Picking ninth, Chaotic Headbangers put together a team that is expected to finish the season in a favorable spot. There's something to be said for a GM who flipped a bottom of the barrel pick into a projected third-place finish in Belgrade Beer Drinkers League (9-5-0, 1,492 points).
Chaotic Headbangers made use of all 12 of their keeper positions, focusing on roster balance. They elected to retain a QB (Peyton Manning, 11 ADP), a pair of RBs (LeSean McCoy, 1.5 ADP and Ryan Mathews, 41 ADP), and a couple of WRs (Antonio Brown, 25.5 ADP and Andre Johnson, 39.6 ADP) as their five highest-ranked keepers. On average, their top five keepers are marginally more valuable (by 2.7%) than the draft picks that they replaced.
Week 10 might require some artful managing from Chaotic Headbangers, as their top two projected scorers (Peyton Manning and Andy Dalton) will be off with byes. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the softest slates. Corresponding with the third-easiest overall schedule, Chaotic Headbangers also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
It's likely that in Week 4, Chaotic Headbangers will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Peyton Manning and Andy Dalton will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.
A Talented Trio
Chaotic Headbangers has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (QB, RB, and TE).
Team of Champions
Chaotic Headbangers 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 Antonio Brown.
Chaotic Headbangers elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Jarvis Landry, Chaotic Headbangers pounced on him at pick No. 159.
With their ninth-round pick, Chaotic Headbangers pulled the trigger. They drafted Martellus Bennett at pick number 89 despite an ADP of just 118.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Fajitas?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. McCoy is projected to rank seventh in the league with 1,639 all-purpose yards.
Fantasy is Better Than Reality
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 2, Pick 19
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.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 29
The rest of Belgrade Beer Drinkers League overlooked a gem, and Chaotic Headbangers made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Antonio Brown.
Was DeSean Jackson the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 59?
- DeSean Jackson, WR
- Round 6, Pick 59
Chaotic Headbangers apparently thinks so. The Redskins' wideout is projected to get 131 points this year, after producing 166 last year.
- Vernon Davis, TE
- Round 7, Pick 69
Chaotic Headbangers may have found a gem in the seventh round, grabbing Vernon Davis (69th overall pick vs. ADP of 48).
There are three positions that Chaotic Headbangers could look to upgrade, including DEF, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Detroit Defense
- Rank 174, ADP 88
- 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..."