In correlation with this draft, Cody's Team has decided to open a nice little side business that teaches inferior opponents how to draft like a boss. After Cody's Team hopped off the bus they used to take the rest of these kids to school, they built a roster that's projected to finish first in The League 2016 League with a record of 12-1-0 (1,835 points). With five WRs on the roster, Cody's Team has a lot of talent at the wide receiver position and the numbers justify the investment. Their WRs are projected to average 188 points this season, more than the league average of 172. They also built the top TE combo in the league, as they have Jordan Reed and Charles Clay.
Cody's Team will need to plan ahead for Week 11, as their top two projected scorers (Philip Rivers and Julio Jones) will be off with byes. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest slates. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Cody's Team.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Cody's Team are TE, WR, and K.
Cody's Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
Cody's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
San Diego Chargers Fan?
Cody's Team is a believer in the hopes of the San Diego Chargers this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.
A Dominating Pair
Cody's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julio Jones and Mark Ingram) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Charles Clay is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Cody's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 7
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.
The Power of Persuasion
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 18
Now would be a reasonable time for Cody's Team to encourage the The League 2016 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Keenan Allen and his 99 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).
If it Ain't Broke
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 3, Pick 31
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Cody's Team didn't grab their first RB (Mark Ingram) until the third round.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 4, Pick 42
Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
- Philip Rivers, QB
- Round 6, Pick 66
Cody's Team will probably regret their sixth-round choice. Philip Rivers, taken with the 66th overall pick, has an ADP of only 84.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Cody's Team has one weak area, DEF, that they may want to improve.
- Pittsburgh Defense
- Rank 210, ADP 134
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 238, ADP 133
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 245, ADP 129
- Washington Defense
- Rank 263, ADP 131
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..."