All that time spent doing fantasy football research instead of actual work wasn't a waste of time after all, as DpO is projected to finish in first place in FREAKS League with a record of 15-0-2 (2,140 points).
DpO made use of all three of their keeper positions, but overlooked pass-catchers. Among their keepers, none were WRs. From an ADP perspective, their third-ranked keeper (Peyton Manning) is more valuable than a second-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on DpO are projected to be clearly more productive (by 15.2%) than the draft picks they replaced.
DpO can chalk up Week 4 as a loss. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the least difficult slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, DpO also has the easiest first four games of the season.
RB is the strongest position for DpO, but QB and K are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
Detroit Lions Fan?
DpO is a believer in the hopes of the Detroit Lions this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.
Team of Champions
DpO is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including LeSean McCoy, Peyton Manning, and Eddie Lacy.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Miles Austin, DpO pounced on him at pick No. 137.
Miles Austin is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward DpO for their faith! Or not.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.
Fantasy is Better Than Reality
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 2, Pick 16
Even though he fell short in Super Bowl 48, Peyton Manning was more likely to be owned on a 2013 Yahoo! championship roster than any other QB.
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 17
DpO chose the RB most likely to turn a small gap into TD gold. Eddie Lacy is projected to lead NFL RBs in plays over 40 yards with 3.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.5.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- Julius Thomas, TE
- Round 4, Pick 32
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Julius Thomas was the weakest value pick of the round.
That Just Happened
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 7, Pick 49
Why can't I find Golden Tate on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."
DpO has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with DEF being the most immediate need.
- Chicago Defanse
- Rank 212, ADP 121
- Buffalo Defanse
- Rank 215, ADP 138
- Indianapolis Defanse
- Rank 225, ADP 144
- Baltimore Defanse
- Rank 236, 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..."