Picking late (10th overall), drew's Team 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 Dy Nasty with a record of 9-4-0 (1,995 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Julio Jones (second round), Alshon Jeffery (third round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fifth round). This group will have to produce in order for drew's Team to have a good season, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.
drew's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the softest schedule. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, drew's Team also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
drew's Team is stacked at TE, but RB isn't too shabby, either.
Cleveland Browns Fan?
drew's Team is a believer in the hopes of the Cleveland Browns this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.
Team of Champions?
drew's Team 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: Jimmy Graham, Alshon Jeffery, and Josh Gordon.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
drew's Team nabbed a sleeper in Derek Carr with pick No. 191.
With three steals in the first 12 rounds (Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, and Larry Fitzgerald), drew's Team made some shrewd moves.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Derek Carr at pick 191 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Carr is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 1, Pick 10
Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Now would be a reasonable time for drew's Team to encourage the Dy Nasty League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).
216 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 30
Jeffery ranks seventh in the Dy Nasty League among wideouts with 216 projected fantasy points.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
The rest of Dy Nasty League overlooked a gem, and drew's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Adrian Peterson.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Fitzgerald
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 5, Pick 50
Larry Fitzgerald is expected to reach paydirt 8.1 times, placing him 10th in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
With three below-average positions on drew's Team, DEF and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Cincinnati Defanse
- Rank 187, ADP 80
- Chicago Defanse
- Rank 212, ADP 122
- Michael Vick
- Rank 229, ADP 122
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..."