Veni Vidi Vici! Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquered", this perfectly describes the drafting tactics of peter's Team, who yielded a projected first-place finish (9-5-0, 2,366 points) in Rob Elliott's League. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Julio Jones (first round), Jordy Nelson (third round), and Jarvis Landry (fifth round). A lot will be expected of this group, as they are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.
peter's Team should use Week 5 to finally build that mini trainyard. Really just about anything other than checking fantasy football will do. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the lightest slate. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, peter's Team also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, peter's Team picked up projected top-two players (Stephen Gostkowski, Aaron Rodgers, and Julio Jones).
Great Idea, Poor Execution
peter's Team will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only TE (Coby Fleener) and only DEF (Kansas City) will both be idle that week.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, peter's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Does Julio Jones Believe in UFOs?
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Jones is projected to rank second in the league with 1,760 total yards.
Maybe Rodgers Will Surprise
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 15
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.
- Jordy Nelson, WR
- Round 3, Pick 18
peter's Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.
Wait For It
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
peter's Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to snag their "lead back" (LeSean McCoy).
Jumping on Jarvis:
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 5, Pick 34
peter's Team may see 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.
peter's Team is pretty strong across the board with no weak spots, but QB is one position they may want to try and upgrade.
- Marcus Mariota
- Rank 109, ADP 123
- Matthew Stafford
- Rank 112, ADP 123
- Matt Ryan
- Rank 120, ADP 129
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 131
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..."