The rest of the league must be shaking their heads at They See Me Rawlin', who successfully took a high draft position and flushed it straight down the toilet. They are projected to finish 12th in The Brookside Hood League with a record of 3-10-0. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (3rd overall), RB C.J. Anderson (22nd), WR Doug Baldwin (27th), and TE Travis Kelce (46th) within the first five rounds. They also built one of the best QB duos in the league, as they added Rodgers and Jameis Winston to their squad.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, They See Me Rawlin' has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging schedules. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, They See Me Rawlin' also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
They See Me Rawlin' will definitely need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their four WRs with the most projected seasonal points (Jeremy Maclin, Doug Baldwin, Allen Hurns, and Michael Thomas) will all be on bye that week.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for They See Me Rawlin', as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Danny Woodhead) and fourth-ranked (Chris Thompson) RBs.
A Dominating Duo
QB and DEF are both projected to be really solid units for They See Me Rawlin'.
Was That Auto-Draft?
Bad news for They See Me Rawlin': They accumulated the fewest projected points in the first half of the draft. Worse news: They accumulated the fewest projected points in the second half of the draft.
At picks No. 166 and 190, They See Me Rawlin' snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Michael Thomas and C.J. Prosise.
A Target for They See Me Rawlin'
With 10 targets in each of his final two games of 2015, Woodhead was the only running back to reach triple digits in the category.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 3
Aaron Rodgers has an ADP of only 25.7 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the third overall pick.
Rethinking That One
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 3, Pick 27
Doug Baldwin went with the 27th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (32nd) and receiving yards (31st) with 6.4 and 950 respectively.
Was the 70th Pick the Right Time for Arian Foster?
- Arian Foster, RB
- Round 6, Pick 70
They See Me Rawlin' apparently believes so. The Dolphins' running back is projected to put up 135 points this year, after only netting 55 last year.
Was Allen Hurns the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 75?
- Allen Hurns, WR
- Round 7, Pick 75
They See Me Rawlin' apparently thinks so. The Jaguars' wideout is only projected to earn 122 points this year, after putting up 161 last year.
With four below-average positions on They See Me Rawlin', WR and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Willie Snead
- Rank 108, ADP 120
- Bruce Ellington
- Rank 132, ADP 130
- Tevin Coleman
- Rank 115, ADP 127
- Theo Riddick
- Rank 158, 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..."