The rest of the league must be shaking their heads at Mike's Team, who successfully took a high draft position and flushed it straight down the toilet. They're projected to finish ninth in 2017 Coca-Cola Kroger Team League with a record of 6-8-0. It seems Mike's Team might care more about having depth at RB than having those RBs actually produce. Their five RBs are projected to average 142 points this season, which is less than the league average of 164. They also ultimately collected one of the top groups of WRs in the league, as they added Julio Jones, Michael Crabtree and DeVante Parker to their rotation.
Week 11 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Mike's Team should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the lightest slate. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Mike's Team also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
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The trade market may heat up around Week 11, as both Greg Olsen and Julius Thomas will be on bye for Mike's Team.
Clever Idea, Mediocre Execution
Mike's Team might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Isaiah Crowell), No. 2- (Dalvin Cook) and No. 5-ranked (James White) RBs will all be resting that week.
Like Choosing your Favorite Kardashian
Mike's Team will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Doug Martin), fourth- (Rob Kelley), and fifth-ranked (James White) RBs.
Close to the Vest
Mike's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 13 picks.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Mike's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Low Floor, High Ceiling?
Mike's Team grabbed a sleeper in Julius Thomas with pick No. 147.
Does Julio Jones Enjoy Fajitas?
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Jones is projected to rank eighth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Dalvin Cook, RB
- Round 2, Pick 22
They grabbed Dalvin Cook with the 22nd pick, even though his ADP is only 54.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Greg Olsen, TE
- Round 4, Pick 46
Greg Olsen was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Rethinking That One
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 5, Pick 51
Michael Crabtree went with the 51st pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (31st) and receiving yards (33rd) with 7.5 and 1,001 respectively.
Was the 70th Pick the Right Time for DeVante Parker?
- DeVante Parker, WR
- Round 6, Pick 70
Mike's Team apparently believes it is. The Dolphins' wide receiver is projected to put up 178 points this year, after only netting 126 last year.
If Mike's Team has a desire to make a roster move, RB and QB are areas of need.
- Theo Riddick
- Rank 109, ADP 125
- Jeremy Hill
- Rank 113, ADP 116
- Sam Bradford
- Rank 160, ADP 124
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 161, ADP 130
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..."