Ahh, the feeling of victory. While Lockett Down shouldn't start popping bottles just yet, a self-pat on the back is definitely warranted. After landing the first pick in the draft they built a roster that is projected to finish first in The Brookside Hood League with a record of 13-0-0 (1,767 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Dez Bryant (second round), and Demaryius Thomas (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Lockett Down will benefit. They are the best group of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Lockett Down 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 the least difficult slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Lockett Down also has the easiest first four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Lockett Down, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Latavius Murray) and fourth-ranked (Justin Forsett) RBs.
Strength in Numbers
WR is the best position for Lockett Down, though DEF and RB are also stronger-than-average.
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With eight "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Lockett Down is looking for dependable help.
Team of Champions
Lockett Down 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 (Antonio Brown, Doug Martin, and Carson Palmer).
With four steals in the first 10 rounds (including Carolina, Carson Palmer, and Demaryius Thomas), Lockett Down made some shrewd moves.
Beginning with a Bang
Lockett Down got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 131 balls this year.
Is Being a Fantasy Monster a Crime?
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 24
Because Dez Bryant would be guilty as charged. Bryant is projected to be the fifth-best WR in the league this season.
If it Ain't Broke
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Lockett Down didn't grab their first RB (Doug Martin) until the third round.
Was the 72nd Pick the Right Time for Jonathan Stewart?
- J. Stewart, RB
- Round 6, Pick 72
Lockett Down apparently believes so. The Panthers' running back is projected to put up 165 points this year, after getting 147 last year.
Was the 73rd Pick the Right Time for Carson Palmer?
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 7, Pick 73
Lockett Down apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' quarterback is projected to earn 293 points this year, after putting up 320 last season.
Lockett Down could potentially upgrade TE and K, but TE is the position they'll want to focus on first.
- 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..."