The GM of Sean's Swell Team took the second overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish first in The Dirty Dozen League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,997 points). With their first five picks, Sean's Swell Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Matt Ryan (47th overall), RBs David Johnson (2nd) and Ezekiel Elliott (23rd), and WRs Terrelle Pryor Sr. (26th) and Keenan Allen (50th). They put together the best group of RBs in the league, as they added Johnson, Elliott, and Tevin Coleman.
Week 5 might require some artful managing from Sean's Swell Team. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have one of the softest slates. Sean's Swell Team has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Stockpiling Talent at RB
Sean's Swell Team should be in good shape with four position groups projected to be better-than-average. RB is definitely the strongest among them.
The Best Player Plays
Sean's Swell Team is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 5.2 years of NFL experience.
Defense Wins Championships?
Sean's Swell Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Sean's Swell Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
John Brown and Corey Davis are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Sean's Swell Team.
The Bargain Whisperer
Sean's Swell Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (Denver, Kyle Rudolph, and Ezekiel Elliott).
No RB-by-Committee Here
- David Johnson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of David Johnson. Sean's Swell Team should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 344 projected touches this year.
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 2, Pick 23
Sean's Swell Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott right off the bat.
Matty Ice, Oh So Nice
- Matt Ryan, QB
- Round 4, Pick 47
Second only to Brees in total passing yardage, the league MVP accounted for 9.3 yards per attempt in 2016 (a number that was more than a yard better than any other QB).
Let Me Check it Again
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
Why can't I find Keenan Allen on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."
Coleman Reinforces Ground Attack for Sean's Swell Team
- Tevin Coleman, RB
- Round 6, Pick 71
The Falcons' running back is expected to put up 185 points this year, a hair lower than his total from last year.
WR and TE are projected to be the weakest units for Sean's Swell Team.
- Zay Jones
- Rank 143, ADP 129
- Josh Doctson
- Rank 160, ADP 132
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 142, ADP 132
- Austin Hooper
- Rank 148, ADP 137
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..."