Picking late (eighth overall), The Abusement Park did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish third in Deal Fantasy Football with a record of 8-5-0 (2,126 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Peyton Manning (33rd overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (8th) and Latavius Murray (48th), and WRs Dez Bryant (13th) and T.Y. Hilton (28th). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they have Lynch, Murray, Shane Vereen, and Ryan Mathews for their rotation.
The Abusement Park should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 10. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the least difficult slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, The Abusement Park also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
A Talented Trio
The Abusement Park has three above-average positions on their roster (QB, TE, and DEF).
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and The Abusement Park may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Senior Citizen Discount
With an average of 9.3 years of NFL experience, The Abusement Park is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
The top half of the The Abusement Park roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 2). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
A Dominating Duo
The Abusement Park has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (T.Y. Hilton and Peyton Manning) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, The Abusement Park chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
If The Abusement Park had a nickel for every time Marshawn Lynch is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 314 nickels.
The Power of Persuasion
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Now would be a reasonable time for The Abusement Park to encourage the Deal Fantasy Football League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Dez Bryant and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 4, Pick 33
Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and fifth in passing yards.
Was Philip Rivers the Best Choice at Pick No. 53?
- Philip Rivers, QB
- Round 6, Pick 53
The Abusement Park apparently thinks so. The Chargers' signal-caller is projected to have 324 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
Taking a Chance
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 7, Pick 68
With their seventh-round pick, The Abusement Park threw caution to the wind. They took Larry Fitzgerald at pick number 68 despite an ADP of 100.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
There are three positions that The Abusement Park could look to improve, including K and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Justin Tucker
- Rank 212, ADP 122
- Matt Bryant
- Rank 216, ADP 129
- Duke Johnson Jr.
- Rank 112, ADP 125
- David Cobb
- Rank 128, ADP 125
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..."