When a bottom-half draft slot yields top-half results, that's the sign of a strong effort by the GM. Such was the case with DannyO’SheaChevrolet, which flipped its eighth overall pick into a projected third-place finish in 607 Football League (9-5-0, 2,037 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (13th overall), RB Le'Veon Bell (28th), WR Percy Harvin (48th), and TE Jimmy Graham (8th) within the first five rounds. They built the worst WR combo in the league, as they added Harvin and Emmanuel Sanders.
DannyO’SheaChevrolet should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why is there only one word for thesaurus? That's still better time spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the softest schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, DannyO’SheaChevrolet also has the softest last four games of the season.
TE is the strongest position for DannyO’SheaChevrolet, though QB and K aren't too shabby either.
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
DannyO’SheaChevrolet is a believer in the hopes of the Buffalo Bills this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, DannyO’SheaChevrolet chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Pair of Proven Winners
DannyO’SheaChevrolet has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jimmy Graham and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Bit of a Reach
DannyO’SheaChevrolet went out on a limb with their ninth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Fred Jackson has an ADP of 117.5, but he was grabbed at pick No. 88. Patience is a virtue, DannyO’SheaChevrolet.
The Heist Is On
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, DannyO’SheaChevrolet got a steal in snatching Brandin Cooks in the 12th round (113th overall pick vs. ADP of 103).
Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 1, Pick 8
Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.
A Mile-High Marvel
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 2, Pick 13
By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.
If it Ain't Broke
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, DannyO’SheaChevrolet didn't grab their first RB (Le'Veon Bell) until the third round.
Returning to Greatness
- Percy Harvin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 48
If special teams contributions count in 607 Football League, DannyO’SheaChevrolet may have found a gem in Percy Harvin. Including his 788 projected return yards, he ranks second in the league with 1,729 all-purpose yards.
Was the 53rd Pick the Right Time for Michael Crabtree?
- M. Crabtree, WR
- Round 6, Pick 53
DannyO’SheaChevrolet apparently believes it is. The 49ers' wide receiver is projected to put up 129 points this year, after only netting 34 last year.
While DannyO’SheaChevrolet is expected to be weak across three positions, DEF is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.
- Chicago Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 122
- Buffalo Defense
- Rank 221, ADP 139
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 231, ADP 144
- Baltimore Defense
- Rank 242, ADP 142
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..."