Also not sure if this is a draft thing as much as a general observation.
I feel like the season can really be divided into 3 parts.
1st 3rd - what players have outperformed their ADP and a couple early FA opportunities.
2nd 3rd - with all the bye weeks whomever has built the best benches have the advantage.
last 3rd - it starts to get really random. Having a healthy lineup and if a team can acquire those late season free agents that come out of nowhere and can win the league.
Bottom line: the team you draft ain’t the team you’re ending up with