Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well, guess what, john's Team, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. john's Team is expected to finish 11th in The Brookside Hood League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,535 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (35th overall), RB Adrian Peterson (14th), WR Tyler Lockett (38th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (11th) within the first five rounds. They also have the top TE pair in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett on their team.
Week 5 may not be very fun for john's Team, as their top two projected scorers (Drew Brees and Alex Smith) will be off with byes. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. john's Team has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Anyone Else Need a Tight End in The Brookside Hood League?
The trade market may heat up around Week 9, as both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett will be on bye for john's Team.
TE or Bust
TE is the only stronger-than-average position group for john's Team.
Seattle Seahawks Fan?
john's Team reached twice to draft a Seattle Seahawks player.
john's Team minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 16 picks.
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 9 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 4 years).
A Pair of Proven Winners
john's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and Adrian Peterson) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Repeat for Rob
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 11
For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 2, Pick 14
The rest of The Brookside Hood League overlooked a gem, and john's Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking Adrian Peterson.
Like Marino in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 3, Pick 35
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,805) and passing TDs (31.5).
- Tyler Lockett, WR
- Round 4, Pick 38
With their fourth-round pick, john's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Tyler Lockett at pick number 38 despite an ADP of just 86.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was Larry Fitzgerald Worth it at Pick No. 62?
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 6, Pick 62
john's Team sure hopes so. The Cardinals' WR is projected to notch 145 points this year, after producing 172 last season.
While john's Team is expected to be weak across five positions, QB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 149, ADP 122
- Brock Osweiler
- Rank 167, ADP 122
- Jared Goff
- Rank 200, ADP 118
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..."