Busch League Draft Report Card


Led by a Talented WR Corps, Busch League Will Bury This League

Draft Summary

Thanks to a successful draft by the obviously skilled GM, Busch League turned the not-so-favorable eighth overall pick into a projected finish of first. They're expected to go 9-4-0 (1,439 points) in Takataboyz League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (32nd overall), RB Carlos Hyde (41st), WR Antonio Brown (8th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (17th) within the first five rounds. They have the most prolific TE tandem in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Jason Witten on their team.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Busch League has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least challenging schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Busch League has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Management

    Busch League is loaded at TE and WR. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Takataboyz League?

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    Busch League drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, and Stephen Gostkowski).

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 9.6 years of NFL experience, Busch League is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Team of Champions?

    Busch League is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, and Peyton Manning.

  • A Big, Reliable Threat

    Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Takataboyz League among TEs with 110 projected fantasy points.

  • Digging Deep

    Fred Jackson is owned in only 1% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Busch League for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Busch League Just Landed a Target Machine

    Joining Demaryius Thomas (184) as the only players to see 170+ targets last season, Brown never got fewer than nine looks in a game after Week 1, logging a grand total of 181.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 32
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish second in the NFL in passing TDs and fourth in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for Busch League.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 41
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Busch League didn't grab their first RB (Carlos Hyde) until the fourth round.

    • DeSean Jackson, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 65
    Biggest Steal

    Busch League may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing DeSean Jackson (65th overall pick vs. ADP of 48.7).

Best Available

Busch League has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (RB and DEF), but RB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Ryan Mathews
    • Rank 92, ADP 119
    • Devonta Freeman
    • Rank 101, ADP 124
    • David Cobb
    • Rank 106, ADP 124
    • Tre Mason
    • Rank 110, ADP 120
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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 ADP
    Pick 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 League
        Team     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 Points

    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..."

Powered by Automated Insights, the leading provider of personalized content. Learn more.

Busch League
1. (8) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (17) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (32) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
4. (41) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
5. (56) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
6. (65) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
7. (80) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
8. (89) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
9. (104) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
10. (113) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
11. (128) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
12. (137) New York (NYJ - DEF)
13. (152) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
Ad Beacon

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

Draft Grades

Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.