Just like the Chargers Ryan Leaf selection, the GM of Down with the Crown made some troubling decisions with their top draft slot. They're projected to finish ninth in Beat the Brits League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,667). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (second round), T.Y. Hilton (third round), and Jarvis Landry (fifth round). They also have the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Ryan Mathews, Thomas Rawls and Duke Johnson Jr. to their roster.
Week 9 might require some artful managing from Down with the Crown. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Down with the Crown.
Down with the Crown is stacked at TE, but QB isn't too shabby, either.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Down with the Crown might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have similar seasonal point projections.
Team of Champions
Down with the Crown is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Marshall, and Thomas Rawls.
A Bit of a Reach
Down with the Crown went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Duke Johnson Jr. has an ADP of 106.9, but he was grabbed at pick No. 86. Patience is a virtue, Down with the Crown.
A Repeat for Rob
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 6
For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.
182 More Reasons to Appreciate Brandon Marshall
- B. Marshall, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Marshall ranks eighth in the Beat the Brits League among WRs with 182 projected fantasy points.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- T.Y. Hilton, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of T.Y. Hilton had less value than any other pick of the round.
How Rebellious of You
- Thomas Rawls, RB
- Round 4, Pick 35
Down with the Crown said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Thomas Rawls).
Late Bloom for Landry
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 5, Pick 46
Down with the Crown may be sensing some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
There are four positions that Down with the Crown could look to improve, including DEF and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 190, ADP 132
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 236, ADP 133
- Connor Barth
- Rank 204, ADP 88
- Shayne Graham
- Rank 210, ADP 95
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..."