Discount Belichick proved on draft day that when the lights come on, they perform, building a strong team capable of beating anyone on the schedule. They are expected to finish second in The Brookside Hood League with a record of 10-3-0 (1,733 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (first round), Keenan Allen (fourth round), and Donte Moncrief (fifth round). They also have the best group of RBs in the league, as they have Lamar Miller, Mark Ingram, Rashad Jennings, and Frank Gore on their roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Discount Belichick has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Discount Belichick has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Strength in Numbers
In order, the three best positions for Discount Belichick are RB, WR, and QB.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Discount Belichick has a couple 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.
With three steals in the first 10 rounds (Eli Manning, Keenan Allen, and Jarvis Landry), Discount Belichick made some shrewd moves.
A Bit of a Reach
Discount Belichick went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Zach Miller has an ADP of 135.9, but he was grabbed at pick No. 102. Patience is a virtue, Discount Belichick.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Discount Belichick got a steal in snatching Eli Manning in the 10th round (115th overall pick vs. ADP of 68.8).
Is Eli Manning Religious?
With 300 projected points, Discount Belichick will be hoping Manning is the answer to their prayers.
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.
Feed Thy Beast
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 2, Pick 19
Lamar Miller will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish fifth in the league with 311 touches.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 3, Pick 30
Because the projections for Mark Ingram are sweet! He's projected to be the ninth-best RB in the league this season.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 4, Pick 43
Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fifth in the league.
Rethinking That One
- Donte Moncrief, WR
- Round 5, Pick 54
Donte Moncrief went with the 54th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (23rd) and receiving yards (25th) with 7.2 and 1,007 respectively.
Discount Belichick is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (TE and DEF), but TE is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 145, ADP 138
- Benjamin Watson
- Rank 213, ADP 127
- Richard Rodgers
- Rank 216, ADP 123
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..."