adrian Peterson and Devonta Freeman) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Chris Hogan is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Calvin's Johnson has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Feed Thy Beast
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
Adrian Peterson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish second in the league with 340 touches.
229 More Reasons to Appreciate Dez Bryant
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 16
Bryant ranks seventh in the The League 2016 League among WRs with 229 projected fantasy points.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 3, Pick 33
The rest of The League 2016 League overlooked a gem, and Calvin's Johnson made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Devonta Freeman.
All Over the Field
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 4, Pick 40
Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.9) and receiving yards (third with 947).
Like Marino in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 57
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,832) and passing TDs (31.8).
Calvin's Johnson has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (QB and WR), but QB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.
- Marcus Mariota
- Rank 104, ADP 123
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 147, ADP 122
- Alex Smith
- Rank 149, ADP 116
- Tony Romo
- Rank 173, ADP 100
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..."